As a US citizen, is it better to get dental work done here or get it cheaper overseas?
Are there risks involved with getting it done overseas?
Hi Earl, it really depends which is more comfortable to you. Overseas or anywhere, there are important things you should consider first. Make sure that the dentist is well-skilled by finding out if he/she has passed the necessary state board for dentists. Secondly, that he is accredited with official dental associations in the country. All it takes is a phone call to these agencies and ask if a particular person who claims to be a dentist is indeed a legit one. Finally, reputation is essential, aside from the two I mentioned. Get it done with someone who is already established or had a great reputation for doing the job.
If you want it done overseas, I suggest in addition to the three tips above, it would be helpful if he is accredited or holds a clinic in a major hospital, just in case. These hospitals are quite rigid in their accreditation requirements for practitioners. Hope this helps!
It is definitely cheaper in many places overseas, but keep in mind the travel and accomodation costs... and not knowing who the good doctors are you will need to spend a lot of time taking the right steps.
It depends what type of work you need done. I live in Thailand and it's often cheaper to travel from the US to Thailand to get work done at about 1/2 to 3/4 the cost. This way, you get all your dental work done and an added bonus of a vacation while you're at it.
A great dental clinic where most dentists are trained in the US and they have state-of-the-art facilities is Grace Dental Clinic in Chiang Mai, Thailand. You can look them up on the web and they'll give you a quote over email or by phone.
citizenship doesnt matter , get the work done for the best price you can , At the place you are comfortable with the dentist.good dental work doesn't go by nationality..Most dentist have good training and experience.
Yours is a good and timely question because I expect the quality of dental care here in the States to deteriorate in the next decade. Depending upon the ultimate costs, of course, I would seriously consider going to Israel to receive quality dental care. As of now, there is no way that I would consider having dental work performed on me in the United Kingdom. I'm sure that one of the biggest risks one has to confront if having any kind of dental and/or medical work done overseas is the possibility that some problem may arise several months down the road from any procedure. Obviously, given the logistics, it is much easier to schedule a hasty appointment to correct the problem here in America than to go back overseas.
In my opinion I would not go anywhere else for health care, but the United States of America.
I believe it is most likely cheaper in other countries for dental care, but you can only get what you pay for. I have no problem paying a little extra for the peace of mind that my tooth is being taken care of with state of the art dental care.
There are several risks to going overseas for dental care. But, it all depends on which country you go to. Go over to Zimbabwe, and they might just have a string, and pliers ready for you. While in France for example they have pretty much the same dental care we do. You are also trusting a doctor who is probably not accredited by the A.D.A. (American Dental Association).
I think that if anti-bio tics were available over counter a lot of people wouldn't have to go to the dentist. For example my tooth had a bacterial infection caused by a poorly done root canal. I went to the dentist, and spent around $50 dollars to have them check it out. (I also don't have insurance) The only option was to either pull it, or try antibiotics. So I was prescribed Azithromycin which costs me about $80 a long with the Vicodins for the pain.
After two days of taking the antibiotics swelling had occurred under neath the tooth. Knowing exactly what the dentist would do I took a needle cauterized it, and poked the swelling. INSTANT RELIEF. My tooth has been feeling great ever since. I wonder why antibiotics can't be sold over counter. There really is no addiction that can be caused by them.
As it happens, I just wrote a hub about my experience with Mexican dentist in los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico. ( Seeking Affordable Dentists in Los Algodones Mexico http://hubpages.com/t/1e3535 ). The dentist we went to was a member of the American Dental Association and trained in the U.S. as well as Mexico. Prices were approximately 75% less than they would have been in the U.S. You can get excellent, inexpensive dental work done in Mexico and, I'm sure, other foreign countries. Even with the cost of travel and accommodations, one can save thousands of dollars if extensive work is needed.
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