Dental care abroad If you go abroad for dental care: -- Check with the appropriate government agency in the destination country about its national dentistry guidelines. -- Find out what recourse is available if something goes wrong. -- At the dental office, look for infection-control procedures, including instrument sterilization and use of protective gloves, mask and eyewear. -- A traveler's guide to dental care is available through the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures at www.osap.org. Source: American Dental Association. Why is dental cheaper in Mexico? - lower operating costs, dentists are not required have malpractice insurance, dentists are less advanced and use less expensive technology and infection control procedures. Dental treatment performed abroad although less expensive, also carries an increased number of associated complications and risks. Travel, Dental Care and Dental Tourism There is a growing phenomena called "Dental Tourism" in which people travel to a destination that offers less expensive dental care. The decision to visit another country for dental care should go beyond simply comparing prices or even evaluating the dentists' expertise. Countries differ in their standards for infection control and safety. The use of fresh gloves, sterile instruments and safe water are not standard practice in all countries. Without these precautions, patients could be infected with diseases such as hepatitis B. Before considering such trips, it is important to be prepared by using information such as that contained in OSAP's Traveler's Guide. Additional information may be obtained at www.ada.org, www.iamat.org and www.adse.co.uk. I have heard all sorts of Horror stories about dentists in Mexico. They charge so little because their equipment is not the best and neither is their skill. They opperate under different medical standards over there. The travel costs and everything else would not be worth the trip and if you become a horror story, it will cost you even more to get it fixed in the states. Really research this before you decide to go to Mexico.
You should know how much the dental work is going to cost. You should know how much of it your insurance is going to cover, and how much you have to pay yourself. Dental work can get very expensive.
My husband needs dental work badly and no insurance---our only means of income is social security--could you please tell us where we can get his work done perhaps at a dental school--we live in Ft Worth, Tx---thanks you
It is indeed worth being a dental hygienist. Such a person carries out periodontal therapy like root planing and scaling. He can work in various settings that require dental aid.
Check with your states health department on resources for reduced rate dental work or check with your local dentistry college Go to Mexico. The cost in Mexico for dental work is maybe a third or a quarter of what it costs in USA/Canada/UnitedKingdom/Europe. Here's the good part: You can book airline tickets, hotel costs, and ground transportation, to get you from your hometown to Mexico, for LESS than what dental work would cost in those other places Beware of dental work in Mexico
If you a licensed dentist you should only need to pass a test to work as hygienist.
One can find a dentist who provides dental work for inexpensive fees by checking Angie's List. One may also find a dentist by going to the website Dental Referral which has listings for dentists nationwide.
The answer to that question would depend on where you are located. I personally have received very good dental care in Mexico and have plans to get more
School can take 2 years on average. This can vary based on the exact area of dental work you are going into.
You can receive dental treatments by going to an accredited dental school that offers dental care by their dentists in training. You can save as much as 60% by receiving your dental treatments this way and it is often much cheaper than having dental insurance.
Usually dental hygiests work in a dental office white a dentist is present.
From USD 700 to 2000. It all depends on what doctor are you seeing and of course, the quality of the work done.
This will require an understanding of dental hygene and how things work. Start by going to your local college and signing up for courses which will help you obtain this understanding.