Take away the FDA regulations, malpractice insurance and other expenses, and I could at least somewhat compete price-wise with my Mexican counterparts. But you are losing all of your safety assurances and road to recourse. Not a good tradeoff, in my opinion.
“There are few things in which Hungary is in a leading position, and dental tourism is the one.”
Despite the divided opinions, both sides of the argument agree that if you decide to seek treatment overseas, you'll be going it alone.
Sitting in a dentist's chair hardly rates as a vacation. But every year, tens of thousands of people go to a tiny border town near Yuma, Ariz., that has proclaimed itself the dental capital of Mexico.
Los Algodones is a virtual dental factory.
How this blogger traveled thousands of miles to Costa Rica to save more than $10,000 on dental care.
Jessica Nitardy, a Mexican dentist, says the majority of her clients are Americans who can't afford treatment in the U.S.
OK so this post won't be about soccer (futbol)...I just liked this graphic so I "borrowed" it. But it is about what I found to be some of the differences between CR & MX dentists. I researched for over 6 months on where to go to get my teeth fixed after realizing I couldn't comfortably afford the procedure that I truly wanted here in the states.
Never undergo dental procedures because you feel pressured to do so. I have never felt pressured by dentists outside of the U.S., but should you, know that you can leave and find another dentist.
Having no dental insurance, we decided to join the thousands of other RV’ers (and other non-insured folks) who travel to Mexico for dental and vision work.
According to the New York Times, about 40% of people who travel for medical care (a number that continues to increase year to year), do so for dental care. That is not surprising, considering the potential to save 50%-70%, or even more, depending on the country chosen for treatment.
Now I fully admit that this is going to be a somewhat limited review since there is no REAL way to know how good my dental work is until it stands the test of time, and that could mean a couple of years from now. So what I’ll try to do is give you an honest assessment of our impressions and go from there.
There are few things in which Hungary is in a leading position, and dental tourism is the one.
There are some local peculiarities, but for the most part, dental care from a qualified professional in any large metropolitan center in Latin America isn’t much different from in the States — except for the price.
Most medical tourism agencies do not specialize in tooth travel for families, but it is fast becoming a staple of their business.
Dental tourism is becoming big business, with many dental specialists offering the same health standards you would find in the USA and Canada – at a fraction of the cost.
Getting implants placed in a foreign dental clinic hardly equates as a vacation. But yearly, tens of thousands of international travelers go to Mexican border towns such as Tijuana and Los Algodones to avail budget-friendly dental vacations.
I do think there are general precautions everyone should take up-front and there are some significant $$ advantages which makes it worth looking into.
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