What is a dental holiday? “DENTAL TOURISM”
This is when someone travels out of the UK for dental work, the main reason they do this is because it is seen as alternative to getting treatment in the U.K.
Why should I choose to stay in the uk?
To date we still do not fully know how many people take a “dental holiday” but we do know the benefit of why it is better to seek treatment with a UK DENTIST.
Reasons to choose the UK!
follow-up AFTER CARE.
Having your work carried out In the UK offers consistent and easy aftercare. It can be very difficult for dentists to treat them if they don’t have full documentation about the way procedures were carried out and the materials and implant components used.
Completing your treatment for dental implants in the UK would eliminate this concern
We have heard of many reports about patients with complications following treatment which have led to serious oral health problems, or worse. Unfortunately, accessing follow-up treatment at home can be difficult if there’s a complication, as it’s hard for dentists to rectify implants that were placed in another country.
BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.
WHILE YOU CAN DO ALL THE RESEARCH ONLINE, IT REALY IS ALWAYS BETTER TO GO WITH SOMEONE THAT IS RECOMMENDED TO YOU AND THAT IS MORE LIKELY IN THE UK
EASE OF TREATMENT
HAVING IMPLANTS CAN BE A LENGHTY PROCEDURE, HOW EASY IS IT GOING TO BE TO POP ALONG TO YOUR LOCAL DENTIST, COMPARED TO GETTING A FLIGHT OUT OF THE UK?
If you choose to go abroad, the new dentist won’t know your dental history and you may not be able to have a thorough consultation with your dentist abroad before starting treatment, this could cause you serious problems.
Return flights of which there WILL be several
Fuel or train fares to and from UK airports
Food and other living costs while you’re abroad
Taking time off work, including a loss of earnings from extra time off if needed
Dental treatment isn’t regulated in the same way in every country.
In the UK, dental professionals are regulated by the General Dental Council (GDC).
ALL Dental professionals working in the UK have to be registered with the GDC and hold appropriate indemnity insurance.
Regulation varies depending on the country you visit, so it’s important to do thorough research on how dentistry is regulated in the country you’re planning to visit if you’re considering treatment abroad to ensure you are protected
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO GO ABROAD?
Many patients opt to go abroad simply due to cost, you can safe £££ by doing this but this does not always mean it is the right thing to do.
They have lower over heads than the UK this is why the cost is less.
So before you opt to fly and buy, ask these questions first!
What brand of implants do they use
Does the surgical team speak English? If not, is a translator provided?
What after care do they offer?
What happens if something goes wrong?
What happens after my treatment for follow ups ?
Do they have references ?
What are their qualifications ?
Are they insured?
What are their infection control standards ?
Having said this these are also questions you should ask about your UK dentist.
At Boundary Implant Centre we carry our full assessment to make sure any treatment we offer is going to give the best long term result for you.
Call us today to let us help you decide the best course of treatment for you and how we can look after you every step of the way