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Discount dental tourism: a great deal – or a dangerous risk?

By December 12, 2011 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

With winter fully upon us, many Americans – and even some San Diegans — may find themselves daydreaming about the possibility of a tropical vacation. And in light of our still-troubled economy, the temptation to combine business with pleasure in the form of discounted dental tourism has already lured an increasing number of dental patients out of the country to Mexico, Thailand, India and beyond in the hopes of both cheaper procedures and an exciting travel opportunity. Even the Los Angeles Times has touted dental tourism as a hot travel trend on the rise; and yet, as an experienced San Diego dentist, I have seen first-hand how the promise of inexpensive dental care can sometimes backfire – leaving patients with dangerous oral health problems as a result.

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the rising popularity of dental tourism – that is, the practice of traveling abroad for less-expensive dental care – is driven in large part by a widespread lack of dental insurance amongst individuals and families throughout the United States. dental implants london Faced with uncovered costs for both elective cosmetic and required dental procedures, medical tourists elect to travel south of the border or overseas in search of a steep discount. And while some cosmetic dentists london in these areas are perfectly qualified and trained cosmetic dentist london to perform both routine and complex dental treatments, others are not – leaving those patients who fail to do thorough research before booking a dental vacation at risk for improper treatment, infection and other medical complications.

For those willing to both travel out the country for dental care and perform the necessary research to locate a well-trained and qualified dentist abroad, dental tourism has distinct benefits. However, if you are uncertain about a dentist’s experience or facilities, or are unable to take the time to research his or her practice before committing to a procedure… professional for expert consultation and proper treatment.

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