Dental Tourism is the act of traveling outside of your home country to obtain dental care. While dental tourists may travel for a variety of reasons, those reasons are usually driven by cost considerations.
While cost is still a driving factor, these days, many travelers see dental tourism as an opportunity to get the healthcare they need at an affordable cost, while taking advantage of their recuperation time in a wonderful and desirable vacation destination.
In the case of Avrodent Odessa, our patients look at it as a no-brainer. They come to us for great rates on the dental work they need. They’re getting that care from some of the best dentists in the world that have all the accreditations (if not more) than their dentists back home have. And while they’re healing, they’re spending the days in a city with a unique history, European architecture, beautiful beaches and friendly residents.
We think it’s a win-win scenario for anyone that needs extensive dental work. However, many people have a lot of concerns surrounding dental tourism, and we can certainly appreciate that. We’d be nervous too if we were thinking about going to another country we’ve never been to before to have a medical procedure done. It’s only natural. That’s why we’ve put together this section of our website. It addresses some of the most common concerns we’ve heard from our patients over the years. And remember, you can always call us with any questions or concerns you may have. We’re here to help!
As the cost of dental care in European Union countries, United States and Canada continues to rise, more and more people are looking to other countries for their dental health needs. However, the most common question that keeps coming up is, “is dental tourism safe”? It’s a valid question and something that prospective dental travelers should consider very carefully. The answer to that question is that it depends.
The fact is that there are very talented dentists all over the world that are every bit as good as what you might find in your own country. But just like you would at home, you need to do your research and find the right dentist for your needs. While many look to dentists overseas because they are a more economical option, the cost should be secondary to the dentist’s track record and qualifications. Dental tourism can be very safe if you find the right doctor in the right country.
If you do your research on Avrodent Odessa, you will quickly learn that our clinic is one of the safest and most medically advanced options available anywhere in the world.
Our two on-staff dentists have over 18 years of combined dental experience.
Dr. Borodenko is the 3rd generation dentist in his family. In fact, his family name is synonymous with Dentistry in Odessa.
Dr. Borodenko defended his PhD dissertation – root canals treatment under a microscope.
With so many countries in the world marketing themselves as dental tourism destinations, why should someone choose Ukraine. Well, we think the answer is easy, because Ukraine is one of the most beautiful places on earth. However, here’s a few more reasons for you to consider.
Ukraine is world renowned for its extremely high medical standards and protocols. The country has a long history of being a safe, secure destination for medical tourists of all types.
Ukraine offers unparalleled value when it comes to the level of service you receive. The cost of medical services in Ukraine are usually less than half of what you might pay in the EU, U.S. or Canada.
Ukraine is arguably one of the safest countries in all of Eastern Europe. In fact, the crime rate in Ukraine is lower than in many major U.S. cities.
Ukrainians are known for being extremely friendly and very well educated. Ukraine has a literacy rate of 98% and most Ukrainians speak fluent English.
For over 20 years, Ukraine has been considered one of the premier dental tourism destinations in the entire world. 25% of the country is made up of national parks and protected areas. In short, it is paradise on earth.
Many of our patients choose Ukraine as a dental destination because it is a relatively short flight away. Odessa is only from 2 to 8-10 hours flight depending on departure point.earth.
Many people make the false assumption that healthcare in Ukraine is less expensive than places like EU, Canada or the U.S. because it’s inferior in quality. But really, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, at Avrodent Odessa, we use the same exact brand name materials that dentists use in the U.S.
Here are the two main reasons we are able to offer such an excellent value:
The cost for the same exact brand of dental materials you would find at home are lower in Ukraine because our economies are smaller. Manufacturers adjust their costs accordingly.
Because fixed costs such as rent, taxes, etc. as well as labor costs for skilled help are lower in Ukraine than in the EU, U.S, or Canada, we are able to pass those savings on to our patients.
One of the most common questions we get is “how does that process work”? Here is a step by step of what to expect when you come to Avrodent Odessa for treatment.
Step 1: When you contact Avrodent Odessa for the first time, our Patient Relations Manager will listen to your needs and concerns. He may ask you for certain documents pertaining to your medical history such as X-rays, past dental records, and pictures of your teeth.
Step 2: Once our doctors have had a chance to review your information, our Patient Relations Manager will schedule a call between you and one of our dentists. Our doctors will go over their findings with you and discuss your options and the best way to meet your dental health goals.
Step 3: After you and the doctor have agreed on the necessary procedures, we will review the estimated costs with you and schedule your treatment plan and assist you in arranging your travel and lodging.
Once you arrive in Odessa our friendly Patient Relations Manager Alexander will be waiting for you at the airport, ready to bring you to us and on your way to your new smile!