History of Dental Tourism
Updated on Friday 04th March 2016
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Medical tourism is not a new concept, as patients have been practicing it for hundreds of years. It is said that it started when rich Romans went to Germany to treat their diseases after finding out about the properties of the healing waters at spas. According to the patient’s disease, the doctors used to recommend a treatment that involved traveling in another part of the country (to the seaside, the mountains, salt mines etc.) or even in other countries.
Main reasons for development of dental tourism
Dental tourism is a new branch of medical tourism and it has been practiced in the last decades. It assumes that people in need of medical care are willing to travel outside their countries, looking for professional dental treatment.
Usually, people are interested in this type of tourism in the situation in which the dental services in their home-country are lacking a high level of expertise. Another reason is that the prices imposed either by the dental healthcare system or by private dentists are too high. Thus, several countries have developed an industry in the field of dental tourism, offering a well-adjusted dental tratment to the patient and a trip to certain iconic places in that country.
Dental tourism in Dubai
At this moment, only a few countries and regions around the world can offer full services of dental tourism. Amongst these few, Dubai (United Arab Emirates) has recently been nominated as one of the top destinations for dental care, with excellent services offered at very attractive prices. Most of the patients interested in dental treatments in Dubai are from United States of America, United Kingdom or Germany.
Patients prefer these services either in the situation in which their dental health is compromised or for aesthetical problems of the teeth.
According to the medical problem, the patient should prepare for a vacation that may last a few days or even weeks. Our dentists in Dubai will recommend a personalized dental treatment plan that will suit the patient, according to his or her needs, but also taking into account the time the person can be away from work or from other personal duties.
Our dental clinics in Dubai guarantee professional services for our clients, using the newest dental equipment, approved by the World Health Organization. Upon your arrival, you may be required to present special documentation and a detailed situation of your dental health problem and dental history.
Our clients’ dental visit in Dubai will include meetings with the dentist and the initiation of the dental treatment plan, sightseeing of iconic places in Dubai, visits at the Dubai’s museums, shopping tours and many others. Please contact our dentists in Dubai, who will gladly help you choose the best option for your specific situation.