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.

Infographic for why you should get dental treatments abroad

1. Experience

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.

2. Qualifications

Next, let’s look at qualifications. Depending on where you go for your dental treatment, they may have lower standards when compared to the UK. Linking back to what we have 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 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.

3. Results

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 who visit our York dental practice – many of whom have been coming to us for years. These are people who 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 trust reviews of a dental practice you’re not familiar with, or who doesn’t have a longstanding patient base?

5. Cost

Cheaper prices can be very tempting to explore, especially for 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.

To arrange a consultation, contact our team and learn more about our process here in York.