Do you ever cringe when you hear individuals are opting for dental tourism or does it peak your interest?
Even with dental facilities in their own cities, dental tourist travel from high income countries to low cost countries, seeking to indulge in high quality dental care at low costs. Dental tourists also travel because of their lack of options in terms of access to health care services.
Promising low cost and high quality, dental clinics in the Dominican Republic are alluring their services to cost-conscious health care consumers in Western Europe and the United States.
Dominican Republic dentists hold world-class reputations as dominant discoverers of several techniques and instruments elevating them to the forefront of the international dental scene.
Becoming known not just for its cultural heritage and natural beauty, but for its up-to-date medical facilities, the Dominican Republic is becoming a viable destination for those seeking elective or cosmetic surgery.
One of the biggest appeals to this exquisite island is the white sanded beaches and copses of palm trees. Impressive mountains combined with gorgeous waterfalls, are always bursting with exotic wildlife ultimately adding to the Dominican Republic's charm and fascination.
The Dominican Republic is not only serving the locals merely because of poverty and bordering nutrition issues involving rampant tooth decay but increasingly offering dental procedures to world-wide patients. Patients with insurance are rapidly seeking dental care abroad due to the stiff dental bills and insurance plans, typically offered through employers, requiring patients to pay a significant share of the costs of procedures beyond standard preventive care.
Since 1982 the Dominican Republic has eagerly participated in the Dominican Republic Dental Project. Directed by Dr. Francis Serio, the project serves thousands of patients in the Dominican.
To date over five million dollars’ worth of maintenance has been donated. World-class dentists, hygienists, and others have participated to relieve pain — not only give dental students a satisfying volunteer experience but give back gratifying smiles and pride to all those seeking dental care.
Dental decay is the most collective infectious disease in the world, and borders on an epidemic in much of the unindustrialized world.
Smile makeovers are one of the greatest principles of the Dominican Republic. Dentists are performing excellent dental care including dental veneers, dental crowns, and dental implants for half of what it costs in Europe and North America.
The ADA is closely guarding the miracles of dental tourism as just one component of globalization — a wide-range of profitable, social and geopolitical influences affecting the way of life for millions around the world, including US dentists and their patients.
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