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Top Dental Tourism Statistics for Dental Procedures Abroad

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/27/2017 11:00 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

Across the country, an increasing number of people are booking dental procedures abroad in order to save anywhere from a few thousand, to tens of thousands of dollars. Indeed, Patients Beyond Borders notes that “typical costs of dental procedures [abroad] are around 60% less than those found in industrialized nations. In some cases—such as restorative dentistry--the savings may be as high as 85%.”
What’s more, a typical dental insurance plan only covers 100 percent of the cost for routine cleanings and check-ups. For other treatments and procedures, the co-pay obligation is 50 percent or higher. And on top of this, most dental policies limit coverage to $1,500 a year. Considering that a single dental implant in the U.S. can cost around $5,000, it is easy to understand why both insured and uninsured people are taking advantage of dental treatment abroad.

With the above in mind, here are the top dental tourism statistics for dental procedures abroad:

  • According to PBS, more than 100 million Americans don’t go to the dentist because they cannot afford to.
  • As noted by, over 100 million American’s don’t have dental insurance, even after enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • reports that an estimated 400,000 Americans take advantage of dental treatment abroad each year.
  • As reported by FOX News, the most popular destinations for dental tourists include Mexico, Costa Rica and India.
  • According to, the top 6 dental procedures abroad are: dental crowns, dental implants, dental bridges, root canals, dental veneers, and total smile makeovers.
  • As noted by Patients Without Borders, the top reasons people travel abroad for dental treatment are to take care of: one-off and acute procedures; routine dental care; cosmetic dental procedures; restorative work; and emergency treatment.

Learn More

At SkyMedicus, we proudly help people across the country take advantage of dental procedures abroad. To learn more, contact us today. Your consultation is free, and we do NOT “sell” dental tourism. Instead, we empower you with information so that you can make a decision that is best for your health – and protects your finances!

Plus, if you choose to partner with us, we will provide you with free access to our database that contains pre-screened, verified, and licensed dentists in countries around the world. From the convenience of your home, you can learn about their experience and specialization, and interact with them confidentially and securely through our HIPAA-certified web dashboard.

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Topics: Dental Medical Tourism

Added by Anonymous


I’m looking to get a dental crown done at a clinic abroad, and I’d like to find out more about how much the process costs at your partner clinics.

I’d also like to take a short vacation at the same time, so if you have some sort of package deal to go with that it would be great to know about that too.

Added by SkyMedicus STAFF

Shawn, please sign-up for a free patient account and someone will get back to you right away! Looking forward to helping you!
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