The Philippines is known for its amazing tourist destinations from the best of nature’s spots to man-made attractions we got it all for anyone who wants to have a taste of a paradise, diverse culture and distinct hospitality innate only to us Filipinos.
Now, we have more! Our medical tourism is notably growing as destination for world class healthcare. Ours is a competitive package comprise of qualified medical practitioners, modern technology, state-of-the-art facilities and extra-ordinary render of care, all at only a fraction of cost a patient would spend for the same procedure in other countries.
Truly, we are the home for both leisure and medical needs of all tourists across the globe.
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Dental tourism or dental travel, basically a part of the medical tourism industry, has seen considerable growth in recent years. Though the medical tourism industry has seen growth, dentistry has been the most acceptable and the most traveled for treatment in this industry. Many patients from US, UK and Canada travel for dental treatment. In the US, almost 1/3 of the population does not have dental insurance. In UK and Canada, what prompts many patients to travel for their dental treatment is the long wait time. Patients sometime have to wait for a couple of weeks if not months for their dental appointment.
What is Dental Tourism?
Dental tourism, or dental vacation, is a concept in which an individual seeks dental care in another country (e.g., India, Mexico, or Philippines) because of the low cost of care in that locale. Tour packages are available to accommodate Americans and Westerners who are looking for good dental care at third-world costs. This vacation trend is becoming more popular.
The difference in charge of a Dentist from US to Philippines is worth a thought. You can have your tooth fixed and make your holidays memorable at the same time or simply, enjoy the different tropics of exotic Philippines and get the Dental treatment done without getting a hole in your pocket.
Dental health providers in foreign countries advertise prices at one-third to one-tenth of U.S. prices. What’s more, even insured patients may benefit from traveling for dental tourism care trip.
Why Opt for Dental Tourism?
Cost saving is the most important factor for medical travel. Patients can experience cost saving of up to 50 percent to 90 percent depending on the country they travel to.
The technology and techniques used in many medical tourism destinations also matched the best in the world. To attract medical tourists, dentists have started adopting the latest in technology such as dental implants and lasers and promoting their clinics. This coupled with lower costs has made dental tourism very attractive.
As dental treatment is relatively a lower risk procedure, people are more willing to travel to neighboring countries for their treatment.
Dental treatments don't require long recuperation time. Patients can leave as soon as the treatment is completed.
Medical tourists can also take advantage of the time between appointments to tour the country. Dental treatment doesn't require you to be admitted to a hospital, thus giving patients the independence to move around.
The positive aspect of dental medical tourism is that, at least now people have an option of getting the treatment they need. Dental tourism is completely not dangerous and not punishable thing, you will spend time with pleasure in the country where you arrive plus you will increase your health!
Sources: Dental Tourism Articles from www.worldental.org & www.ideamarketers.com
What Can I Expect from a Dental Vacation?
A large amount of dental work can be done within a short time frame during a dental vacation. In the United States, dentists may plan to complete dental work over a number of months. On a dental vacation, patients will get months of work completed within a few weeks.
The Philippines boasts competent English-speaking and overseas-trained medical staff. Specialties include dental work, cardiac surgery and procedures such as eye surgery, fertility treatment, hair transplants and weight loss operations.
Source: Readers Digest March 2011 issue