Security… Or rather let’s say safety for now, is always a big concern when setting of on a journey to a foreign country. This is usually followed by a close second of hoping the airline doesn’t lose your luggage. Thus we understand the commitment it takes for one to travel to a foreign country to receive healthcare.
Before giving a yes or no answer to the question asked, let’s actually tackle the main concerns one would have as a potential traveler to Turkey for dental tourism.
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Firstly, we should change the question to something else. ‘Is Turkey safe to travel for dental tourism?’ is simply a yes or no question. This might not get us to the actual root of the problem which partly lies in perception. If we answer yes to the question and then state a bunch of facts under it, it’s highly doubtful that you would be really convinced by anything you read. You’ll probably still be a little skeptical. Along with the facts, let’s take a look at some of the perceptions that you might have. The question we should be asking now becomes, “Why do YOU think Turkey is not safe for dental tourism?’’
There are two aspects of safety during your dental treatment in Turkey. One is the safety during your treatment and the other is your physical security as a tourist. To begin with let’s first talk about:
Safety during your treatment
By investing heavily in medical technology, Turkey has made its facilities among the most advanced in the world. Modern equipment and facilities enable doctors to diagnose and treat patients with accuracy and effectively.
Turkey has a pool of highly experienced medical professionals, trained in some of the world’s reputed institutions. Many Turkish doctors and dentists, like ours, have international experience. We have over 40+ specialized dentists, each of them with expertise owing to treating patients from diverse backgrounds.
In addition, Turkey’s Ministry of Health oversees and regulates the country’s healthcare system. The ministry sets strict standards for healthcare facilities, ensuring that they meet the highest safety and quality standards. Dental clinics in Turkey are also subject to regular inspections to ensure that they comply with these standards.
Turkey has a strong tradition of hospitality and friendliness towards visitors. Dental tourists in Turkey can expect to be treated with respect and care, and they will find that the country offers a warm and welcoming environment. However, it’s important to do your research and choose a reputable clinic before making a decision. With the right preparation, dental tourism in Turkey can be a great option for those seeking premium dental care at an affordable price.
Many dental clinics like ours understand the fact that transportation for a foreigner can be a huge concern. To ensure that you have a hassle-free and relaxing experience, we offer luxurious transports for commuting; it does not matter if you are coming from near or far. We take it as our priority to make sure you arrive at our clinic comfortably safe and sound.
Additionally, Turkey’s police department has a robust “Tourist Police” department where travelers can report their complaints in case of any mishap, such as passport loss, theft or any other criminal activity.
In 2019 over 700,000 people came to Turkey for health tourism and a large part of that was for dental tourism. This number has been increasing steadily and is not expected to show decline any time soon. Many government organizations are investing in the future of the Turkish medical tourism industry which is only going to make it bigger. The levels of standardization are so high that the doctors will just keep getting better and the prices will always be much more affordable as compared to most of the countries in the world.
So, back to answering the initial question, Is Turkey safe to travel for dental tourism?
Yes! Turkey is safe for dental tourism. And it will continue to be a very attractive destination for patients from all over the world!