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70 000 dental tourists visited Hungary in 2011

According to the Medical Tourism Office (Orvosi Turizmus Iroda Zrt) in 2011 Hungarian dentists treated around 70 000 dental travellers.

Most patients were from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and France, paying an overall 65-70 milliard Hungarian Forint, winning an impressive 40% of the European market share. Most dental patients would travel if the savings can reach 2500 Euro and the overall dental treatment cost per patient is about 4500 Euro.

90% of dental tourists are looking to have extensive restoration work done and dental implants.

Source: http://www.kisalfold.hu/belfold_hirek/milliardokat_koltenek_a_fogaszati_turistak_magyarorszagon/2270540/




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Spring Festival Hungary

Spring in Hungarian Dental Paradise

Spring time in Hungary is always very exciting. The country is buzzing with festivals. When dental tourists visit they just can’t believe how interesting, colourful and educational these programmes can be.

When searching for a dentist abroad, every patient have different views on making a judgement. Which country to go to? And then which surgery to choose. There are so many dentist on-line… and it is not possible to research them all. In my experience the location of the chosen dental surgery has very little to do with the final decision, never mind the time of the year.  Many patients ask about the make of dental implants and the description of full surgical procedures but only very few about what to do in the area or if there is anything on.

Spring is a great time to travel to Hungary fro dental treatments. The flights are relatively cheap (apart from Easter), hotels have pre-season offers on and music, dance and cultural festivals are providing excellent entertainment.

So, if you can make time, plan your dental trip to Hungary pretty soon…

Spring Festivals start on the 12th of March and on for about a whole month. More information here http://www.btf.hu/btf2012/index.php?l=en

http://hungarystartshere.com/Gyor-Spring-Festival-Gyori-Tavasz-Fesztival-Gyor

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Vampire fangs! Anybody?

This week has gone so fast! Normally, I do write at least 2 blogs a week but not this time. Spring is in the air and I spent most of my time outdoors enjoying the weather.

Anyway, I woke up fairly early this morning and decided to read the news on-line. I was shocked to say the least, when I saw the “vampire woman” on Yahoo’s site… http://uk.news.yahoo.com/vampire-woman-helps-domestic-abuse-victims-111221124.html

This Mexican lady had to suffer abuse for many years and then turned herself into a vampire lookalike. Now she is committed to raise awareness for women suffering from abuse in similar circumstances.

I was reading how she had fangs dentally implanted into her mouth… This is not the first time I came across this. Few years ago we had a dental enquiry from a beautiful model asking if any of our dentists in Hungary would be happy to turn her teeth into fangs. Strange request, I know. Mostly Hungarian dentists would not do such a thing. Not because they are not up for individual request but because they take their profession very seriously and most often say the dental profession is a healthcare and not a fashion business. But our dentist decided to talk to the lady to find out how serious she is about her request and if she is aware of the long term impact and consequences. The patient travelled to Hungary for the dental consultation, spent 3 days in there and came back certain about her decision. In a month time she decided to fly out to Hungary, Budapest and see the dentist this time for treatment and not only consultation. The dentist in Hungary fitted high quality dental veneers, shaped like vampire fangs. In only 1 week time  her teeth were ready and ever-since she has been enjoying wearing them. Few months after this event she recommended Hungarian Dental Travel to her colleagues and we had few more dental enquiries for vampire fangs…

I guess, this is not going to be a booming business and a common request but certainly a very interesting experience…

 


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Celebrity Dental Patients- make your way to Hungary

The dentist, who brought John Lennon’s tooth now decided to buy a piece of Elvis Presley’s dental heritage.

Apparently, he was giving this concert in Las Vegas, when he chipped one of his dental crowns. So his dentist’s son flew out with a spare one. Nice! But if your budget is a bit tighter than Elvis Presley’s, you might want to consider flying out to visit one in Hungary. The great thing is the price! And the quality is even better! Do your research and enjoy the benefits of what dental tourism and several dental destinations can offer.

Elvis visited a dentist on his last day. Make your dental trip the first step towards a new beginning!

Call Hungarian Dental Travel NOW

0845 612 1988


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The price of a golden tooth

Reading the dental news today I came across a short piece stating how the dead body of a prize-fighter was robbed in Krajova, Romania. Well, not a huge surprise as the global recession made many people desperate, but pulling out a dead person’s teeth is an act not many will follow. (http://manna.ro/szines/fogaiert-becstelenitettek-meg-egy-halott-bokszolot-2012-02-24.html)

Many industry suffered from the economic downturn, but many brands actually profited out of it. Discount strores like Lidl and Aldi have been doing well, as more and more people choosing them over more expensive options, like Tesco and Asda (http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/feb/01/retail-industry-discount-stores).

The same applies to dental patients. Those, who could afford expensive private dentists, are now looking for alternatives or alternative payment options. The price of a dental cronwn in Hungary is around £200 each, whilst in England more like £600 or more. Many dental patients have been putting off a dental visit for so long their teeth really suffered and now need a lot more attention and treatments. Travelling to Hungary to see a dentist could be a really good option, if researched well before. The General Dental Council of London can also give guidelines.

Budapest is the most populat dental destinantion, but the countryside has also got many great dental surgeries.


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Eating during dental healing time

Eating during healing time

I have to apologise for not being very active recently. But with the Malev Hungarian Airlines leaving the skies forever, our customer service team was very busy advising and developing new ways so our dental patients from abroad can reach their Hungarian dentists even more easily.

Anyway, yesterday I couldn’t resist having a quick breakfast at my favourite Hungarian cafe, when I spotted an old friend. He was on his mobile talking in a very strange way. When he finished the conversation I went over to greet him. He was glad to see me and straight away started explaining his experience with his dentist.

My friend (let’s call him Robert) is a mayor of a nice, little Hungarian village, he has been for over 15 years now. His teeth were okay, nothing fancy, sometimes he needed the odd filling or root canal, but that was it. Till one day he looked in the mirror and noticed how the enamel of his teeth started disappearing and the colour turning into a darker shade of grey. Well, as his job involves lots of networking and sometimes press appearance he decided to pay a visit to his dentist and ask about his options. The dentist suggested bridges for him for all of his upper teeth, explaining the health and the aesthetic benefits. Most appealing was the possible result of looking even younger, as the new teeth would look a lot whiter and sparkler.


So Robert decided to go for it all. But he had no idea of how many changes this process will bring into his life. He said the dentist started the work on his teeth early January and only 4 weeks later will do the fitting of the new crowns. During the 4 weeks he has to wear temporary teeth… those will not protect from the feeling of cold or hot, so the increased sensitivity due to grinding is present all the time. And the function of those teeth is also very limited. This is only natural, but I asked him who his dentist was. I never heard of her though…. Also advised, next time when he needs a dentist in Hungary get in touch with me, as our dentists would’ve done the job within 5 working days, saving him a whole month of temporary discomfort!

Anyway, this little conversation given me the idea of advising on food. Dental patients travel abroad for all sorts of dental treatments. Yes, the savings are great; in most cases aftercare is also offered. I can only advise on Hungary, as I know its medical developments and believe it offers the best for the foreign dental patients. Normally, there is a healing period for every dental treatment. When receiving new dental crowns or bridges it can be anywhere from 3 days to 10 days. When getting dental implant the healing period can be as much as 9 months. Even receiving teeth whitening could bring in some new rules in our life in terms of what we should and should not eat and drink.

When receiving dental crowns during the healing time dental patients are wearing the temporary teeth (3-10 days) should avoid hot or cold food or drink. Room temperature is the best. Also in most cases chewing is not an option. Whilst staying in Hungary I would highly recommend engaging with the soup culture. Soup plays big part in a Hungarian’s diet, as it is the first in a usually 2 course lunch meal. You have the watery soups, options with meat or vegetables only, as starters. The most popular ones are: gulyas soup, Jokai bableves (a special bean soup), borsoleves (pea soup) and cernametelt soup (thin pasta soup). And they have the thick soup types; they call them “fozelek”, as a main course. English patients find this quite funny.

Once one said: “OK, so if I have soup as a starter and thick soup as main, I dread asking what the dessert is…”

Eating during dental healing time

 

Anyway, it might seem all baby food but great option for those, who still wish to sample some delicious Hungarian cooking that does not require chewing.
Most restaurants in Hungary offer “menu of the day”, usually 2-3 a la carte options for about £3 per person, but also you can find soups and “fozelek” (thick soup) on traditional Hungarian Restaurant’s menus.

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A smelly kiss? No, thanks!

It seems like we celebrated the New Year only a few weeks ago and Valentine’s Day is already fast approaching!

Never mind! I’m always happy to spend it with my husband, cooking nice meals for each other and cuddling up on the sofa. Yes, this might sound boring to you, but we have been together for over seven years now and after the first few years’ of trying hard to impress period, we appreciate the peace and quiet a lot more.

I was just reading though the Valentine’s Day articles and found this one containing a shocking survey (http://www.dentistry.co.uk/news/4842-Donqapost-let-bad-breath-be-the-kiss-of-death) one in every five people are afraid of smiling just because of the state of their teeth…. Can you imagine a man or a woman trying to go out with you, giving a nice big smile with bad teeth? What would you say?

In the other hand, he probably just can not afford spending thousands of pounds on his smile… The solution can be a romantic break to Hungary, Budapest. There are many dental destinations for those patients, who are looking for affordable dental treatments abroad. But Budapest is considered the Paris of Eastern Europe and home to world-class affordable dentists, as well.

Many surgeries will offer free consultations, some even complimentary scale and polish and offers discounts or special rates on good quality hotel accommodation. So, don’t ditch a potentially great relationship just based on a bad smile or bad breath. Unattractive it is, you should see the person behind it and research for the best solution, in this case maybe a dentist in Hungary.


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Celeb Tweeps in advertising row

It has been a while I posted blogs to Hungarian Dental Travel’s site. Well, I guess we are all very busy at the beginning of the year and most of us still are in the limbo of catching up from the holidays.

I have to say I love Twitter. Please, let me know what you think of it, but I love interacting with people and finding out gossip. And  I tend to follow few celebrities, as well. Anyway, in previous blogs I taled about Kim Kardashian and her dental tweets, now I am reading how Khloe Kardashian is charging $8,000 or £5,000 for a tweet to promote a service, according to the Daily Mail. What’s more the paper highlighted ne offering an express teeth whitening service. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092561/Katie-Price-Rio-Ferdinand-centre-Snickers-Twitter-advertising-probe.html).

The Daily Mail article comments on Charlie Sheen, as well, -who was a topic of my blog not long ago (http://hungariandentaltravel.co.uk/charlie-sheen-and-his-teeth)- explaining how he also charges $8,500 per Tweet – or £6,000, according to the PR industry.


I personally have no problem, if a celebrity shares positive or negative shopping experience, or opinion on a brand or on a dentist. But if it is paid for they should display that clearly, other than that it feels cheating, that’s all.

Expensive dentists in the USA and UK can easily pay a celebrity to tweet about their service. They make enough money to pay out. Those dentists, who are trying to offer affordable dental treatments will suffer. Travelling to Hungary or anywhere else in Europe for cheaper dental work can be seen as a strange choice, so dental patients are looking for a reliable resource.  Would Twitter serve this purpose? Not sure….

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Kim Kardashian and her dentist

Reading about how celebs also go to the dentist makes them look like real people. In the end of the day a toothache is painful no matter what our status or financial backgrounds are.
She recently visited her dentist in California and tweeted “Let the numbing begin! I need a shot 🙁 I’m scared!”

http://celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/kim-kardashian-dental-filling-damsel-214532

Well, beauty comes at a price and celebs simply can not afford to neglect their teeth. Just remember poor Lindsey Lohan….
Kim Tweeted recently: “A day at the dentist is never fun! Well unless its with Dr. Kevin Sands! Love you doc but fillings suck. #HalfMyFaceIsNumb.”

So, knowing how much our celebs have to suffer to look and feel their best, we should stop feeling so sorry for ourselves and get on with that dental visit.
However, if patients wish to have the very same Hollywood smile only at a fraction of the price: look into travelling to Hungary for dental care! It will cost a lot less!

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Flying to Hungary for dental care

Trust Issues Still Drives American Patients to Travel to Hungary for Dental Treatment

Perhaps the most famous place in the world for dental tourism is Hungary. It all began when Austrian people drove a few kilometres across the border into Hungary for dental treatment costing half of the price of dental care in their own country. Since then Hungary has developed a world class infrastructure and platform catering for dental patients travelling from many other countries including a growing number from America.

Hungary still attracts patients from all over the world but other countries still try to mimic what Hungary offers but without as much success. Here is a guide for the American dental tourist:

Many American dental patients still insist on travelling about 5000 miles to Hungary for their dental treatment despite places like Mexico, Costa Rica and India crying out for their business.

Mexico and Costa Rico is much closer to America than Hungary so why does a sizeable amount of American patients still insist on travelling across the Atlantic ocean to Hungary for treatment?

India is an extra 2,500 miles from America than Hungary but offers slightly lower dental costs than Hungary but still some Americans insist on only going to Hungary. Why?

It comes down to quality and trust! Hungary has been building a strong dental infrastructure since the end of the Second World War which cannot yet be rivalled by other countries mimicking dental tourism. In addition Hungary joined the EU in 2004 and the dental industry could boast EU standards in Healthcare. This infrastructure is strong and is the basis of good dental practice, quality dental materials, and high levels of education as well as first class hygiene practices. Unlike India where there are regular reports of dentists practicing with bogus degrees, Hungarian dentists are well qualified and have proven to have outstanding skill in dentistry.

Patients who travel to Hungary know that when they walk out on the street things are safe and civilised. In Mexico, Costa Rica and India safety is a big issue. From the moment that you step out of the airport you have to have your wits about you.

When you have dental treatment a team of people are involved in the success of your treatment. Material manufacturers must supply quality materials to the dental clinic. The dentist you see must be able to communicate with you and provide high quality dental care. The education system is important not only for the dentist’s main qualification but all of the post graduate courses necessary to perform some of the complex procedures required by the dental tourist. Dental Technicians are the unsung heroes. They make your new teeth to perfection. It takes time to produce quality crowns, bridges and dentures that are the right shape, size, colour and shade. Dental nurses and assistants are the ones who not only assist the dentist but they ensure that high levels of infection control are maintained in the clinic.

The guarantees offered by Hungarian dentists are for real and you know that one a price has been set for your treatment then you know that there are no hidden charges or nasty surprises in the final bill.

We all know that low prices are good if quality is maintained and we all know that cheapest is not always the best.

Travelling to Budapest or elsewhere in Hungary for dental treatment is fairly straightforward and safe.

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