Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

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 […]


Dental tourism ‘cheap and safe’

Dental tourism ‘cheap and safe’

Cheaper medical costs do not necessarily mean lower quality of care, reports LifeWire. Tim Wallace, vice president of sales and marketing for Med Journeys, a medical tourism agency, told the news service that nearly 80 per cent of doctors the company uses are trained in the UK or US. Robert Painter, a travel writer from […]


Medical holidays ‘less trustworthy’

Medical holidays ‘less trustworthy’

Individuals looking to save on medical costs and travel abroad for treatment need to do their research, it has been advised. Consumer advice and information firm Looking Good BuyAssociation warned that although it can be cheaper overseas, it is often less trustworthy. Felicity Quigley, spokesperson for the firm, that for those who do decide to […]


Thailand ‘sees soaring medical tourism’

Thailand ‘sees soaring medical tourism’

The Thai medical tourism industry is experiencing "rapid growth", according to a market research report into the country. According to the Opportunities in Thailand Tourism Industry (2007-09) report by industry research firm RNCOS, the number of tourists are expected to increase by up to eight per cent a year between 2007-11. Medical tourism in the […]


Medical tourism a”credible option”

Medical tourism a”credible option”

Patients who seek dental care abroad are not just doing it "on a whim", according to StatMedica.com. The firm, which provides information about healthcare in Poland, states that the media and the public often misunderstand the term ‘medical tourism’ to mean a form of leisure activity or holiday. According to managing partner of the firm […]


Jordan a ‘popular cosmetic dentistry destination’

Jordan a ‘popular cosmetic dentistry destination’

There are an increasing number of people travelling to Jordan to have cosmetic dentistry operations, reports the Arabian Business magazine. According to Dr Munir Amro, director of the Esthetic Dental Centre in Jordan, patients come to the Middle Eastern country to take advantage of lower priced treatments and high quality procedures. People from the Gulf […]