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This is where people opt to have dental treatment abroad. Some people choose to stay in Europe – whilst other opt for further, far flung places. The choice is really yours.
The advent on the Internet, along with a renewed sense of consumer power, now means it is easy for people to research and find dental practices abroad. For many dentists, having a website here in the UK is essential as most NIHS dentists rely heavily on private patients. This dentists practicing abroad also realise there is a market in inviting British patients to their clinics for treatments that are cheaper, but of the same high quality.
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Dental clinics in Poland, as well as in other countries, have realised that they are offering an invaluable and competitively priced service to British patients and the equipment and treatments they offer are of the highest standards. It is not in their interest to let people down with shoddy work etc. Booking through a reputable company like us can also give you a greater peace of mind.
The majority of dentists, and their staff, speak very good English; so much so, that people are often surprised as to how little a language barrier there was. On our dental packages, you will also be escorted by an English speaking representatives so all your worries and concerns can melt away…
There are no ‘official’ statistics or data for the number of people travelling abroad but according to Moneywise.co.uk there are some figures available:
4 years ago, as many at 70,000 British people travelled abroad for treatments, including dental treatment and the reasons why were listed as concerns over UK hospital cleanliness, waiting lists as well as what some people see as the extortionate cost of dental treatment here in the UK.
Some people are quoted astronomical prices for having cosmetic dental work completed although it now seems the dental treatment abroad, such as in Poland, can be half the price – but with the same high quality of treatment, care and customers service.
As a country, it offers a high level of quality in both dental treatment and cosmetic dentistry too. Within its well regulated health system, Polish dentists use the latest and most up-to-date dental treatment techniques and equipment; the customer service is also second to none (why not read what some of our previous customers have said at http://www.polishmysmile.co.uk/dentists-abroad-reviews). But there is an added attraction – compared to the fees and costs charged in the UK, you can receive the exact same treatment for far less.
In fact, according to the International Medical Journal, an estimate 70,000 people will travel to Poland for treatment, making it the top dental holiday destination (these figures are estimates only Poland became a member state of the European Union in 2004, with the delightful city of Krakow recognised as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It is thought that customers can save around 50 – 70% on private dentistry fees in Krakow than if they paid for the same treatment in the UK.
Krakow, a delightful city to spend a few days in - and why not opt for dental treatment too?
Dental implants, for example, are becoming a popular form of permanent treatment, with titanium implants in the UK costing around £2,000 each; in Poland the cost can be as low as £500 - £600 each.
What is becoming popular is the option of having dental work completed, followed by a day or two looking around a city or area – and Krakow has a lot to offer. The second largest city in Poland, Krakow sits of the banks of the Vistula River, and is steeped in history being the second oldest city in the country, dating back to the 7th Century.
Once the capital city too back in the 11th century, it has a tradition of being the leading centre for academic, cultural and artistic life. It started as a small hamlet, soon thriving and developing into a busy trading centre and this importance has never left its streets.
Throughout the 20th century, it academic base began to grown and was soon hailed as the Polish centre of culturalism, where both Polish residents and academics flocked, as well as European artisans. The city boundaries itself are home to 760,000 people, but around its outskirts live a population of some 8 million people – estimated to live within 62 miles of the main square.
Poland, as we know, has a turbulent interjection in its past; invaded by Nazi German forces at the start of the Second World War, it witnessed unimaginable horrors. But it was not a city that rested on its laurels; fighting back after the war, Krakow, as the rest of Poland, is once again carving itself out as being a magnificent place to live, work and visit.
Its dental treatment options and great dental clinics are no exception – and it is no wonder that British patients are flocking here.
Polish dentists, along with their dental teams are highly skilled, trained, qualified and experienced practitioners; they can offer a full range of treatments, including cosmetic dentistry at a fraction of the cost charged in the UK. Also, many of the dental practices employ dentists and staff who are also English speaking and so the myth that perpetuates of miscommunication and lack of understanding between dentist and patient is simply untrue. Other reasons are: