Friday, July 24, 2015

11 TIPS FOR A PERFECT DENTAL VACATION - And how to avoid a dental tourism disaster

It's been called a Dental Vacation, Dental Holidays, Dental Travel and Dental Tourism..  But call it what you will, it can be a great way to save money while taking a vacation, or it can be your worst nightmare in a dentist chair  

By David de Los Angeles

Here's how to avoid starring in your own dental vacation horror show:

 1.  Get estimates from Board Certified Dentists who are certified for your procedures. They cost the same as less trained general dentists who would love to learn advanced dentistry at your expense. 

2.  Choose dentists who speak your language.  So you won't need to know how to say “Take it easy doc!”  in  Spanish, Thai or Mandarin. Most foreign board certified dentists speak English fairly well.

3.  Avoid commercial dental broker agencies like WhatEver Dentist, Flacid Way, Dentist-A-GoGo etc. They list any dentists who pay their fees including non-certified general dentists with fake credentials angling for big treatment patients.