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Why Dental Medical Tourism is Skyrocketing in Popularity

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/24/2017 7:25 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

As reports, an estimated 6 million Americans take advantage of medical tourism each year -- and 400,000 are heading for dental medical tourism procedures, such as: dental crowns, veneers, dental implants, root canals, dental bridges, fixtures, and a wide range of cosmetic treatments ranging from relatively minor enhancements to total smile makeovers.

So, why is dental medical tourism skyrocketing in popularity? Below, we highlight 3 key reasons:

  1. Substantial Cost Savings

As reported by, Americans can save up to 70 percent by heading abroad for various dental treatments vs. having the same treatment performed in the U.S. This is not just very compelling for the country’s 130 million people who live without dental insurance. Many people with insurance face steep out-of-pocket costs that make heading abroad a clearly cost-effective decision.

  1. High Quality of Care

Dental care in many countries around the world is as good, or in some cases superior to that offered in the U.S. – if for no other reason than patients “get more for less” and enjoy MUCH more of their dentist’s time and attention than they do at home. As noted in an interview with WebMD by Costa Rican dentist Alberto Meza, DDS: "Most people who [choose dental medical tourism] do so to receive the high-quality care they cannot afford back home”. 

  1. Free Vacation!

The words “free” and “vacation” do not typically go together, but it can happen with dental medical tourism. Indeed, aside from the typical recovery period – which depending on the dental treatment performed can be a few hours to a few days – people can look forward to enjoying time away from work or school in tourist hot spots such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, India, Thailand, and the list goes on. What’s more, the enormous cost savings means it may be possible to bring a family member or friend along for the fun!

Learn More 

To learn more about the benefits and advantages of dental medical tourism, contact the SkyMedicus team today. We will answer your questions, provide you with additional resources to further your research, and invite you to explore our database of world-class, pre-screened dentists and dental surgeons. Access to our database is FREE, and we only charge a fee if you choose us as your dental medical tourism partner. There is no obligation and zero pressure of any kind. Be assured that we are focused on what matters most to you: your health and wellness! 

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