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Which countries are popular for dental
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Why go for dental treatment abroad?​​

“Dental tourism abroad” is a trend that is rapidly on the up – and taking into consideration the ever-increasing costs and lengthy waiting times for dental treatment in the UK, that’s no surprise. A survey by the consumer association Which? found that dentistry is one of the most popular types of planned treatment for UK residents.

Through cosmetic dentistry abroad, you can travel and get a full set of teeth while still saving money. It is never too late to restore your smile, whether you lost your teeth two weeks ago or twenty years ago. Every year over 50,000 people in the UK travel overseas for medical treatment – and 40% of these do so for the sake of their teeth. 

As for the benefits of traveling abroad for your dental care, you may be surprised to see there are far more benefits to dental tourism than simply saving a lot of money. For example, the chance to discover a new country, in which Romania is a perfect example for any kind of tourism. Whether you are into mountain climbing or sea retreats, Romania is the country that will give you everything and even more.

Second, premium dental care: all of the clinics abroad comply with international treatment standards. That is confirmed by certificates (ISOthe American Dental Association) and international accreditations as the Joint Commission International. Abroad clinics offer secure and high-class healthcare.

And third, skilled and highly educated dentists: a well-trained and specialized medical workforce that is able to provide the same services with a high degree of specialization and experience as the ones from the UK or US but for a fraction of their cost. Also, specialists have over 10 years of practice.

Where can I go for medical treatment?​​

As dental costs continue to rise, some people are choosing to travel overseas for treatment. With reported savings of up to 75% in some east European countries, it’s not surprising a growing number of people are looking for affordable dentistry via dental tourism abroad. 

East European countries, are easy to get to, with short, low-cost flights, and offer great value dental treatments combined with city break in some of Europe’s finest destinations. 

Romania, for example, is famous throughout Europe for dental tourism. Mediwhere has welcomed patients from all over Europe and America, ensuring that the cost of dental implants always stays the same.

*  Based on data from skyscanner.net, from choosing a destination to finding the best price, Skyscanner wants you to have all the options at your fingertips.

** Based on data from airbnb.com, an online marketplace for arranging or offering lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences.

Dental care & prices in Central and Eastern Europe​

Here’s a list of the most popular dental treatments that our patients from the UK ask for, as they look to have their dentistry abroad with Mediwhere or in other east European countries:

  • All-on-4
  • Veneers
  • Dental Implants
  • Crowns
  • Teeth Whitening

Of course, there are numerous other dental procedures carried out through Mediwhere. If you’re interested in having any of these dental treatments abroad, feel free to reach us. Request a free quote and we will create a personalized treatment plan for you in approx. 24 hours.

Even when you add on the cost of flights and accommodation, these prices can still represent a significant saving compared to having the same treatment at home, plus you get to enjoy a European city break into the bargain. 

What should I watch out for when choosing treatment abroad?

From the beginning, it’s important to understand all types of medical treatment involve some element of risk. We recommend you to get as much information as possible about your treatment options so that you can make informed choices.

The American Medical Association and the National Health Service also worried about the risks associated with overseas medical travel and the difficulty in getting adequate follow-up care. With those cautions in mind, here’s what you need to know if you are considering an international medical option:

  1. Do your homework & research: that means finding out as much as you can about the dentist and clinic where you are intending to go for dental treatment.
  2. Consult your local doctor before you take the flight: the General Dental Council advises people to speak with their own local dentist as they may be able to offer advice based on your dental history.
  3. Ensure that payment arrangements are in place: it is advisable to carry extra money, above your projected treatment cost, as doing so will help you face unforeseen travel shortages.
  4. Get a one-point contact at the destination: who will pick you up from the airport? Mediwhere provides extra-services like: airport pick-up, transfer to the hotel and the clinic.
  5. Ask as many questions you need: first and foremost, this dental travel is about you, make sure you ask all the questions needed and you have all the answers before making the final decision.

How to pay for dental treatment abroad?

  1. Cash: if you want to pay in pounds, the dental treatment cost will be converted at the Ron (Romanian new leu) / pounds exchange rate of the day according to the Romanian national bank.
  2. Credit / Debit Cards: most major cards are accepted however be sure to tell your bank of your payment and be sure to check any bank costs that may incur including the transfer fee.

Why choose Mediwhere as a medical tourism agency?

We believe that even though patients have different dental care needs, they are all in a search for trust. That is why we personally verify each dental clinics, in order to offer the best price

Mediwhere is an open book. We believe timely feedback and good comm can help a community work better. That’s why Mediwhere will always provide clear and easy-to-understand information.

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