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DENTAL WORLD ---- Dentist and Dental Clinics in Thailand.


THAILAND IS NOW ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN THE WORLD TO GET DENTAL WORK, COMBINING AS IT DOES INCREDIBLE PRICES WITH WORLD CLASS STANDARDS OF CARE. As one Thai medical convert has written: "Dental Tourism is a NO BRAINER: the savings on one major tooth repair, on 1 (one) tooth, can pay for a vacation. Multiple teeth and it's money in the bank + the vacation" (and all those familiar with the Thai vacation scene will tell you, the vacations in Thailand are oh so sweet!) If you like the idea of getting your dental work done in a resort style clinic for a fraction of what it would cost in the West, then Thailand could be for you! Contrary to public perceptions, dentists in Thailand are highly trained and use all the latest equipment (just like any other GE, Dell, Hitachi or Toshiba technology... diagnostic/imaging equipment is available globally. For example, all of the doctors at Bumrungrad International Hospital have 21-inch Dell monitors on their desks.) Meanwhile, the price of medication in Thailand is 60 per cent less than in the United States.
Given the low prices, the luxury amenities and the famous Thai service (this is one country in which the customer is still God), it is no wonder that so many foreigners are visiting the Land of the Smile to have their smiles improved! Here is a list of some of the dental clinics in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand. As well as English, many of these clinics staff dentists or assistants fluent in German, Thai and Korean, and other languages.

OUTSOURCE YOUR DENTIST ---- Dental Clinics in Thailand.


Bangkok International Dental Clinic: .
Retired businessman Paul Reeve was so impressed by his operation at this Bangkok facility in 2006, he now wants to start or invest in his own medical tourism company.
On Aug. 14, Reeve left Charlotte for Bangkok. It took 22 hours, including a four-hour layover in New York. It took two more hours in heavy traffic to get from Bangkok airport to the four-star Emerald Hotel.The next day, Reeve met UNC Chapel Hill-trained prosthodontists, including Dr. Chatchai Kunavisarut at the seven-story Bangkok International Dental Clinic, a three-minute walk from his hotel. The operating room was clean and white, and the dentist "spoke perfect English and was professionally friendly and prepared," Reeve wrote.
Reeve spent about three hours in the dentist's chair that day as Kunavisarut removed old crowns and prepared his teeth for new ones. Reeve made the first payment -- 100,000 baht or $3,775 -- and returned to the hotel with pain pills.
Over the next 16 days, Reeve spent about 50 hours in the chair as the dentist prepared his teeth, tried out temporary crowns, installed permanent crowns temporarily, and then installed them permanently. Kunavisarut also filled, evened off and whitened six of Reeve's lower teeth, which didn't get crowns.
Dentists and other clinic employees worked full days, even on weekends. "The Thai people are like Energizer bunnies," Reeve wrote.
Between dentist appointments, Reeve found time for cooking school and exploring. He saw Buddhist temples, rice fields and water buffalo and ate fried grasshoppers.
On Aug, 19, when he got his temps, Reeve thought the worst was over. Then came Aug. 20.
"I knew something was up when Kunavisarut injected me several times deep into my jaw and my whole head went numb. Off came the temps and Kunavisarut started drilling away."
On Aug. 29, Dr. Kunavisarut installed crowns with a temporary bond so Reeve could wear them for a while and make sure they fit. Back at the hotel, Reeve looked at his new teeth and didn't like the color. He called Kunavisarut and returned to the clinic that night. The dentist removed the crowns and returned them to the lab, in the same building.
Two days later, he reinstalled the 22 crowns permanently. "My jaws felt like they had been put in a vise, and my gums hurt like hell," Reeve wrote. "But the results were worth it."
Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic: Phone: 022/514 982/3. website here.
From the owner's website: "Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic, Thailand is a unique dental clinic in Thailand with team of professional dentist and dental specialist who have a passion for the science of dental work and the art of cosmetic dentistry. Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic Thailand goal is to restore your optimal dental health within our state-of-the-art facilities and comfortable and relaxing environment. We offer the perfect combination of the innovative dentistry and the most comfortable dental treatment while maintaining the strictest sanitary and sterilization techniques. Sterilization and cleanliness is the highest priority for us at Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic, Thailand. Our dentist and dental specialist team is committed to developing an individual relationship with you to cater to your specific dentistry needs and desires.

"Combining cosmetic dental work while on vacation, travel, holiday, medical vacation, makeover or resort spa and massage in Thailand. Here you will be pampered with personal attention and care before receiving your relaxing dental work that will improve not only your dental health, but also a beautiful smile. This is why Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic, Thailand offers complete cosmetic dental makeover packages that will optimize your smile and teeth health while visiting ethe land of smilef. Our dentists are passionate about helping to deliver the finest cosmetic dentistry available through exceptional service and fair prices. Our team of dentist and dental specialist at Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic, Thailand are committed to excellence. We love to see smiles, and that is why we work hard to serve all aspects of your dental desires.
"Bangkok smile dental clinic, Bangkok offers high quality specialized dental treatments including Dental Implant, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Tooth Whitening, Dental Veneer, Dental crown, Invisalign, dental filling, gum treatment, root canal treatment, dental care, and much more. With certified dentists and dental specialists who specialize in various fields, we are confident that you will always meet the utmost comfort and satisfaction. The best esthetical dental treatment is not beyond your wish anymore. Your new beautiful charismatic teeth will last with you a lifetime if you come to Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic, the place where you can absolutely trust. Great Smiles start Here."
Dental Sea Clinic: 39/3 Prabarami Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, 83150, Thailand. Phone: 076/296 682. Email: info@dentalsea.com. Web: website here.
As the website of this Phuket based clinic reads: "You will notice the difference the moment you walk in. We aim to be different from any other dental clinic, and we are told we are.
"Within an extremely well-designed environment, you can find some of the most advanced dental facilities in Thailand - and some of the most committed surgeons and staff.
"Enthusiastic and experienced at home and abroad, our general and specialist dentists are committed to offering you a wide range of high-quality and affordable dental services.
"Come and indulge in the relaxing atmosphere of our clinic. We aim to offer you dental care without the tension one usually associates with dentists. Professional and caring dentists, friendly staff, state-of the-art technology and calming atmosphere all join to work for your dental health and mental piece of mind."
Fortune Dental Clinic & Dental Services: 233/11 Mahidol Rd (near Chiang Mai International Airport), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Phone: 053/281 881. Web: website here.
Their website claims: "Fortune Dental Clinic & Dental Services Center located in Chiang Mai Thailand is your friendly and one stop dental health care service center in Chiangmai Thailand (Northern Thailand). We offered you all the complete range of dental care services inclusive of Intra Oral Digital Camera, Panoramic X-ray, Dental Implants, Prosthodontic, Pedodontic, Orthodontic, Periodontal Surgery, Oral Surgery, Tooth Colored Filling, Tooth Bleaching, Tooth Whitening, Space Closure, Root Canal Treatment, Restoration of Endodontically Treated Tooth & Endodontic Surgery, Esthetic Porcelain Veneer and more..... and our dental fees is comparable among the cheapest for any type of dental treatment in this Northern Region of Thailand."


PUBLISHED RATES - FORTUNE DENTAL CLINIC CHIANGMAI THAILAND
Thai Dental World: 14 December 2006

Type of Dental Services

Dental Fees

Visit /
Duration

No. Of Teeth

THB

USD ($)

Diagnostic        
Oral Examination & Consultation Free Free 1 visit / 20 mins

full mouth

X-ray Periapical / Film 100-300 2.50-7.50 1 visit / 20 mins

1-3

X-ray Occluxsal / Film 120 3.00 1 visit / 20 mins

1-5

OPG - Panoramic X-Ray 250-300 6.25-7.50 1 visit / 20 mins

full mouth

Cephalographic 300-400 7.50-10.00 1 visit / 20 mins

full mouth

Filling        

Amalgam Filling Surface

300-500 7.50-12.50 1 visit / 30 mins

1-2

Composite 500-800 12.50-20.00 1 visit / 30 mins

1-2

Composite / Facing 1,000-2,000 25.00-50.00 1 visit / 30 mins

1-2

Temporary / Filling 200-300 5.00-7.50 1 visit / 30 mins

1-2

Bleaching        
Non-Vital/Tooth 1,000-2,000 25.00-50.00 2-3 visit / 30 mins

1-3

Vital/Mouth : Office / Laser bleach 12,000-15,000 300-375 1 visit / 40 mins

10-20

Vital/Mouth :
Office / Home bleach
6,000-10,000 150-250 2-3 visit / 30 mins

10-20

Crown & Bridges        
Inlay / Onlay Cerec in Ceram 5,000-10,000 125-250 2 visit / 30 mins

1

  Gold 7,000-10,000 175-250 2 visit / 30 mins

1

  Porcelain Veneer 5,000-8,000 125-200 2 visit / 30 mins

1

Full Metal Crown Non-Precious 5,000-7,000 125-175 2 visit / 40 mins

1

  Paladium 8,000-12,000 200-300 2 visit / 40 mins

1

  Semi-precious 8,000-12,000 200-300 2 visit / 40 mins

1

  High-precious 10,000-15,000 250-375 2 visit / 40 mins

1

PVC crown Non - precious 5,000-7,000 125-175 2 visit / 40 mins

1

  Paladium 8,000-12,000 200-300 2 visit / 40 mins

1

  Semi - precious 8,000-12,000 200-300 2 visit / 40 mins

1

  High - precious 10,000-15,000 250-375 2 visit / 40 mins

1

All Ceramic   10,000-15,000 250-375 2 visit / 40 mins

1

Post & Core Non-precious 1,500-2,000 37.50-50.00 2 visit / 40 mins

1

  Semi 2,500-3,000 62.50-75 2 visit / 40 mins

1

Root Canal Treatment (RCT)      
Emergency Treatment / Root 1,000-2,000 25-50 1-3 visit / 30 mins

1

Pulpectomy 2,500-4,000 62.50-100 1-3 visit / 30 mins

1

Pulpotomy 1,500-2,500 37.50-62.50 1-3 visit / 30 mins

1

Apexification/visit (CaOH2) 500-800 12.50-20 1-3 visit / 30 mins

1

Periodontal Surgery        
Routine Cleaning / Scaling 500-800 12.50-20 1-2 visit / 60 mins

1

Deep Cleaning / Scaling 800-1,500 20-37.50 1-2 visit / 60 mins

1

Root Planning / Tooth 300-500 7.50-12.50 1-2 visit / 60 mins

1

Gingivetomy / Quandent / Visit 1,500-2,000 37.50-50 1-2 visit / 60 mins

1

Periodontal Sprint 800-1,000 20-25 1-2 visit / 60 mins

1

Prosthodontic        
TP 1st Tooth 1,000-1,500 25.00-37.50 2-3 visit / 30 mins

1

TP (the following tooth) 300-500 7.50-12.50 2-3 visit / 30 mins

1

Full denture (resin base) / arch 5,000-8,000 125-200 2-3 visit / 30 mins

28

RPD - Frame work 4,000-6,000 100-150 2-3 visit / 30 mins

n/a

RPD  (the following tooth) 300-500 7.50-12.50 2-3 visit / 30 mins

1

RB ( Removable Bridge) 3,000-5,000 75-125 2-3 visit / 30 mins

1

Oral Surgery        
Extraction - Primary 300-600 7.50-15 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Extraction - Permanent 300-600 7.50-15 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Surgical Extraction 1,000-1,500 25.00-37.50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Surgical Removal Of Tooth 2,000-4,000 50-100 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Excision 1,000-2,000 25.00-50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Endodontic Surgery 2,000-5,000 50-125 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

I & P 1,000-1,500 25-37.50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Alveoloplasty / Quandant 1,000-2,000 25-50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Replantation 1,500-2,000 37.50-50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Dental Implant        
Implantation + crown/tooth 50,000-70,000 1,250-1750 1 visit / 60 mins
(after 2 month - permanant crown)
2 visit / 60 mins

1
 

Pedodontics        
Prophylaxis / Visit 200-400 5.00-10.00 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Fluoride / Visit 200-400 5.00-10.00 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Sealant / Tooth 300-500 7.50-12.50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Amalgam filling Surface 400-800 10.00-20.00 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Composite filling Surface 500-1,000 12.50-25.00 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Pedo Strip Crown 1,000-2,000 25-50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Stainless Steel Crown 1,000-1,500 25-37.50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Pulpotomy 1,000-1,500 25-37.50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Pulpectomy - anterior 1,500-2,000 37.50-50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Pulpectomy - posterior 2,000-2,500 50-62.50 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Space maintainer / arch 1,000-3,000 25-75 1-2 visit / 30 mins

1

Orthodontic tx        
Fixed appliance / mouth 35,000-45,000 875-1125 30 mins / every month for 2-3 years

full mouth

Removable appliance / arch 2,500-3,000 62.50-75 1 visit / 30 min

full mouth

Conversion rate: 1 US Dollar = 40 baht

Perfect Smile Dental Clinic: 62 Thaniya BTS Building,4th Floor unit 408-410, Silom Road Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand. Phone: 026/32 8 948. Email: info@perfectsmilethailand.com. Website here.
"Your smile is our smile" is the very Thai motto of this clinic, located in the heart of Bangkok's business district -- near the Sala Daeng MIT station, on the 4th floor of the Thaniya BTS Wing building.
Silom Dental Clinic: Website here.
According to the official website: "Silom Dental Clinic Bangkok, Thailand is a specialized dental health provider which has an executive structure similar to that of a dental hospital with a holistic approach to treatment standardization in all areas of dental work.
"We draw upon the talents of qualified dental specialists to offer patient oriented treatment at Silom Dental Clinic Bangkok, Thailand.
"Our cosmetic dentist team of highly motivated dentists have achieved undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorial degrees in specialized fields from prominent local and international universities where they also lecture and train dental students."
Services offered include lingual braces, invisalign, orthodontics or braces, dental implants, one-day implants, laser tooth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, dental veneer, dental crowns, teeth bleaching, dental bridges, periodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry and oral maxillofacial surgery.
Thailand Dental Center: Website here.
As this online portal points out: "Thailand Dental Center is one of the unions of Asia's most accomplished doctors specializing in various fields of Modern Dentistry and a licensed travel with tour agency on extended services and for filling your needs. This allows us to offer exceptional rates with superior service that other competitors cannot beat.
"By exploring our Thailand Dental Tourism Web site, you too can take part in this exciting phenomenon. We outline the steps required for a safe, enjoyable, and successful Dental Tourism Vacation. We also invite you to participate in our growing online community by visiting the blog Hi5, Wayn, Myspace, Facebook, and FAQ sections of the site..."
Thantakit Cosmetic Dentist Thailand: website here.
The website claims: "We take pride to introduce you to Thantakit Dental Center, a leading full-service dental center in Thailand. We have been providing the finest in dental care performed by professional cosmetic dentist in Thailand for 60 years. Our goal is to provide our patients with the tools to keep their smile bright and healthy for a lifetime. We thus take the comprehensive approach to create and maintain healthy as well as beautiful smile with state-of-the-art cosmetic, periodontic and dental implant service."
Watchareewon Dental Clinic: .
Mr.Johnson Raymond from US Embassy in Japan Chief, Defense Information Systems Agency DISA-PAC Janpan remarked about this facility: "Thank you so much for your kindness and good humor while provinding dental care. I've had nightmare experiencies in dental chairs, so I was grateful that my experience was so positive. I did not have to wait, and the treatment I received was very sensitive, kind, and overall simply outstanding. It's the first time I have ever went to sleep in a dental chair! I send my heartfelt thanks to you and the staff who assisted. I'll be returning to see you sometime before Christmas.
I've recommended your services to several friends and you should be hearing from them in the near future.
Again, thank you very much for the outstanding work.
You are the Greatest!"

Contact the author Rob Sullivan at coderot@gmail.com. Anticopyright February 2005.