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Dental Work in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chaing Mai, located on the Ping River, is the largest city of Northern Thailand.[1]Britannica Chiang Mai “Chiang Mai, also spelled Chiengmai, largest city in northern Thailand” View in Article Dental work in Chiang Mai is affordable under the guidance of well-trained and qualified dentists.

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Thailand experiences a tremendous rise in the number of tourists, with a count of 10.13 million visitors in 2011. The number jumped to 39.8 million visitors in 2019.[2]ThaiWebsites.Com Long-Term View : Boom Years for Thai Tourism Industry “In 2001 Thailand received 10.13 million visitors. In the early years of the millenium there was a slow rise, later a very fast increase in tourists arrivals. 18 years later in 2019, we now have 39.8 million visitors, so the number has about quadrupled in that time.” View in Article The count includes dental tourists who look for quality and affordable dental treatments.

Chiang Mai offers safe and quality dental work. This keeps adding to the depth of smiles in the ‘Land of Smiles’ that the city strives to create.

Top Dental Clinics in Chiang Mai

CIDC, Chiang Mai

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Cost of Dental Work in Chiang Mai

Dental work in Chiang Mai is high on quality and low on cost. One can expect to save more than half the price back home. Wondering what is the cost of dental work in Chiang Mai? Below is the cost table that compares dental work prices in Chiang Mai with that of the US and Australia.

Dental Work Avg. Cost Comparison (USD)
ProcedureChiang MaiUSAAustralia
All-on-4 Dental Implants$8,750$24,000$25,000
Dental Implants$1,950$3,900$4,550
Dental Crowns$1,075$1,200$1,100
Laser Whitening$225$387$800
Root Canal$340$1,700$530
*Prices may vary with each case

The dental prices are 56% lower than in the USA and 65% lower than in Australia for all-on-4 dental implants.

Why get Dental Treatment in Chiang Mai

Numbers keep on rising in Thailand and so in many towns, including Chiang Mai.[3]World Health Organization Origins of Medical Tourists “REF- The highest numbers of medical tourists in Thailand in 2010 came from the United Arab Emirates (21 568), followed by Bangladesh (8443), the USA (7855) and Myanmar (7568)” View in Article Some important reasons that have made Chiang Mai Thailand a preferable choice for overseas dental patients are:

  • Cost-Effectiveness: The low cost of dental work drives the growth of dental tourism in Chiang Mai. Dental work prices are 56% lower than in the US and 65% lower than in Australia for all-on-4 dental implants in Thailand.
  • High-Quality Dental Care: Dental treatments and healthcare facilities follow the international standards of patient care. Our partner clinic is JCI accredited.[4] Joint Commission International Bangkok International Dental Center “REF- JCI Accreditation – Ambulatory Care Program – Accredited Since 08 November 2012” View in Article It follows the norms for high-quality standards for dental treatment, infection prevention, medication safety, dental facilities, and dental technologies.
  • Tourists-Friendly Policies: Thailand offers visa-free stay for medical tourists from 64 countries and visa-on-arrival for 19 countries.
  • English Speaking Dentists: All qualified and experienced dentists of our partner clinic in Chiang Mai are fluent in English. The partner clinic also has the facility of language translation.

Best Dental Clinic in Chiang Mai

CIDC, Chiangmai International Dental Center, is the partner of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited Bangkok International Dental Care (BIDC).[5]Joint Commission International Bangkok International Dental Center “REF- JCI Accreditation – Ambulatory Care Program – Accredited Since 08 November 2012” View in Article The clinic offers a complete range of dental treatment services with an evidence-based clinical approach and strict quality standards for a safer, comfortable, and faster dental journey.

State-of-Art Technologies at CIDC

  • 3D CT Scan Imaging
  • Intra-oral Camera
  • Digital Scanner
  • Active surface & Roxolid implants
  • cosmetic digital smile dentistry
  • Vacuum autoclave sterilizers
  • Digitized Panoramic and Cephalometric X-ray unit

CIDC | Dental work in Chiang Mai

Accreditation and Certifications

  • ISO quality management controls for high-quality standards.
  • JCI accredited sterilization system, process, and machines.
  • Thailand’s Prime Minister Award for quality dental services.
  • Global Health & Travel Awards for three consecutive years.
Patient Testimonial: Mr. Edward Latka, Australia

Best Dentists in Chiang Mai

Dentists in Chiang Mai are known for their qualifications, skills, and experience. Some of the most popular dentists in the city are:

Dr. Thanyalak Pansotthee

Dr. Thanyalak Pansotthee | Dentist in Chiang Mai

Education: DDS, Certificate in Postgraduate Study in Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Kittichote Boonsri

Dr. Kittichote Boonsri | Dentist in Chiang Mai

Education: DDS, MSc, Certificate of Medical Science in Dentistry

Dr. Watcharaphong Ariyakriangkai

Dr. Watcharaphong Ariyakriangkai | Dentist in Chiang Mai

Education: DDS, MS, Certification in Operative Dentistry

Dr. Pattra Sumonsiri

Dr. Pattra Sumonsiri | Dentist in Chiang Mai

Education: DDS, PhD in Orthodontics

Dr. Narumol Pattaraporncharoen

Dr. Narumol Pattaraporncharoen | Dentist in Chian Mai

Education: DDS, Diploma in Comprehensive Dentistry, Master of Science Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Vivek Mantala

Dr. Vivek Mantala | Dentist in Chiang Mai

Education: DDS, Master of Science in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dental Tourism in Chiang Mai

When planning a dental trip to Chiang Mai Thailand, it is essential to consider all the parameters that can influence the stay with ease and convenience. Here are some of the essentials to know before traveling to Thailand for dental work in Chiang Mai.

1. Explore Tourist Attractions:

  • Doi Suthep: This is a popular attraction with the Regal Mountain shining in the northern region. One can spend around 4 to 5 hours relaxing at Doi Suthep.

Doi Suthep | Dental tourism in Chiang Mai

  • Chiang Mai Old City: This is a living museum with beautiful temples, historical buildings, old shophouses, and ancient architecture.

Museum, old town | Dental tourism in Chiang Mai

  • Doi Inthanon National Park: A national park situated at 2,565 meters above sea level is known for its range of bird species.
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  • Trekking and Rafting: Hill tribe trekking and river rafting with lots of adventure to tribal villages and other nearby provinces add adventure and excitement to the trip.

River Rafting | Dental tourism in Chiang Mai

2. Try local Cuisines

Chiang Mai is a celebrated city with regional cuisines like Fish. The need for the city is food that keeps warm from within. This is because of its mountainous climate. The most popular dish is the Khao Soi, Thai noodle soup served with chicken or soup.

Som Tam Salad | Dental tourism in Chiang Mai

Adding to this, other popular cuisines of the region are:

  • Pa Nguay Spicy Mango Salad: Fusion of saltness, sweetness, and sourness
  • Larb Khua: The Thai spicy pork salad from the north.
  • Som Tam Salad: Green papaya salad.
  • Kai Yang Nung Krob: This is Thai grilled chicken.
  • Khae Kha Moo: A fusion of pork legs and rice
  • Khao Neow Mamuang: A dish made of mango and rice

Thailand’s time zone follows the Indo China Time Zone that stays 7 hours ahead of the Greenwich Time Meridian (GMT). The time differences between Thailand and some major countries are:

Time Differences of Thailand
Major CountriesTime Difference
Abu Dhabi -3 Hours
Kuwait-4 Hours
Australia+3 Hours
Bangladesh-1 Hour
Bhutan-1 Hour
Brazil-12 Hours
USA-14 Hours
India-1.30 Hours

  • Thailand offers visa-on-arrival for a maximum of 15 days for 19 countries, including Bhutan, India, China, Maldives, and Mauritius.[6]Thai Embassy Visa On Arrival “REF- The VISA ON ARRIVAL allows passport holders of 19* countries to enter Thailand under this rule provided that they meet these requirements:” View in Article
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs charges a fee of THB 2,000 for visa-on-arrival. This should be valid for 30 days.[7]Thai Embassy Visa On Arrival “REF- A fee of 2,000 THB is payable upon entry and is subject to change without notice. It must be paid in cash and Thai currency only.” View in Article
  • New immigration law allows medical patients from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE to stay for 90 days without a visa.[8]IMTJ New visa exemptions to attract more medical tourists to Thailand “REF- The new regulations allow nationals from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, to stay in Thailand for medical treatment up to 90 days without a visa.” View in Article
  • Dental tourists from 64 countries, including USA, UAE, Australia, and Austria can enter Thailand without a visa for a maximum stay of 30 days.[9]Thai Embassy Visa Exemption and Bilateral Agreement “REF- The VISA exemptions rule allows tourists from 64 countries to enter Thailand without a visa.” View in Article
  • With visa exemption rules, it is important to have a minimum of 10,000 THB for each tourist during the stay in Thailand.[10]Thai Embassy Visa Exemption and Bilateral Agreement “REF- It will also be necessary to prove that you have funds of at least 10,000 THB per person during your stay in Thailand.” View in Article

1. Flight Journey:

  • The nearest airport is Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).
  • It is situated at a distance of 4 km from the main city.
  • In addition, there are other airports preferred by medical tourists when planning a dental trip to Chiang Mai.
Distance of Airports from Chiang Mai City
AirportAirport CodeDistance from Chiang Mai City
Chiang Mai International AirportCNX4 km
Suvarnabhumi AirportBKK597 Km
Don Mueang AirportDMK569 Km
Sukhothai AirportTHS284.9 Km


Reach Chiang Mai from Major Cities in US/Australia
Origin AirportFlying DurationDestination Airport
Sydney – Australia
Sydney Kingsford Smith – SYD13 Hours 30 MinutesSuvarnabhumi Airport – BKK
New York – USA
John F Kennedy International Airport – JFK20 Hours 10 MinutesChiang Mai International Airport- CNX
Los Angeles – USA
Los Angeles International Airport – LAX19 Hours 05 MinutesChiang Mai International Airport- CNX
Melbourne – Australia
Melbourne Airport – MEL9 Hours 30 MinutesSuvarnabhumi Airport – BKK
Chicago – USA
O’Hare International Airport – ORD1 Day 8 HoursSukhothai Airport – THS
Brisbane – Australia
Brisbane International Airport – BNE28 Hours 0 MinuteDon Mueang Airport – DMK
Washington – USA
Seattle/Tacoma Airport – SEA17 Hours 56 MinutesSuvarnabhumi Airport – BKK

2. Train Journey:

  • The nearest stations are Chiang Mai Station and Hualamphong Station in Bangkok.
  • From Chiang Mai Station, the partner clinic is at a distance of 10 km.
  • From Hualamphong Station, tourists can take a sleeper or express train to the city.
  • Many sleeper and express trains run between Hualamphong and Chiang Mai.
  • The train journey between Bangkok and Chiang Mai is around 12 hours.

Since English is one of the two official languages of Thailand, you will not face a language barrier.

FAQs Dental work in Chiang Mai

The currency of Thailand is Thai Bhat.

The official language is Thai and English.

Yes! Dentists at CIDC can speak English and Thai fluently. For foreign patients CIDC offers language translation services.

The price ranges from $45 for a dental cleaning to $8,750 for all-on-4 dental implants. (see table)

Chiang Mai offers a magnificent view at night with many places to explore and experience. Some of the popular nightlife venues are:

  • Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center: The center at night offers the most delicious northern style dinner also known as Khan Toke. Traditional dances and live performances accompany the culturally rich dinner.

Traditional Dance | Dental tourism in Chiang Mai

  • Warorot Market: A historical landmark also known as Kad Luang. It is a long-standing night market that offers a host of delicacies and local products.
  • Chiang Mai Night Safari: The night safari is entertaining and adventurous with three animal zones.

CIDC accepts: Cash: Thai Baht; Digital Payments: PayPal, PromptPay, SMS Payment, and LINE; Credit Cards: VISA, Master, Diners, Alipay.

Yes, CIDC offers single-trip dental implants. However, it depends on the dental condition of the patient.

Yes, CIDC does accept dental insurance. The management helps patients with the necessary paperwork.

CDC suggests these vaccinations: Measles, MMR, Hepatitis B, and Typhoid.[11]CDC Vaccines and Medicines “REF- Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.” View in Article

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