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NHS Dentist shortage may delay dental treatments
Kent per Wikipedia: “Kent is a county in Southeast England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the northwest, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the southwest, and Essex to the north across the estuary of the River Thames; it faces the French department of Pas-de-Calais across the Strait of Dover. The county town is Maidstone. It is the fifth most populous county in England, the most populous non-metropolitan county and the most populous of the home counties.”
There are many factors to take into consideration when it comes to living in a specific part of the UK. Ranging from huge metropolitan centers to rural villages, few places are as diverse as the UK. All residents of the UK depend on the NHS (National Health Service) for their medical needs. While some can opt for private medical clinics, most people are subject to the whims of the NHS. Unfortunately, the NHS is in a crisis through, and through which is causing serious medical issues for those looking for help.
For those looking for Dental treatment through the NHS I have some bad news for residents of Kent. As the above article explains the NHS seems to have abdicated their responsibilities of providing timely and quality treatment for patients. Much of this has to do with the dearth of Dentists in the NHS. Yes, there are private clinic Dentists, but you will undoubtedly pay through the nose at these clinics.
Without having to read between the lines, one of the graphs in the article shows how the county of Kent has the worst Dentist/Patient ratio in the whole of the UK. With approximately 1 dentist per 4,000 people in Kent your chance of getting quality care is slim to none. Although Kent County is one of the wealthiest areas in the UK, most people are of the mind that if they are taxed for medical care then it should be provided, which I totally agree.
Solution for those who live in the County of Kent
Assuming that you want or need dental care sometime in the next year your chances of receiving this through the NHS are minimum at best. So instead of hoping for the best (Btw “hope” is not a plan) you can start by being proactive and looking for alternatives. If you’re from the County of Kent, whether it’s urgent or not, there is an alternative for your Dental needs and treatment. You can get your dental implants in Budapest, Hungary. You not only save up money (about 65-70% on UK treatment costs) but you can forget about waiting lists and associated problems.
Medical Tourism aka Dental Holidays: Get your dental implants abroad!
Medical Tourism is a familiar term for many UK citizens, especially those looking for inexpensive cosmetic surgery. We’ve just seen the lovely Katie Price receive her 16th breast augmentation surgery in Turkey as well as being the recipient of other treatments (Full body liposuction, Eye and Lip lifts, Liposuction under her Chin, Brazilian Butt Lifts, Reductions to Botched Face Lifts, etc.). But for many patients suffering from dental issues it’s not a matter of looking good, although that is a benefit, but fixing dental issues.
In past 20 years Budapest, Hungary has become the number one medical tourist destination in Europe. Dental Tourism has skyrocketed to the point where there are many clinics providing the same service as you would receive at a private clinic in the UK. The difference is that the cost is approximately 70% less expensive in Hungary while providing the same quality of service.
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Turkey is also a destination for these treatments although there is a cost. Travel time, cultural differences, language issues, and a very different legal system are a few of problems. As an EU member Hungary abides by the same rules, laws, and regulations of all the other EU members. This translates into a well-regulated system where the laws prevent any fly by night clinics who perform “assembly line” like treatment. Don’t take my word for it but perform your due diligence before you go anywhere abroad for medical treatment. Sometimes trying to save a few extra £ can impact the rest of your life.
Below are some of the dental procedures which the clinics offer in Budapest offer:
- Aesthetic Dentistry
- Tooth Whitening
- Tartar Removal
- Smile Design
- Microscopic Dentistry
- Dental Implants
- Jaw Joint Diagnostics
- X-ray and Dental CT
- Oral Surgery
Check with the clinic for an exam and quote to best suite your needs.
Travel and other Costs Associated with Medical Tourism
We are very fortunate that we can board a plane and travel anywhere in the world in less than a day. Flying to Budapest from the UK is at most 2.5 hours and costs the same amount as a night out with friends. Low-cost carriers make these trips affordable while providing many flight options during the day from most airports in the UK.
If you live in the County of Kent, you have the option of a few airports within a short train ride or drive. If you’re travelling from Maidstone, there are various options for those travelling to Budapest. Unfortunately, there is no major airport in Kent that can provide flights. Below are your flight options and the time it takes to get there by train.
- London City – 1h 45 minutes
- London Gatwick – 2h 22 minutes
- Southend – 2h 26 minutes
- London Heathrow – 2h 26 minutes
- London Stansted – 2h 28 minutes
Not exactly down the street, but if your saving thousands of £ for much needed private dental treatment then it shouldn’t be a problem.
Hotels in Budapest are relatively inexpensive and provide all the amenities to make your stay comfortable. The clinic will be more than happy to recommend hotels close to the clinic or you can find a hotel on your own. Either way the clinic is more than happy to help!
Our dental clinic in Budapest, Hungary is well worth a visit
Medical issues regarding the health of your Teeth and Mouth are an important part of maintaining a healthy body and mind. Neglecting Dental issues can cause serious problems down the road and need to be addressed as soon as possible. With the NHS in such bad shape, it is incumbent upon you to be proactive and do what’s best for you and your family.
Coming to Budapest is one of the options albeit something that cannot be done on a whim. Do your research and see what options are available to you and your family. I’m confident that you will find a clinic here that fits your needs.
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Residents of Maidstone, Gillingham, Dartford, Chatham, Ashford, Rochester, Margate, and Gravesend in Kent are welcome! Are you tired of hiding your smile due to dental problems? Look no further! Our expert team is ready to provide you with a full-mouth dental rehabilitation that will leave you with a smile you can’t resist showing off. All it takes is one email to get started. So, don’t wait any longer! Contact us now to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards the perfect smile!