Previously In the 1st and 2nd part of our series, we have presented the main advantages of dental tourism to Budapest and also did some math on the possible savings. Now we will provide some very useful advice for future dental tourists.
Obviously, there are individual factors for everyone when planning their first dental holiday abroad, however some general things are better be kept in mind before making the final decision on which dental clinic to choose. We have collected the most important aspects for easier selection.
1. Dentist experience
For every patient, getting to know their future dentist before undergoing any treatment helps develop the essential trust needed for the treatment to end successfully. Patients must strongly cooperate with the treating dentist and it is always a nice thing if this trust begins to build up as early as possible.
2. Patient testimonials
The best advice can always be given by patients having been treated by the clinic in question. Look for patient testimonial and reviews, patient stories or videos on the clinic’s website if possible. You can also gather reviews from independent sources like healthcare comparison sites.
3. Clinic equipment
The outcome of the dental treatment and the entire patient experience is not only depending on the dentist’s skills. The quality of equipment and materials may also affect the quality of the treatment and the comfort of care while the patient is in the dental chair.
4. Quality of materials used
Each customer service will happily inform their prospective patients about the materials used for treatment. Be careful to choose internationally used and well-known products especially when it comes to dental implants!
5. Additional services
The more value you’re getting for your money, the better deal you’re making, so make sure to get information on what services your clinic can provide for you besides the treatment. Transfer and hotel bookings, general travel organization, translators are all very useful and can make your entire experience a lot smoother.
6. Patient management
We highly recommend all future dental tourists to opt for a clinic where each patient has a dedicated representative to take care of all organization tasks, explain certain details about the planned treatments or the costs involved to make the journey as relaxed as possible.
7. Consultation options
Before any commitments towards a dental clinic abroad the very first step is to ask for a treatment plan & price estimate. If the dental clinic you are interested to have your treatment with offers you the option for online consultations, or any free-of-charge alternative, your treatment can safely be planned to minimize the chance of any unwanted surprises.
Some clinics offer free transfers between the accommodation, the airport and the dental clinic. This is usually a great help for the dental patients and also increases savings on the dental bill.
However there are millions of dental practices all around Budapest, we recommend choosing one that is located in a rather frequented area as it is a lot easier to find hotels nearby, and also to find ways to spend time outside the dental practice.
Obviously the treatment costs are a top priority for everyone when comparing clinics to each other. However we do recommend not to make a compromise on quality – collect information about the service quality first, and compare the costs later for the optimal choice for you.
Interested in reading more about dental tourism in Hungary? Check out our other articles in this topic!