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Dental Tourism In Vietnam

Dental tourism is where patients opt for quality health care facilities in other countries due to lower prices. Dental health includes maintaining proper oral hygiene. It also incorporates scaling, filling and replacement of any missing teeth.

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Vietnam is famous for ancient history, diverse culture, and natural landscapes.

  • The cost dental procedures like implants etc. are around 60% cheaper than those in the US, Canada, and Australia.
  • The quality of treatment follows international standards. Patient’s care and safety is the primary concern.
  • Our dental clinic work on modern technology. Dentists use the latest equipment to carry out dental treatments.
  • The flora, fauna, climate with exquisite architecture makes it a place for a perfect holiday destination.

You can get dental treatments ranging from simple procedures like tooth fillings, tooth extractions, root canal treatments to more complicated including dental implants, veneers, crowns, and bridges.

Price of Dental Work

The amount you pay for dental work in Vietnam is about a third as compared to the USA.

COST COMPARISON(USD)
PROCEDURE VIETNAM USA
Implant (+Crown) $1,300 $7,000
Crowns $160 $1,500
Whitening $220 $900
Veneers $400 $800-2,000

*Prices are subject to change

The average market cost of dental care in Vietnam is significantly lower in comparison to the cost in the US, Canada, and Australia. For example, while a dental implant can cost around $7,000 in the States, and around $1,500 in Thailand, it costs only $1,300 in Vietnam. The difference in cost of dental care is similar across most dental treatment.

Dental Clinic

In Vietnam, our associate dental clinic boasts of a world-class in-house lab with latest machines like digital panoramic x-ray, CT scanning equipment, 3D CAD/CAM, CEREC.

Cerec is a crown fabrication system that makes tooth-colored crowns in a single visit.

How to Reach Vietnam

If and when you fly in, you’ll get in at one of two major international airports: Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. This is convenient because that’s where most of the good dental clinics are located.

It will take between 9 and 15 hours to get from Melbourne to Vietnam. The specific timing required depends on which airport you land in: it will take less time to get from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City than it is to Hanoi. It also depends on which airlines you fly with and how many stops you will be making.

Things to do in Vietnam

Hoi An is a remarkable town filled with some of Vietnam’s best restaurants, shopping, and historical sites. Just a short ride away are stunning beaches and rice fields to explore. It is a beautiful seaside town with architecture from the Chinese, French, and Japanese.

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most recognizable sites. It is host to thousands of amazing limestone isles that protrude out of the water Towering limestone mountains are scattered in the emerald waters of the bay.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has some pretty cool caves and rock formations . Hang Son Doong (Mountain River Cave), the largest cave in the world, is located right in the heart of this National Park in the Quang Binh province of Vietnam.

Life in the Mekong delta area revolves around water, from the famous floating markets to the vast agricultural industries. An amazing variety of fruits, flowers and livestock grow in the region.

Nha Trang is famous for picturesque mountains, beaches and lush islands all make it a favorite destination among tourists, Vietnamese and scuba divers.

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a blend of the old and the new. Tour buildings designed by Gustav Eiffel, visit the War Remnants Museum and climb the modern Bitexco Financial Building for a bird’s eye view over the city.

Hoi-An

Hoi An
Halong-bay

Halong bay
Cyclo

Cyclo

Safety in Vietnam

Vietnam is a relatively safe country, however petty theft is a legitimate concern, especially in the big cities. Refrain from flashing expensive goods on busy streets and corners: most robberies are drive-by snatchings.

If you decide to travel to Vietnam:
• Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
• Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.

Travel.State.Gov: Exercise normal precautions in Vietnam.

Mosquito Risk

Dengue fever has become increasingly problematic in Southeast Asia and occurs mostly in the Mekong Delta, including Ho Chi Minh City. With no vaccines available, the best preventive measure is to wear bug spray during the hours of sunrise and sunset.

Malaria is a risk in some remote mountainous areas. Consider taking anti-malarial medication if you plan to travel to any remote destinations in Vietnam.

Japanese encephalitis also known to occur. A Japanese encephalitis vaccine is registered and available.

UK health authorities: Vietnam as having a risk of Zika virus transmission.

Emergency Contacts

112 – Search & Rescue  113 – Police  114 – Fire  115 – Ambulance/First Aid

FAQs

What are the requirements for Visa to Vietnam?

US nationals, Canadians and Australians require a tourist visa to enter Vietnam. The passport should be valid for 6 months from the date of entry.

What are the currency restrictions for entering Vietnam?

No restriction is there, but, Vietnamese Dong in excess of VND 150,000,000 or foreign currency in excess of 5,000 U.S. dollars or equivalent must be declared.

If you don’t, it could be confiscated and you could be arrested and/or fined. These requirements may be subject to change. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam for up-to-date information.

Are there any restriction on medicines that I can take to Vietnam?

There are value and quantity restrictions on the import and export of prescription medicines.

  • If you’re taking prescription medication into Vietnam, carry it in your hand-luggage with a copy of the prescription.
  • The prescription must be in English or Vietnamese. It must include your name and age; and the name and dosage of your medication. It must include the doctor’s signature and address.
  • If it has a total import value greater than US$100, you should declare it at customs.

Can I buy medicines in Vietnam?

If you have ‘addictive medicine’ (used for the treatment of addiction) you can’t carry more than a seven day supply when entering or exiting Vietnam. If you have ‘psychotropic medicine’ (used to treat conditions including anxiety, depression and insomnia) you can’t carry more than a ten day supply. Consult your doctor about possible alternatives if necessary.

Do I need to register with the local authorities on arriving in Vietnam?

It is always advisable that all foreigners must register where they’re staying with the local police within 24 hours of arrival.

How is the weather in Vietnam?

Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate.

  • Generally speaking, Northern areas of Hanoi and Sapa are great October to December, as there are clear skies and temperate conditions.
  • The coastal stretch from Hue down to Nha Trang is good from January through to July, while Saigon and the Mekong Delta are best from November to March.
  • During the rainy season, from June to December, floods, flash floods and typhoons are common. Flooding can lead to landslides.
  • Typhoons mostly affect the coastal provinces of the North and Central Regions. They also occur less frequently in the south.
  • The Mekong River Commission provides information on flood levels for the Mekong River region.

What are the regulations for arms and ammunitions?

Import and export of firearms and ammunition is prohibited.

Is credit card use safe in Vietnam?

Credit cards are widely accepted throughout major cities in Vietnam. ATMs are widespread in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang. Check with your bank if your card will work in Vietnam. Card skimming is known to occur. Try using ATMs situated in banks or shopping malls.

How do you travel in Vietnam?

1. Taxi:

Taxis with meters could be found in most main cities. The prices are cheap by international standards. It is considered as a safe way to travel around, particularly at night. There are some reputable brands of taxis in Vietnam that should be in your checklist of transportation in Vietnam, which are Mai Linh taxi and Vinasun.
2. Motorbike:

Motorbike or scooter is the most commonly used means. The best and also the cheapest option for transportation in Vietnam is renting a motorbike. The rent cost is from 8 to 15 USD per day.
3. Bus:

The biggest bus tour operator in Saigon is named Saigon Tourist and you could book your desired tours through the hotel lobbies of the partner hotels.
4. Train:

The trains in Vietnam have been extensively renovated and are a relatively safe and cheap option when it comes to transportation in Vietnam. In general, Vietnamese trains are clean but too not fast. The air-conditioned trains of Vietnam are comfortable, safe, and inexpensive.
5. Cyclo:

You can use a cyclo, which is a person on a bike pulling a little carriage, usually big enough for two people. Cyclo drivers are usually at or near hotels and places where there’s a lot of foot traffic.

What is the currency of Vietnam?

Vietnamese Dong. Make sure you don’t get any damaged or ripped banknotes — merchants in Vietnam won’t accept them.
Exchange your money at banks or other licensed exchange stores — Vietcombank doesn’t charge a commission. There is a black market for exchanging money in Vietnam that charges a lower exchange rate and, most importantly isn’t legal.

How do you access internet in Vietnam?

Internet and wi-fi are easily available throughout Vietnam. Only in very remote places (such as national parks), you may face problem. Connection speeds are normally good. Internet cafes are also available, costing 3000d to 8000d per hour.

Most travellers also surf the net using 3G or 4G mobile phone connections.

What are the major cell phone companies in Vietnam?

The biggest operator is Viettel. The two other big ones are : Vinaphone and MobiFone.
Pricing in general is around 200,000 VND (9-10$US) for unlimited data including the SIM card.

What are some useful apps for Vietnam?

Vietnam Travel Guide in Vietnam: Useful travel guide for getting reviews and suggestions from locals community about places of interest.

Vietnam Travel Guide in English with map: The best restaurants, hotels, activities and monuments in Vietnam.

GoogleTranslate: free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages.

Google maps: have this feature in which you can download your route ahead of time. It will navigate you via satellite for free and without internet.

WhatsApp: you can send text messages, voice recordings, or call someone through your internet.

XE Currency Converter: resource for currency exchange rates from around the globe.

Is tap water safe in Vietnam?

Tap water has a lot of chlorine in it, so you should only drink bottled water whenever possible.

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