Article by Medical & Dental Tourism writer David Mandich
- What does matter is having the assessment for implants or other surgeries and the eventual dentistry performed by a board certified dentist.
- In many developing nations - (Mexico, Thailand etc.) General dentists untrained and un-certified for anything other than drilling and filling teeth are permitted to attempt advanced dentistry learning as they go at your expense (read that line again).
- The pano will help the dentist to determine if you will be a suitable candidate for implants or not.
Dental Tourism: Your best option or a successful dental vacation is to have a consultation and pano made back home and sent to a board certified dentist in Mexico, Asia or elsewhere for their opinion and estimate. Then compare the two.
If you have already decided to head for Puerto Vallarta or Tijuana/San Diego for your denture adventure and want to save $2-300 on the consultation and pano at home - just wing it to your preferred dental travel destination and have the pano and consultation there.
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants - advanced age, heavy smoking, diabetes and other issues are mitigating factors. Your specialist dentist will be able to recommend the best solution to your needs reviewing the pano and completing a clinical (in-chair) exam.
Author David Mandich writes about dental tourism for Board Certified Dentists Internationale'