What is Dental Tourism?
Being in good health is one of the factors that ensure happiness. It plays an important role in the overall wellbeing of an individual. People in good health contribute to a healthy nation which translates to economic progression. Quality healthcare needs to affordable and accessible to everyone so that a vast majority of the population enjoys good health.
Poor accessibility to a healthcare institution is a problem we see in underdeveloped and developing countries. But in developed economies, it is the other way round. In developed economies like the US, affordability of healthcare is a problem.
A Glimpse of Healthcare Cost in the US
Healthcare in the U.S is almost twice as expensive as any other developed country. The heavy costs do not translate to better healthcare. Because the U.S is only in 37th position in WHO’s ranked healthcare systems. This makes an average Westerner wonder if there are better quality healthcare options in other countries at a more affordable cost. This thought had given rise to the idea of medical tourism.
Medical tourism is something where people travel abroad to other countries to get medical treatment. During the earlier days, people from less developed countries who had affordability used to travel to major medical centers in developed countries. But in recent years, people from developed countries are traveling to other countries to obtain quality medical treatment at an affordable cost. Dental tourism is a subset of the above mentioned medical tourism. The idea of quality dental care at lower costs is the driving force for dental tourists. For example, lowered fixed costs, cheap labor, lesser government intervention, lower expenses, and lower insurance costs make dental work in India cost significantly lower than in other countries.
A World Perspective
Like India, there are several other countries that offer quality dental treatments at an affordable cost. Dental Tourism is particularly popular among Europeans and Americans. This is because, even basic dental services like root canal treatments, veneers, crowns, etc are expensive in those countries. So the dental implants and other specialty dental procedures are obviously too expensive.
Americans and Canadians, generally lean towards Latin American countries which offer inexpensive, high-quality dental care.
Mexico is one of the preferred destinations for Americans to receive their dental work done. The fact that Mexico being close to the border of the US, allows many people to get routine dental check-ups for just a fraction of the price. Costa Rica and Colombia are other countries in Latin America offering some of the best dental care in the world.
Similarly, people from the UK, travel to other countries in the EU for good dental treatment at a cheaper cost. Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Poland are some of the countries in the EU to which the Brits turn towards for affordable dental treatments.
In Asia, India followed by the Philippines are attractive destinations for dental tourism. The fact that many healthcare professionals in the US and other developed western economies are of Indian origin gives them the reputation of being one of the best dentists in the world.
Why is Dental Tourism in India the best?
If you are seeking professional dental treatments with International standards and cutting edge technology, then look no further than India. India is home to some of the top dentists in the world and some of them have even pursued their education and training from the U.S. Dental tourism in India is way cheaper in comparison to other countries. Dental tourism is a fast-growing industry in India. At this rate, India expects to be the top dental tourism destination in the forthcoming years. Dental work in India, if not superior is equally good in comparison to other countries.
Why should you choose Denta Kings?
Denta Kings is an independent practice in Chennai. Here, we provide you with high-quality dental treatment in India at an affordable cost. Denta Kings is located in Chennai, a metropolitan city in South India. Chennai is considered to be the healthcare capital of South Asia for its unmatched reputation of its healthcare providers. Chennai contributes to about 45% of the country’s total of medical tourists from outside India. This is besides the fact that many Indians travel domestically to get their treatment in Chennai.
Quality and Safety at Denta Kings
Here at Denta Kings, we generally regard patient safety of prime importance. That is why we have equipped our clinic with the best sterilization equipment that is on par with international standards. We at Denta Kings, offer you a perfect blend of highly qualified and trained dentists with the latest dental equipment. We do this to offer you the best dental treatment in India. Our continuous commitment to professional excellence and our investments in technology have been well received by our patients. Our constant skill and knowledge acquisition endeavors have helped immensely in putting us in the front line of private dental clinics in Chennai.
Dental Tourism Process at Denta Kings
We at Denta Kings, make the process of reaching out as easy as ever. You can start by sending us an email, specifying your dental requirements and our doctors will reach out to you to get a clear understanding of your case. Even video calls can be arranged on request so that you can directly talk to our dentists and get a better idea of the treatment options and their costs. Once you and the dentist thoroughly discuss the treatment plan, we can fix convenient dates for your treatment following which your medical visa and travel tickets can be obtained. As a part of our hospitality, we can assist you with booking accommodation. Whether it is dental surgery in India or simple dental work in India, with Denta Kings, getting dental work done in India is a hassle-free experience.
Dental Procedures cost comparison with other Countries
|Dental Procedure||Cost in the US (in USD)||Cost in India (in USD)|
|Root Canal Treatment||$1000||$100|
|Single Dental Implants||$1800||From $220|
|Dental Bridges||$3000-$5500||From $365|
**Please be informed that all costs mentioned above are approximate only. The cost of getting dental implant in India with to and fro air charges along with stay and sight seeing costs is cummulatively lesser than getting dental implant in the US.
Tourist destinations in Chennai
Apart from the city’s medical excellence, Chennai is one of the four major metropolitan cities of India. It also is the capital of the south-eastern state of Tamil Nadu. There are numerous tourist attractions in the city worth visiting during your stay here for your dental treatment. Some of the noteworthy attractions of Chennai include St. George Fort, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral, Kabaleeswar temple, Parthasarathy temple, National Art Gallery and much more.
St. George Fort
St. George Fort was one of the most powerful symbols of the British Empire during its reign in India. It housed a barracks for the British army, a parade ground, and the oldest church in Chennai, the St. Mary’s Church.
Stretching for about 13km, the Marina beach is the second longest beach in the world. The beach is spectacular during dusk, when peddlers sell everything from ice cream, beach snacks, roasted peanuts, to balloons. You may find fortune tellers and palm readers frequenting the beach. Officials prohibit swimming at this beach because the sea can be quite rough.
The famous Santhome cathedral is one of the few basilicas in the world. The cathedral lies above the tomb of St. Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. The Cathedral attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. History says that St. Thomas arrived from Palestine to India in AD 52 and died in Mylapore, Chennai in AD 72.
The Kabaleeswarar temple is an excellent example of the outstanding architectural skills of the Tamils. Situated in Mylapore, the temple was constructed during the 7th century by the Pallavas. The temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The temple was constructed during the 8th century by the Pallava Kings of South India. The temple is in Triplicane and is famous for its arched gateway and its architecture.
National Art Gallery
The National Art Gallery located in Egmore is one of the oldest art galleries in India. It is famous for its red stone construction and its Indo-Saracenic architecture. The gallery holds artifacts from the eras of Pallava, Chola and the later Vijayanagar era. Several Mughal paintings, rare works of Tanjore paintings, portraits of British officers, paintings depicting several battle scenes, are some of the highlights of the museum.
Mamallapuram or generally known among the locals as Mahabalipuram is a town in Chegalpattu, which is close to Chennai. It is about 56km away from the south of the city of Chennai. This UNESCO world heritage site is an ancient historic town and a bustling seaport in the 1st millennium BCE. Wall carvings and sculptures that date back to the 7th century BCE can be seen here.