Thailand crowned leader of global dental tourism


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Thailand crowned leader of global dental tourism

  1. 1. Introduction Thailand is the perfect country to both take care of – and treat – yourself: For example, you can visit a great dentist; then, take a dream tour; explore an ancient culture; and save on what it would cost to only get your teeth done at home. Dental Hospital Bangkok The Land of Smiles is now widely recognized as one of the world’s best destinations for dental tourists seeking world-class treatment at what can only be described as astonishing prices. Visitors can receive any treatment or procedure they wish, save up to 70% on costs, and then enjoy a post-treatment exotic holiday at any number of prime destinations throughout the Kingdom … while showing off their dazzling new smile.
  2. 2. Introduction As far as professionalism and certification go, dentists in Thailand are regulated and registered with the Thai Dental Council and are members of the Dental Association of Thailand. Many Thai dentists have received substantial training in the US, the UK, Australia, and other Western countries; thus, most of them speak English very well, something you definitely want in your dentist. Praram 9 Hospital ACT Dental Clinic
  3. 3. Beyond this, it’s not only the quality of the care that visitors appreciate so much in Thailand, but also the style and manner in which it is given. Patients often praise the gentleness, grace, and even sympathy they receive from dental professionals in Thailand, and very few have any desire to return to their dentists at home– understandably so. Denta-joy International Dental Clinic Introduction
  5. 5. WHAT MAKES THAILAND SUCH A GREAT DENTAL TOURISM DESTINATION? The country’s dentists have earned their reputation for top quality, affordable treatment, as well as wonderful service. There are many reasons why Thailand has emerged as one of the world’s leading choices for dental treatment and dental tourism. The country’s dentists have earned their reputation for top quality, affordable treatment, as well as wonderful service. The facilities are immaculate if not beautiful, and the waiting lists can hardly be called that, since they are so short. Altogether, it is a most refreshing experience for many. Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC)
  6. 6. Patients are also impressed at the modern state-of-the-art facilities that they find in all top dental centers, including digital panoramic X-ray and 3D CAD/CAM, which is not always found in clinics in their home countries. This technology also speeds up what are normally lengthy procedures at lower-tech clinics. Dental hospital Bangkok WHAT MAKES THAILAND SUCH A GREAT DENTAL TOURISM DESTINATION?
  7. 7. Although what initially draws many international visitors to Thailand for medical and dental care are the incredible cost savings, what brings them back for ongoing treatment is the array of procedures available, the highest levels of expertise and professionalism , and the great satisfaction they feel at having a job well done. The great added bonus of the trip is the chance to visit dream destinations like Phuket, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Pattaya, and Hua Hin – all a short drive or quick flight from the capital. Perfect smile Dental ClinicDenta-joy International Dental Clinic WHAT MAKES THAILAND SUCH A GREAT DENTAL TOURISM DESTINATION?
  9. 9. THAILAND’S WIDE ARRAY OF DENTAL TREATMENTS Dentists in Thailand perform any and all dental procedures you could want – or need: implants, crowns, veneers, extractions, root canals, dentures, teeth whitening, braces, fillings, bridges and more. Thailand’s dentists are internationally famous particularly for their expertise performing dental implants. Dental Implants Dental implants replace missing teeth, and also help to secure loose dentures or eliminate them entirely. There are two types of dental implants available in Thailand: conventional implants, which are done in two stages, normally about 3 to 6 months apart; and immediate implants, or same-day implants. Immediate implants can be done immediately after a tooth (or teeth) are extracted, and are only used for patients with good jawbone condition. Conventional implants are the norm, and the majority of patients have their implants done this way. Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC)
  10. 10. Whitening Teeth whitening is a very common and popular treatment in Thailand. The length of treatment depends on what type of tooth whitening you decide to have: in-office laser whitening or home-whitening. Laser teeth whitening is a short 2-hour process that produces quick, effective results; home whitening takes longer and you will be instructed how to use a professional home whitening kit until you’re satisfied with the results. Root Canals Root canals are necessary when a tooth’s nerves are damaged by decay or infection. The pulp, nerves, bacteria, and decay are removed and replaced with special medicated dental materials in order to save the tooth. This is normally a multi- visit process that is frequently capped with a crown over the treated tooth. Century Dental Clinic Oral & Dental Center THAILAND’S WIDE ARRAY OF DENTAL TREATMENTS
  11. 11. Veneers Veneers are thin layers of porcelain fitted over the front of teeth to hide imperfections or make them appear straighter and more beautiful. There are two types of veneers, those made from porcelain and those made from resin composite materials. Porcelain is typically used for teeth with bigger problems, while resin composite is the simpler process for less damaged teeth. You’ll need to consult your dentist to determine which is best for you. i-dent Dental Clinic THAILAND’S WIDE ARRAY OF DENTAL TREATMENTS
  12. 12. Crowns Crowns are one of the most common procedures needed by patients in Thailand. This is an artificial restoration that completely caps or encircles what remains of a tooth or a dental implant. There are three types of materials available to choose from when receiving a dental crown in Thailand: porcelain fused to metal (PFM), all porcelain, or all metal dental crowns, which are made of gold. Your dentist will advise what is best for you, along with the relative costs. Perfect Smile Dental Clinic THAILAND’S WIDE ARRAY OF DENTAL TREATMENTS
  13. 13. Fillings Most everyone is familiar with fillings, which are needed to fill cavities that have developed due to tooth decay. There are two types of fillings one can receive nowadays: the traditional amalgam filling, consisting of an amalgam of metals including silver, tin, zinc, mercury, and copper; and the newer composite resin tooth-colored fillings, which match the natural tooth color much more closely. Amalgam fillings are stronger and last longer than composite resin fillings, though patients often prefer using the lighter resin fillings for their more visible teeth. Denta-joy International Dental Clinic THAILAND’S WIDE ARRAY OF DENTAL TREATMENTS
  14. 14. Dentures Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace missing teeth. Two types of dentures are available: complete, or full dentures; and partial dentures. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC) while a partial denture fills in the space created by missing teeth and prevents other natural teeth from changing their position. Depending on what your needs are, you may need to spend more time in Thailand, especially for complete dentures, or make two trips to complete the process. As always, consult with your dentist, or contact them in advance to determine the best course of treatment. I-dent Dental Clinic THAILAND’S WIDE ARRAY OF DENTAL TREATMENTS
  15. 15. Dental Bridges A dental bridge is a common method used to fill a space created by a missing tooth, or teeth. A dental bridge is made up of two to three or more dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, which will now be filled with a false tooth. Thus a bridge is created over the former gap, which supports the replacement tooth. Denta-joy International Dental Clinic THAILAND’S WIDE ARRAY OF DENTAL TREATMENTS
  16. 16. There are basically 3 types of dental bridges: traditional bridges, which are the most common; cantilever bridges, used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth; and Maryland (bonded) bridges, which are made of plastic teeth and gums, and are supported by a metal framework. Bridges are another of the common treatments that tourists seek to have done on their dental holidays to Thailand. i-dent Dental Clinic Denta-joy International Dental Clinic THAILAND’S WIDE ARRAY OF DENTAL TREATMENTS
  17. 17. Thailand offer visitors any possible dental treatment that they may need Apart from the popular treatments described above, dental clinics and hospitals throughout Thailand offer visitors any possible dental treatment that they may need, including cleaning, scaling, polishing, extraction, orthodontics, and many other procedures. Thailand is one of the few countries where you’ll find people raving about their dentists, and encouraging others to try theirs. Once you’ve tried dentistry in Thailand, chances are you’ll change your mind forever about not wanting to go to the dentist. Denta-joy International Dental Clinic THAILAND’S WIDE ARRAY OF DENTAL TREATMENTS
  19. 19. As one would expect of one of the world’s great cities, Bangkok has dental clinics and dental hospitals of all shapes and sizes, from a small clinic with one chair to an entire five-story building with some 80 plus dentists of all specialties and over 120 well-trained staff to take care of you. Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC) is such a place, and is the first dental center in Thailand to attain the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation. Quite amazingly, even with these high standards, world-class dentists, and hi- tech facilities, the cost of dental treatment in Bangkok is on average 50-70% cheaper than in the West. BANGKOK
  20. 20. Chiang Mai is a wonderful Thailand dental destination for a number of reasons. One can get all the best treatment as in Bangkok, but at even better prices. Accommodation is cheaper; the weather is cooler; and many trips are possible from Chiang Mai due to its close-proximity to natural splendors like majestic Doi Suthep mountain. Teeth cleaning and whitening is popular, as well as root canals, dental crowns, and implants. With basic check-ups less than US$20, it’s not surprising that Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second city, is one of the country’s most popular dental tourism destinations. CHIANG MAI
  21. 21. Thailand’s newest tourist hot spot, Hua Hin, a few hours’ drive south of Bangkok, has developed significantly in recent years. Along with all the improvements to infrastructure and the exciting, new tourist attractions, have come multitudes of international visitors in search of a new place to visit in Thailand with a slower pace than that found at many other popular destinations. Savvy visitors have also become aware that Thailand’s famed, super reasonable dental care is also available here – and at some of the best prices in the Kingdom. Hua Hin may be just the place to take care of that painful tooth that has been bothering you, or to simply have your teeth cleaned and polished to a brilliant white. It’s well worth the short time and minimal investment involved. Chiva-Som International Health Resort HUA HIN
  22. 22. Chiva-Som International Health Resort Koh Samui’s name has become world famous in recent decades as an idyllic island retreat for travelers of all stripes: from backpackers staying in beachside huts to jetsetters and A-listers enjoying the ultra-luxurious spas and wellness centers. Due to increasing promotion as well as word-of-mouth, Koh Samui is also becoming known as a place to get some excellent dental work before returning to the beach, spa, or golf course. At the prices offered on Samui – such as teeth whitening for as little as US$100 – one feels rather silly not taking advantage of the opportunity. Best of all, one can walk in to most any clinic, sign in, and hardly get tucked into a magazine before you’re called in to see the doctor. Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa KOH SAMUI
  23. 23. Dentists in Pattaya are now treating more and more tourists for every possible dental treatment and procedure, including crowns, veneers, implants, root canals, extractions, teeth whitening, dentures, fillings, and bridges. It’s easy to schedule dental visits between games of golf, fishing, parasailing, or simply sun-bathing, and the savings accrued even entice some to extend their holidays. All in all, a very sweet – yet guilt- free – deal indeed. Although dental work is not what typically comes to mind when thinking of the seaside resort of Pattaya, a short drive from Bangkok, more and more visitors are adding dental care to their list of things to do during their stay here. PATTAYA
  24. 24. Phuket, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, is your basic tropical island paradise that also happens to possess a totally modern infrastructure, luxury hotels, amazing restaurants, and first-class medical care. Tens of thousands of tourists descend on Phuket every year in search of quality, affordable dental care. Price-wise, you’ll be paying 50-75% less on dental care here than you’d pay back home, which some patients use to purchase better quality materials for their dental appliances, while others simply head to the beach for a week’s rest and relaxation. Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa PHUKET
  25. 25. POPULAR DENTAL CLINICS IN THAILAND Denta-joy International Dental Clinic
  26. 26. Bangkok International Dental Center Denta-joy International Dental Clinic Bangkok Dental Team (Dentist @ 51) php Century Dental Clinic /index.html Denta-joy International Dental Clinic POPULAR DENTAL CLINICS (BANGKOK)
  27. 27. Big Smile Dental Clinic Dental Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Dental for you Fortune Dental Clinic POPULAR DENTAL CLINICS (CHIANG MAI)
  28. 28. Cool Smile Clinic Perfect Smile Dental Clinic (Hua Hin) S-smile Dental Clinic Huahin POPULAR DENTAL CLINICS (HUA HIN)
  29. 29. Baan Luck Fun Dental Clinic Beauty Smile Dental Clinic Dente Smile Dental Clinic Samui Samui Dental Home Clinic POPULAR DENTAL CLINICS (KOH SAMUI)
  30. 30. Central Pattaya Dental Center Dental Café Dental Holiday Clinic Doctor Smile POPULAR DENTAL CLINICS (PATTAYA)
  31. 31. Advance Dental Center Asia Dental Center City Park Dental Clinic POPULAR DENTAL CLINICS (PHUKET)
  32. 32. Thanks To Our Partners
  33. 33. We would like to offer special thanks to: illustrations contributors (in alphabetical order) ACT Dental Clinic, Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Bangkok Dental Spa, Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC), Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic, Century Dental Clinic, Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Dental Hospital Bangkok, Denta-joy International Dental Clinic, Perfect smile Dental Clinic, i-dent Dental Clinic, Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa, Oral & Dental Center, Perfect Smile Dental Clinic, Praram9 Hospital Find more information about Thailand Medical Tourism at TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND 1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, THAILAND Tel: (66) 2250 5500 Fax: (66) 2250 5511 E-mail: Website: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
  34. 34. A Global Center of Excellence For Medical Tourism