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7 myths about travelling abroad for dental care that
need to disappear

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When travelling abroad to get an update on your dental care, it’s important to know what medical facts are real and which are not. Especially when these dental tourism myths surrounding the topic can stop you from enjoying amazing services at affordable prices.

While analyzing the most popular dental care abroad myths, we thought of applying the Veni, Vedi, Vici technique and actually get some strong arguments that debunk them for good. Now lean back, get comfortable and check these myths being defeated – this will definitely encourage you to go for that dental holiday you so much crave for.

Dental care professionals abroad are not as qualified as those back home

Dental care professionals are as extremely qualified, if not even better than the ones in Western Europe. Some of them have completed at least six years of training and are members of International Dentist Associations. Not to mention that when students want to get specialised, they need at least three more years of studying.

Furthermore, the clinics they practice in can easily benefit from more modern equipment than the one you have in your street’s corner. And this is mainly because Romania is bound by EU regulation to abide by the same standards any dentist in the world has to. So why not take the risk and choose a foreign land as your provider of dental care?

Dental care abroad is costlier than the one in your native country

Let us tell you why this is a false statement. Depending on the country you choose to travel to, you can save a lot of money. It’s up to you where you want to get a dental procedure, hence higher or lower prices on dental care is a result of your actions.

For example, if you choose to go to Romania, you could pay around 3200 Euros or a lot less depending on the complexity of the dental procedure: dental services include dental surgery, dental implants, aesthetic dentistry, dentures, crowns, restorative dentistry, or root canal treatment. This decision might save you up to 70% according to a recent study from the Medical Tourism Association.

Low-cost dental treatment means poor-quality

Low-cost dental treatment only signifies that the cost of labour – that of doing business and the price of the materials – is significantly lower when compared to higher-developed countries. 

As previously mentioned, although the dental treatments are cheaper, dental offices have to use the same quality materials as everyone else in Europe.

Some dentists pay 25%-50% less on materials, dental equipment, and instruments than the ones in other countries who provide costlier treatments. Easter Europe dental specialists also pay less for dental malpractice insurance, thus making it possible for you to benefit from their services at a lower cost.

Dental care professionals don’t speak foreign languages

Actually, they do, and they master it like quite admirably. Most dentists from Eastern and Southern Europe countries, Mexic, Thailand, or Turkey speak fluent English, French, German, or Spanish. This is thanks to decades of learning them, cumulating their experience gained in high school and the University, most of them being capable of assisting you thoroughly from beginning to end.

Furthermore, the booking and planning of your stay are usually done by professionals who are also avid speakers of foreign languages or even hold a degree in such a field.

Dentists abroad don’t sterilize their equipment

Foreign dentists are obliged by the national law to act and practice just like the ones in your native country. Otherwise, they can be accused of malpractice. For instance, in Romania, there are strict periodical dental office checks which come at a price, should the official requirements not be met.

Every modern clinic in the world uses Steam Autoclave Sterilization chambers to sterilize their tools and equipment. Some international organizations such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) extend membership, accreditation, and international clinical standards for quality dental offices all over the world.

Your insurance company doesn’t cover dental procedures abroad

In fact, your insurance provider is interested in the reduction of your dental care cost and many policies will cover you for treatment received abroad. This is quite a turn of events, isn’t it?

Should you need more details, all you have to do is to get in touch with your insurance provider and ask for more information regarding your personal insurance and what exactly it covers and what doesn’t.

Too much money spent for a dental procedure + holiday

When you book your stay abroad you can also opt for small vacations organized by the facilitator responsible for your dental procedure. 

You can enjoy your time spent there by taking a hike, going to a festival, or attending a nice local get-together. All with your best interest at heart.

You’ll notice that the locals are welcoming, the food is delicious, and the accommodation will certainly be up to your expectations. All in all, you should not think of your trip abroad as a menial task.

Conclusion

So here they are: the most important myths about dental travel debunked. Remember to always seek expert advice on dental care myths in order to be able to take an informed decision and enjoy your stay in a foreign country.

We hope our little article has proved helpful to you and we look forward to your savoured experience.