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The Top 7 Myths About Dental Tourism
Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/25/2017 4:17 PM | Last Modified: August 2, 2017
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:
Myth #1: Dental tourism is unsafe because it’s not performed in the U.S.
The truth is that dentistry around the world – and especially in countries that cater to hundreds of thousands or even millions of foreign patients each year – is safe, certified, insured and regulated.
Myth #2: Dental tourism is inferior because medical schools abroad have lower standards.
The truth is that medical schools abroad often have more rigorous standards and require more years of internship and residency than those in the U.S.
Myth #3: Dental tourism is inferior because it’s so much cheaper than the U.S.
The reason dental tourism costs so much less in other countries compared the U.S., is because the cost of living and the cost of doing business are both dramatically lower. It’s really that simple.
Myth #4: When you add up all of the flight and accommodation costs, dental tourism isn’t that much cheaper than the same treatment or procedure in the U.S.
Yet again, this is false. Even after including all associated travel costs, the savings of heading abroad are substantial, and range from a several thousand dollars for relatively minor treatments, to tens of thousand of dollars for more sophisticated procedures (e.g. several implants or crowns, smile makeovers, etc.).
Myth #5: Only people without dental insurance seek dental treatment abroad.
Many of the people who take advantage of dental tourism have some form of dental insurance. However, they face the same major obstacle that most policyholders do: their dental insurance only covers routine cleanings and check-ups, or it has a claim maximum of $1,500 per year – which isn’t enough to cover even a single dental implant!
Myth #6: The only way I can learn about dental practices and dentists abroad is from their websites.
At SkyMedicus, we have a database of pre-screened dental practices and dentists. Simply by signing-up with us (and it’s 100% free to do so), you can research and even communicate privately with dentists using our HIPAA-certified web-based dashboard. We’ll also help you get the information and insight you need to choose the right expert team for your unique dental health needs and goals.
Myth #7: If I decide to take advantage of dental tourism, I’ll have to spend days trying to plan everything on my own.
Actually, you won’t have to spend much time at all! That’s because if you partner with us, we’ll plan every logistical detail, including transfers to/from the airport, accommodations, transportation while abroad, paying the dental bill on your behalf, and providing you with 24/7 concierge support in case you have any questions or concerns along the way. What’s more, we only charge a flat, transparent fee for our services if and when you decide to book your dental tourism trip through us.
To learn more about separating dental tourism facts from fiction, and to discover how we can help you make your excursion safe, successful and surprisingly affordable, contact us today. Your consultation with us is free, and there’s never any obligation to move ahead.
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Topics: Dental Medical Tourism