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The Top 3 Dental Tourism Destinations Around the World

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/27/2017 11:08 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

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.

So, where are your neighbors, colleagues and probably members of your extended family heading? In our experience here are the top 3 dental tourism destinations around the world:


It is not hard to understand why Mexico is atop the list. First of all, the close proximity to the U.S. means that flights are plentiful and relatively cheap. For example, flights from New York City can be found for well under $800, and from Los Angeles flights for less than $250 are common.

On top of this, many dentists in Mexico cater to serving medical tourists from the U.S., Canada, the UK, and other countries around the world where costs are excessive, and in some cases prohibitive.

And for those who may be concerned that the quality of dental care in Mexico is sub par compared to that in the U.S., keep this in mind: many U.S. dental practices outsource their laboratory tests to Mexico. They would not do this if quality was an issue!

Costa Rica

As with Mexico, Costa Rica’s close proximity to the U.S. is a big reason for its popularity as a dental tourism hotspot. Many cities in the U.S. offer direct flights to San Jose. What’s more, many dentists in Costa Rica are members of the American Dental Association, and have completed some pre or post-graduate studies in the U.S.

El Salvador

El Salvador is an emerging medical tourism destination, with large cities like San Salvador and San Miguel that support world class healthcare. You can find top-notch dental treatments that take advantage of the expertise, technology, and cutting-edge technology to offer effective and affordable patient options. As well, they go above an beyond by arranging for direct pickup at the airport gate, hand-walking patients through immigration and making sure you are able to communicate effectively in a Spanish speaking country. The country is also home to many different cultural attractions and natural resources that make for a wonderful and highly enjoyable medical vacation.

Learn More

To learn more about dental tourism, contact the SkyMedicus team today. Your consultation with us is free, and we never charge a fee of any kind unless and until you choose to book your treatment with us. Our focus is on your wellbeing – not on your wallet!

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Topics: Dental Medical Tourism

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