An intimidating trip to the dentist and a delightful vacation seem to be an odd combination, but you’d be surprised at the accelerating trend of dental tourism in Vietnam which welcomes numerous tourists from all over the world annually for both medical reasons and traveling experiences.
Economical price. Yes! Flying halfway around the world to have your teeth done in Vietnam can save your wallet up to 80% which you can spend on exploring the country.
The average dental cost in Vietnam compared to Australia
Exceptional quality service. The authentic tools and appliances are based on advanced technology for optimal results and the top-skilled dentists are well-trained with international standards.
What is more, dental tourism in Vietnam is credible. The dentistry receives active support from the government, and there is also cooperation programs with the US and Australia to ensure maintenance and care service even when the patients have left Vietnam.
Dental tourism in Vietnam covers general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.
Implants and orthodontics may take up to a week for the follow-up procedures.
1. Look up and check out the clinic’s website
Find accredited dentists
2. Plan your trip: flight ticket and hotel booking, plan your Vietnam itineraries
3. At the clinic: receive service consultation from the staff, go through check-up.
4. After getting work done, explore the wonders of Vietnam.
Discovering Vietnam is also a huge part of “dental tourism”
5. Final checkup: Have the dentists double-check your teeth and give you a complete guideline on how to take care of the work.
Insurance is a must: It can provide protection in case anything goes wrong or there are complications that require a longer stay than planned.
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Vaccinations: Though not compulsory in visa and dental procedure, but prevention is always better than cure. Learn about the vaccinations needed for traveling to Vietnam.
Plan the post-work care: Take into account the healing time for your teeth to make a more thorough itinerary.
Sign up with a companion: Have a friend alongside to provide care in case you take anesthesia or painkillers during the procedures, and of course, to join in the adventures afterward.
It’s better to have a company wherever you go
It is pretty easy to find a dental clinic with English-speaking staff (and English signboards advertising available services) in downtown Ho Chi Minh. If you happen to stay in a downtown hotel, tour around the area and you'll very likely find a good one. That said, below are a few names for your reference.
Address: 51A Tu Xuong Street, District 3.
Opening hours: Mon - Sat / 8.30 AM - 7.30 PM.
Elite Dental in Ho Chi Minh
Address: 2 Bis Cong Truong Quoc Te, District 3
Working hour: Mon - Sat / 8.30 AM - 7.30 PM
Address: 263-265 Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1.
Working hour: Mon - Sun / 7 AM - 4.30 PM.
Ho Chi Minh City Odonto Maxillofacial Hospital
Address: 4B Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1. (near Ben Thanh Market)
Working hour: Mon - Sat / 8.30 AM - 8 PM. Sun / 8.30 AM - 12 PM.
Cam Tu Dental on Tran Hung Dao Street
Address: 199 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1.
Working hour: Mon - Sat / 8 AM - 8.30 PM.
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Address: 4, Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hai Ba Trung.
Working hour: Mon - Sat / 8.30 AM - 7 PM. Sun / 8.30 AM - 5 PM.
Address: 8 Quang An Street, Tay Ho.
Working hour: Mon - Fri / 8.30 AM - 6 PM. Sat / 8.30 AM - 5 PM.
Although dental tourism in Vietnam took a longer time to step in the market compared to other countries, lagging behind actually became an asset since the price and service are incredibly competitive. Now the country is one of the most renowned budget-friendly dentistry destinations for patients beyond borders.
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© Written by Kim Hoang for itourvn.com
I was pleasantly surprised that a decent local dentist place could able to provide such quality services. Amazing