Dental tourism is growing rapidly each year. More and more people are traveling abroad to save money on their dental care while combining it with traveling. However, as outline in the popular ebook, “Tourism Dental India “, there are some negatives which must be considered before you travel abroad for your dental holiday.
Thousands of miles away
Face it, traveling thousands of miles to get dental work done is not easy. What if an emergency comes up? What if you have a medical emergency while overseas? What if…?
There are many “what ifs” that might come up during your holiday. Most will never come to pass but if something does, make sure you have a trusted traveling companion which can help you during your time away.
One or two trips abroad might make financial sense for your dental work. However, what if your procedure required you to make ten trips back? Now the cost rapidly increases.
Before you commit to traveling abroad for your dental care, make sure you fully understand what will be required during the procedure and what forms of aftercare treatment will be needed.
There are risks with any operation you may need to undertake. Unfortunately, the risk is slightly higher when you travel abroad to get your work done. You want to be sure you’re not going to be on some television show describing the horrors of your treatment and the procedure.
This is why doing proper research is so important. Get references and reviews before you commit to a single facility.
Exposure to disease
This may be on the back of your mind if you are traveling to a third world country, but you want to make sure you’re not going to get some random disease. To keep this from happening, do your research to find out if any vaccines are needed.
Flying across the world only to get scammed is not very fun. Nor is returning home and letting people know you got scammed, how embarrassing. This is a huge fear for anyone traveling to get health work done. Fortunately, this is a fear that can be easily overcome through research.
Make sure you aren’t going to a dental clinic that is here today and gone the next. For this search for reviews, accreditations, references, etc…
Additional travel costs
The flight will not be the only cost you endure during your dental holiday. There will also be the cost of your hotel, taxi, food, insurance, and more will add up.
When doing the preliminary math on the cost for your dental holiday, be sure to add up all the possible expenses and give yourself a few hundred dollars for unexpected costs.
English standard of the dentist
For some this is a very important one. They want to make sure their dentist can understand the requests made. The fact is, if your doctor or dentist speaks your language, you will feel more comfortable with them then with someone who can not understand a word.
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