Going abroad for medical or dental procedures has a long history, even as far back as the Middle Ages when the wealthy traveled far from home to bathe in popular medicinal spas. Today, people of all walks of life seek care, including dental work, outside their home country: some to see a renowned specialist; others to lower costs like Tijuana Mexico.
If you’re considering dental care outside of the United States, however, there are some things you should look into before you become a “dental tourist.” Here are some things to check before you make and then plan for before embarking on your trip.
1. Not all dentistry standards are the same around the world. In the U.S., dentists must graduate from accredited programs and pass certification tests before they can practice: standards can be more or less than this in other countries. So, find out first what your destination’s standards are for education, as well as safety, materials and workmanship.
2. being unfamiliar with a country’s language can make it harder for you to understand and have your questions answered about your procedure or the costs of meals, rooms and other charges. Your providers likewise may have trouble accessing or translating your medical records. Be sure ahead of time you and your provider can speak a common language or arrange for translation.at Advanced Smiles Dentistry we have that covered with a Bilingual Staff.
3. While spending time in an exotic locale sounds like a vacation, being there for a major procedure could be anything but. You may find recuperating in an unfamiliar “paradise” to be quite rigorous and uncomfortable, contrary to the travel brochure. Make sure you know how long you’ll be there and what inconveniences you might face.
4. If you have problems or concerns with your treatment after you return home, it may not be practical or possible for you to see the provider who performed the procedure. So before you go, try to arrange with a provider here to see you about follow-up issues.at Advanced Smiles Dentistry we are on call 24/7 with emails and phone calls to answer all questions or doubts.
We at Advanced Smiles Dentistry, are a Dentist in Tijuana that strives on giving our patients a reason to smile again. Having the latest technology with digital X Rays and offering all specialties under one single clinic with a bilingual staff and free consultation to all our new patients. With free pick up service at the border when requested. We are located in Zona Rio also known as the Medical District. Just 5 minutes away from the border. Our prices are up to 75% less when compared to the U.S in most procedures.
Our address is German Gedovius #10489 local 102 Condominios Del Rio Zona Rio Tijuana 22010 (619) 488-1557 www.advancedsmilesdentistry.com