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Dental tourism is on the up, thanks to cheap flights, increasingly expensive dentists and more savvy patients who realize that they could save considerable amounts of money by having their treatment done abroad. When it comes to destinations for dental treatment abroad – Central Europe is emerging as a hub. Countries like Poland, The Czech Republic and Hungary are collectively known as ‘Central Europe’ – bordering Germany and Austria to the west. These places are the sweet spot for those seeking great quality dental work at affordable prices. They are also easy and affordable to reach.
This article covers the key reasons why Central Europe is the hub for European dental tourism. We start by covering the most important factor of all – price. Next training and safety is discussed, before closing with some words about how easy and entertaining a break in some of Europe’s most historic cities can be.
Prospective patients naturally ask ‘how much can I save?’ first when the subjects of dental treatment abroad is raised. Of course this depends on the nature and extent of work each person requires. As a rule of thumb you will expect to pay between 30% and 50% of the price of a Western European dentist. If your treatment is extensive, for example involving crowns, bridges or implants – then you can expect the biggest savings. When you compare this work with the costs of your home dentist, you will see how quickly a trip could save you thousands of pounds or euros.
Many patients are worried about the training and equipment used by Central European Dentists, and how this compares with that used at home. The good news is that the training is as good, and if not better – and the equipment is the latest (often German-made) technology. With educational traditions which date back 100’s of years. The countries of Central Europe have populations who are motivated to learn, and are regarded as having the highest possible standards when it comes to medical and dental education. When you consider that the UK’s General Dental Council need only an aptitude test and proof of experience from Hungarian dentists before allowing them to practice in the UK, you will quickly see that this is very highly respected education indeed.
As a hub of dental tourism, the Central European countries know that western patients demand the highest quality equipment and spotlessly clean clinics. You will find the latest computer-assisted technology and modern chairs in clinics which can actually put the tired old waiting room at your local dentist to shame. In short, these countries became the go-to destination by providing only the best, not only in training and prices – but in equipment too.
Finally, cities like Prague, Warsaw and Budapest are not only hubs for dental treatment abroad – they are beautiful and historic cities in their own right. By looking after hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, each place has developed an infrastructure which makes getting around, eating and having fun very easy indeed. Combine this with a great choice of restaurants, reasonably prices hotels and cool attractions – and you have a combination which is hard to beat.
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