It can be 75-90% cheaper to choose a dental clinic in Bangkok over one at home; a saving that can amount to thousands of dollars. This helps explain the rise of medical tourism and while clinics like PMDC Dental offer world class facilities and treatment, there some ‘dentists’ that give dental treatment in Thailand a bad name. The key is of course to avoid them and we help you do just that below.
This is genuinely the best way to ensure you end up in a reputable dental clinic in Bangkok or another Thai city. Some of the back streets of Pattaya, Bangkok and Chang Mai are overflowing with dentists. While some may have a decent level of training, none of them have the sophisticated equipment needed for a successful procedure. Although they may be even cheaper than other Thai clinics, it is a classic case of getting what you pay for. Here are a couple more quick tips:
- Look For A Website: If a Bangkok dental clinic doesn’t have a website, it probably isn’t trustworthy. If it does, browse through it to ensure it seems professional and look for the qualifications of its dentists.
- Customer Reviews: There are a host of forums and websites where tourists describe their experiences so look out for them; you may come across a negative story that prevents you from making the same mistake.
- Make Time: Always leave yourself more time than originally anticipated in case something unexpected happens with your treatment.
- Ask Questions: Reputable dental clinics in Bangkok are happy to answer all your questions in detail. Be wary of dentists that provide you with vague answers
With an increasing number of high quality dental clinics across Thailand and so much information at your fingertips, it is easier than ever before to avoid low quality practitioners.