Dental Holiday In Turkey In 7 Steps

Holidays have always been the most exciting part of our lives. Visiting historical or natural places, laying on the beach, eating local food and meeting new people are just a few of those which you can do on a holiday. Besides this, you may get your dental work done while having a stunning holiday in Turkey. 

For the past few years, more and more people consider Turkey for dental travel as it makes more sense in terms of financial reasons, holiday attractions and the quality of dental work. 

Step 1: Choose a Destination

The most visited dental clinics are scattered throughout the coast of the western Mediterranean and Istanbul which is seen as a bridge between Europe and Asia. You may have a stunning holiday on blue flagged beaches or enjoy the ancient attractions, bazaars and shopping centers in Istanbul. Keep in mind that dental clinics are open throughout the year, so you can also visit in winter when it is quieter. 

Step 2: Research 

When you decide the destination of your dental holiday, it’s time to do your online research about finding a dentist. As you will see, there are lots of dentists in Turkey who are quite qualified. Thus, it may seem hard to find a suitable one. So, while you are searching, you might want to take into consideration of total price and time frame of treatment, feedback from the patients, language, qualifications, and certifications of staff. Try to find a clinic where you feel safe and comfortable. You can check out our posts for the best clinics in Antalya and Istanbul.

Step 3: Contact 

Get into contact with your dental office which you think it’s best for you to plan the procedures about your needs upon consultation and get your estimated cost. Finally, decide on a convenient date for both of you. 
Tip: Check out our post about the average cost.

Step 4: Travel tickets and Accommodation 

Many dental clinics’ treatment package cover the flight tickets, airport transfer, and accommodations in Turkey or otherwise, they would be glad to help you organize your accommodation and travel arrangements.

Step 5: Plan 

When you finally arrive at the dental office, discuss your treatment and procedures with your dentist, get an individual treatment plan and schedule the appointments for your treatment. 

Step 6: Final Check-up

Your last appointment will be a final check-up about ensuring that treatment went as planned or whether you need more appointments in the future or not, and discussing the results. 

Step 7: Returning Home 

Now that, you have your beautiful smile and enjoyed your holiday in Turkey without overspending, it’s time to get back home. 

How to Choose a Good Dentist in Turkey

Your dental care is not something that you can neglect so your first thing to do is to find a dentist. It’s important what to look for to find a good dentist who would fulfill your expectations.

These are some of the most important tips that will help you to find a good dentist in Turkey. 

Location

There are many popular destinations you can choose which combines your dental treatment with a stunning holiday along the Mediterranean coast. Besides, Istanbul is another most visited cities in the world and hosts a lot of well-known dentists. Choosing a location according to your interests would turn your dental health issue into a dental holiday. Look for the location which you will be glad you’ve been there.

Cost

It’s best when you save your money while having a good quality dental care. In the first place, having dental care in Turkey would be much cheaper than the UK, USA or other European countries. However, you should be aware whether you will be charged for hidden costs or not, is important to know. Ask about other charges and learn in detail what your treatment is going to cost at the end of your visit and of course, how many visits it will require to get the best results. 

Qualifications and training

Dentists in Turkey are obliged to train for five years at schools of dentistry and they may specialize with further education. They must also register with the Turkish Dental Association (TDB), an organization which monitors dental practices and helps develop the profession through continuing education. You should check the qualifications, training, and memberships of an academy of your dentist beforehand.

Look for online reviews 

However one or two bad reviews can’t always tell the truth, you should read all of the reviews and assess them. This may give you an idea about what you will experience. 

Emergency care

You should discuss what will happen when you need emergency call to ask an urgent question about your dental treatment. You should be able to get extra help when you need.

Language

Many dentists in Turkey speak English which would probably make feel you more comfortable. So you can tell your expectations and the points that you feel anxious about. Don’t forget to ask if your dentist could talk to you in English if you think you feel more relaxed in that way.

After you have carried out your research about finding a good dentist who suits your needs, it’s time for you to get the smile you always wanted. 

The Comparison of Dental Treatment Prices Between Turkey and the UK in 2019

The UK provides 2 types of dentistry, a private dentist or NHS dentist, for dental patients. Going private isn’t always the first choice by the UK residents as the cost would be doubled. According to Anna Studman from Which NHS dental charges in England rose by 5% in April 2019.

NHS dental charge price rises 2019

* Band 1 treatment (check up) – now £22.70 (+£1.10)

* Band 2 treatment (fillings / extractions) – now £62.10 (+£3)

* Band 3 treatment (crown / false teeth) – now £269.30 (+£12.80)

NHS dentists are usually more preferred than the private dentists however it doesn’t cover many of the cosmetic treatments which are particularly significant for a beautiful smile.

Besides these, many dental clinics in Turkey promise the most up-to-date dental technology at international standards with an experienced dental team specialized in their field. That’s why you should consider the abroad alternatives of your dental treatment which meets your needs in a more affordable way.

It is obvious that your dental needs will be assessed and created a plan for your treatment by your dentist, but here is the comparison of some of the most wanted treatments for you to help to make your decision.

According to www.britishdentistry.org.uk, these are the prices of which are only available at private dentists in the UK.

  • Dental implants: £1,000 to £2,000 or more per tooth
  • Teeth whitening (laser): £600 to £1,200 or more
  • Crowns (porcelain): £300 to £800 or more
  • Root canal treatment: £400 or more per tooth
  • Veneers: £300 to £600 per veneer

According to Attelia Oral and Dental Health Centre located in Antalya/Turkey, these are some of the exact prices.

  • Cerec Veneer = £220
  • Vita Suprinity Veneer = £240
  • Empress Laminate Veneer = £260
  • Dental Implant + Abutment (Nobel Alpha Bio) = £420
  • Dental Implant + Abutment ( Straumann Group – Roxolid – Titanium) = £480
  • Astra Tech Dental Implant + Abutment (German) = £600
  • Root Canal Treatment include White Filling = £95

According to Dental Centre Turkey, these are some of the prices of the offered dental treatments by a couple of clinics located in the most visited cities in Turkey.

  • Root Canal Treatment (per root) = £49
  • Alpha Bio Dental Implant + Abutment = £460
  • Nobel Dental Implant + Abutment = £599
  • Teeth whitening (laser) = £350
  • Zirconium Porcelain Crown = £195

To find the best dental care service, you should look for more information which makes you comfortable with your decision. Finally, here is Georgina’s dental experience in Turkey with Dental Centre Turkey.