Dental Tourism means traveling abroad
for affordable dental care, dental treatment, dental surgery or dental
procedures, which are generally expensive in one's own country.
Need for Dental Tourism
If your employer provides you with dental
insurance benefits you are among the fortunate few. A lot of people
do not have dental insurance. So when there is a need to visit the dentist,
they find themselves digging deep into their pockets. This is what has
given birth to dental tourism. To such people dental tourism offers
a low cost high quality alternative.
Dental tourism, which is also sometimes
known as tooth tourism or dental travel, is not a recent concept. Americans
have been going across the border to Mexico for decades for bargain
deals on dental prosthetics, affordable dental implants, discount on
dental crowns, etc. It's also not uncommon to see American tourists
hunting for cheap cosmetic dentistry at dental offices in Panama or
dental clinics in Costa Rica.
In the US, the main reason for going
abroad for dental care is the cost advantage that the foreign country
offers. And in some other cases, it's the difficulty in getting the
urgently required care on time that leads people to find the care elsewhere.
In Canada and certain European countries
with national healthcare system, it's the extensive wait-lists that
result into their citizens finding other sources to meet their dental
Benefits of Dental Tourism
Undoubtedly, the biggest benefit of dental
tourism is cost savings. Some countries are able to provide top quality
dental care at a low cost because of low labor and administrative costs
in those countries.
Rest assured that the service that you
receive at Healthbase's partner dental offices globally will be equal
or superior to that you can find in the US. Our partners have state-of-the-art
technology and modern equipments. They staff dentists who are educated
or trained in the US or other western countries.
Our dental partners will work with your
schedule and timeframe to ensure quick access to care. Through Healthbase's
sophisticated online quote system, your dental and medical records will
be made accessible to the dental provider of your choice instantly and
hence will be able to get your quote within two business days in most
The award-winning* comprehensive Healthbase
website allows consumers to arrange all aspects of dental tourism from
start to finish. Our one-stop service offerings are just one of the
ways we strive to provide world-class care.
While the primary motivation for most
customers is affordable dental care, for some people it's a great opportunity
to combine dental care with traveling / vacation. Given the low cost
of road, rail and air travel, you can even bring your friends or family
along. Also, dental appointments don't take much time so lodging expenses
are also low. It's not unheard of of Americans flocking dental offices
in Mexico for cheap dental work during a weekend trip.
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When and for which dental treatments
/ procedures should Dental Tourism be considered?
Dental tourism is not always a good option.
Along with the cost savings on the treatment, you should also consider
the time required as well as the number of visitations needed for your
specific case. Sometimes, travel costs may outweigh the potential savings
in which case it makes dental tourism not worthwhile. If you need braces,
for example, which require frequent adjustment by your orthodontist,
it may be a better idea to seek help at home unless you live close to
the border and your dental clinic in Mexico is at a 30-minute ride.
The dental tourism destination you choose
can also be a major factor in how much you are able to save. So though
you may want to get a quick dental bleaching while you are on a holiday
to Turkey, you may not want to go there especially for teeth whitening.
Again you wouldn't normally want to pack
your bags and head down to Mexico for your half yearly dental cleaning
costing less than a hundred dollars at home. But, when you need major
dental work like full mouth reconstruction or jaw surgery, dental tourism
to India can save you thousands of dollars. If you have to get a couple
of small and big dental procedures done at the same time, like dental
bonding, root canal treatment or gum treatment, tooth contouring and
reshaping, dental fillings composite and smile designing, it may pay
to get your dental work abroad.
Dental Tourism destinations
There are many dental tourism destinations
globally that provide low cost high quality dental tourism. In general,
dental tourism to Mexico, dental tourism to Costa Rica and dental tourism
to Panama are common for quick dental fix-ups due to the proximity of
these countries to the US and Canada. In case of patients from Europe,
dental tourism to Turkey and dental tourism to Hungary are common. For
major dental surgeries, dental tourism to India, dental tourism to Thailand
and dental tourism to Singapore are more common given the reputation
for top class technology in those countries.
For affordable dental tourism worldwide
and to learn more about our partner dental offices abroad, please register
to Healthbase or contact us.
Dental Tourism and Healthbase
With the popularity of dental tourism
rising by the day, many dental offices have cropped up around the globe
offering low cost dental care. However, the quality of care delivered
by them may not be as wonderful as promised by their slick websites
making botched up jobs in a place where no one speaks your tongue all
too common. So when traveling to another country for dental care, you
must make sure that they will provide the high quality care you are
This is where Healthbase assists you.
Healthbase is a dental tourism facilitator or dental tourism agent providing
low cost high quality dental tourism services worldwide. We have carefully
screened our partner dental offices and hospitals before bringing them
onboard to ensure that they give you world class service at an affordable
price. Our partner dental offices overseas employ well-trained and English-speaking
staff. They use the latest technologies. For example: in the case of
dental implants, our partners have the technologies like Implant Branemark
System, Implant Replace System, Implant Noble Biocare - Branemark, Implant
UNITI, Implant Astra Noble Birocare, Implant IMTEC and so on.
We offer dental travel packages to various
countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, India,
Singapore, Thailand and more.
The process of Dental Tourism at
Register for FREE at the award-winning
Healthbase dental tourism website at healthbase.com to create a new account or use an existing account to login to enjoy a whole host
of services and resources.
Review the dental procedures of your
interest from amongst the various dental treatments and dental surgeries
available. Detailed information about various dental procedures is also available at Healthbase Resources
and Healthbase Blog
Request and Review Free Quote
After selecting a dental procedure of
your interest, contact Healthbase to learn more about our partner dental
offices worldwide and select the one that suits your requirements. We
have worked tremendously with our partner dental clinics and hospitals
to get you the best deal possible for your treatment. You may request
your free quote for treatment at the dental office or hospital of your
choice for your desired travel dates.
After you have finalized the dental clinic,
Healthbase will handle all the logistics involved in dental tourism
for you including passport/visa application, travel arrangement, hotel
arrangement, etc. You may also take advantage of dental loans through
our dental loan processing partners.
Dental Tourism packages for self-insured
businesses (Corporate Dental Tourism)
Those small-business owners, corporations,
self-insured busiensses, insurers, and brokers looking to expand dental
and medical choices for their employees or customers, can now save thousands
of dollars on each case and distinguish their company from competition.
Healthbase is a dental tourism company helping not only individuals
but also businesses to fulfill their dental and medical tourism requirements.
We have some excellent corporate dental
tourism plans and corporate medical tourism plans for employers that
will help you reduce costs and offer attractive dental care and healthcare
benefits to your employees while maintaining high standards of service
and care. Click here to know how.
For insurers and brokers, we have excellent
dental tourism service plans and medical tourism service plans which
will help you provide high quality dental and medical care to your existing
customers at low cost and enable you to attract more customers. Click
here here to know how.
Dental Tourism patient testimonials
Healthbase has assisted many patients
in need of low cost high quality dental care ranging from dental cosmetics
to dental surgeries. Following is what some of them have to say about
our top class quality of care.
Healthbase customer - Lindsay
I wanted to highly commend your services!
.... In the future I will always recommend Healthbase, because of my
experiences with Healthbase.
Healthbase customer - Shadi M
From the start, customer care has been
excellent. Very speedy, friendly, and very quick to address questions
and provide information. I had created accounts with many overseas healthcare
services, and Healthbase is - by far - the fastest, most professional
of all. Staff was readily available, very friendly, and always provided
Thank you very much!
Healthbase customer - Dan S
We had our first visit yesterday and
are very pleased at this point... Thank you for your service and all
your efforts to make this successful.
- Dan S
Healthbase customer - Ronald
My overall experience with Healthbase
was very positive. I'd rate the www.healthbase.com website and Dental
office experience as Excellent. Thank You for the attention and Care
you afforded me in getting me the service that I needed.
customer - Roger
Healthbase services were excellent. They
responded quickly, accurately and friendly. Thank you, Healthbase. The
dentist office, receptionist and pre dental work experience was excellent...
With the one year guarantee I feel confident that the bite situation
will be resolved to my full satisfaction. Had it not been for the service
of Healthbase and Dental office I would not be able to smile with confidence.
Thank you all.
Healthbase customer - Margaret
Just to say thank you a hundred times
for your invaluable service.
For more medical tourism patient testimonials,
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Dental procedures offered by our
international partner dental offices
Following is a partial list of dental
procedures and treatments offered at our dental tourism partners. For
a detailed list, please register at Healthbase:
Dental Implants - regular, mini, Nobel
Biocare, 3i, Imtec, Oraltronics
Dental Crowns - metal, ceramic, metal
free, PFM, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, posterior, anterior,
metal free procera, all ceramic
Dental Dentures - full, partial, acrylic,
Full Mouth Restoration / Full Mouth Reconstruction
Veneers, Inlays and Overlays
Root Canal Treatments
Tooth Contouring and Reshaping
Inlay - Metal, Ceramic
Onlay - Metal, Ceramic
Oral Prophylaxis - Scaling / Polishing
CT-Sacn of the Jaw
Tooth Contouring and Reshaping
Periodontal Flap Surgery
Full mouth Radiograph