We are the developed world. We, and about twelve other countries, are considered the height of culture, life, and technology. Despite this, people from the “developed” world are flocking to other countries to get their dental work done.
It seems the cost of dental in all of these countries (including Canada, much of Europe, Australia, etc.) simply can’t afford the cost of dental care in their home countries. This isn’t new either- it has been happening for a long time- it’s just reaching new and disturbing highs. They tend to go to neighboring countries, America to Mexico for example, and with Europe they flock to those small developing nations in Europe most of us haven’t heard of. They do this because the savings are ridiculous, ranging from 60-90%!
But the dangers aren’t as high as you’d think. In fact, over the years the dental standards of these other nations have risen so high they are almost impossible to tell apart. The offices are often nicer then the ones you find in your home country even! They have well trained staffs and even a system similar to Yelp for reviews and accountability. It turns out, a little research is all that’s needed to find a stellar dentist in a developing nation. So what are we, as developed nations, doing wrong? It’s not the dentists, that’s for sure. We have the best.
For more about this scintillating subject, see this article: Is Dental Tourism Taking a Bite Out of Dental Bills?
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