While there has been a growing trend of Australians jetting off overseas for dental treatments, the outcome can be a hit or miss. Often ending in disappointing results, lasting pain and even the loss of teeth.
Dental care in Australia is highly regulated and has a long track record of producing high quality dental care. Patients are protected under state and federal law, as well as strict followup procedures should something go wrong. All of our dental professionals are well trained, comply with all Australian standards, and work with high quality dental materials.
On the other hand, dental care overseas does not necessarily meet these high standards, and can fall considerably short of expectations. Further to this, the patient is left with little to no protection, follow-up, or after-care.
Generally speaking, follow up care should be conducted by the same dentist. This may result in additional trips, time off work, and time away from friends and family.