Dental Tourism Tourism in India

Dental Tourism means traveling abroad for affordable Dental care, Dental treatment, Dental Surgery or Dental procedures, which are generally expensive in ones own country. Dental Tourism is a subset of the sector known as Medical Tourism & involves individuals seeking Dental outside their local healthcare systems. Health is Wealth. Today everyone around the world knows and accepts the importance of Health. This changing attitude and way of living of people are the primary reasons, why Medical / Dental Industry across the globe has caught up in the limelight and gaining a momentum as days pass by.

If your employer provides you with Dental insurance benefits you are among the fortunate few. A lot of people do not have Dental insurance. So when there is a need to visit the Dentist, they find themselves digging deep into their pockets. This is what has given birth to Dental Tourism. To such people Dental Tourism offers a low cost high quality alternative. Dental Tourism, which is also sometimes known as Tooth Tourism or Dental travel, is not a recent concept. Americans have been going across the border to Mexico for decades for bargain deals on Dental Prosthetics, affordable Dental Implants, discount on Dental crowns, etc. It is also not uncommon to see American tourists hunting for cheap cosmetic Dentistry at Dental offices in Panama or Dental Clinics in Costa Rica.

India is emerging as one of the preferred destinations for Dental Tourism in the world. Thousands of people from USA, Europe and other parts of the world fly to India every year seeking Dental treatment. Though tourists attach a variety of reasons for their travel, the major indicator is the cost for Dental Implants and Dental Surgery, which is generally cheap in India. Irrespective of recession and slump downs in the market, many people still travel to India for various Dental treatments. In U.S, only 50% of the total population has Dental insurance. Even those with comprehensive Medical packages do not a have Dental coverage. Apart from the low Dental insurance coverage, cost of the Dental treatments is also extremely high in these western countries. For instance, a patient's Root Canal Treatment might cost up to $600 and a Tooth Crown may cost around $4000. However, same procedures cost around $35-125 in India.

Benefits of Dental Tourism:
1. Low Cost: Undoubtedly, the biggest benefit of Dental Tourism is cost savings. India has the ability to provide top quality Dental care at a low cost because of low labour and administrative costs here.
2. High Quality: Rest assured that the services that you receive at Dental offices in India at many places will be equal or superior to that you can find in the US. In India at many places, Dental Clinics have state-of-the-art technology and modern equipments. They staff Dentists who are educated or trained in the US or other western countries.
3. Immediate Service: Dental Clinics in India work with your schedule and timeframe to ensure quick access to care. Record Keeping has become very important and almost every Clinic does record keeping and by that way, your Dental records can be made accessible to the Dental provider of your choice instantly.
4. Great Convenience: There are many agencies that deal in Dental Tourism & allow consumers to arrange all aspects of Dental Tourism from start to finish. The one-stop service offerings are just one of the ways to provide world-class care.
5. Travel Opportunities: While the primary motivation for most customers is affordable Dental care, for some people it is a great opportunity to combine Dental care with traveling / vacation. Given the low cost of road, rail and air travel in India and most importantly the Dollar-Rupee Conversion, you can even bring your friends or family along. Also, the lodging expenses here are low as well.

There are many Dental Tourism destinations all over the world where Medical Tourism is already being actively promoted such as Greece, South Africa, Jordan, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore, but India is fast emerging as the most preferred, competent and cost effective contender in the world with respect to Health Care - Tourism. Unlike other typical Industries, in Medical Industry, it is not merely Machines or Technologies that matter, a lot depends on the skill and Clinical judgments of the Doctors. India is already very well known for its high level of professionalism and knowledge in the health care and Medical Industry. Medical / Dental Tourism is a term that has risen from the rapid growth of the industry where people from all around the world are traveling to other countries to obtain Medical, Dental, and Surgical care while at the same time touring, vacationing and fully experiencing the attractions of the countries that they are visiting. Long recognized for its cultural and scenic beauty, India is now being put up on international map as a heaven for those seeking quality and affordable healthcare but in India, we provide low cost & high quality Dental Tourism. Cost of treatment in India is less than 1/3 the cost in USA, Canada, UK etc. Time taken her is much less than the time taken by Dentists in other countries. Quality of work is exactly the same, as that of USA, Canada or any other developed country. It is said that "Faith is the best healer." The strong confidence people have in Indian Medical Systems and Practices attracts them to India. In India, a procedure including airfare is 90% cheaper then a procedure done in the US.

The other reasons of selecting Dental Tourism in India are:
Availability of numerous Hospitals and Clinics in each and every parts of India, whether urban (or) semi Urban (or) Rural with 24 Hours Medical facilities and well qualified staff. This avoids the problems of waiting lists as seen in American or European hospitals.
In addition the one-to one attention, shown in Indian Hospitals, availability of professionally trained personal nurses and 24 hour servants are the unimaginable luxuries for people coming from developed countries.
Treatment in India is Cost effective and very efficient. This is a major factor that attracts Medical tourists from all around the globe particularly in the field of Dentistry.
Indian Doctors and hospitals are globally known for their kindness and personal care towards their patients.
Language problem poses no major hurdle as most of the Doctors and hospitals speak and understand "English" and the Medicines and Prescriptions are in the Medium English.
Leisure Tourism is already very much in demand in India as the country offers diverse cultural and scenic beauty.
India has almost all sorts of destinations like high mountains, vast deserts, scenic beaches, historical monuments, religious temples etc.
Known for its hospitality for tourists, the county has opened doors to welcome with the same hospitality for the Dental patients.
Another advantage of getting treatment in India is the opportunity of getting introduced with India is rich cultural heritage along with its temples, forts, palaces, art, music, dances customs and of course, the rich Indian food.

Welcome to a rare delight & a special experience in India. Rare because in our fast-paced lives, it is not often that we can take time off to unwind and taste the pleasures of our own culture.

Special, because your journey will take you and your family back in time to the age of the Maharajahs with the recreational exquisites below:
Within Delhi, one can go around visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Jantar Mantar, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple and Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Cultural and Heritage tours: One can visit the forts and palaces of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Lakes of Udaipur, Pushkar fair and Taj mahal in Agra.
Wild life adventure: The Glimpses of Indian wildlife can be enjoyed at Corbett National Park and Ranthambore National Park, both of which are famous for tiger reserves. Indian birds can be seen at Bharatpur bird Sanctuary.
Hill Stations: If you want to enjoy the beauty of nature, visit the hill stations of Nainital, Mussoorie, Shimla, Kufri, Dalhousie, Auli.
Luxury Train tours: The Palace on Wheels Palace on wheels - A virtual five star hotel taking you to the most exotic places, in the utmost royal style. A week long journey to the exotic destinations in Rajasthan, takes you to the by gone era experienced by the Maharajas, once upon a time in India. Destinations like Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur and Agra; known for their royal forts and exclusive buildings like the Taj Mahal are covered in this week long journey. While the nights are spent in the luxury of the saloons, the days are spent in the royal splendours watching the forts and experiencing the Rajasthani hospitality.
The Royal Orient - one of the world most exotic trains: Weave through two of India most culturally fascinating states, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Cross the Great Indian Desert at nights, and take day trips to fascinating places by luxury coach. The Royal Orient will transport you to palaces and forts steeped in legends of heroism and chivalry. You will feel the spirituality of an ancient Jain temple city. You will soak your feet in the warm waters of the Arabian Sea and Laze on the beach. You will safari in jungles to see the only lions outside Africa. You will shop for exquisite handicrafts as old as history in shops blaring Michael Jackson music.

Punjab is one of India most beautiful states. The century old Punjabi culture is renowned for its tolerance, progressive and logical approach to life. The state is the location of one of the world first and oldest civilizations - the Indus Valley Civilization. Above all, the warmth and hospitality of the people are the main attractions in this region. Punjab has many things to offer to an enthusiast who wants to explore it. Some of the main cities in Punjab are Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala. Punjab has a vast public transportation network, which provides excellent tourist transportation. Punjab fulfills the dream of a perfect traveler. This north Indian state is a perfect destination for pilgrimage tour in the country. The world's largest Gurudwara - the Golden Temple is here which attracts millions of devotees from across the whole world to see its inimitable architecture. Apart from Gurudwaras, the land is also studded with historical monuments, temples, churches, mosques and a number of other holy shrines that remain unexplored. Tourism in Punjab is principally suited for the tourists interested in culture, ancient civilization, and spirituality and epic history. Punjab has a rich history incorporating Sikhism and Hinduism. Along with the celebrated Punjabi culture, the Royal Punjabi palaces, historic battles, shrines, temples and examples of Sikh Architecture are here to be seen. Punjab, the land of five rivers and integrated cultural history, is a treasure trove for an avid tourist. For this land of great Gurus not only boasts of ancient monuments but throbs with historical embodiments. It is no secret that whoever comes to this land of yellow fields with Blue Mountains providing the romantic and picturesque backdrop has never gone back without imbibing the essence of Punjab. There is no dearth of breathtaking palaces, for Punjab was the seat of Royalty, as the imposing Quila Mubarak will tell you. Museums galore and so are the religious places with the Golden Temple offering succor to the mind and soul of anyone visiting. If you are a wild life freak, then Punjab can take you on a tour of sanctuaries, which are hot favorites with migratory birds. Since this State Borders Pakistan, there are two main posts, from which you can peep into the land that was once the integral part of Punjab and experience the feelings of the people separated by a line. Currently tourism is a swiftly expanding sector in Punjab. Punjab is to be India favourite destination by 2012.

Though Ludhiana City is an Industrial Town, yet it is having few places of Tourist interest also. Whoever comes to this land of yellow fields providing the romantic & picturesque backdrop has never gone back without imbibing the essence of Punjab. Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib & Alamgir situated 10 Km from Ludhiana, the Gurudwara commemorates the place where the Muslim devotees Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan had carried Guru Gobind Singh to safety during the battle. Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708), the last of the Sikh Gurus, transformed the pacifist Sikh sect into a martial community. He introduced rites of initiation into well-organized Sikh army known as the "Khalsa". There is a tank where it is believed that the Guruji had shot an arrow into the parched earth to pierce a sub-terrain stream of water. A fair is held there in every December.

Ludhiana has very hot summers and very cold winters. The monsoon visits this city around June end and extends up to the beginning of September. Winters generally set in around November, when it becomes very cold during the night. But the city produces and exports hosiery and woolen products. If you can stand neither extreme heat nor cold, the best time to visit Ludhiana is from February to mid April. Thus, cotton clothing is apt for summers and woolens are required for winters.

International links: The Domestic airports nearby are:
* Raja Sansi Airport at Amritsar (200 Km from Ludhiana)
* Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (300 Km from Ludhiana)
* Airport at Sahnewal (10 Km from Ludhiana)
* Airport at Chandigarh (90 Km from Ludhiana)
* Palam (Domestic) Airports New Delhi (300 Km from Ludhiana)

Situated at Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) Ludhiana is well connected by rail and road with all parts of the country and with Pakistan.

From Railway Station: From Bus Stand:
Get off on Main Entrance side > Jagraon Bridge > Bharat Nagar Chowk > Straight Road to Verka Bridge BRS Nagar (About 5 Kms from Bharat Nagar) > Turn left first turn when just opposite to Verka Milk Plant to enter BRS Nagar > Reach Near the E-Block Gurudwara BRS Nagar (about 1 Km from Verka Milk Plant) & just Opposite to the E-Block Gurudwara BRS Nagar, you will see Dr. Ahuja's Dentech Smiles Dental Clinic. Bharat Nagar Chowk > Straight Road to Verka Bridge BRS Nagar (About 5 Kms from Bharat Nagar) > Turn left first turn when just opposite to Verka Milk Plant to enter BRS Nagar > Reach Near the E-Block Gurudwara BRS Nagar (about 1 Km from Verka Milk Plant) & just Opposite to the E-Block Gurudwara BRS Nagar, you will see Dr. Ahuja's Dentech Smiles Dental Clinic.

Lodhi Fort: Rakh Bagh Park : Nehru Rose Garden:
The over 500-years - old Lodhi fort, constructed by Muslim ruler Sikander Lodhi on a strategic location along the banks of Sutlej in city, has gone to rack & ruin, thanks to the official apathy as well as the indifferent attitude of the city residents towards it. The once-strong citadel, basically a military fort, that withstood many an invader has crumbled under the onslaught elements in last five centuries. A beautiful picnic spot with lush green surroundings. Mini train joyride is an added attraction. It is also a wonderful place for the morning walkers. Nehru Rose Garden, established in 1967, is one of the green spaces of Ludhiana city and an ideal place for spending with family. The largest Rose Garden in Asia , it is spread over an area of 27 acres and has more than 17,000 plants representing some 1,600 varieties of roses as well as several fountains. This is flower garden and a garden for walkers with an illuminated musical fountain

That depends on the type of Dental procedure you choose but the price level in India is very favorable with cost savings up to 80% compared to prices in the UK and the US. This will enable you to enjoy recuperation on an amazing beach or a short holiday in addition to your surgery and still return home with a significant cost saving. For your queries, Please fill the Feedback Form

We currently do not have any Dental offices in any other countries outside of India.

The main reason for going abroad for Medical services is the access to world class Dental care. Furthermore, the favourable price level makes Dental care of the highest international standards available to everyone. However, price should not be considered the main factor in deciding to have surgery abroad. Having Dental surgery abroad is without a doubt a big decision and therefore, the quality of care should be the most important factor to consider. However, Dental treatment in India has many more advantages as mentioned above.

Yes, absolutely! If you have any questions for the Dental surgeon we will be happy to help you. When you have requested us to put together packages for you we will facilitate a pre-departure consultation with your surgeon.

We encourage our patients to discuss their plans with their primary Physician/Dentist. While most physicians are familiar with the concept of Medical tourism, it may be necessary for you to help educate them further on the proposition and share some of our educational materials. It is not uncommon for a Doctors' initial reaction to be skeptical, although we find that Doctors generally become more receptive to the idea once they look into the actual Clinic Set up, Dentist's credentials and overall price differential.

Our Clinic has state-of-the-art facilities and all the latest equipment, you would find in Western Clinics.

Patients can receive expert Dental care for 60-80% less cost at our Clinic. Fees in the U.S. are driven by labor overhead, administrative expenses, and insurance contracts. Over 71 percent of Medical costs are labour related according to a recent World Health Organization report which helps to explain some of the cost advantages for countries with low labor costs. We eliminate these burdens thus allowing us to offer premier services at prices unavailable in the U.S. Quality has always been our primary concern. Our continued success depends entirely upon our reputation for world-class Dental services.

All the staff at my Clinic speaks English fluently.

Yes, you will definitely need a valid Passport and a Visa.

Patients can stay as long as they like after their treatment is complete. Many choose to travel around their destination country and tour the major sites after their Dental treatment. Your Dental treatment quote will indicate the minimum number of days you need for recuperation before you fly home when they send your treatment quote. This duration may vary depending on your treatment and recovery.

We get numerous patients from USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Middle East & many other countries.

We use all over world accepted sterilization technology and techniques.

There are two ways to do this: you can of course go to a Dentist in your country and get a full check up and get a Quote as some of our patients do, or a lot of patients have already been to a Dentist and got the shock of the quote so they already know what procedures they need to have done. Then there is the highest percentage of our Patients who just get it on their first visit to my Dental Clinic.

The Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard is most preferred format for the Medical Reports. You may upload your lab reports in PDF or JPEG format.

Obviously, you will have a good idea of the Dental work that you require before considering having major work performed overseas but we do insist on a Consultation before you book your Dental vacation.

You can fly into New Delhi (airport code DEL) from all the major cities throughout the world.

It really depends on you. You can chose from a wide selection of accommodation ranging from a basic (3 star) up to luxurious (5 star) if you need help with your stay.

Again, this depends on what treatment you require but everything will come clear once you have had your consultation but it could range from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. We can tell you the number of days you will need to spend in India for Dental treatment before you make your travel plans.

There is a lot of planning that goes into your trip, so as much notice as you can give is helpful. Always speak to us to discuss your requirements before doing anything. We appreciate that some of our Patients will be requiring emergency treatment & we will do our best to get you seen as soon as possible.

During our treatment planning, we take into account your travel time and are aware of how long your stay is in the country and we will have a timeline for completion of your procedures already planned out before you reach India. We will reserve the time for you to ensure timely completion of Dental procedures. As our priority Patient, you will receive High Priority, and we will discuss the procedures you are most interested in having done then advise you on how long you will need to stay to have these completed.

No, as we offer our services on a very individual basis it is impossible for us to include flights in the packages due to airline ticket policies.

Of course you can! All our Dental tour services can be extended for your company at a small surcharge. We are also happy to work out special arrangements if you travel with more then two persons, for instance with your family. Kids and pets are also welcome. Please ask for details when you inquire.

Please use our contact form to send us your inquiry. Alternatively you can call us directly. If you want to fix up your appointment, you can also email us to setup a consultation.