Find a cosmetic dentist in Turkey
Turkey is the proud owner of a dazzling heritage – both architectural and historical. It owes this legacy to the dozens of civilisations, from the ancient Hittites to the Ottomans, who have made Turkey their home. It maintains a perfect balance between its Western orientation and European aspirations, between its traditionalism and Islam, and is the perfect example of a continuously evolving modern state.
For the tourist, it's a dream destination; the capital city of Istanbul being the most sought after of destinations for a vacation with its enviable historic sites and cultural life. One cannot leave out the Greco-Roman cities such as Ephesus, the coastal resorts with their sandy beaches and exciting nightlife, the euphoric Anatolian plateau and ethereal Cappadocia. Add onto that the warm Turkish hospitality and one could not ask for more.
Turkey today has more to offer the visitor – the splendid opportunity to get cosmetic dental treatment done at some of the best dental clinics in the world. Turkey has become the Mecca for cosmetic dental treatment, owing to the world renowned expertise offered by the Turkish dentists, as well as state of the art of facilities, affordability and convenience they offer.
Dental Qualification and Accreditation profiles of dental practices in Turkey
Dental education in Turkey consists of 5 years of training in one of Turkey's 15 dental schools, after which the graduates receive a degree of D.D.S. The dental education is regulated by the Council of Higher Education and the Ministry of Health.
Dentists can pursue specialisation in two recognised areas in Turkey - Prosthodontics and Orthodontics.
The Ministry of Health regulates dental colleges and the legal framework within which Turkish dentistry operates.
The Turkish Dental Association (TDA) - This is the central body responsible for monitoring the practice and professional development of dentistry within Turkey. It has 33 dental chambers to regulate dentistry at the local levels, spread across the country. The association is also responsible for developing and updating the skills of its members by offering continuing education courses. The TDA is a member of various international dental organisations. All Turkish dentists must be part of the TDA in order to practice dentistry in Turkey.
Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry - All dentists practicing cosmetic dentistry are members of the Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.
What are the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offered in Turkey?
Here are some of the most popular procedures offered by the cosmetic dental clinics in Turkey:
- Dental ceramic implants
- Porcelain crowns
- Porcelain bridges
- Non-metallic partials etc.
- Porcelain veneers
- Tooth straightening
- Tooth whitening (bleaching)
Dentists are professional and highly trained people but they need help. If you make an enquiry about treatment the more information you provide, the more accurate your quotation will be.
A panoramic X-ray is very important if you are looking for implants, the photographs being able to show the alignment of your teeth. Please give us as much information as possible.
There are three main popular locations in Turkey to seek cosmetic dental treatment; Istanbul, Antalya, and Fethiye. The former two have year round direct flights, and the latter is about 45 minutes from Dalaman Airport, which has direct flights from March to November, with changes via Istanbul in mid-winter.
Travelling and accommodation in Turkey
Getting there by Air
Atatürk International Airport, Istanbul - 24km west of the city supported by the regular Havas bus services between the airport and the city centre, a rail service and taxis
Sabiha Gökçen International airport, Sabiha Gökçen - 40km from Istanbul, on the Asian side, supported by shuttle bus services to the city and Atatürk International Airport, and taxis.
Antalya Airport, Antalya
Dalaman Airport, Dalaman
The national airline is the Turkish Airlines and is one of a few carriers doing internal flight connections within the Country.
Getting There by Water
There are ferry services and cruise ships offering international routes into Antalya, Istanbul and Marmaris.
There are ferries from Rhodes into Marmaris and Fethiye.
Cruise ships - with stops in Istanbul and Antalya.
Car hire - You can benefit from self-driven or chauffeur driven car hire services by booking through their representative offices in the major cities and towns. Documentation required are national licence or an International Driving Permit (for visitors from outside the EU), Turkish third Party insurance, and Green Card International Insurance, endorsed for Turkish territory in both Europe and Asia.
Metered Taxis - This is a service available in all the main towns in Turkey. A unique type of taxi service seen in Turkey is the dolmus, a collective taxi or minibus along specific routes where each passenger pays according to the distance travelled to specific stops. The dolmus has services within large cities to suburbs, airports and often to neighbouring towns, and they are much cheaper than conventional taxis.
Accommodation in Turkey
We are happy to provide advice on accommodation of all kinds.
Hotels - Comprises of 1 to 5 star hotels, first and second class motels and holiday villas, which are registered with the Ministry of Tourism and also members of the national hotel association, TUROB.
Guest Houses or pensions - These are available in holiday resorts and major towns.
Self Catering - You can also rent villas and apartments on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts.