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What are the Best Locations for Dental Surgery Abroad?

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/26/2017 1:14 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

As reported by FOX News, Americans who hop on a plane to get dental surgery abroad stand to save over 70 percent vs. the getting same treatment at home. And considering that dental care is costly to begin with – with a single dental implant running around $5,000 -- the dramatic cost savings isn’t just attractive. For many people, it’s the difference between whether they can or can’t get dental surgery.

What’s more, people who choose to take advantage of dental surgery abroad – and the numbers are rising each year – aren’t limited to one or two destinations. There are dozens of countries that welcome hundreds of thousands of dental tourists each year from the U.S.

Below, we highlight 5 locations that are widely considered among the best locations for dental surgery abroad:

1. Mexico

Mexico is an especially popular dental tourism destination for a few reasons. First, the close proximity to the U.S. makes it easy to reach, and flights are relatively cheap (and plentiful). Second, the quality of care is excellent and is on par – or in some cases, exceeds – what’s available in the U.S. Third, as with all of the destinations on this list, dental surgery in Mexico is significantly less costly than the U.S.

2. Costa Rica

Not much further than Mexico in terms of flight time is beautiful Costa Rica. Many dentists in the capital of San Juan studied in the U.S., and some are affiliated with U.S.-based dental associations. As expected, the cost savings are also compelling. For example, the magazine International Living profiled a Colorado resident in need of major dental work, and was accordingly quoted by Denver-area clinics a price of between $30,000 and $40,000. She opted to head to Costa Rica and have everything done. Her final price tag? Just $14,000, including flight and accommodation. 

3. El Salvador

El Salvador is also a popular destination for dental tourists around the world; especially people from Canada and the U.S. Some Americans choose to head to El Salvador so they can squeeze in a mini-vacation, which is essentially paid for (and more) by the cost savings of their dental surgery abroad. 

4. Hungary

Just as Thailand is popular among Aussie dental tourists, Hungary is a haven for folks from the UK who, like their American cousins, face excessive and often prohibitive dental surgery costs at home. Many Americans like the idea of heading to Hungary because it’s closer than a trip to the Far East, the quality of dental care is excellent, the cost savings are huge, and traveling around Europe before or after the surgery is a fun option. 

5. India

The volume of dental tourists from around the world who flock to India on an annual basis is massive, and the biggest reason is simple: the cost savings are remarkable, and in some cases staggering. For some treatments and surgeries, it’s possible to save upwards of 90 percent, which translates into tens of thousands of dollars.

Learn More 

There are MANY other countries that welcome dental tourists from the U.S. (and elsewhere), and the above is just a snapshot of some of the most popular. To learn more, contact the SkyMedicus team today. We’ll answer your questions about dental surgery abroad, and help you make an informed decision if it’s the right decision for your health – and budget!

For more information about medical tourism and factors you should consider for your dental surgery abroad in order for it to be safe and successful, download our FREE eBook: 

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Topics: Surgery Abroad, Dental Medical Tourism

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