Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Blackpool pair displaying bright smiles once again

Blackpool pair displaying bright smiles once again

A Blackpool couple have expressed their satisfaction and delight with a dental holiday to Hungary. The pair told the Blackpool Gazette that the trip to Hungary has transformed their smiles and made them confident once again. Michelle Erwin’s back teeth were broken and an 18-year-old dental bridge needed replacing, meaning she covered her mouth with […]


Students ‘travelling abroad for dentistry’

Students ‘travelling abroad for dentistry’

When it comes to medical tourism, patient age groups are getting younger, it has been claimed. Patrick Marsek, managing director of MedRetreat, told the College Times that although the majority of health travellers are aged over 40, when it comes to cosmetic dentistry and plastic surgery, students may be inspired to go abroad. The newspaper […]


Know your rights if getting treatment abroad, warns BDHF

Know your rights if getting treatment abroad, warns BDHF

Travelling abroad for dental work is a decision that should be carefully considered, the chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) has said. According to Dr Nigel Carter, people who travel overseas for dental procedures tend to be looking for low prices on complicated treatments. However, Dr Carter points out that problems are […]


India ‘not keen on laser dentistry’

India ‘not keen on laser dentistry’

India’s Society for Oral Laser Applications (Sola), which was established to promote laser dentistry in the sub-continent, has made further efforts to dispel the myths surrounding this form of treatment. The National Conference on Oral Laser Applications – organised by Sola – was attended by around 300 delegates who work in the field of laser […]


Mobile dental van ‘provides cheaper care’

Mobile dental van ‘provides cheaper care’

A new mobile way to look after teeth is being used in the US, it has been reported. The Ithaca Journal comments that the American Mobile Dental van appears every Monday at a different Tompkins County location. It states that the scheme has been set up in order to help people who cannot make it […]


Thailand ‘aims for 2 million medical tourists’

Thailand ‘aims for 2 million medical tourists’

Thailand is fast emerging as one of the most popular hotspots for medical tourism, it has been claimed. Dr Pichet Rodchareon of the Bangkok Plastic Surgery Clinic has stated that, according to Board of Investment figures, there were 1.4 million medical tourists in 2006 and the country is aiming for two million by 2010. Dr […]


Cosmetic dentists ‘cheaper in Mexico’

Cosmetic dentists ‘cheaper in Mexico’

Americans are heading over the border in search of cheaper cosmetic dental treatments, Reuters reports. The news source states that high dentist bills in the US are driving Americans to look elsewhere for treatment. Dr Luis Garza, a dentist from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, commented: "If you want a perfect smile, you have to pay […]


Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry event announced

Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry event announced

The US is to host the world’s most comprehensive cosmetic dental event – Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry 2008 – in May. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the event will take place from May 6th -10th in New Orleans, Lousiana. Over 150 educational courses will be available, alongside lectures, hands-on workshops and […]


Belgrade ‘dental tourism hotspot’

Belgrade ‘dental tourism hotspot’

Belgrade is emerging as a popular destination for dental holidays, it has been claimed. Alex Cocic-Hall, founder and managing director of Healthwizard, the parent company of YourFavouriteDentist.co.uk, explained that after being quoted £5,500 by a UK dentist for dental work he looked abroad for cheaper options. Mr Cocic-Hall flew to Belgrade to have two bridges […]


Dental holidays ‘becoming the norm’

Dental holidays ‘becoming the norm’

Travelling abroad for dental treatment is becoming an increasing occurrence for UK citizens, according to the Daily Mail. The newspaper reports that Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland and Thailand are all becoming dental tourism hotspots. Helen Loveless reported in her column that her veneers needed replacing but her dentist did not cover cosmetic treatments. "It might […]