But you’ll often find dentists in Australia trying to scare people away from seeking treatment overseas. The Australian Board, they say does not recognize that dentists from these countries are qualified enough to practice in Australia. There’s also this conceited claim about the Australian education standard being far superior when compared to standards in these countries.
Truth be told, better education doesn’t always mean that a person is good at a particular job. Individual skill and experience counts for far more than education standards. An experienced and skillful dentist with a high success rate, but from a mediocre education system can be trusted more than an inexperienced but well educated doctor.
Besides, traveling to these countries for dental treatment serves dual purpose; people can enjoy a holiday vacation whilst seeking treatment. A little research on the internet about the level of service, experience and skill of the dentist performing the procedure, hospital facilities, etc. should be helpful. When seeking a quote from the dentist for an implant, make sure that it includes expenses for the surgery, cost for the crown, anesthetist’s fee, etc. Communication is another aspect that cannot be ignored- the surgeon responsible to carry out the procedure should be able to communicate in English. But this is rarely a problem in countries like Thailand and India where English is the often the most common means of communication among professionals.