Top 5 Countries for Dental Tourists

Bill Alen - Jun 30, 2014
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For affordable and superior quality dentistry abroad, no country beats Malaysia, Hungary, Costa Rica, Mexico and Thailand. Each one of them is preferred by dental travelers for different reasons. Below are some of the strong points of each of the destinations that make them stand out.


Dental travelers visiting Malaysia should expect advanced medical services that include state-of-the-art clinics as well. Some areas of expertise include aesthetic dental procedures such as tooth re-shaping, gum surgery and bridges. Furthermore, this destination has gained popularity as a result of the countless holiday options, the advanced English spoken by dental experts, and the flexible nature of visa requirements particularly for tourists travelling for medical reasons.


Dental tourism has gained popularity over the years especially in Europe because specific countries offer considerable savings compared to others. However, Hungary leads when it comes to savings – you could end up making for costs of the dental procedures. The destination is famous for its high-tech clinics, highly skilled dentists and affordability. Hungary is well known for its rich history and culture. By visiting the city of Gyor for instance, dental tourists have the unique opportunity of enjoying a memorable holiday while receiving world-class treatment.

Costa Rica

It tops many lists when it comes to leisure travel, eco-tourism, adventure travel and the most recent field is dental tourism. Americans have developed a new trend where they head to the destination for all matters related to dentistry that include teeth whitening, orthodontics, dental veneers and dentures which are usually a lot cheaper when compared to fees charged at home. If you take into account such huge savings, you could easily use the extra funds saved to explore the volcanoes, the forest preserves and the remarkable beaches that Costa Rica offers.


The country has become hugely popular for dental tourism for a number of reasons with the main one being ease of access particularly for residents of Texas, Arizona and California who can simply drive into Mexico for a weekend of dental procedures. The fact that it is near America is not the only reason why Mexico has emerged as a hotspot for dental tourists; its modern clinics and the American-trained professionals offer cosmetic dental services for a meager amount.


Anyone considering low-cost dental tourism will find Thailand to be an excellent option. Bumrungrad International Hospital located in Bangkok handles over 11,000 overseas patients yearly at its dental unit which is staffed by more than 50 full-time and part-time dental professionals and more than half of them have gotten certification in Western countries. Dental treatment is offered at highly affordable prices. What's more, the popularity of the destination can be attributed to the outstanding patient care and vacation possibilities.

As health tourism experiences rapid growth, so does dental tourism in equal measure. People are now travelling to different destinations for superior quality and affordable dental services combined with a fantastic holiday.

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