Here Is Why You Should Avoid Going Abroad for Dental Treatment￼
If you’re seeking dental treatment, it can be tempting to find a dental practice abroad. We’ve all heard stories about quick and cheap treatments being carried out across Europe in places like Turkey or Spain, but the practice of dental tourism – or going to a different country for dental work – can often be more trouble than it’s worth.
Today, our team of dentists based in York will talk through some of the reasons why we recommend avoiding dental tourism, or going abroad for dental treatment.
One of the biggest things we advise all our patients to look for – in any dentist – is their level of experience. The more experienced the dentist, the lower the risks and drawbacks. Our York team has decades of combined experience for your peace of mind, and many members continue to hone their skills through courses and qualifications.
Next, let’s look at qualifications. Depending on where you go for your dental treatment, it’s possible that they have lower standards when compared to the UK. Linking back to what we’ve said previously, this ultimately means you may have someone less experienced carrying out your treatment. In addition, the UK has a General Dental Council (GDC) which every dental professional must register with in order to practice. It could be that the country you’re considering doesn’t have a dental register or is generally less stringent than the UK.
Before and after photos are key in the dental industry, showing just how treatments like dental implants or Invisalign braces could transform your smile. Again, regulations in the UK mean that you can be more trusting of what you see, as businesses that use misleading advertising can face hefty fines or even lose their right to practice.
4. Verified reviews
Here in York, we’re very proud of our customer testimonials, which talk about the positives of using our professional dentists for a range of treatments. When reading our reviews, you’re hearing straight from the patients that visit our York dental practice – many of whom have been coming to us for years. These are people that live and work in the same community as you, who regularly use our treatments and services, as opposed to strangers who might only visit the dental practice a single time. In other words, can you really trust reviews of a dental practice you’re not familiar with, or who doesn’t have a longstanding patient base?
Cheaper prices can be very tempting to explore, especially on restorative work like dental implants. But we’re firm believers that you get what you pay for – and it’s harder to hold a foreign dental practice to account if things go wrong. We price our treatments fairly, according to our experience and skills, brands and products, range of services and more. And you can rest assured that we pay our team fairly, too.
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If you’re still on the fence about your dental treatment, let us help. Contact our team to arrange a consultation and find out more about our process here in York.