As I was wondering around some dental related sites, I spotted many very interesting and surprising comments. I was, in a self-reassuring way, getting the feeling that I am not alone who was lost in the jungle of the much-cited healthcare system and had enough of the oft ridiculously high prices charged by dentists. So today I am going to share one of these comments and my thoughts on that with you.
” My husband and I are registered with an NHS dentist and we were both quoted £250 each for a filling (as we both needed 1 filling) and my husband got quoted £3000 for a new bridge. We’ve been quoted half the price for a highly recommended dentist abroad – how does that make sense?”
Well, it does not.
There is a pretty well-known controversy here. On one side you have millions of patients struggling to access free dental care and on the other, you have dentists earning £300.000+ annually. But of course there is much more to that than just huge salaries. Every year more and more people feel that their dentists are just ripping them off. How does it make sense to have a 15 minutes dental work on a tooth and be charged £100-200 pounds? And we also have to talk about people who simply cannot get an appointment with an NHS dentist. They are even willing to pay. However, the waiting lines are far too long so they might have to wait a year (!) to get into a dental chair. A 2010 survey, amongst many others, conducted by the Department of Health confirms this idea.
Of course, it is not that there are no patients who get their treatment done and dentists who are not reliable. What I am expressing here are doubts that this very existing phenomenon results in a negative way not only for patients but as well for dentists in the UK. And one fast solution people find is dental tourism. There are no waiting lines, expenses are greatly reduced even with the additional travel costs and the service quality even matches, or even surpasses the UK counterparts. These people have a chance to save huge amount of money and get their teeth done in a professional manner. Plain and simple. The ‘only thing’ you have to do is finding the right dentist. Well, this is where Click Fly Smile comes into the picture, where you can find only reliable dentists who have several years of experience dealing with people coming from the UK. Are you ready to save thousands and get your teeth done?