However, just as not everything that glitters is gold, so might be there something out of order with dental tourism. If you want to have your teeth fixed abroad and be able to save even several thousands of dollars, you really need to make a smart decision.
Don’t look only at the “save the money” factor. Sometimes, you might indeed save $1,000 on two dental implants that you need, but then when you come home you might need to pay $1,500 more in order for a local dentist to fix the shoddy work done to you abroad.
There is also an increase in the number of dentists who actually receive patients with oral health complications due to the fact that they chose the cheapest and the worst possible dental practice abroad.
They wanted to save money, and forgot about the quality and professionalism factors. Therefore, make sure that you choose a reputable dental clinic abroad, where the medical staff is well trained and with many years of experience.
You should also never fall for the first offer that pops in front of your eyes. The online world is filled with advertisements of cheap dentistry treatments abroad, but before booking your tickets, you should run a thorough research.
Check out if the respective dental clinic or office has a website. If you cannot find any, it probably means that the clinic is not reputable at all. Online marketing is an extremely important factor in any kind of business, so the dental clinic you choose should have its own presentation website, including the services they offer, the fees they charge, the contact details such as real telephone numbers and a real physical address.
If you are an American citizen, you need to go to a dental clinic where the staff actually speaks English. It is very important that you are able to have a conversation with your dentist and tell him about your problems, or ask him about the best possible treatments recommended in your case. If there is failure of communication between patient and doctor, the treatment outcome might not be so pleasing.