Before making the decision to fly half way around the globe to receive dental treatment, you’ll need to be certain that you will indeed be provided with the quality of care and services you desire. Fortunately, the Internet is one of your best tools to accomplish this.
One of the options preferred by many is to hire the services of a medical tourism company. Quite a number of these companies operate in the West and Europe. While they will definitely give the impression that they are in contact with top medical and dental providers in Southeast Asia, or a particular country, you may want to do your own research.
The top dentists in any Southeast Asian country will definitely be connected with a major hospital in some way. You can search for the best hospitals, and make a list of dentists that are accredited by them.
Another option is to search for dental associations in that country. Most dental associations will have a list of dentists. Some may even show the dentist’s qualifications and contact information.
However, you should dig deeper and establish email correspondence with the dentist or dental clinic before scheduling an appointment. It’s best to ask for certifications and credentials. You may also want to describe your case, the services you think you require, the cost for such services, and if the clinic has experience providing dental care to foreigners.
By doing the necessary research, you’ll feel more confident about scheduling an appointment with a dentist in Southeast Asia, thereby ensuring the success of your trip overseas.