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Dental Tourism attracting foreigners to India despite recession

by TBM Staff | Mumbai ,  TravelBizMonitor.com | 2009-06-02

Dental Tourism as a concept for a planned vacation along with total dental solutions and care is fast gaining ground in India, said an UNI report. Notwithstanding the recessionary trends, dental tourists are heading for Asian countries especially India, which has emerged a hub for Medical Tourism attracting a large number of them due to relatively low cost treatment. It is a dental travel marketplace in itself. Aside from this internal market, the other sources of patients are diverse with 28 per cent from Europe and 21 per cent from North America, said the report.

A strong showing from the rest of world indicates India's regional appeal with high level of interest from the Middle East. There is great potential for Dental Tourism in India. Patients from West Asia, Europe, US, Canada and Africa are visiting the city, according to Dr Shantanu Jaradi, Director, Dentzz Dental Care. The United States is facing a dental crisis and only 50 per cent of the population has dental insurance. In addition to zero or low dental insurance coverage.

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