Dental Tourism in India


Dental tourism (also called dental vacations) is a subset of the sector known as medical tourism. It involves individuals seeking dental care outside of their local healthcare systems and may be accompanied by a vacation. Dental tourism is growing worldwide: as the world becomes ever more interdependent and competitive, technique, material, and technological advances spread rapidly, enabling providers in “developing countries” to provide dental care at significant cost savings when compared with their peers in the developed world.

Reasons for travel While dental tourists may travel for a variety of reasons, their choices are usually driven by price considerations. Wide variations in the economics of countries with shared borders have been the historical mainstay of the sector.

Examples include travel from Austria to Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia, from the US and Canada to Mexico and Peru, from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland, Hungary, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. While medical tourism is often generalized to travel from high-income countries to low-cost developing economies, other factors can influence a decision to travel, including differences between the funding of public healthcare or general access to healthcare.

And for last decade traveler from deferent countries are travelling to India for better treatment even due to price effective treatment and India is famous for best doctors in the world.

Pricing and Quality

Dental tourists travel chiefly to take advantage of lower prices. Reasons for lower prices are many: dentists outside the “developed world” are able to take advantage of much lower fixed costs, lower labor costs, less government intervention, lower education fees and expenses, and lower insurance costs. Much of the bureaucratic red-tape that engulfs businesses in the developed world is eliminated abroad, and dentists are free to focus on their trade, dentistry. The flip-side of this is less legal recourse for patients when something goes wrong, but the result is that procedures, such as dental implants and porcelain veneers, which are simply financially out of reach for many people in the developed world, are made affordable overseas.

Much of the debate about dental tourism and medical tourism in general centers around the question of whether or not price differentials imply quality differentials. Another concern is whether or not large scale dental procedures can be safely completed abroad in a relatively short, “holiday-sized” time period. Another issue affecting this debate is the lack of an independent inspections committee for dental similar to the Joint Commission International for medical.

India is the best country wherein students get hard core training for medical & Engineering, as per a recent survey India exports about 1500 doctors every year to various countries like USA, UK and Australia.