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The Top 3 Dental Tourism Destinations Around the World

Are you thinking of heading abroad to take advantage of dental tourism? If so, then you’re in good company!  As noted by, an estimated 400,000 Americans take advantage of dental treatment abroad each year.

And considering that the costs of dental care are skyrocketing in the U.S., and that more than 100 million people are without dental insurance, the number of people heading abroad for everything for everything from dental implants and crowns, to laser surgery and total smile makeovers, is only going to increase in the years to come.

Category: Dental  7/27/2017 12:08 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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The True Cost Savings of Getting Dental Implants Abroad

Here at SkyMedicus, we have the privilege of speaking with people across the country from all walks of life – from busy executives to even busier stay-at-home moms and dads -- in order to help them understand the ins and outs of getting dental implants abroad.

And while every conversation is unique – because every person is unique – there’s often an interesting little “pause” when we confirm that the cost savings of getting dental implants abroad are indeed dramatic, and there are no hidden fees or extra costs. For example, whereas a dental implant in the U.S. can cost around $5,000 (and sometimes much more in certain parts of the country), having the treatment performed in any number of other countries – such as Mexico or Costa Rica, just to name a couple – typically costs less than $500. And considering that many people need more than one dental implant, the savings can be enormous.

Category: Dental  7/26/2017 3:26 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Where are the Best Places to Get Dental Implants Abroad?

As reported by FOX News, a growing number of Americans are hopping a flight in order to save anywhere from a few thousand – to tens of thousands – of dollars on dental care.

Indeed, the organization Patients Without Borders pegs the number of US dental tourists at around 400,000 per year. And when dental tourists from other countries are added to the mix – such as those from the UK, Australia, Canada and many parts of Western Europe – the number runs well in the millions. In fact, it may come as a surprise to learn that in terms of the number of patients served and treatments performed, dental tourism is actually more popular than medical tourism!

Category: Dental  7/26/2017 3:10 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Need Dental Implants? 3 Reasons Why Dental Tourism is the Solution

As reported by The New York Times, a growing number of Americans are saying goodbye to dentures, and hello to dental implants – and with good reason! 

Compared to dentures, dental implants are stronger, more durable, more comfortable, and can be shaped and polished to look indistinguishable from natural teeth. In fact, dental implants are so well-built that they’re actually stronger than natural teeth – which means that, unlike denture wearers, people don’t have to live in fear of eating nuts or chomping down on an olive pit, and having to make a frantic call to their dentist. 

Category: Dental  7/26/2017 2:28 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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What To Do When Insurance Won’t Cover Your Dental Implants

Across the country, millions of people are discovering that a missing tooth (or several missing teeth) isn’t just causing oral discomfort – it’s triggering some major financial pain, too.

That’s because, dental implants – which are increasingly seen as a better alternative to bridges and dentures – are not only pricey, but they typically aren’t covered (or fully covered) by dental insurance. Indeed, as reported by the New York Times, for dental implants “insurance coverage is usually minimal, and patients often are surprised by high out-of-pocket costs. An implant to replace a single tooth can cost $3,000 to $4,500, depending on where you live. Implants to replace a full or partial set of teeth can run from $20,000 to as much as $45,000.”

  7/26/2017 2:05 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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5 Popular Dental Treatments Abroad

Thinking of heading abroad for dental treatment? You’re not alone! According to, about 6 million Americans take advantage of this option each year.

Indeed, considering that a staggering 150 million Americans don’t have dental insurance – and those that do often have annual claim limits of $1500, which only covers a fraction of most dental treatments beyond routine cleanings and check-ups – it’s not surprising that many dental clinic waiting rooms in El Salvador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Belgium, and many other countries are full of Americans looking to save big, get a healthy and beautiful smile, and enjoy a fun vacation as well.

Category: Dental  7/26/2017 11:10 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Where is the Cheapest Place to Get Dental Implants?

For many people, dental implants are a “good news/bad news” story. 

The good news is that your dentist tells you that dental implants are the ideal solution for replacing your missing tooth/teeth, because they’re extremely durable, and can be made to look and feel just like natural teeth. 

However, the bad news is that you’re being quoted fees that are between excessive and prohibitive. Indeed, a single dental implant can cost around $5,000. And even if you have dental insurance, checking out the fine print in your policy will likely reveal that you have a maximum annual claims allowance of about $1,000, which leaves you on the hook for $4,000. What’s more, we’re just talking about one dental implant here. If you need two or more, the out-of-pocket costs skyrocket. 

Category: Dental  7/26/2017 10:45 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How Dental Implants Abroad Will Improve Your Smile

Let’s face it -- and yes, pun intended – feeling self-conscious about one’s smile can have an adverse impact on quality of life. Or to put this in more positive terms, people who smile more aren’t just happier, but they have more reasons to be happy.

Indeed, as cheerfully points out, there are several benefits of smiling more, including: elevated mood, stronger immune system, stronger personal and professional relationships, more career earnings, and the happy list goes on. 

Category: Dental  7/25/2017 4:28 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Dental Tourism Focus: Comparing Dental Implants in Mexico vs. the U.S.

Across the country, thousands of people who need dental implants are heading down to Mexico to reap the rewards of dental tourism. Below, we compare this decision with having the same procedure in the U.S. 


When it comes to comparing the price of dental implants in Mexico vs. the U.S., it’s not even a close contest: Mexico wins hands down. Indeed, the cost of a single dental implant in the U.S. can be around $5,000, but less than $2,000 in Mexico. And considering that many people need more than one implant, the cost savings can be enormous and easily reach into the 5-figures.

Category: Dental  7/25/2017 4:26 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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3 Ways How to Ensure a Safe Dental Tourism Trip

As noted by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, the number of Americans heading abroad to take advantage of dental tourism is growing at a 20 percent a year clip -- and it is hardly surprising to see why. 

Topping the list of advantages is dramatic cost savings that start at a few thousand dollars for relatively minor treatments such as having one implant installed, but can easily eclipse 5-figures or even 6 for complex dental reconstructions (a.k.a. “smile makeovers).

Plus as a welcome bonus, given the huge savings many people are taking the opportunity to enjoy what amounts to a free vacation in Mexico, Thailand, India, Hungary, Costa Rica, and so on. As hard as it may be to imagine, dental tourism is actually achieving the miraculous: people are looking forward to going to the dentist!

Category: Dental  7/25/2017 4:23 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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5 Questions to Ask Your Dental Tourism Provider Before Booking Your Trip

Interest in dental tourism (and medical tourism overall) is growing – and this is a “good news, bad news” story. 

The good news is that it means more people are becoming aware of, and ultimately getting access to, the dental care and treatments they need yet cannot afford in the U.S.

For example, a single dental implant can cost between $5,000 and $7,000 in the U.S., but under $2,000 in Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, and many other popular dental tourism destinations. And for patients who need reconstructive “smile makeovers”, the cost savings can easily exceed $50,000.

Category: Dental  7/25/2017 4:20 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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The Top 7 Myths About Dental Tourism

As you explore the possibility of having your dental treatment or procedure performed abroad in El Salvador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, India, Australia, or dozens of other countries around the world, it’s extremely important that you separate fact from fiction. Otherwise, you won’t be able to make an informed and objective decision. 

With that in mind, below we highlight the top 7 myths about dental tourism that you need and deserve to know as you conduct your research:

Category: Dental  7/25/2017 4:17 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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7 Questions to Ask Your Medical Tourism Company About Dental Procedures

Like thousands of Americans each year, you may have decided – or are seriously considering – heading abroad to have your dental needs solved safely, successfully and VERY cost-effectively. Indeed, it’s not uncommon for medical tourists to save tens of thousands of dollars on dental implants, root canals, smile makeovers, and the list goes on.

To help you maximize your experience and reap the rewards of having your treatment performed abroad, below we list 7 questions you should ask your medical tourism company about dental procedures:

1. What are the leading destinations around the world that provide the dental procedures I want?

Category: Dental  7/25/2017 4:14 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Best Dental Tourism Countries (and Sights To See While There!)

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans head for the airport to take advantage of dental tourism. As you might expect, the primary motivation for the trip is to save thousands – or often tens of thousands – of dollars on everything from dental implants, root canals, orthodontics, smile makeovers and more. However, there’s another welcome benefit as well: the chance to enjoy what is essentially a free vacation!

While there are dozens of dental tourism destinations around the world, below we highlight 4 of the most popular countries. Plus, we suggest some incredible sights and scenes that you can enjoy while you’re abroad.

Category: Dental  7/25/2017 4:03 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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15 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before Booking Dental Implants Abroad

Like tens of thousands of people across the country, you may be considering whether it makes sense to book your dental implants abroad. However, before you make any commitments, you wisely want to verify that the experience will be safe, successful, and save you thousands -- or possibly tens of thousands -- of dollars. 

Category: Dental  7/25/2017 4:00 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How Dental Implants Overseas Can Save You Money

Driven by new technologies and innovations, dentistry has advanced dramatically in the last few years. And one of the best examples of this massive leap forward has to do with dental implants

Category: Dental  7/25/2017 3:58 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Dental Tourism Insights: Why the Most Affordable Dental Procedures Are Outside the US

According to Clements Worldwide, the U.S. doesn’t even crack the top 10 when it comes to the world’s most expensive countries in which to live (by the way, these are: Switzerland, Norway, Japan, Sweden, Finland, Bermuda, Australia, Denmark, Luxembourg and Canada).

Category: Dental  7/25/2017 3:55 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Why Should You Travel Abroad for Your Dental Tourism Procedure?

Across the country, a growing number of people are heading abroad for a variety of dental tourism procedures. And contrary to popular belief, the majority of people heading to Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and many other popular destinations actually have insurance.

Category: Dental  7/24/2017 8:30 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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