Consider receiving Dental work in Makati, if the high costs of the treatment in your home country bother you. You can plan for a tropical vacation in Philippines as well as have some dental problems addressed in the top dental clinics.
In recent years, Makati has gained popularity as a Dental Tourism destination in South-East Asia for superior dental work at the best prices. With significant savings on the cost of treatment, you can feel the attraction.
|Treatment Costs in US Dollars|
|Single Titanium Implant||$3000 – 7000||$3000 – 6500||$1800 – $2550|
|Titanium Implant with Crown (Picture)|
|All-on-4 Implants||$10,000 – 25,000||$23,000-27,000||$6,000|
|All-on-6 Implants||$11,000 – 31000||$23,000-29,000||$9,800 – 14,300|
|All-on-8 Implants||$30,000–35,000||$30,000–35,000||$9,800 – 14,900|
|Porcelain Crowns||$800 – 1700||$1260||$490|
|Ceramic Crowns||$1,000 – 2,000||$1260||$490|
|Zirconium Crowns||$1,500 – 2,500||$1950||$680|
|Veneers||$3000 – 8000||$860- 2,000||$100 – 400|
|Before and After Veneer Treatment (Picture)|
|Complete Dentures (acrylic/ porcelain)*||$1275 – 2750||$950 – 2000||$350 – 750|
|Partial Denture||$900 – 3500||$650 – 3,800||$110 – 400|
|Snap-on Denture (2 Implants)||$3,500 – 5,500||$4,400||$1500|
|Dental Bridge (one pontic and crown)||$2,000 – 5,000||$1,200||$450 – 600|
|Typical Bridgework (Picture)|
|Tooth Extraction (Simple)||$75 – 200||$135 – 295||$60|
|Root Canal Treatment||$500 – 1400||$2000 – 2,500||$280 – 700|
|Teeth Whitening||$600 – 1500||$1000||$700|
|Teeth Whitening Treatment|
|Composite Filling||$250||$200 -320||$50 – 140|
As seen in the table above, you can be assured to save up to nearly 75% on the costs of different types of dental work in Makati.
Such low cost of treatment is what makes it possible to pay for the flights, hotels, and a holiday as well; and still save some amount as compared to getting the work done back home.
There are several reasons why choosing Makati for Dental Work will prove to be beneficial to you:
Makati is in the center of the metro city, Manila. It is an upscale destination; and has very friendly and welcoming people. However, there are also poverty-ridden slums in the city. Therefore, you need to be careful about your belongings and not flash them in public.
The overall safety risk is not very high, but tourist hotspots are places where you see most thefts and pickpocketing.
Though assaults and robbery are not so uncommon, they don’t really affect the foreigners. Some areas of Makati are completely safe in the day as well as night. These areas are the Greenbelt, Ayala, Rockwell, and North Makati Avenue.
If you, however, plan to leave Makati and travel down south, there is a warning issued by the US Department of State against all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago or through the southern Sulu Sea Passport Health
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” The U.S. Department of State warns against all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea.”
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Picture – Makati Skyscrapers
If you love city life, you are sure to enjoy Makati. But even if you are a foodie, adventurous traveler, or nature lover, Makati has something for everyone.
Picture – Blue Waters and White Sands – Philippines Beaches
The Philippines offers quality dental education through a six-year-long course, the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. The first two years of the course are tagged as the pre-dental course, while the last two years is the internship or the clinical learning phase.
During the internship, students go through vigorous clinical training and are expected to finish the minimum clinical treatment cases as provided by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
The dental schools are regulated by the CHED, while the practice of dentistry and its six recognized specializations are being standardized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
For a Master’s degree, an additional three years of education is required. Master’s degree can be obtained in six recognized specializations. Each specialization is regulated by different organizations accredited by the PRC.
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Even after the student clears the DMD, he/she need to pass the rigors of the written phase and the practical phase of the Dentist Licensure Exam (DLE) before they are given the license to practice dentistry in the Philippines.
Further after starting the clinical practice, the dentist needs to earn 60 continuing professional development (CPD) units for license renewal every 3 years. 60 CPD is the second most CPD units required among the listed professions of the PRC – Accountancy being the profession with the highest CPD units (at 120) Science Direct
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” Based on RA9484 and the IRR of RA10912, the dental professional will need to earn 60 CPD units for license renewal every 3 years. The second most CPD units required among the listed professions of the PRC, as most of the professionals are required only 30–45 CPD units and Accountancy with the highest at 120 CPD units.1.”
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This is to enhance and upgrade the competencies and qualifications of the professionals in conjunction with the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF), the ASEAN Qualifications Framework (AQF), and the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).
Presently, the Philippines has 25 dental schools in which the board licensing is administered and regulated by the Board of Dentistry of the PRC.
Based on the skill and experience of the dental clinic in offering various dental work treatments and also patients’ experiences, we recommend Winning Smiles Dental Clinic in Makati.
For years, The Winning Smiles Clinic has been offering services to both local and international patients. In a comfortable clinic environment, the clinic assures you with personalized care and fine treatment results. Several qualified and experienced dentists work here who are specialized in the branches of:
Picture – Manila Bay
In Manila, the peak tourist season is from May to July. December to February is cooler; therefore, attracts more tourists. So finding affordable tickets during this time may be difficult. The cheapest month to fly should be September or October.
The climate is comfortable. April and May are summer months, while January and February are the coolest. Rainy season is from June to October. In summers, temperatures do not cross 36 degrees Celsius and in winters, it rarely drops below 20 degrees Celsius.
If you are a US citizen planning for a ≤ 30-day visit, you do not need a visa before traveling to the Philippines, provided you have a valid US passport and a valid return ticket.
However, if your stay is going to be for more than 30 days, you have to apply for a visa at the nearest Philippine Consular Establishments in the US before travel. Upon arrival here, you can apply to the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
The same applies to Australian citizens.
Yes, you need to. The CDC and WHO recommend these vaccines – Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR, Rabies vaccine, Typhoid vaccine, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, Meningitis, Polio, Tdap, Shingles, Chickenpox, Pneumonia, and Flu vaccines Passport Health
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“The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Philippines: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid…”
Avoid shorts, mini-skirts, tube tops or anything that exposes your body too much. Pack sundresses, jeans, pants, T-shirts, shirts, long skirts, etc. Also, you need to walk for most of the attractions. Therefore, comfortable shoes are required.
No, it may not be advisable to drink tap water here, but it can be used for brushing and bathing.
The Winning Smiles Dental clinic uses only FDA-approved implants that are used in clinics back home. They use the Korean brand Osstem (USA brand name – Hi-Ossen) and Straumann. However, if you have a specific request for any particular brand, then the clinic should be able to use it, if it is available in Makati.