Students ‘travelling abroad for dentistry’

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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 cites the case of De Los Heros who travelled to Peru to have teeth removed.

He explained: "The cost thing was a lot of the reason why I went and I just wanted to get it taken care of. I don’t see why people wouldn’t get surgeries done [overseas]."

However, the British Dental Health Foundation recently warned that should cosmetic dental work carried out abroad go wrong, it can "quickly develop into a nightmare".

The oral health charity advised people to only travel abroad for treatment if they have enough funds in place for corrective procedures, should complications occur.ADNFCR-1374-ID-18479943-ADNFCR

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