Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Australians still waiting for dental care

Australians still waiting for dental care

Australian patients are waiting for long periods of time for dental care, with waiting lists for surgical procedures getting longer each year. It looks like the sorry situation is set to get worse, not better, after oral health was not included in this week’s agenda for hospital and health reform. Oral health groups and dentists […]


Irish patients looking for cheaper dental treatment abroad

Irish patients looking for cheaper dental treatment abroad

Reports suggest that Irish patients are starting to look for cheaper alternatives to their standard dental care, following budget cuts at the beginning of this year. The cuts were brought in to reduce the size of the deficit; however, they have left many Irish patients struggling to afford dental care and many are now considering […]


Smiles Change Lives offers orthodontic treatment for needy children

Smiles Change Lives offers orthodontic treatment for needy children

Smiles Change Lives, a non-profit organisation, has revealed it will help to provide orthodontic treatment for underprivileged children. The organisation is introducing a new programme, which will help to provide braces for poor children across America. Children aged between 11 and 18 with moderate or severe orthodontic problems may be eligible to benefit from the […]


Michigan college students avoiding the dentist

Michigan college students avoiding the dentist

College students in Michigan are avoiding going to the dentist because it costs too much, according to dentists in the area. Many students don’t have dental insurance and they simply cannot afford to pay for dental treatment, in addition to college tuition fees and living costs. For those without insurance even a check-up and a […]


Dental tourism booming across Europe

Dental tourism booming across Europe

The number of Europeans travelling to other countries for dental and cosmetic procedures has increased significantly in recent years. The recent recession has served only to strengthen people’s resolve to travel for treatment, with prices in some countries up to 70 percent lower than costs in the UK. Dental tourism is particularly popular in parts […]


Dental patient looks abroad after bad encounter

Dental patient looks abroad after bad encounter

A British dental patient went to Hungary for treatment after a bad experience with her local practitioner left her with no nerves in her tooth. Julia Vorley, 40, from Alrewas, travelled to Budapest for treatment because her local NHS dentists failed to deal with a serious tooth infection adequately. She said that she had an infection […]


Risen Dentists Income and New Contract Result in Brits Getting Treatment Abroad

Risen Dentists Income and New Contract Result in Brits Getting Treatment Abroad

Following the NHS Information Centre revealing the overwhelming levels of dentist salaries, many Brit’s have been left fuming and seeking treatment in other countries. The high dentist salaries coupled with news of the drill & fill practices are sure to increase the dental debate and are resulting in patients looking further afield for treatment. Since […]


Dental Patients Travel Far and Wide to Cut Spending.

Dental Patients Travel Far and Wide to Cut Spending.

Dental tourism appeared in Europe several years ago but due to increasing costs of dental treatment the number of patients seeking treatment abroad is growing.  The latest bout of dental tourism has developed in Russia; the current economic crisis has caused many dentist patients to search for dental treatment in surrounding countries due to the […]


Do your homework before going abroad for dental work

Do your homework before going abroad for dental work

Individuals travelling abroad for dental treatment should make sure that they do their homework prior to their trip. Patients need to make sure to check the portfolio of the dentist they are going to use, says the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).  Finding a good dentist is more important than the fees charged for […]


Government Dental Insurance for U.S. Kids

Government Dental Insurance for U.S. Kids

.In 2006, about 30% of children and adolescents in the U.S. were covered by government-sponsored dental insurance, compared to 18% in 1996. Private dental coverage remained the same during that period of time. The increase in government-supported dental insurance coverage began in 1997, when dental coverage was added to the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Hispanic […]