Globalization has come to mean much more than just nations and people coming together to exchange views and ideas, technologies and expertise. The latest concept that has started taking shape in Medical / Dental Tourism.
Medical / Dental Tourism can be broadly defined as provision of ‘cost effective’ private medical care in collaboration with the tourism industry for patients needing surgical and other forms of specialized treatment ie.like dental procedures. Medical / Dental tourism has become a common form of vacationing, and covers a broad spectrum of Medical / Dental services. It mixes leisure, fun and relaxation with wellness and healthcare.
Today India is a world leader in the medical / dental tourism industry as more patients seek treatment outside their native / residential areas. Ten years ago, medical tourists travelling to India were very small in number, just 150,000. Over half a million foreign patients travelled to India in 2005 and this number is forecast to reach several million in the next few years and cement India’s position as the number one destination for medical / dental tourism.
The Western World and most other developed countries undoubtedly have the best of medical facilities. But it is also evident there is shortage of medical professionals, long waits in National Health Services (NHS) and government facilities, high insurance, and the resultant skyrocketing costs of private dental care have all made it unaffordable to hapless most. But the smile of your dreams could be more affordable than you think – Getting your dentistry costs down by over 75%, getting the best treatment and enjoying a holiday as well and maybe even having some money left over – This is the reality of Medical / Dental tourism in India. Quite simply, India can offer lower prices due to lower infrastructure costs, yet without any compromise in the quality of treatment.
With low cost airfares and one of the most beautiful countries on earth to discover, more and more patients than ever are seeking dental treatment in India’s major cities. Unlike many other more serious operations the treatment does not even have to interrupt your holiday and can be built into the schedule. The holiday of a lifetime for FREE! If you fancy seeing the bustling metropolis called Mumbai, the Taj Mahal, or maybe trekking in the Himalayas, world class rafting, fishing, bird watching, seeing elephants, Bengal tigers or relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Goa, this is the route to take. Trips are easy to arrange and there are many specialist companies who will arrange packages including flights, accommodation and the holiday of a lifetime.
Dr. Khosla’s Dental Centre, located in a prime area of Mumbai is professionally managed to take care of those availing our services. Whether you are based in India or any other part of the world you can be assured of receiving the finest in dental care. An array of dental procedures, right from one sitting root canals to advanced smile makeovers, dental implants and full mouth rehabilitations,etc are all performed under one roof.
As a general guideline the following are the rough time scales for selected dental procedures:
For Implants – 2 visits. The 1st. Visit is for 10 days and after a span of roughly 4 – 5 months 2nd. Visit for 2 weeks duration is required.
For teeth whitening – We will prepare a whitening compound tray which needs to be worn overnight for 5-9 nights for best results.
For white filling – 20 – 35 minutes work and could be done on the spot as out patient basis.
For Crown work – 1 Week stay minimum in India.
For Bridges / Bridge work – 3 visits of 30 minutes to 45 minutes each.
For Veneers (Ceramic / Composite) work – 7 days stay minimum with 2 visits in India (1st. Visit of 1 hour and 2nd. visit of 15 – 30 minutes).
For Root Canal treatment – 2 visits of 30 minutes each.
AT DR. KHOSLA’S DENTAL CENTRE
» Highly skilled specialist dentistry spread across all fields of dentistry.
» All dental procedures under one roof.
» Strict standards of sterilization are maintained.
» The most advanced techniques are performed using the latest equipment and materials.
» Friendly environment set in a homely ambience.
» Extra emphasis on patient education and superior dental aesthetics.
» Priority appointment arrangements possible for people with time constraints.
» Highly competitively priced fee structure
» All major credit cards accepted.
To locate a hotel close to our centre, look for “hotel juhu mumbai” in any of the web-search engines.
Cosmetic Dentistry Costs – The Best Treatment at the Lowest Cost – May 13, 2006 (Search Warp)
Surgery with a view – June 1, 2006 (Sydney Morning Herald)
The ‘T’ Factor In Indian Dentistry – Aug 02, 2006 (Express Healthcare Management)
“Medical Vacations” – A Good Idea? – Jan 29, 2007 (Consumer Affairs)
India leaves foreign tourists all smiles – Jun 21, 2007 (Economic Times)
Medical Tourism in Developing Countries – Jul 14, 2007 (Medical News Today)
India’s potential in healthcare tourism high: Study – Feb 23, 2008 (EHealth Online)