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The United Kingdom has an independent dental regulatory body to the rest of the European Union. Known as the General Dental Council, this government body is a professional association, safeguarding clinical standards and also offering consumer protection via a formal complaints procedure. In contrast the EU has standardized rules covering all of it’s 26 members. A formal standards process ensuring that each countries dentists’ training and certification demonstrates the same high standards – which are directly comparable to those in the USA.
A key question asked by people considering dental tourism is whether the standards which EU dentists are required to demonstrate are comparable to those which are required by the UK General Dental Council.
A natural follow-up question concerns the prices of many EU dentists, particularly those in Central Europe. If the qualification standards are the same – how is it possible for these foreign dentists to offer the same treatments at prices starting at 30% of those in the UK?
One of the easiest ways of comparing standards is simply to ask the question of whether a dentist trained abroad – for example in Central Europe – would be free to set up their practice in the UK.
The answer is yes – with some checks on both experience and competence as part of the acceptance process by the UK General Dental Council.
What the dentists need to do is provide ‘proof of practice’ for their clinical experience, in addition to taking a skills test which proves their competence to EU levels. This is rarely a problem for Central European dentists, who come from countries with both strong educational traditions and established processes for follow up training in the latest techniques and technology.
To answer this we need to look at the general cost of living and average wages in the Central European countries covered by Click Fly Smile. With labour, property rental and other overheads so much lower, only the modern German-made equipment can be considered a comparable expense with the UK.
With first class treatment, ultra-modern clinics and prices which start at just 30% of the prices in the UK, there really has never been a better time to join the 1000’s of people each year enjoying the massive savings of having their dental treatment abroad.
Test-drive the Click Fly Smile comparison tool now – and let dentists compete for your custom – you’ll be amazed how much you can save!
Compare between the largest number of dental clinics for your dental treatment abroad. ClickFlySmile.com provides an easy-to-use, free online Dental Comparison Tool that you can use to send your treatment request instantly from this page. With this unique tool you can simply submit your dental treatment request online and qualified European dental clinics will compete by sending their quotes and treatment plans to you. Choose one of them and book an appointment - all in one place. You can compare treatment plans, prices, countries of clinics, qualifications of dentists, customer ratings, dental and other services offered by the dental practice - all with one tool!