Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Syrian Dentist is Bringing Smiles to Somalia

Syrian Dentist is Bringing Smiles to Somalia

Syrian dentist is bringing smiles to Somalia A Syrian dentist who fled the atrocities in Aleppo is bringing smiles to the people of Somalia. Known as Hosam, the experienced dentist stumbled upon a move to Somalia after conducting a Google search. He decided to travel to Mogadishu, the Somali capital after it popped up in […]


Australian Patients Flock to Bali for Cheap Dental Treatment

Australian Patients Flock to Bali for Cheap Dental Treatment

Bali has long been a popular destination for Australian tourists. However in most cases, the main reasons for travelling were great surf and wall-to-wall sunshine. Today, a different form of tourism is emerging and there’s a growing number of people taking advantage of discount dental fees. Medical tourism isn’t a new thing. It’s been steadily […]


Albertans flocking to British Columbia to take advantage of lower dental fees

Albertans flocking to British Columbia to take advantage of lower dental fees

A growing number of Albertans are flocking to British Columbia to take advantage of lower dental fees, it has been revealed. Dentists in the south of the region have reported an influx of patients from Alberta looking to escape high prices. Dr Jeff Dolinsky, from Golden Dental Centre, is one of those who have noticed […]


Plans to include dental care in Dutch health insurance package will cost 1.2bn euros

Plans to include dental care in Dutch health insurance package will cost 1.2bn euros

Plans to include dental care in basic health insurance packages in Holland will cost the government 1.2 billion euros, a think-tank has revealed. According to research conducted by the Central Planning Bureau, proposals to add dental care for adults to basic policies would cost the government around 1.2 billion euros. The government is currently deciding […]


European Alert Mechanism Launched to Protect Against ‘Unsafe’ Dentists

European Alert Mechanism Launched to Protect Against ‘Unsafe’ Dentists

A dental alert system has been launched to protect patients across Europe from potentially unsafe dental professionals. The aim of the system is to create more transparency in European dentistry and give dental regulators the opportunity to recognise dental professionals who might have been banned when working in other countries in Europe. Michaela ONeill, president […]


Durham Dental Firm to Open New Practice in Dubai

Durham Dental Firm to Open New Practice in Dubai

A dental firm based near Durham is expanding. The owners of Dentist Direct have confirmed that they are opening a new clinic in Dubai. The new clinic will be run by Newcastle-born dentist Dr Neil Mitchell and the team is hoping to achieve the same success abroad as they have at home in the UK. […]


Rising Dental Fees are Pushing Older Americans to Travel to Mexico for Treatment

Rising Dental Fees are Pushing Older Americans to Travel to Mexico for Treatment

Rising dental fees in the USA are pushing older Americans to head south of the border to Mexico for treatment. Mark Bolzern, 56, is just one of a growing number of Americans travelling to Mexico to take advantage of discounted dental fees. He left his home in Alaska and travelled 3,700 miles via a stop-off […]


Debra Byrne Appeals for Help on Facebook to Fund Bangkok Dental Treatment

Debra Byrne Appeals for Help on Facebook to Fund Bangkok Dental Treatment

Former child actor Debra Byrne has taken to social media sites to try and raise money to fund dental treatment abroad. The former star of Young Talent Time has asked fans and friends on Facebook to donate money towards the cost of her dental treatment, which she plans to undergo in Bangkok, Thailand. The Australian […]


More Funding Needed to Continue Flying Doctor Outback Dental Programme

More Funding Needed to Continue Flying Doctor Outback Dental Programme

More funding is needed to continue the good work achieved by the Flying Doctor outback dental programme, TOOTH (The Outback Oral Treatment and Health). The programme was launched in 2012 and has since treated more than 5,000 children living in outback towns and villages. When it first started, standards of oral health were extremely poor, […]


Kirriemuir Dental Nurse Returns from Trip to Uganda

Kirriemuir Dental Nurse Returns from Trip to Uganda

A dental nurse has described her time in Uganda as “amazing” after spending 2 weeks in the country providing basic dental care for children. Joanne Shepherd, from Colin C Yule and Associates, Forfar, returned from her trip to Uganda last month after spending 2 weeks treating children in the south west of the country. Joanne […]