Find a cosmetic dentist in Ukraine
Ukraine is the world's 8th most popular tourist destination, with over 20 million visitors each year. Ukraine is a country of many experiences, with a border alongside Russia, its own mountain range and a coastline along the Black Sea. This makes it a perfect place to hike, ski, fish, swim and relax among other things. The country is also seeped in history and has a stunning collection of ancient castles, churches and historical parks, which are well worth visiting.
Ukraine also has a lot to offer for dental tourists, providing great, high quality dental services and treatments at a fraction of U.K. costs.
Dental Education has been present in Ukraine for nearly a hundred years, with the country helping to create a medical education system in 1918.
Dentistry today requires a high level of training in a 5-year dental course at one of the State Medical Universities. People who receive the Bachelor of Dentistry (BDS) can then practice.
Training is monitored by the Ministry of Health and all doctors and dentists must register with the Ukrainian Medical Council.
Some Ukrainian medical universities offer further training, with degrees in areas such as dental orthopaedics normally requiring another 2 years of training.
Governing Bodies and Professional Associations
Medical registration, monitoring and education are all run by the State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine, the General Medical Council in the UK, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health.
What are the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offered in the Ukraine?
Ukraine is noted for the high quality of its cosmetic dental treatments, dental professionals and dental materials. Some of the most popular dental treatments practised in the Ukraine include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Implants
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridges
What are the best places to visit in the Ukraine for cosmetic dentistry?
The capital city of Kiev is one of the main centres for cosmetic dentistry and is the most popular destination for treatment. The city of Lviv is also a great place to visit for dental tourism, with both cities significantly involved in higher education and training.
Travelling and Accommodation in the Ukraine
There are a number of Ukrainian airports, which accept flights from the U.K. These include:
- Dnepropetrovsk (DNK)
- Donetsk (DOK)
- Ivano-Frankovsk (IFO)
- Kharkov (HRK)
- Kiev (IEV)
- Kiev Borispol (KBP)
- Lugansk (VSG)
- Lvov (LWO)
- Odessa (ODS)
- Simferopol (SIP)
These airports have published timetables, which can be searched and booked online. There are also a number of airports with irregular flight times, which can be booked over the phone rather than via the Internet. These numbers can be found online, when you search for Ukrainian flight specialists.
Getting there by air
A flight from London to the Ukraine takes only 2 ¾ hours and return flights can be found for about £200.
Getting there by rail
You can travel from London to the capital city Kiev via train, by taking a Eurostar or German Railways link to Berlin or Warsaw and then catching one of the daily sleeper trains to Kiev. If you wish to visit Lviv, you can take the train to Krakow or Prague and continue from there to Lviv via sleeper train.
Coach and bus services
Public transport in the Ukraine is a great deal more prominent as there is less reliance on cars than in other countries. Most Ukrainian cities and towns have an intercity bus station, with routes running throughout the city. Most towns have a complex network, which involves trolleybuses, minibuses, street trams and subway systems, so you are able to travel around the cities with ease.
Getting around by rail
Rail prices are a great deal lower in the Ukraine in comparison to the rest of Europe and can travel very long distances. Many contain sleeper cars if they are carrying people across longer routes and give you the chance to see a whole range of the country and make new travel companions.
You can buy your tickets online or at the train station and each train is classed into 1st class or SV (sleeping wagon), which has two bunks in a locked compartment, often with a sink and T.V., 2nd Class or Kupe (coupe), which has four bunks in a locked compartment and 3rd class or Platzkart (economy class), which has six bunks in an open compartment.
There are also short-distance electric trains (elektrichki) connecting regional capitals to surrounding areas, towns and villages. Tickets are usually very cheap and you can buy tickets from the station or while you are onboard the train.
Getting around by road
To travel by car you must have your International Driving Permit and Proof of Insurance. You can rent a car from hotels or through rental agencies from all the major Ukrainian cities.
Getting around by water
Travelling by ship couldn't be easier and you can depart from various cities along the Black Sea and Mediterranean, such as Odessa and Yalta. The most reliable route is between Odessa and Istanbul and you can also travel along the Danube River, linking Odessa to other Eastern European ports.