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What is Dental Tourism?

What is Dental Tourism?

Dental Tourism involves individuals (usually Americans and Canadians) seeking dental care outside of their local healthcare systems, and is often done in the form of a vacation as well. Dental Tourism is growing quickly worldwide, as the planet becomes ever more interconnected and competitive. Dental techniques, materials, and training/technological advances spread rapidly, enabling providers in “developing countries” such as Ecuador, to provide dental care at a significant cost savings when compared with their peers in the developed world.

Why should I take advantage of Dental Tourism?

Dental travelers who seek dental care outside of their home countries have a single thought in mind: Cost. In the US, Canada, and many European countries, dental care is expensive, especially if extensive reconstructive or cosmetic dental work is required. In the US, only the most basic and rudimentary dental care is covered by health insurance plans, which is why more than 150 million Americans are without dental coverage, despite the recent reforms to the US healthcare system. A dental tourist can expect to save 60-90% on their dental care.