going abroad for your dental treatment

Before committing to having dental treatment abroad, it is important you do a lot of research and make yourself aware of what to expect and the risks involved. In the UK we have bodies in place to raise a concern about the dental treatment you have received, but are you aware of the process to do this in a foreign country? 

The UK dental regulator, the GDC say all dental professionals must be registered with them to work in the UK. They set the standards we must adhere to. We can’t guarantee another organisation like us exists in other countries, or even that the standards will be the same as they are here. We recommend you do as much research as you can and find out the facts before you go to ensure your treatment abroad meets your expectations. 

It’s always a good idea to speak to your own dentist before considering travelling abroad for your treatment, as they may be able to offer advice based on your dental history. They will also need to be aware of your plans in case of any later complications