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Navigating the Dental Tourism Jungle
In Parts 1 and 2 of this series we considered factors surrounding the escalating cost of dental care and alternatives that are available to patients. Now we get down to the nuts and bolts to help you slog through the jungle of dental tourism sites and find the best care.
Popular destinations for dental care
Quality dental care is available in many countries around the globe. For Europeans and people in the UK, Hungary is a popular location, though a bit distant for many Americans. India and Thailand also offer excellent care at considerable savings, but are really, really far away making them impractical for North Americans.
People in the States find Mexico and Central America to be the best bet. Those in border towns often drive to Mexico for dentistry, though the escalating drug wars are cutting into trips. Frequent flights, short flight times and inexpensive ticket prices make other Central American destinations attractive for dental travelers from the States.
Central American locations are popular choices for more than their proximity to the US and their temperate climates. Countries in that part of the Americas, being closer to the US, are more likely to dentists who speak English fluently, come here for training and maybe even have practiced here at some point in their careers. (more…)
This USA Today article features six places with in-country costs that make a vacation budget easy.
This is what was said about Panama, where a seven day vacation including airfare and 3 -star hotel was estimated to cost $1,130.
We send dental patients to Panama for quality care at significant savings (www.panamdentaltours.com) and we certainly agree. Read on:
“Frommer’s describes Panama as “deliciously free of crowds”—and what better endorsement do you need? Even if you’re based in Panama City, a range of outdoorsy activities including watersports in both the Caribbean and Pacific, bird watching, and hiking, can fill a vacation. Mountains, rainforests, and beaches are plentiful, creating a spectacular setting for vacationers, regardless if you want to break a sweat or just relax by the waves.
The country’s currency, the balboa, is interchangeable with the U.S. dollar. Additionally, the dollar is accepted nationwide, so no worries about exchange rates or inflated prices here. Better yet, food and transportation are very affordable, and Lonely Planet estimates travelers can get by quite comfortably on $60 per day. Penny-pinching travelers should have no difficulty budgeting even less. Regardless of whether you want to scrimp or splurge, the possibilities are affordable. (more…)
Going to Panama for a dental vacation? Here’s a personal tour of the restaurants in Panama — by an American “Foodie” and professional dental tourism provider.
An Eating Adventure: Panama City
I admit it. As a Baby Boomer, any meal promising a heavy dose of Omega 3s has to be good. Panama means “many fish,” so I was inclined to be excited about eating in this beautiful country.
I did not realize just how excited I would be, until we set down for a week in Panama City.
Read the full article How Can a Foodie Trip to Panama Pay For Itself?
I do have political views, of course, but this blog is about dentistry, dental tourism and Panama as a great place to go for dental work.
So when I read that President Obama opened up about dental care at a town hall meeting in Henderson, Nevada, I was really excited.
Will there be some breaking information that will bring relief to Boomers and the others who are being strapped by expensive dental work? Depends who you read. The President’s supporters took the information and edited it to make him look good.
His detractors cut out information, so he looked silly. But here is the actual question Obama answered, in its entirety, from a dentist in the audience. (more…)
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