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Pic: Joyce Trail photo courtesy of BBC

Birmingham Dentist in £1.4m Fraud against NHS

Pic: Joyce Trail photo courtesy of BBC

British Dentist Convicted of £1.4m Fraud against the NHS

Birmingham dentist Joyce Trail has been convicted of defrauding the NHS out of £1.4m to fund a lavish lifestyle.

Dr Joyce trail was part of a fraud whereby claims were made against the deceased as well as triple claiming against the elderly involving 7000 claims backed up by false paperwork. She also used patient details unwittingly provided by care homes and made claims even though she had not met many of these patients.

Dr Joyce Trail enjoyed a lavish lifestyle buying Jimmy Choo shoes at over £400 a pair and taking expensive Carribean holidays.

Speaking after the verdict, Victoria Jones, a representative for West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service said Dr Trail’s victims were not only vulnerable patients, but also ordinary everyday taxpayers.

Dr Trail faces a substantial prison sentence when convicted later this month.

For the full story please go to the BBC website

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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 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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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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Fake Dentist offering cheaper services gets suspended sentence

According to Dentistry IQ on-line magazine „Stephen Sickelmore, 52, posed as a qualified professional when he visited patients all over Devon and Cornwall and took impressions of their mouths.”

(see more here http://www.dentistryiq.com/index/display/news-display/1583593297.html)

The guy was a dental technician apprentice once, but his qualifications expired. This was the closest he ever got to being a professional. He advertised int eh Yellow Pages as „The Denture Clinic” and played vulnerable old dental patients out of their money in exchange of wonky dental sets.


„Many patients of his Denture Clinic were left with painful, ill-fitting dentures while others were embarrassed to be seen in public wearing them after teeth chipped or fell out.”- says the article and describes how he was operating in a highly unhygienic mess.

I can’t blame the patients. Many of them would look into cheaper alternative, as not all of them can afford to have fixed dentures or implant supported bridges. As the recession is still growing we all search for better value for money. But as the recession hits on many other countries it is worth considering travelling abroad for some cheap dental work and other services like, opticians, beauticians and hairdressers.

But before anybody would commit  should check out qualifications of the dentists and if they are registered by the General Dental Council in London.

Seven years ago, when Hungarian Dental Travel was established, some of our team members spent few months over in Hungary, spending long hours at the dentists’s surgery in Budapest, Mosonmagyarovar, Gyor,  Sopron, Heviz and around the  Lake Balaton inspecting our possible dental partners’ qualifications, experience, English language knowledge, even their dental technicians’ work to reduce risks for our patients and maintain high quality control. But even if you chose to use a dentist or any dental professional in your home country, make sure you check upon the qualifications.


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More Americans Travel To Hungary For Dental Treatment!

A growing number of older Americans aged 55 and over are travelling to Hungary for much needed dental treatment.

Many of these American people would not normally consider having dental treatment outside of their own country but the damage to their nest egg from the global recession means that they don’t have time for the financial markets to recover. Americans are not travelling the 10,000 mile round trip and 10 hours each way in a aeroplane just for a filling. They are travelling to destinations in Hungary such as Budapest, Mosonmagyarovar, Sopron, Gyor and Szombathely for major restorative and cosmetic dental treatment. Often these treatments include full circle bridges and dental implants which are expensive in the U.S.

In Hungary you should expect less than half price for the same quality branded materials. Many Americans either in retirement or approaching retirement want to enjoy life which means getting rid of those nasty dentures and getting crowns supported by dental implants so that they can enjoy those 16oz steaks again. Life is for living and food must be enjoyed which is difficult if you have dentures or a vast amount of missing teeth. These Americans feel the need to be frugal with their money and they don’t have a decade to wait for the recession to pass by.


Travelling to Hungary for low price dental treatment allows many Americans to have the treatment they want, see some of Europe and keep their savings pretty much intact. Americans travelling to Hungary for dental treatment is not a new idea at all. Due to dwindling insurance benefits Hungary has attracted many American patients over the last 7 years. Now the Hungarian forint is at its lowest for a long time so accommodation, food and entertainment whilst you are in Hungary will go quite a way.

Example 1

A full circle bridge consisting of 14 teeth on the upper jawbone will cost $11,200 in the US.

In Hungary the same treatment will cost $4,300.

Example 2

A patient who has no teeth on the upper jawbone will pay $25,600 in the U.S for 8 dental implants to support a 14 unit bridge. Some dentists in the US will charge an extra $4000 as 8 of those crowns will be implant crowns.

Expect to pay $10,740 in Hungary. A growing number of American dentists are charging anything from $599 TO $600 extra if your new crown happens to attach to a dental implant. In Hungary this practice is not normal and in most places you will find implant crowns the same price as normal crowns.

If you require help with your dental treatment you can do the following:

1) See the dental clinics that advertise on our website

2) Contact us in the following way and we will put you in touch with reputable dental clinics in Hungary.

Our 8 years experience in this field will ensure that you are put in touch the best people:

Email us here – info@hungariandentaltravel.co.uk


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Dental Implants….What to Expect!!!

 

 

Procedures involving dental implants are the most popular treatments sought by British, Irish, and American dental patients travelling to Budapest, Hungary seeking high quality low priced dental care.  

The British patient would normally be charged around £1,700 to £2,500 per dental implant in the UK compared to around £600 to £700 in Hungary on a like for like basis. This would normally include the cost of supplying the dental implant as well as surgically placing the implant.

The first thing to do is to ensure that you are a good candidate for dental implants. You should communicate with your Hungarian dentist over this as much as possible before you travel.

Some Hungarian dentists travel on a regular basis to the UK to see patients whilst other Hungarian dentists are happy to accept x-rays, photographs and tooth charts from you via email with a view to giving you an approximate treatment plan before you travel for treatment. You may already have had a consultation by your local dentist and know what you need.

Once you know whether you are a good candidate for dental implants you can plan with your Hungarian dentist how many trips you will need before travelling to Hungary. Here is a guideline but as with anything the dentist has the final word on the matter.

Trip 1 – Extractions

If you need to have teeth extracted as part of your overall plan then you may have to wait several months after extraction for the wound to heal before being able to have dental implants. In some cases when there are no signs of gum disease or infection a dental implant may be placed straight away after extraction whilst all of the nerve endings are raw. This not only saves time but can actually improve the success rate of your dental implant. Your dentist will have the final word on it. Also in some cases the implant may not have to be placed in the same position as the extraction to achieve the desired result which can also save an extra trip to Hungary. You may decide to have your extractions in your own country to save time or maybe you will have the extractions done in Hungary. If you do decide to have extractions done in Hungary then plan a trip for a couple of days. If you require temporary teeth then plan longer.


Trip 2 – Surgery

Once implant surgery has taken place the dentist will tell you when the final restoration should be done. The dentist will have examined x-rays and will be well aware of the jawbone condition during implant procedure. Sometimes the dentist will place the restoration immediately after implant surgery but this is rare. Normally the healing period of 3, 4 or 6 months is adhered to until the implants have healed before the final restoration is done. Again the dentist has the final word on the matter. Plan for 2 to 3 days stay in Hungary when having dental implants unless you have a more complex situation. Surgery will normally take place on day 1 which leaves a few days for aftercare.

Trip 3 – Final Restoration

The final restoration generally will be made for you about 3 to 6 months after dental implant surgery. If you have had extractions then it may be possible that this is your third trip to Hungary. If not then it maybe the second trip for you.  Two trips to Hungary are the most common but this is not always the case. You will need to stay in Hungary for 5 working days on average but it can stretch to 7 or 10 days depending on how many teeth, what the material is and the complexity of your case.

Trip 4 – A possibility

Some patients have complex situations and will require not only extractions but also bone grafting. Sometimes the jawbone can accept the placing of a dental implant but won’t be able to deal with the forces placed upon it after the final restoration is placed. In these circumstances bone grafting can be done during implant surgery. In some cases where the bone cannot accept the dental implant then the dental surgeon may be able to do more complex bone grafting procedures. This may in itself increase the amount of trips you need to Hungary but also may be done at the same time as other procedures.

 

Conclusion

There are so many possibilities open to you as a patient depending on your situation. Most patients need two trips to Hungary lasting 2 and 5 days respectively. If your situation is more complex then you may need a 3rd trip to Hungary. If it is more complex still then a fourth is needed. This is a general guide but your dentist will be able to be more accurate with you about this.

Please remember that dentists in Budapest and other parts of Hungary are amongst the best in the world.

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The difference when you see a dentist in Hungary

Dental tourism is still a growing craze in Britain. The recession and the difficulty of finding an affordable dentist driven thousands of dental patients away.

Hungary is one of the longest established dental destinations in the World. Most dental patients are from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Only in the last 7 years people in England and the USA discovered its value in dental tourism.  The specific infrastructure, the history, the technology and the dental education are all highly supporting this dental destination and making it stand out from other countries like Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic.


Some Hungarian dental clinics are offering dental consultations in England. Not in every case patients meet with the actual dentist, who will be performing the treatments. What is very important for all dental patients is to understand fully the estimated treatment-and price plan.

Dentists in Hungary tend to forward think when it comes to treating patients from abroad. The quality of the treatments and also the type of treatments are being considered based on the fact that the dentist will wish to prevent post-operative complications and lower any potential risks as much as possible.

Few Hungarian clinics offer dental treatments in England, but as good as it sounds, this is not necessarily the best option for everybody. Taking time off work could be an issue, when most treatments need 5-10 working days to complete in Hungary. Having the treatment in England could be a good option, but actually this could also take longer to complete, as appointments are not always so frequent.


Also dental patients need to consider quality over their comfort when deciding on which dental clinic they would trust their teeth on…. Only few surgeries are available in England for treatments, but Hungary is full of highly qualified dental surgeons, not always carrying out intensive marketing, so dental patients might need to carry out a more detailed research to find them. The price of treatment is generally the driving force for those, looking for a dentist abroad, but not always the cheapest is the best nor the most expensive one. Taking years of expertise, qualifications, reputations and recommendations into account would help choosing the right dentist.

If you need any more information, please get in touch with us, by clicking here http://hungariandentaltravel.co.uk/contact-us/

 

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