Find a cosmetic dentist in Spain
Spain is a vibrant country which holds the perfect balance between a rich cultural heritage and the evolving modern landscape as seen in its historic cities which incorporate modern requirements without losing the essence of the past. Exemplifying its historical legacy are the rising Roman columns, the crumbling Arab watchtowers and splendid city plazas. The exotic countryside is pretty dynamic and exciting with the ‘Green Spain' of the rugged Atlantic coast to the parched plains of Castile and La Mancha, hidden villages and unexpected castles that come into the view as one travels across the meandering roads, the picturesque hilltop windmills that surprise you every now and then – Spain is certainly the ultimate tour destination.
And how about spending a vacation here that is truly healthy, wealthy and wise, a realistic wish as Spain today is a major centre of Cosmetic dental tourism.
Spain has top notch cosmetic dental clinics sprinkled along the country in prime cities, offering the visitor the best of treatments, professionalism, vacation possibilities and not to leave out, the price – cosmetic dental treatments in Spain are unbelievably affordable when compared to the huge bills incurred in most dental clinics in Europe and Western countries.
Dental Qualification and Accreditation profiles of dental practices in Spain
Dental training consists of 5 years study in any of the 10 public and 4 private Colleges in Spain. The quality assurance of the course and the degree validities are overseen by the Ministry of Health.
Though no formal system of vocational or continuing education exists in Spain, many courses and degrees are being offered by The Spanish Dental Association (Consejo General de Colegios de Odontólogos y Estomatólogos de España) and the Spanish Dentists Colleges (Colegios de Odontólogos y Estomatólogos). This practice of furthering of skills and updating of procedures is a central tenant of the Consejo General's code of practice for its dentists.
Specialist training is not offered in Spain and all specialised dentists in Spain have earned degrees in their specialities from renowned dental schools abroad.
Governing Bodies and Professional Organizations
- Consejo General de Colegios de Odontólogos y Estomatólogos de España (Spanish Dental Association) - 90% of the Spanish dentists are members of the organisation that takes active part in offering continuing education schemes to its members
- regulates dental practices of its members and oversees the implementation of the dental code of ethics
What are the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offered in Spain?
Some of the most popular procedures offered by the cosmetic dental clinics in Spain include
- Tooth Whitening (Bleaching)
- Porcelain Veneers
- Gum Recontouring
- Dental Jewels
What are the popular locations in Spain to seek cosmetic dental treatment?
Cosmetic dental clinics are located in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, Sevilla, Vizcaya, Malaga and Murcia.
Travelling and accommodation in Spain
Getting There by Air
There are over 30 international airports in Spain run by the AENA (Aeropuertos Espanoles y Navegación Aérea). Of these the five main international airports connecting it with prime international destinations are as follows
- Madrid (MAD) - which is 13km northeast of the city supported by regular bus and underground services to the city and taxi services
- Barcelona (BCN) - which is 3km southwest of the city supported by regular bus and rail services to the city, and taxi services
- Alicante (ALC) - which is 12km southwest of the city supported by bus and taxi services
- Málaga (AGP) – which is 10km southwest of the city supported by regular bus and train services, and taxi services
- Valencia (VLC) - which is 8km west of the city supported by aero bus services to take passengers into the city as well as bus and taxi services
The national airline of Spain is the IBERIA
Getting There by Water
There are ferry services that connect the main ports of Barcelona, Cadiz, Santander, Valencia and Vigo with other European countries. The ferry services include
- Brittany Ferries operating services to Santander from Plymouth
- P&O European Ferries - operating services from Portsmouth to Bilbao
Getting There by Rail
There is an excellent network of train services that connects Spain with a number of major European cities. The main services and routes include
- From the UK through the Channel Tunnel with connections from Paris to Spain
- Direct high-speed trains from London to Paris and to Brussels operated by Eurostar
- Estrella, Talgo or Train-Hotel - Direct trains between Madrid-Paris and Madrid-Lisbon, as well as Barcelona-Paris, Barcelona- Zürich or Milan, Barcelona-Montpelier and Barcelona-Geneva
- The AVE high-velocity train route between Madrid and Barcelona connecting with the French TGV and the rest of the high-velocity routes in Europe.
- Motorail services between Paris and Madrid
There are also rail passes available that offer unlimited travel as well as discounts in travel to European countries excluding the country of residence.
- InterRail –offers unlimited travel in first- or second-class travel to a maximum of 30 European countries for European residents of over six months. It has two pass options
- The Global Pass - travel for 22 days, one month, five days in 10 days or 10 days in 22 days across all countries.
- The One-Country Pass - travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month in any of the countries except Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.
- Eurailpass -offers unlimited travel in 18 European countries with their validity lasting from 15 days to three months depending upon the pass options. These are not valid for residents of Europe, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, or the Russian Federation. Options include
- The Eurailpass Saver ticket - offering discount for two or more travelers
- The Eurailpass Youth ticket - offering unlimited travel to those aged under 26
- The Eurailpass Flexi - offering 10 or 15 travel days within a two-month period.
- The Eurail Selectpass - valid in up to five bordering countries and allows up to 15 days travel in a two-month period.
- The Eurail Regional Pass - permitting four to 10 travel days in a two-month period in two or three neighbouring countries.
Coach services – Regular coach services to Spain run by the Eurolines
Getting Around by Air
Domestic flights connecting all main towns as well as the Balearic and Canary Islands and enclaves in North Africa and are operated by
- Iberia (IB)
- Air Europa
Getting Around by Water
There are regular hydrofoil and car and passenger ferry sailings operating in the following routes
- Algeciras to Tangier and Ceuta (North African enclave)
- Málaga and Almeria to Melilla (North African enclave)
- Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante to the Balearic Islands
- Cádiz to the Canary Islands
- Inter-island services, including a catamaran service linking Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca
Getting Around by Rail
Spain’s RENFE operates an efficient train network, linking all the regions on the Iberian Peninsula, with connections between Madrid and all the major cities, and the northwest coast with the Mediterranean coast. The train services are classified into
- High-speed trains – where the AVE service connects Madrid and Seville in 2 hours 15 minutes, with several services each way via Córdoba.
- Tourist trains –Comprises of The Andalus Express and Transcantábrico as well as privately run narrow-gauge railways in Spain mainly in the north, the Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands, offering scenic views of the country to the visitor.
You can also avail of rail passes which allow discounts and unlimited travel for a certain period and in specific destinations
- InterRail One-Country Pass - offering travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month within Spain but not in the passenger's country of residence
Getting Around by Road
Spain is well connected to all the regions through out the country by its well maintained roadways. You can get around using the road by availing
- Bus services – efficient and extensive network connecting all areas and cheap fares.
- Metro services - available in Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia
- Car hire – You can avail of car hire services by booking through their representative offices in the major cities, resorts and airports. Documentation required are Canadian, EU and US license or an International Driving Permit (for visitors from outside the EU), and third Party insurance
- Own cars - ensuring you carry vehicle registration cards, their Canadian, EU and US license or an International Driving Permit (for visitors from outside the EU), third party insurance documents
- Metered Taxis – Are inexpensive and available in all the main towns
Accommodation in Spain
Paradores or National Tourist Inns – either castles, convents or palaces in a scenic setting that have been converted into hotels or hotels that have are built on the lines of the former
Hotels – ranging from 5 stars to 1 star apartment-hotels, hotel-residencias to motels
Pensions – a common type of accommodation seen throughout Spain limited to comfortable stay and are run by the family on the premises
Camping/Caravanning - Over 1,000 campsites offering a broad range in quality and prices
Youth Hostels - Over 200 youth hostels throughout the country that are registered with the Spanish Youth Hostel Network (REAJ), which represents the International Youth Hostel Federation