With a boost in dental tourism, Thailand has become an attraction to a larger flock of people worldwide. Friendly natives along with a booming dental industry aptly justify its name-The Land of Smiles.
Thailand is one of the top destinations for Dental Tourism because:
You can get dental treatments ranging from simple procedures like tooth fillings, tooth extractions, root canal treatments to more complicated including dental implants, dental veneers, crowns, bridges, and correction of alignment of teeth.
Dental work is about a third of the price in Thailand compared to Australia. The average cost of dental implants is $1,500 in Thailand. The same procedure in Australia can cost you a whopping $6,000.
Procedures like dental crowns and veneers cost $500 and $350 per tooth in Thailand.
|All on 4 implants||$9,400-10,000||$13,650-25,000|
|Implant (Single Tooth)||$1,200–1,600||$2,100-7,000|
|Root Canal Treatment||$250-400||$280-780|
*Prices are subject to change
The dentists we work with are highly qualified. They have recognition with Dental Council of Thailand.
They have received training in the US, the UK, or Australia. To name a few:
Education: Graduate Diploma in Operative Dentistry- Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand
Specializations: Fellowship in Prosthodontics, New York University College of Dentistry, NY, USA
Certificate in Implant Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry, NY, USA
Certificate in Prosthodontics, New York University College of Dentistry, NY, USA
Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Srinakharinwirot University
Residency Training in Prosthodontics, Department of Prosthodontics, Mahidol University
Specializations: Certificate of Clinical Assistant Fellow in Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry New York University
Certificate of International Advanced Program in Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry New York University
Education: DDS, Chulalongkorn University School of Dentistry, 1999
MS – Prosthodontics, University of North Carolina, 2005
Specializations: Certificate, Implant Fellowship (Periodontics), University of North Carolina, 2006
Certificate, Prosthodontics, Chulalongkorn University School of Dentistry, 2002
(31 years of experience)
Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery (Chulalongkorn University (TH))
Accreditations: Diplomate of Thai Board in General Dentistry (Thai)
ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists)
Specializations: Prosthodontics and Implantology
(27 years of experience)
Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery (Chulalongkorn University (TH))
Accreditations: Diplomate of Thai Board in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Specializations: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
(24 years of experience)
Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery (Mahidol University (TH))
Accreditations: Academy of Operative Dentistry (International)
Specializations: Operative Dentistry Aesthetic
Thai dental clinics provide good quality high technology facilities. For example, digital panoramic x-ray, CT scanning equipment, 3D CAD/CAM, and in-house laboratories. They have accreditations with many international dental organizations. JCI (Joint Commission International)- a US-based healthcare initiative, is one of them.
Some of our Dental clinics with JCI accreditation in Thailand include:
Dentavacation chosen clinics follow four-step sterilization:
Step 1: Manual Cleaning
Instruments are scrubbed to remove deposits and residue.
Step 2: Ultrasonic Cleaning
Instruments are treated in an ultrasonic cleaner. It operates on different frequencies, depending on the type of instrument being sterilized.
Step 3: Packaging and Autoclave
Step 4: Ultra Violet Chamber
Sterilized instruments are kept in waterproof packaging in Ultra Violet chamber to maintain sterilization.
Fumigation of the clinic:
Fumigation is carried out weekly. The entire clinic is treated with chemical fumes. This ensures the treatment area is sterile and safe.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests “weekly spore tests”. Biological Monitoring System by 3M ESPE is used to monitor sterilization. It is a system with 20-year product history. This ensures that the sterilization controls and standards are above the required standards.
From exotic Bangkok, beachy Phuket in the south to historic Chiang Mai in the north, our superior quality dental clinics are located in all the major cities of Thailand. They offer world-class dental care at a comparatively low cost.
From shopping malls to finely designed temples, Bangkok has lots to offer. You can take a stroll in the markets and hog on the street food.
Apart from being a top destination for leisure, Bangkok is a hub for world-class dental clinics.
Our clinics in Bangkok are easily accessible. The locations being in the vicinity of hotels/accommodations.
The dentists here follow International sterilization and Infection Control Standard. To test the effectiveness of the sterilization methods, they use the 3M Attest® Biological Monitoring System.
The clinic provides you with airport pickup services and assists for your stay. They also guide you with your insurance/financial procedures.
Located in the south, Phuket has diverse landscapes. It comprises lush tropical landscape, white beaches, magnificent coves, and bays. Surrounding islands and exquisite Chinese-Portuguese architecture add to its beauty.
You can revel in various activities. Kayak in the mangroves at Bang Rong or watch the sunset in Sri Panwa.
With well-established dental healthcare centers, Phuket is a renowned destination for dental tourism. It has clinics like Smile Dental Clinic, which is the first dental clinic in Phuket to be JCI-accredited.
With an in-house dental laboratory, our clinics use advanced CEREC German technology for dental treatments.
Dental clinics provide many additional facilities like free phone calls, Wi-Fi, and parking.
The island location of the clinic makes it a one-stop destination for rejuvenation along with healthcare.
Owing to its cold temperature, Chiang Mai is an attraction to a larger group of trackers and backpackers. Along with its street food and rich culture, Chiang Mai is famous for its botanical gardens and hill tribe villages.
Activities like river rafting and elephant riding are one of Chiang Mai’s greatest tourist attractions.
Many dentists here are well qualified and affiliated with the Dental Association of Thailand.
Chiang Mai International (CMX) airport is only ten minutes from the city center. It serves both international and domestic flights, making Chiang Mai accessible to tourists worldwide.
A party destination, Pattaya is situated in the East Coast of Thailand Gulf. It is one of the top 3 cities in Thailand popular amongst tourists.
Sophisticated international hotel chains and fine dining restaurants are a common sight in Pattaya.
Though a city of loud nightlife, Pattaya, does not fail to amaze with its par excellence dental healthcare services.
Some clinics at Pattaya provide additional facilities like a massage chair or aromatherapy.
Thailand’s second largest island is known for its beaches, coconut groves, luxury resorts, and posh spas. Ang Thong Marine National Park and Namuang Waterfall offer breathtaking scenic beauty. The rocks of Hin Ta And Hin Yai are one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions. Wat Plai Laem, the Buddhist temple is a landmark of Koh Samui. It has a colorful statue of Buddha.
Kôw gang (rice and curry) shops are commonly seen here.
Indulge in activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, jungle trekking, and sailing.
The island offers top quality dental work under strict sterilization and friendly atmosphere.
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) are main airports. Located in Bangkok, they connect numerous countries with multiple flights daily.
Transportation from airport to city center is possible via taxis, Tuk-Tuks, and the Sky Train. Tuk-Tuks are a three-wheeled motorized vehicle used as taxis. Fares range from 16B to 44B or 140B for a one-day pass while traveling via SkyTrain.
Some clinics and hospitals provide with their shuttle services.
Passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Thailand.
Thai embassy states passport holders of 55 different countries do not require a visa to visit Thailand. New Zealand, Australia, the US, the UK are amongst a few of them.
Thailand tourist visa is valid for 30 days. You will have to apply at the Office of Immigration Bureau for an extension of stay.
The cheapest months to fly to Thailand is in May-October.
The price range of flights from Sydney to Bangkok varies between $300-$1000.
Thailand offers a year-round tropical climate. Depending on the region, the weather varies from cooler in the hills to hotter in the cities like Bangkok. The beaches are sunny during the day and pleasant by night.
Thailand has various places for recreation, including beaches, parks, museums, waterfalls, malls, etc. There are many sites that you can visit during your dental trip.
Some dental procedures like crowns require two trips to the dental clinic. It takes a gap of about 3-4 days (at max) between appointments. During the first visit, the dentist carries out specific steps. It includes tooth preparation, impression taking, noticing tooth shade, and temporary crown fitting. In the second visit, he fits the permanent crown.
A stay of around 10-15 days will be required for procedures like full mouth dental implants and clear aligners.
In such cases, you can avail an added advantage of a vacation abroad. Luxuriate in a relaxing holiday along with dental holiday package to Thailand.
Many leisure activities offered in the country make your stay enjoyable. Some of them are Ziplining, Mountain climbing, Bungee jumping, Hot air balloon tour, White-water rafting, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Cruising in Phuket, etc. Indulge in the world-famous Thai massage. Choose Thailand for a refreshing experience, coupled with better quality healthcare facilities.
According to the Australian Dental Association(ADA),
We assure you with the best services keeping in mind the safety protocol. Our doctors will provide you with proper and timely follow up after the treatment.
Thailand is safe whether you’re strolling around the city or shopping in the market streets. Violent incidents are usually a rare sight. Though taking precautions is always a must.
Some emergency numbers to contact:
Precautions for Thailand Tourists
Register yourself with your Country’s Foreign Affairs Departments for your overseas trip. It is a free and voluntary service offered by your country to aid at the time of emergency.
Share your travel plans, to enable identification in case of any mishap. Have a travel insurance policy to cover for any theft, loss, and medical problems.
Thailand is famous for a wide variety of food. Some top Thai food includes:
Restaurants and hotels in Thailand serve western cuisines from American club sandwiches and burgers to Indian food. You can even spot the international fast food chains including, McDonald’s, KFC. Some restaurants serve Australian family cuisine. They include: –
Drink from a sealed water bottle. Take precaution while eating street food. Avoid areas prone to flies and mosquitoes to prevent food and water contamination.
Thailand is renowned for its dental work worldwide.
You can enjoy a comfortable stay with an affordable dental holiday package in Thailand.
Central Thai (Siamese). Very few people can speak and understand English.
Thai silk, Spa and aroma products, Coconut oil, Coconut palm sugar, Handmade bags, Home Decor.
No, instead of Uber, you can book a ride using an app called Grab.
You can access free Wi-Fi at Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is available for up to 2 hours per day.
Most Thai hotels and restaurants provide you with a Wi-Fi facility. Internet cafés are famous in major cities in Thailand, charging approximately 0.5 to 3 Bahts per minute.
You can make payment and money transaction in Thailand via various modes including:
Sim cards are available at Bangkok airport. However, they are pricey compared to the ones you can buy in the city. You need to have a passport as identification when buying a sim card.
There are three major suppliers in Thailand, that provide 3G coverage, namely True, DTAC, AIS.
Some 7Elevens also sell sim cards with a brand limitation. Almost all shopping malls in Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Krabi, and Koh Samui have mobile internet shops.
You can get data plans activated, at affordable prices.
Thailand follows the Indo China Time Zone, which makes it 7 hrs ahead of GMT(Greenwich Time Meridian).
The following diagram shows the time difference between Thailand and other countries:
Though parties at a nightclub are too prevalent, beware of party drugs. Watch your drink and never leave it unattended. Royal Thai Police is in power to conduct enforcement raids on bars and clubs. Possession of any kind is illegal and punishable. Don’t let touts mislead you.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends travelers to get vaccinated against following diseases.
|Disease||All Travelers||Most travelers||Some Travelers|
|Measles/ Mumps/ Rubella||
The options for accommodation are diverse. It ranges from affordably priced hotels to high-end luxurious hotels. You can rent hostels and dormitories as well for the desired time. Lodging and transportation during public holidays and national festivals are hard to find. Songkran (Thai New Year) which falls on 13th-15th April every year is one such example.