Dental Treatments Abroad and at Home

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When it comes to the question of where to undergo dental treatment, many factors play a role. Factors that every patient weights differently. For some, quality is the decisive argument, while for others, price has a higher weighting.

You will find a good balance of these two important factors if you look outside the country's borders for dental treatment. It is well known that many countries in Eastern Europe and Asia offer dental treatments for foreign tourists that are of the same quality as those in the home country, but many times cheaper.

In the following article, we want to get to the bottom of the phenomenon of "dental tourism" and take a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of such a trip.

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What advantages do dental treatments abroad offer?

In recent years, a veritable medical tourism boom has developed from Western European countries towards the East. This is also and even especially true for dental treatment. Here are some of the advantages of looking abroad to get dental treatment.

A very high quality of treatment

This trend is mainly based on the fact that the quality of the treatments is in no way inferior to those in the home country, sometimes even better. The expertise of the renowned dentists is at least as high as at home. Often they are even more experienced because they specialise in certain treatments rather than offering a wide range of treatments, as is often the case in the UK and other countries.

Modern dental clinics abroad that specialise in medical tourism often have the very latest equipment available, as the costs quickly pay for themselves thanks to the high number of treatments.

Because of their financial dependence on foreign patients, who pay prices for treatments that most locals would not be able to afford, many large clinics also follow a strict quality protocol. Always striving to give each and every patient the best possible treatment and care so as not to risk bad patient reviews.

However, patient ratings are one of the quality features that can be manipulated, especially if the origin of the patient ratings cannot be identified. At Qunomedical, we collect our own quality control rating criteria which, together with real patient reviews verified via Google or Trustpilot, are included in the overall rating of a clinic.

Lower costs compared to home country

The cost of dental treatment is significantly cheaper abroad, especially the further East you look from Western Europe. The main reason for this is the lower cost of labour and living. This means that the amounts charged for dental treatment can also be significantly lower. Still, the clinics make good money because they pay much lower wages than we do, from the dentist to the cleaner - for each person involved in the treatment and service.

Some countries also have lower regulatory and tax requirements towards the medical sector, which result in lower costs for licences and taxes compared to other countries and almost act like a subsidy.

In addition, exchange rates can make prices in non-Euro countries cheaper for Europeans. In some countries, clinics offer all-inclusive packages for dental treatment that include not only the cost of treatment but also accommodation and transfer services between the airport, hotel and clinic. Due to the large number of bookings, the clinics get good conditions from the providers, which they can pass on to the patients.

However, prices that are too low compared to prices from other clinics in the area should be evaluated carefully and some more research around the offer may be beneficial.

Excellent patient service

The dental clinics that Qunomedical works with are used to international patients. From experience, they know exactly what the biggest hurdles are and accordingly try to assist with problems of language, culture or customs.

Moreover, due to the high degree of specialisation in certain treatments, the treatment procedures as well as the technology and methods used are often optimised in such a way that there is little waiting time for the patient and treatments are carried out smoothly. This also includes the duration of treatment, because in a specialised and well-rehearsed team, every move goes faster.

The large number of treatments carried out also means that special requests are not really rare and can well be catered for.

Faster and more flexible appointments

Dental clinics that cater to private payers from the UK or other Western countries can usually afford more staff, which also means that there are no long waiting times. The well-paid staff is also more willing to offer appointments later in the evening or even at weekends. The lower wage costs and not too high surcharges for work outside normal working hours make it possible, especially for dental clinics in countries such as Turkey, Croatia or Hungary, to grant patients a very flexible choice of desired appointments.

But of course it always depends on how many enquiries a particular dental clinic is currently receiving and what kind of treatment is involved.

If you are not set on a specific dentist or dental clinic, Qunomedical's patient managers can usually arrange an appointment within the next few days for your desired treatment.

Why book with Qunomedical?

At Qunomedical, we have years of experience helping patients to book dental appointments for their desired treatment quickly and easily. As many dental treatments in the UK and Western Europe have to be paid out-of-the-pocket and quickly become very expensive, we particularly work with state-of-the-art partner clinics in countries where dentistry is cheaper.

Some clinics in Turkey, Croatia or Hungary are considered the best clinics in the world for dental implants or veneers. Through strict quality control, we ensure that our partner clinics consistently provide first-class quality and service.

The clinics are used to dealing with international patients and have adapted all their processes and services accordingly, so that the patients we refer always have a very good experience.

For you, our referral service is completely free of charge, because in the end we receive a small commission from the clinic you choose, without changing anything in the cost estimate for you.

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Does Qunomedical also help with domestic bookings?

Yes, Qunomedical also works with partner clinics in the UK. We can help you to find an appointment in your preferred time period for the treatment you need. Just get in touch with our friendly patient advisors.

What treatments can be booked through Qunomedical?

Although our partner clinics specialise in the major procedures, literally all other dental treatments are also offered. Going on a medical trip, however, is usually only worthwhile financially if an expensive treatment is the reason, as this is the way to save a lot of money compared to the costs at home.

The most popular treatments booked through us include:

You will find all treatments in the following overview.

How does a dental treatment trip abroad work?

Depending on the dental treatment, all treatment steps can either be carried out within one trip, or two trips will be necessary. This is no different from having your teeth done in the UK.

If there is a period of healing between the first and second treatment steps necessary, such as with dental implants, you will need to make a second trip for the final teeth after a few months. Despite the additional costs for flights and accommodation, going abroad for two times can still be financially more favourable.

For treatments that can be done within a few days, dental clinics abroad will try to time the appointments as short as possible for you so that you don't have to be on site for an unnecessarily long time.

Unless you want to combine the trip with a holiday, because after all, cities like Istanbul or Izmir and their surroundings are very nice destinations for a holiday.

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