Hi, this is David Stuart from Dental Express.
It’s very important to me that your dental work is done properly and that you are happy with the result. Not just happy but ecstatic. It’s not uncommon for our Australian patients to state that their visit to our clinic was the best dental experience they’ve ever had. I personally stand by and am fully accountable for the quality of dental work our patients receive. We’re not just sending you anywhere; we work with the one clinic and have done for many years.
Although we use the word Dental Tourism it’s not my favourite phrase because it suggests we’re out to sell you a holiday with dental work thrown in as a side trip. Some Australian travel agents have now taken up the trend by aligning themselves with clinics in different countries but they have very little knowledge of how that clinic performs and take absolutely no responsibility for the dental work. They just want to sell airfares and tours. Sure you will find tours and hotels etc on this site but our priority always remains your dental work. Our patients are free to organise all other aspects of their trip and free to ask our advise with regards to where to stay and what to do. We don’t try and sell you anything!
Dental Clinics Are Not All The Same
Australian dentists will often warn patients of the dangers of travelling overseas for dental work and while I do find it a little unfair to wrap all overseas dentists in the incompetent basket, with some countries and clinics I do understand the warnings. Having said that not all Australian dental clinics perform well either as over the years I’ve heard plenty of horror stories. Even in the Philippines not all dental clinics are of the same quality. Some will offer you free accommodation and offer you mini dental implants finished in a week regardless of whether you have sufficient bone height or density to hold an implant long-term. Unfortunately every industry has its cowboys so it’s important to research.
How do I get started?Know what you need. This is very important in terms of how long we need you to stay and the cost to complete the work. We recommend you make an appointment with a local dentist and ask them for a restoration plan. Once you have the plan email it to us so we can work out how long you need to stay and give you an idea regarding costs. Alternatively if the work is mainly cosmetic we can give you an estimate based on some pictures of your teeth. Please see here for tips on taking oral photographs and emailing x-rays if you have hard copies.