Saturday, July 25, 2015

HOW TO AVOID DENTAL TOURISM HORRORS - By Certified Doctors & Dentists Internationale'

Whether you call it a Dental Vacation, Dental Holiday, Dental Travel or Dental Tourism..  It may be a good way to save big money while enjoying a vacation. Or it can be your worst nightmare in a foreign dentist chair come true.  

Here's how to avoid starring in your own dental vacation horror show..

 1.  Always get estimates from board certified dentists who are accredited for your procedures. Board certified dentists in most developing countries cost the same as less trained general dentists. And many general dentists would love to learn advanced dentistry at your expense. Certified Doctors & Dentists Internationale' Association will get estimates. referrals, 2nd opinions and check dentists credentials for you without any additional cost or obligation.

2.  Choose dentists who speak your language.  So you won't need to know how to say “Take it easy doc!”  in  Spanish, Thai or Mandarin. Most foreign board certified dentists speak English fairly well as they often use English language textbooks and  many do graduate study in the US & UK.

3.  Avoid commercial dental broker agencies like WhatEver Dentist, Flacid Way, Tooth Fairy A-GoGo etc. They list any dentists who pay their fees and who cannot possibly vet the 1,000’s of dentists they feature. 85% or more of their dentist listings are non-certified general dentists calling themselves 'specialists' soliciting foreign patients for complicated procedures they have no formal training in. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015


 Cabo San Lucas marina - by Certified Doctors & Dentists Internationale'

By Huffington Post

Sometimes you just don't see it coming.

Living in Merida, Mexico, at the time, we were dashing around the house and packing for an early flight when a tall American forehead met a low Spanish Colonial doorway, and a top front tooth snapped cleanly in half.

Once we returned from the trip, we called our dentist and got an appointment immediately. In three visits, he cast a color-matched cap for the tooth, ground a post from the remaining half of the real tooth, and fit the new cap perfectly. It was as if nothing had ever happened.

In the States we estimate that we'd have paid anywhere from $800 to $1,500 for the same work, depending on the type, location and material of the cap or crown. Our dentist in Mexico charged less than $400. Even though it wasn't a large amount, we didn't have that much cash on us.