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Dental Tourism in Turkey

A health tourism provider or medical tourism provider is an organisation or a company which seeks to bring together a prospective patient with a service provider, usually a hospital or a clinic. If the patient is crossing international borders to obtain medical care, then that individual would usually be known as a medical tourist.

Some such organisations and companies specialize in certain areas of healthcare, such as cosmetic surgery, dentistry or transplant surgery, while others are more generalised in their approach, providing multiple services over a wide range of medical specialities.
Health tourism providers make information available about the hospitals, clinic and the doctors that they are partnered with. Hospital quality indicators can include whether they have been subjected to independent international healthcare accreditation, practice evidence-based medicine, and good governance, and whether independent health care staff, particularly the doctors providing the services, have been subjected to independent credentialing, as well as evidence that the doctors maintain and improve their personal professional standards.
In addition, there are a number of non-medical angles which also need attention from the provider. These include:

  • Prices and how to pay
  • Hotels
  • Non-medical risks involved
  • Language issues
  • Availability of techniques
  • Pre-travel health issues.
  • Medico-legal issues

Dental tourism (also called dental vacations) is a subset of the sector known as medical tourism. It involves individuals seeking dental care outside of their local healthcare systems and may be accompanied by a vacation. Dental tourism is growing worldwide; as the world becomes ever more interdependent and competitive, technique, material, and technological advances spread rapidly, enabling providers in "developing countries" to provide dental care at significant cost savings when compared with their peers in the developed world. Every year, about 200.000 tourists visit Turkey for Health & Medical Tourism.

Dental tourists travel chiefly to take advantage of lower prices. Reasons for lower prices are many: dentists outside the "developed world" are able to take advantage of much lower fixed costs, lower labor costs, less government intervention, lower education fees and expenses, and lower insurance costs. Much of the bureaucratic red-tape that engulfs businesses in the developed world is eliminated abroad, and dentists are free to focus on their trade, dentistry. The result is that procedures, such as dental implants and porcelain veneers, which are simply financially out of reach for many people in the developed world, are made affordable overseas.

When combined with a holiday, as the name implies, dental tourism can be an opportunity to receive low-cost, quality dental care. Dental tourism is expected to continue growing, as consumers continue to seek out lower-cost options.

HEALTHY SMILE provides complete travel arrangements ranging from flights, transfers, tours, hotels, car rentals etc all customized to your individual needs.

Based in Alanya, Turkey, HEALTHY SMILE offers convenient packages that combine first class medical treatments and surgeries with the most exciting and exotic tourism.

For more information please contact us.