Vietnam is rising as an attractive dental tourism in South East Asia due to its surprisingly low cost and amazing tourism experience. This articles will summarize all you need to know to plan for a comfortable dental trip to Vietnam.
1. Vietnam is a safe and peaceful country
Vietnam War was already over in 1975 (yes, 40 years ago) and it is now one of the safest places in the planet. Absolutely no terrorism, guns are heavily regulated and Vietnamese people are well known for their friendliness. There is almost no serious crime that has ever happened to Western tourists over the last decade.
2. You might need a visa to enter Vietnam
Only citizens from certain countries will be able to visit Vietnam without a visa. Visit HERE for more information.
3. Do NOT choose a cheap dental clinic in Vietnam
There are many dental clinics in Vietnam that provides full ranges of dental services from dental implants, dental crowns, veneers to a minor filling. However, it is important to keep in mind that only a small number of them really adheres to the first-world standards like in New Zealand.
There are certain things you need to ask any dental clinic that you are considering:
- What is the infection contro l protocol? How seriously do they adhere to it?
- Which material do they use for the crown, filling, dental implant, etc.?
- Which equipment do you use?
- Is their practitioners qualified?
- Do they speak English?
4. Plan your itinerary carefully
Different dental procedure costs differently and their time frames are also vastly different. Therefore, it is crucial to know roughly what procedures you would need before arriving. Additionally, certain procedures like dental implants, All -on-4 will require more than just one visit to Vietnam.
Visit HE RE to find out what you need to do now to plan for a fruitful dental trip to V ietnam. Our patient coordinator can suggest you a customized travel itinerary based on your dental needs, your travel preference and available time. All you need is to let us know what you need.
5. Have a comprehensive checklist
There are a lot of things that you need to go through to arrange for a good dental trip to Vietnam. Therefore, it is important to have a good checklist.
Refer HERE for our suggested checklist.
6. Read more about Vietnam before arriving
Vietnam is a totally different world for New Zealanders. The culture, language, food, currency, etc. are totally different. Hence, the more you read about Vietnam, the more comfortable you will find it when you arrive.
7. Keep a list of emergency contact with you
A list of emergency contact should always be with you. They should include:
- Serenity's international patient coordinator number: 0989 067 888
- Your hotel's number
- Ambulance - 115
- Police - 113
- Fire Brigade - 114
- Hanoi Immigration Office: 04. 38253076
- New Zealand Embassy in Ha Noi: 04 3824 1481
- International SOS (Regional health care group offering full medical treatments): 04 3934 0666