Dental Tourism Brisbane City

It is important to consider the dangers of dental tourism

If you’ve started researching overseas dental work, the chances are you’ve read articles with many mixed feelings on the topic. With 15,000 Australians travelling overseas each year, spending an estimated $300 million on dental and medical treatments to avoid local costs, you would think it would be okay to take the chance yourself.

The thing is, whether you know someone who has successfully undergone dental treatment overseas or you’re enticed by the potential savings involved, there are a few things you should take into consideration.

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Frequently asked questions

What is dental tourism?

Dental tourism refers to the act of travelling to foreign countries for the purpose of seeking dental treatment. In most cases, people choose to travel to less developed countries for dental treatment in order to save on medical costs. There are, however, a number of risks associated with dental tourism and the standard of care and infection control can vary greatly from country to country. It is also difficult to receive follow-up care in the case of a complication.

There are a number of reasons why dental costs may be less in certain countries. In many cases, the cost of labour and property rent is less, so dentists are likely to have lower running costs. It is also possible that the cost of malpractice insurance is lower in some areas. It is important to note, however, that even though the cost of dental care may be lower in these countries, there is no guarantee when it comes to quality and infection control. For this reason, we don't recommend that you travel overseas for dental treatment. While you might save money in the short term, the risk of complications tends to be quite high.