is Dental Tourism?
is a new phenomenon where patients, mainly from Europe, North
America and Australia, travel abroad for dental treatment.
This trend started as a response to the increasingly high
costs of healthcare and long waiting lists facing patients
in many Western countries.
We are leaders
in dental tourism in Punjab, India
situated only 40 minutes by air
from India's capital, New Delhi.
We offer trained
dental experts, world class facilities,
latest dental technology, and
help with special packages
for our international patients.
If you are a NRI
visiting your family in India, we provide world class dental
treatment for NRIs all over Punjab.
|According to the
National Coalition on Health Care, more than 500,000 Americans
traveled abroad to receive medical and dental work in 2006
|An increasing wave
of US patients—over 750,000 in 2007 alone—have travelled
abroad for affordable medical treatment.
There are 4 major
categories of medical tourism travelers:
• Lack of Procedural Insurance: seek care for non covered
• Lack of Insurance
• Cosmetic/Leisure: Vacation or convenience element
• Non FDA approved treatment
• Diaspora: Seek treatment back in their native country
|Two major factors
for high healthcare industry costs in USA: doctors’ wages
and malpractice insurance.
In India, a procedure including airfare is 90% cheaper then
a procedure done in the US.
in US and UK
Cost in India
India for Dental Tourism?
Over the past few decades,
India and dental treatment have been become almost interchangeable.
For the individuals who wish to have world class dental treatment,
India has become an internationally recognized center for high quality
dental care. Here are a few reasons why you should consider us for
your dental tourism needs:
1. Prestigious group
of Indian Dental Association (IDA) and American Dental Association
(ADA) affiliated dental specialists all of them with very active
professional careers in major dental schools and important hospitals
of the country. Our dentists and facility qualifications are meaningful
and verifiable. India has a long medical academic tradition having
very strict laws that regulate training and qualifications of dentists
who perform dental procedures and surgery.
India is rated as one of the Asian countries with the highest medical
standard. Dental surgery is real surgery: it requires up-to-date
education, sterile techniques, modern equipment, and products meeting
international standards. We work in modern facilities which are
designed for comfort and efficiency, using the latest technology
and equipment to provide expert dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
3. The dental and medical
personnel involved in health tourism speak good English.
4. Excellent price-benefit ratio due to a high US$ vs. local currency
exchange rate which benefits foreign currency tenders. Services
and quality you pay for over here belong to the same category of
those you would get in your country for four times the price. We
are not exactly a "cheap" place because we offer excellent
medical services. Bargain dental treatment can be costly, whether
it is done in this country or anywhere in the world, dental treatment
abroad has been attracting people based on very low prices, sacrificing
quality, sanitary conditions
and duly certified specialists' work.
4. The lower cost is
not due to any lack in quality, quite the contrary. The reason for
lower costs is related to the lower cost of infrastructure and insurance.
Most practicing US cosmetic dentists must pay extremely high malpractice
insurance rates. This fact, combined with the much higher costs
for trained staff and medical facilities in foreign countries, combine
to make India much more competitive
India is a convenient country to visit: nice weather, warm people,
beautiful tropical environments or city-urban accommodation. All-inclusive
packages are very attractive and the fact we work on a fixed price
basis, makes it even better.
6. We provide convenient
appointments at short notice for our overseas patients. If the long
lines and frustrating long waits at an NHS dentist in UK are wearing
you down, contact us for an appointment. Click here to read more
about NHS dentistry in UK.
Reasons to Consider Traveling for Medical Care
tourists have different reasons for traveling abroad for care. Here's
why they do it
By Josef Woodman
US News - Posted October 1, 2008
The new phenomenon of
medical tourism—or international health travel—has received
a good deal of wide-eyed attention of late. While one newspaper
or blog giddily touts the fun 'n sun side of treatment abroad, another
issues dire Code Blue warnings about filthy hospitals, shady treatment
practices, and procedures gone bad. As with most things in life,
the truth lies somewhere in between.
In short, I've found
the term "medical tourism" is something of a misnomer,
often leading patients to emphasize the recreational more than the
procedural in their quest for medical care abroad. Unlike much of
the hype that surrounds contemporary health travel, Patients Beyond
Borders focuses more on your health than on your travel preferences.
Thus, throughout this book, you won't see many references to the
terms "medical tourism" or "health tourism."
In the same way business travelers don't normally consider themselves
tourists, you'll begin to think more in terms of medical travel
and health travel.
My research, including
countless interviews, has convinced me: With diligence, perseverance,
and good information, patients considering traveling abroad for
treatment do indeed have legitimate, safe choices, not to mention
an opportunity to save thousands of dollars over the same treatment
in the United States. Hundreds of patients who have returned from
successful treatment overseas provide overwhelmingly positive feedback.
They persuaded me to write this impartial, scrutinizing guide to
becoming an informed international patient. I designed this book
to help readers reach their own conclusions about whether and when
to seek treatment abroad.
So, why go abroad for
medical care? Here are seven reasons.
1. Cost savings. Most
people like to get the most for their dollar. The single biggest
reason Americans travel to other countries for medical treatment
is the opportunity to save money. Depending upon the country and
type of treatment, uninsured and underinsured patients, as well
as those seeking elective care, can realize 15 to 85 percent savings
over the cost of treatment in the United States. Or, as one successful
health traveler put it, "I took out my credit card instead
of a second mortgage on my home." As baby boomers become senior
boomers, costs of healthcare and prescriptions are devouring nearly
30 percent of retirement and preretirement incomes. With the word
getting out about top-quality treatments at deep discounts overseas,
informed patients are finding creative alternatives abroad. The
costs listed in this table are for surgery (except as noted), including
the hospital stay in a private, single-bed room. Airfare and lodging
costs are governed by individual preferences. To compute a ballpark
estimate of total costs, add $5,000 to the amounts shown in the
table for you and a companion, figuring coach airfare and hotel
rooms averaging $150 per night. For example, a hip replacement in
Bangkok, Thailand, would cost about $18,000, for an estimated savings
of at least $15,000 compared with the U.S. price. The estimates
above are for treatments alone. Airfare, hospital stay (if any),
and lodging vary considerably. Savings on dentistry become more
dramatic when "big mouth-work" is required, involving
several teeth or full restorations. Savings of $15,000 or more are
2. Better-quality care.
Veteran health travelers know that facilities, instrumentation,
and customer service in treatment centers abroad often equal or
exceed those found in the United States. Governments of countries
such as India and Thailand have poured billions of dollars into
improving their healthcare systems, which are now aggressively catering
to the international health traveler. VIP waiting lounges, deluxe
hospital suites, and staffed recuperation resorts are common amenities,
along with free transportation to and from airports, low-cost meal
plans for companions, and discounted hotels affiliated with the
hospital. Moreover, physicians and staff in treatment centers abroad
are often far more accessible than their U.S. counterparts. "My
surgeon gave me his cellphone number, and I spoke directly with
him at least a dozen times during my stay," said David P.,
who traveled to Bangkok for a heart valve replacement.
3. Excluded treatments.
Even the most robust health insurance plans exclude a variety of
conditions and treatments. You, the policyholder, must pay these
expenses out of pocket. Although health insurance policies vary
according to the underwriter and individual, your plan probably
excludes a variety of treatments, such as cosmetic surgeries, dental
care, vision treatments, reproductive/infertility procedures, certain
nonemergency cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries, weight loss
programs, substance abuse rehabilitation, and prosthetics—to
name only a few. In addition, many policies place restrictions on
prescriptions (some quite expensive), postoperative care, congenital
disorders, and pre-existing conditions. Rich or cash-challenged,
young or not-so-young, heavily or only lightly insured, folks who
get sick or desire a treatment (even one recommended by their physician)
often find their insurance won't cover it. Confronting increasingly
expensive choices at home, nearly 40 percent of American health
travelers hit the road for elective treatments. In countries such
as Costa Rica, Singapore, Dubai, and Thailand, this trend has spawned
entire industries, offering excellent treatment and ancillary facilities
at costs far lower than U.S. prices.
4. Specialty treatments.
Some procedures and prescriptions are simply not allowed in this
country. Either Congress or the Food and Drug Administration has
specifically disallowed a certain treatment, or perhaps it's still
in the testing and clinical trials stage or was only recently approved.
Such treatments are often offered abroad. One example is an orthopedic
procedure known as hip resurfacing, a less expensive alternative
to the traditional hip replacement still practiced in the United
States. While this procedure has been performed for more than a
decade throughout Europe and Asia, it was only recently approved
in the United States, and its availability here remains spotty.
Hundreds of forward-thinking Americans, many having suffered years
of chronic pain, have found relief in India, where hip resurfacing
techniques, materials, and instrumentation have been perfected,
and the procedure is routine.
5. Shorter waiting periods.
For decades, thousands of Canadian and British subscribers to universal,
"free" healthcare plans have endured waits as long as
two years for established procedures. "Some of us die before
we get to the operating table," commented one exasperated patient,
who journeyed to India for an open-heart procedure. Here in the
United States, long waits are a growing problem, particularly among
war veterans covered under the Veterans Administration Act, for
whom long queues are becoming far too common. Some patients figure
it's better to pay out of pocket to get out of pain or to halt a
deteriorating condition than to suffer the anxiety and frustration
of waiting for a far-future appointment and other medical uncertainties.
6. More "inpatient
friendly." As U.S. health insurance companies apply increasing
pressure on hospitals to process patients as quickly as possible,
outpatient procedures are becoming the norm. Similarly, U.S. hospitals
are under huge pressure to move inpatients out of those costly beds
as soon as possible. Medical travelers will welcome the flexibility
at the best hospitals abroad, where they are often aggressively
encouraged to spend extra time in the hospital post-procedure. Patient-to-staff
ratios are usually lower abroad, as are hospital-borne infection
7. The lure of the new
and different. Although traveling abroad for medical care can be
challenging, many patients welcome the chance to blaze a trail,
and they find the creature comforts often offered abroad a welcome
relief from the sterile, impersonal hospital environments so often
encountered in U.S. treatment centers. For others, simply being
in a new and interesting culture lends distraction to an otherwise
worrisome, tedious process. And getting away from the myriad obligations
of home and professional life can yield healthful effects at a stressful
time. What's more, travel—and particularly international travel—can
be a life-changing experience. You might be humbled by the limousine
ride from Indira Gandhi International Airport to a hotel in central
New Delhi or struck by the simple, elegant graciousness of professionals
and ordinary people in Thailand, or wowed by the sheer beauty of
the mountain range outside a dental office window in Mexico. As
one veteran medical traveler put it, "I brought back far more
from this trip than a new set of teeth."
if you are considering
having dental work done, we certainly hope you will consider a visit
to India. The savings you may enjoy might end up paying for a very
nice vacation. India dental implants are considerably less expensive,
as are most other dental surgery procedures, materials and treatments
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