Dental tourists ‘need the most work’

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In the current economic climate, more and more people are taking a chance on dental tourism to save money, it has been claimed.

Walcha News reported that people who seek cheaper treatment abroad are often those with the most extreme dental problems such as complete teeth restoration, which can cost a lot to fix.

It cited the Philippines, India, Hungary, Thailand and Poland as popular destinations for people to combine treatment with sightseeing and shopping.

Rae Panton, who visited a dentist in Manila, told the source that she is extremely happy with the dentistry she received as she was advised on different procedures than back home.

"If I had known earlier, I would have done it straight away. I don’t put my hand over my mouth when I speak anymore," she claimed.

However, John Matthews of the Australian Dental Association is less positive.

He warned that many of the dentists in his organisation have to correct rushed treatment which has been performed abroad.

In October, around 60,000 Brits searched the internet for information on dental holidays, according to the British Dental Health Foundation.ADNFCR-1374-ID-18624825-ADNFCR

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