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Top Dental Tourism Destinations in 2024

Countries providing high quality and inexpensive dentistry

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There are many countries today that provide good quality, affordable dental care. Residents in countries such as America, Australia, Germany and the UK are opting for dental treatment abroad in countries across Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, where the cost of living is cheaper and, as a result, dental treatment less expensive.

Where patients go for dental treatment depends largely on where in the world they are located. For instance, it’s easy for Californians to hop across the border to Mexico, while Thailand is much easier for Australians. On the whole, it will cost UK citizens less to travel to a European destination.

Dental tourism in Europe has been growing by 10 to 15 per cent annually, according to research published by PwC in 2017. The trend has been increasing since 2013 when a new EU directive allowed patients to get treatment in a member state then claim the cost back if a national healthcare scheme covered it.

These are the top dental tourism destinations worldwide in 2024 for all kinds of dental work:

Poland

Poland is at the top of our list of European destinations for dental care this year. In comparison to many Western nations, Poland offers competitive prices for a variety of dental procedures, such as all-on-4 implants and veneers.

Many of its hospitals and clinics hold accreditation from esteemed international bodies like the Trent Accreditation Scheme (TAS) and the European Society for Quality in Healthcare (ESQH), ensuring high standards of care.

Warsaw and Krakow are the leading hubs for dental tourism in Poland. Patients can expect substantial cost savings of up to 50% compared to private dental prices in the UK and USA. Dental implant procedures typically range from 5,000 to 9,000 euros, depending on the chosen brand, offering an attractive option for those seeking quality dental care at more affordable rates.

Plus, don’t worry if you don’t speak Polish – English is widely spoken in medical settings, making your experience stress-free. 

Contact our team if you would like help finding an affordable dental clinic in Poland.

Croatia

Croatia is another great dental tourism destination in Europe. The country of stunning turquoise waters is becoming a tourist phenomenon, attracting over 18 million tourists annually. Now that excitement is crossing over to the medical tourism industry.

Home to a growing number of specialised clinics, dental treatment in Croatia is significantly cheaper than in the United States and the United Kingdom. Most leading clinics are concentrated in Zagreb and Split, and most medical professionals speak English.

Notably, healthcare services in Croatia operate under EU law, which is an appealing safety net for many conscious medical tourists seeking safe, reliable and quality dentistry.

Contact our team if you would like help finding a high quality dental clinic in Croatia.

Thailand

Thailand has world-leading dental establishments – some huge and many extremely contemporary. Australians and New Zealanders, in particular, make up many of the vast numbers of patients attending dental clinics in Thailand. But so too do Canadians and Americans.

Most dentists in Thailand have trained abroad before returning to their homeland to practice, many opting to finance their own clinic.

Thailand is also home to JCI accredited dental facilities, which offer comprehensive dental services including sedation dentistry for patients with a fear of major dental procedures.

Contact our team if you would like help finding a the best dental clinics in Thailand.

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Turkey

Tourists from both east and west travel to Turkey to take advantage of the low-cost, high-quality dental treatment surgeons there offer. The Turkish government is one of the most proactive in promoting medical tourism, and have been doing it longer than many countries.

Dentists in Turkey are known for their international-grade training, making them some of the most skilled practitioners in the world. The health ministry has also rolled our medical tourism certification for clinics, ensuring all operators deliver a standard of experience to international patients. There is a vast range of impressive orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry clinics to choose from.

Contact our team if you would like help finding the best dental clinic in Turkey.

Dubai

Dubai topped the 2022 TripAdvisor list for the most popular travel destination, and while it is known to be a luxury tourism destination, medical tourism is also catching up. Brits, Germans, Americans, Austrians and the Swiss are heading to Dubai for Dental treatment.

It’s not the least expensive place for dental tourism, but it does have exceptionally qualified dentists. Some of the most successful clinics worldwide have opened up second branches in Dubai to serve the affluent clientele that Dubai attracts. After all, Dubai has plenty of its millionaire residents to satisfy. 

Internationally trained expert dentists are available in all areas of Dubai.

Contact our team if you would like help finding the best dentist in Dubai.

Mexico

Americans flock to Mexico for dental treatment – it’s so much less expensive than in their own country. And for border states, such as Texas and California, it’s not even much of a drive to contemplate (a short plane ride to Cancun or Peurto Vallarta isn’t out of the question either).

The dental care in Mexico is excellent. It is less expensive than in America because dentists in Mexico – unlike their American counterparts – don’t have to pay for malpractice insurance. The cost of living is lower, and they also carry less student debt, so they don’t have to charge their patients more.

The Covid-19 pandemic put a hold on the international dental tourism market, but demand for dental treatment abroad has steadily rebounded since air travel resumed. The good news for patients seeking the best dentists abroad is that plenty of high-quality dental clinics cater to international patients and are available within a short flight radius.

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