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Infographic – Dental Tourism Statistics for Americans

April 9th, 2014 Share

A number of Americans are now getting their smiles refurbished outside of the United States, thanks to the rise of dental tourism destinations. As per a report by Brandon Green published on the Fox News website on November 1, 2013, nearly 400,000 Americans chose to travel abroad to get dental treatment.

Dental Tourism Stats for Americans

With the ever increasing cost of dental care and lack of dental insurance coverage (a 2012 report by Senator Bernie Sanders pegged the number of Americans without dental insurance at 130 million), it is easy to see why a number of residents of the United States are crossing the national boundaries to get quality and low cost dental care.

Some of the destinations popular with American dental tourists are Mexico, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, India, and the Philippines.

We, at Medical Tourism Corporation, are proud to bring you dental work for just a fraction of the US prices in Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, and India. We work with top-notch clinics with board certified doctors located in the major dental tourism hubs of the world.

For more information on affordable dental work abroad, fill in the online quote-request form on the right.

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Cosmetic Dental Treatment in Phuket – Thailand

April 1st, 2014 Share

Limited Time Special – One Porcelain Veneer for $357 (for 6 or more teeth in the same jaw; offer valid till June 30, 2014)

Phuket, an island province of Thailand, is fast establishing itself as one of the giant dental tourism destinations in Asia.

With the cost of cosmetic dental treatment in Phuket much lower than in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, those beleaguered by high dental care costs in their home country can consider embarking on a trip to the Land of Smiles to refurbish their own smiles.

Cosmetic Dental Work

How Much You Save?

The following table outlines the cost of some of the common cosmetic dental procedures at the dental clinic we work with in the Thai province. Correspondingly we have specified their average prices in the United States, and the immense savings you get to enjoy by having your treatment in Thailand:

Procedure Price in Phuket Average Price in USA Your Savings
Composite Veneer $155 $500 69%
Porcelain Veneer $372 From $900 60%
Laser Dental Whitening $230 More than $500 54%
Zoom WhiteSpeed $280 $375 25%
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown From $310 $1,500 79%
All Porcelain Crown From $400 $1,425 70%
Acrylic Full Denture (single jaw) $430 $2,000 78%

From the above table, it is easy to see that getting cosmetic dental treatment in Phuket translates to big savings.

All prices mentioned above are in US dollars. The Thai Baht to US dollar exchange rate may vary from day to day. As of April 2014, 1 Thai Baht = 0.031 USD.

As the above mentioned prices may be changed without any prior notification, to get the latest prices, fill in our free online quote form.

Benefits of Choosing Phuket for Your Treatment

  • More than 50% savings over US, Australian and Canadian prices
  • Cosmetic dentistry at one of the top clinics of the Thai province
  • Highly experienced Thai cosmetic dentists
  • English-speaking staff which helps in easy communication
  • Zero wait-times and quick scheduling of your cosmetic dental procedure
  • The Thai province’s pulsating nightlife and sprawling beaches for a relaxing vacation
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified Clinic for Your Treatment

    We, at Medical Tourism Corporation, believe in bringing the best of dental care to our clients. In our constant endeavor to provide the best of care, we work with one of the leading dental clinics in Patong town of Phuket. An overview of the clinic:

  • Only clinic in Thailand to be ISO certified for both its dental office and its onsite well-equipped laboratory
  • Cutting edge lab with CAD / CAM technology
  • Multilingual staff
  • Board-certified dental doctors
  • International x-ray services for your case diagnosis even before you step on that flight to Thailand
  • 100% sterilization guaranteed with CE-certified sterilization instruments
  • State-of-the-art dental rooms with up-to-date technology
  • Featured on national television in Australia
  • Testimonial

    Dental work in the Land of Smile has been receiving good reviews. A very happy customer, Brigit Gatterer from Australia, reviews cosmetic dental work in Phuket here.

    Phi Phi Islands Near Phuket in Thailand

    Cosmetic Dentistry – A Brief Outline

    Broken, uneven, stained or discolored teeth are taken care of by cosmetic dental procedures. Some of the common cosmetic dental procedures are:

  • Laser Teeth Whitening: A combination of lasers and dental bleaching solutions to get rid of stains and discoloration for a whiter and brighter smile.
  • Dental Fillings: Making up of structural losses to teeth caused by dental decay or trauma with the help of a restorative material, such as amalgam.
  • Dental Veneers: Tooth-colored extremely flimsy shells that are used to mask chipped, broken or discolored teeth. You can also opt for lumineers, a product of Cerinate – USA, which are veneers as thin as contact lens.
  • Dental Crown: It is a dental cap resembling a tooth which is placed over a tooth to give back its shape and size; a dental crown may also be used to strengthen a weak or cracked tooth.
  • Know Your Dental Destination

  • The closest airport from the dental clinic located in the Patong beach area is the Phuket International Airport (IATA: HKT) which is about 35 km (22 mi) from Patong.
  • Citizens of the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have a visa exemption for a stay of 30 days or less in Thailand.
  • They, however, need to have a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months.
  • Plan your dental vacation during the winter season running from November to March – this time of the year is pleasant and cool.
  • Some of the common Thai words:
    • Hello – Sa-wat-dee
    • Goodbye – Laa-gon-na
    • Excuse me/Sorry – Kor thot
    • How much is this? – Raa kaa tao rai?
    • Do you speak English? – Kun pôot paa-săa ang-grìt rĕu bplào?
    • I don’t speak Thai – Chăn pôot tai mâi bpen
    • Help! – Chuay duay

    Cosmetic dentistry in Patong, Thailand gives you a great combination of massive savings, quality care at a top-notch clinic, and services of highly experienced dentists. And an added bonus is the opportunity to indulge in a relaxing vacation in the midst of sun, sea, and sand.

    For more information on smile treatment in Thailand, contact us through the free quote-request form on the right.

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    Implant Dentist in Phuket – Thailand

    March 19th, 2014 Share
    Single tooth implant for only US$ 933-1212

    Have you already done your research on options for treating missing teeth, and zeroed on dental implants? Is the cost of dental implant treatment bothering you in your home country?

    If yes, then you will heave a sigh of relief by knowing that the cost of dental implants in Phuket – Thailand is much lower than in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. And we at Medical Tourism Corporation can help you in your quest for competent dentists.

    Dental Implants

    We work with highly experienced and well-trained implant dentists in Phuket – Thailand.

    Top Thai Implant Dentists At Your Service

    Your treatment will be performed by English-speaking dentists in Phuket, some of which even have international exposure. A sneak-peek into the profile of one of the dental implantologists we work with in the Land of Smiles:

  • DDS from Chulalongkorn University
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Science(Prosthodontics) from Mahidol University
  • Certification and Master in Implantology from Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE) – University of California, Los Angeles
  • Fellowship – International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) – USA
  • Certificate in Laser Dentistry from the World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD)
  • Seminars attended:
    • Attended Dental Implant Seminar organized by Nobel Biocare in Singapore
    • Attended the 2006 Implant World Conference organized by Nobel Biocare in Hong Kong
    • Certification in Implantology and Sinus Lift Operation – Ankylos from Vejthani Hospital in Bangkok
    • 2001 – Midwinter Meeting – Chicago Dental Society – International Dental Exhibition and Conference
  • Professional Memberships:
    • Thai Dental Association
    • Thai Prosthodontics Association
    • Thai Dental Council

    Take a look at the detailed profile of the dental implantologist in Phuket here.

    Food Street in Patong - Phuket, Thailand

    Will It Cost You a Lot?

    The answer is NO.

  • A single tooth dental implant will cost you just US$ 933-1212 (Thai Baht 30,000-40,000) (as of March 2014, 1 US$ = 32.16).
  • Compare this with the average cost of a dental implant in Australia is $2,000.
  • By choosing an implant dentist in Phuket, you can save almost 50% over the Australian prices.
  • Why Travel to Phuket for Dental Implants?

  • Save big; we already gave you the figures
  • Get treated at a state-of-the-art dental clinic we work with
  • Get prompt attention with zero waiting periods
  • Have smooth communication with your dentist; we work with English-speaking dentists in Thailand
  • Get a chance to combine sightseeing with getting dental implants; Phuket is world-famous for its beautiful beaches
  • Glimpse of the Dental Clinic

    We work with a highly reputable dental clinic in Phuket, Thailand to facilitate your dental implant treatment. Located by the picturesque Patong beach, the clinic welcomes its visitors with comfortable ambience and a hospitable staff. Some of the highlights of the clinic are as follows:

  • On-site well-equipped dental lab
  • Four dental rooms equipped with the latest technology
  • The only Thai clinic to have ISO 9001:2008 certification for both the clinic and its lab
  • Follower of strict international sterilization standards
  • Facility for inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide
  • International x-ray services for your diagnosis even before your arrival in the country
  • Testimonial

    Check out this post in which an American from Los Angeles reviews dental implants in Patong, Thailand. Susan Friedman is all-praise for her treatment at the clinic and says her experience was a “very positive one”.

    Combine Sightseeing with Dental Care

    Choosing to have yourself treated by an implant dentist in Phuket comes with another benefit – a chance to indulge in a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. Patong’s nightlife beckons party revelers from all over the globe. Some of them are smart enough to have their smiles revamped while they are at it.
    To make your stay while you get treated comfortable and hassle-free, we provide you a host of services:

  • Complete assistance in flight bookings
  • Assistance in visa and passport
  • 24*7 location assistance by a dedicated manager
  • Help in tour and travel bookings
  • Stay at partner hotels at special discounted tariffs
  • Fill in the free quote-request form on the right for more information on implant dentist in Phuket – Thailand.

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    WHO Recommends Only 5% of Daily Calories from Sugar

    March 11th, 2014 Share

    The World Health Organization (WHO) experts recommend only 5% of the daily calorific intake to be derived from sugar.

    Though the WHO experts are of the view that the 5% cap on sugar intake is a little challenging, they do opine that keeping one’s sugar intake restricted to the recommended figures will keep a check on dental caries and obesity.

    5% Sugar Level Recommended by WHO

    The organization’s nutrition director Dr. Francesco Brana opines that as the 5% goal is tough to meet, keeping one’s calorie intake from sugar restricted to 10% is a more practical and realistic approach.
    In order to meet the recommended levels, Americans will have to cut down their sugar intake by as high as 67%.
    There are a number of studies which single out sugar as the prime antagonist in the global obesity epidemic.
    A way to cut down sugar intake is to look for food labels. Sugar is often guised under fancy names, such as fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, diastatic malt, and dextrose.

    Some ways to cut down one’s sugar intake are:

  • Eat your fruit, and don’t drink it; even worse if you drink packed juices.
  • Water is completely sugar-free; have water instead of sugar-laden fizzy drinks.
  • Bread has added sugars too; restrict your intake.
  • Bake your own cookies and cakes; add only a third of the amount of sugar as recommended by the recipe.
  • As per the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92% of adult Americans have had tooth decay problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 37.5% of the adult American population is obese. Such startling numbers are bound to come down, should Americans consider cutting down their sugar intake. Here is the detailed WHO report.

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    All on 4 Implants in Patong – Thailand

    February 19th, 2014 Share

    All on 4 dental implants offer effective restorative solutions to the problem of edentulism (the condition of having no teeth). If their costs in your home country are bothering you, then all on 4 implants in Patong, Thailand are an option that can be explored.

    Cost: Patong vs. United States

    Why Patong for All on 4 dental implants, you may be asking. The prime attraction is the affordable price of dental implants in Thailand. The following table will help you understand the tremendous savings you enjoy in the resort town in Phuket, vis-à-vis in the United States:

    Cost in Thailand Average Cost in USA You Save
    350,000 Thai Bahts or US$10,850* $57,000** More than 80%

    *Conversion Rate: 1 Thai Baht = 0.031 USD as of February 12, 2014.

    Please note that the above package price for all on 4 implants may be revised without any prior notice. For the latest package prices and specials, we suggest you fill our online-form for a gratis quote.

    **Source: Wikipedia

    All on Four Implants

    Trip Duration

    About one week

    Know Your Dental Clinic

    The dental clinic in the beach town in Phuket province, where your all on 4 dental implant treatment will be done, is a well-equipped facility. Some of the highlights of the clinic:

  • In-house state-of-the-art dental lab, which helps cut treatment cost
  • ISO 9001:2008 certification for both the clinic and its lab (the only clinic in the entire country to hold this distinction)
  • 3D CAD/CAM system
  • 100% sterilized environment with CE certified sterilization units
  • International x-ray services for diagnosis even before you arrive in the country
  • Nightclub on Bangla Road in Patong, Phuket, Thailand

    Savings and Other Benefits

    By choosing to have your All on four dental implants in Patong, Phuket, you can look forward to the following benefits, besides massive cost savings:

  • Treatment at one of the top dental clinics in entire Thailand
  • Services of a dedicated team of dental implantologists with impressive credentials
  • English-speaking staff to cut language barriers
  • Chance to indulge in a relaxing holiday in the beach town
  • Quick scheduling of all on 4 implant treatment, minus any wait-times
  • Not Just a Dental Trip

    Patong, a picturesque town in Phuket, Thailand, beckons dental tourists with its quality dental work available for only a minuscule percentage of the prices charged in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe. The beach town also happens to be the party capital of Thailand.

    While you are on a visit to the resort town for dental work, you can also indulge in sightseeing or simply lounge at the beach. Some of the travel highlights in and around the beach town are:

  • Nightlife at Bangla Road
  • Downtown Phuket with its colonial and Chinese architecture
  • Wat Chalong and the Big Buddha statue
  • Sunrise and sunset viewpoints at Promthep, Three Beaches hilltop, and the Radar Hill viewpoint
  • What are All on Four Dental Implants?

  • All on 4 dental implants are a permanent replacement for the complete set of teeth in either of the jaws.
  • These are suitable for people with substantial tooth loss and decay.
  • The procedure involves placing four implants topped by a prosthesis (usually a bridge) with 12 to 14 artificial teeth.
  • An all on 4 implant is fixed the same day of the surgery. Hence, the procedure is also known as “teeth in a day” and “smile in a day”.
  • Some of the benefits of getting all on 4 implants are:
    • Improved appearance
    • Immediate results
    • Ease in eating
    • Improved aesthetics
    • Easy to take care of

    Traveling to Patong – Thailand

    Those contemplating a dental implant trip to Phuket will benefit from the following travel information:

    Closest International Airport
    The nearest international airport is 35 km in Phuket (IATA code: HKT).

    Best Time to Visit
    From November to March when the average temperatures hover between 24o C to 32o C.

    Time Zone
    Thailand lies in the Indo China Time (ICT) zone which is 7 hours ahead of the Greenwich Meantime (GMT).

    Travel Documents Required

  • A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months.
  • Australians, Americans, Canadians and UK residents are allowed a visa-less stay of 30 days.
  • For more information on all on four implant procedure in Patong, Phuket, Thailand, fill in the free online quote-form on the right.

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    Infographic – Travel Tips and Info on Bangkok – Thailand

    February 7th, 2014 Share

    Thinking of a medical trip to Bangkok, Thailand? The following infographic gives you valuable travel information and tips on the Thai capital so that you have a smooth and hassle-free stay.

    Infographic - Travel Tips and Info on Bangkok - Thailand

    Submit the free quote-request form on the right for more information on medical tourism in Bangkok.

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    Cost of Obesity in the USA in 2018

    January 28th, 2014 Share

    As per a report published by the organization Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), if the current trends of rise in the rate of obesity continue, then the cost related to obesity would quadruple to $344 billion in 2018.


    Obesity Costs in the United States in 2018

    If the current trends are to continue, obesity is set to gulp down nearly 43% of the American population in 2018. The report, however, states that if the current obesity rates stabilize, then America could save nearly $200 billion in the cost of healthcare. Click here to read the report in detail.

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    Dentists in Phuket – Thailand

    January 24th, 2014 Share

    Medical Tourism Corporation works with highly experienced and board-certified dentists in Phuket, Thailand.

    The clinic we work with in the Patong area of Phuket is one of the premier dental centers of Thailand and has been attracting people from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Europe.

    Staff at Dental Clinic in Phuket - Thailand

    Highly Qualified Dentists with International Exposure

    The team of dental specialists we work with in Phuket has substantial international exposure, having trained in the USA, the UK and other parts of Europe, Japan and Australia. We’ve compiled the training and certification programs of the different dental doctors we work with in the Thai resort city as follows:


  • Master in Implantology from Global Institute of Dental Education (gIDE) – an American Dental Association CERP Recognized Provider
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) Fellowship
  • Laser Dentistry certification from the World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD)
  • Oral Implantology Certificate Course from the University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry certificate from Loma Linda School of Dentistry, California, USA
  • Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Reconstruction certification from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montefiore
  • American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry Diplomate
  • Here is the detailed profile of one of the prosthodontists with more than a decade of experience we work with to facilitate your dental care.

    Dental Implant Specialists
    The specialists for dental implants in Patong we work with have impressive credentials to boast of. A snapshot of their educational and training profile and professional memberships:

  • Certificate Course in Oral Implantology from the University of Frankfurt in Germany
  • PhD in Dental Science from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Thai Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellowship from the International Committee of Implant Dentistry (ICOI)
  • Master of Implant Prosthodontic Section from the International Congress of Implantologists
  • Click on the link for the detailed profile of a dental implant doctor in Thailand we work with.

    Cosmetic and Operative Dentists

  • M.S. in Operative Dentistry from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery from Chulalongkorn University
  • American Board of Oral implantology and Implant Dentistry Diplomate
  • Click here for the detailed profile of a highly experienced dental specialist we work with, who is a member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration and Pennsylvania Dental Association.

    Oral Surgeons

  • Residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Chulalongkorn University
  • Thai Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Gum and Root Canal Dental Specialists

  • Master Degree in Periodontics from Chulalongkorn University
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Science (Endodontics) from Prasanmitr University
  • Alluring Nightlife of Phuket - Thailand

    Benefits of Choosing Phuket

    We bring you a long list of the best dentists in Phuket. And the benefits of choosing the city for your dental work do not just end here. By choosing to have your dental work here, you can look forward to the following:

    Save big
    Save almost 60 to 70 percent of the European and American prices of dental work by choosing to have yourself treated in Thailand.

    Treatment at top Thai Clinic
    Your dental work will be facilitated at one of the top clinics of the country. The clinic has its own ISO 9001:2008 certified in-house lab and boasts of high tech equipment and the highest standards of sterilization.

    Quick turnover
    Your dental work can be scheduled with no wait times. You also get to enjoy quick turnover and return home without spending a long time in a foreign country.

    No language problems
    It is always comforting to know that your trip to Thailand for quality and low cost dental work will be done in a language barrier-free environment. The dental specialists who would treat you are all English-speaking. Additionally, the clinic where your treatment will be done features multilingual staff.

    Easy to get there
    The resort town is served by its own international airport (IATA code: HKT) which makes it easy to get there.

    Vacation time
    Located by the picturesque Andaman Sea, Phuket offers its visitors an exciting mix of beautiful beaches, throbbing nightlife, shopping bargains and low cost dental work. As on the prime dental tourism hubs of Thailand, the resort town makes for a good vacation destination for people looking to have their smiles revamped while on a holiday.

    What Others are Saying About Us

    Medical Tourism Corporation endeavors to facilitate your dental holiday at the top clinics of Thailand for prices much lower than in your home country. The company takes its maxim of having as many happy and satisfied customers seriously and in this endeavor for great customer experience always asks for reviews and testimonials so that others can take an informed decision.

    In one such review of dentists in Phuket, a New Zealand resident, Sharon MacDonald, had this to say:
    “…Hygiene standards, professionalism beyond reproach. A great place to combine dental care with relaxation.”

    Submit the free quote-request form on the right for more information on dental specialists in Phuket, Patong in Thailand.

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    Cost of Dental Implants in Phuket – Thailand

    January 20th, 2014 Share

    According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), dental implants are one of the best options for missing teeth replacement. In the picturesque island of Phuket dental implants cost just a fraction of the Australian and US prices.

    If you are looking for quality dental work for replacing your missing teeth along with an opportunity to enjoy a vacation, then the Land of Smiles offers you plenty of options.

    Before and After Dental Implants (Phuket)

    How Much for Dental Implants?

    Type Price (in USD) Price in AUD
    Single Tooth Dental Implant 909-1,212 1,000-1,333
    Immediate Load Dental Implant (1 trip dental implant) 1,212-1,364 1,333-1,500
    Implant + Porcelain Crown 909-1,061 1,000-1,167
    All on 4 Implant 10,606 11,667
    Zygoma Implants (1 trip – long implants with 12 metal-free composite implant bridges) 17,576 19,333
    Two Dental Implants and Overdenture 5,152 5,667

    Please take note that the prices mentioned in the above table can be changed without any prior notification. For the latest prices and specials, we suggest that you fill our online quote form.

    How Much You Save?

    Here is a comparative table showing how much different types of dental implants would cost you in Australia. Correspondingly, we have enlisted the savings you enjoy, should you choose to have your low cost dental implants in Thailand, and more specifically in Phuket.

    Type of Dental Implant Cost in Australia (Aus Dollars) Your Savings in Thailand
    Single Tooth Implant 6,000 More than 80%
    Implant + Porcelain Crown 2,800 to 8,000 60% to 88%
    All on 4 Implant 20,000 Almost 50%

    From the above table, it is easy to see that you can cut down the cost of dental implants in Thailand to a great extent rather than getting treatment at a local dental office. Even after adding in airfare and lodging, you can still look forward to cutting off a substantial percentage of what dental implants would cost you in your home country.

    Why Phuket?

  • Enjoy tremendous savings (refer to the table given above)
  • Get quality care at top dental clinics
  • Enjoy quick patient turnover with no wait-times involved
  • Have a language barrier-free dental vacation with our English-speaking dentists
  • Fully sterilized environment at the clinic
  • Reaching there is easy, as it is served by its own international airport (IATA Code: HKT)
  • Proximity of Thailand for dental tourists from Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand
  • Vast opportunities of vacationing – our network clinic is located in the province’s Patong beach area, a major tourism hub
  • Popular Restaurant in Patong Area of Phuket, Thailand

    Top Clinic for Your Dental Work

    Your dental implant procedure will be facilitated at one of the top dental clinics of Phuket. The clinic features the following:

  • High-tech diagnostic instruments.
  • Well equipped in-house laboratory which helps save treatment time.
  • Only clinic in Thailand to hold an ISO 9001 certificate issued by Bureau Veritas for its dental lab.
  • Uncompromising sanitary and sterilization methods followed.
  • Board certified dental implant doctors having attained training and certification from the USA, the UK, Japan and Australia.
  • They have trained at and undergone certificate courses at the following prestigious national and international institutions, such as the following:
    • Certificate Course in Oral Implantology from the University of Frankfurt, Germany
    • Certificate and master in Implantology from University of California (UCLA) / gIDE, American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP / USA)
    • Fellowship – International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) – USA
    • PhD in Dental Science from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand
    • Master Degree of Science in Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery with distinction from the University of London
    • Diplomate of International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

    To learn more about the dental clinic we work with to facilitate your low priced dental implant surgery in Phuket, fill our online quote-form.

    What are Dental Implants?

  • Dental Implants are artificial teeth roots which provide a robust foundation for fixing permanent or temporary teeth replacements such as dentures, crowns and dental bridges.
  • Dental implant procedure first involves placing a tiny titanium post— which serves as the artificial tooth root—in the bone socket of the missing tooth.
  • The jawbone grows around the implant as it heals, thereby firmly securing the implant.
  • This whole process called “osseointegration” may take six to 12 weeks.
  • Once the tooth root gets firmly fused with the jawbone, it is topped with an abutment post to secure the replacement tooth on the implant.
  • The replacement tooth called the dental crown is then attached to the abutment.
  • Some of the major advantages of dental implants are:
    • They feel and look like real teeth.
    • Unlike dentures, these do not slip out of your mouth.
    • These improve the functioning of your teeth and help you chew better.
    • These are highly durable and if you take proper care of them, these will last you a lifetime.
    • According to WebMD, these come with an impressive success rate of 98%.

    Submit the free quote-request form on the right for more information on the cost of dental implants in Phuket, Thailand.

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    Indian Govt. Allows Frozen Embryo Import for Artificial Reproduction

    January 16th, 2014 Share
    Indian infertility treatment industry likely to get a major boost with the move…

    In a move that has tremendous potential of giving a huge push to the medical tourism industry in India, the government has allowed the import of embryo for the purpose of artificial reproduction.

    Foreign couples will now be allowed to bring in frozen embryos and pursue surrogacy, in vitro fertilization (IVF) or any other procedure related to treating infertility.

    India Allows Embryo Imports for Artificial Reproduction

    As part of the quality control measures, the imported wombs will have to carry a no-objection certificate (NOC) issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

    As per Hrishikesh Pai, president-elect of the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, the decision is applicable for both foreign nationals and Indian couples living abroad.

    Despite the ICMR allowing the import of frozen human embryos in liquid nitrogen containers, conflict still remains as such imports are not allowed as per the Indian customs and Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) rules.

    How Would This Help Surrogacy?

    The Indian surrogacy industry has always been rife with ambiguities and conflicting guidelines, both of which deterred its growth. With the adoption of case-to-case approval mechanism, the government will make sure that no human embryos are brought into the country for research purposes. This will also ensure that there is no exploitation of surrogates.

    ICMR’s Stringent Conditions for Issuing NOC

    The ICMR will issue an NOC for the purpose of import of embryo gametes only if it is for personal therapeutic reasons. Imports will not be allowed in case the intent is to sell the embryo. Documents required for obtaining an NOC are:

  • The recommending ART clinic’s registration certificate
  • The Indian clinic where the infertility treatment will take place
  • Name and address of the in-charge of the Indian clinic
  • Foreign clinic’s declaration that the infertile woman is incapable of conception or that conception will pose a serious health concern to her
  • Foreign clinic’s declaration that no sex selection was resorted to
  • The commissioning couple’s proof of identification and marriage documents
  • India’s medical tourism industry is touted to reach $2 billion by 2015. With such positive developments, the country’s infertility treatment industry is bound to grow by huge numbers and give a number of couples from all over the world a chance to further their families.

    Medical Tourism Corporation has a history of facilitating surrogacy and IVF journey of many couples in India. This decision taken by the Indian government will bring loud cheers among people looking to enjoy the joys of parenthood.

    Click here for further reading.

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