• November 17, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Dental tourism, 5 reasons why NOT to do it! Reason 5: Consequences!

I wonder what effect the removal of ‘cost anxiety’ has on the people’s interest in the consent and planning process. Do people simply surrender themselves to the power of the cheapest veneers on the planet, or do they still take the time to understand what is proposed? And how much time? If their holiday is […]

  • November 7, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Dental tourism, 5 reasons why NOT to do it! Reason 4: Cost or value for money?

Still not convinced? You think you have found a superbly qualified dentist, trained at some of the world’s best schools, of outstanding ability and ethics, with cutting edge technology, strict quality and infection control processes and what’s even better, speaks fluent English? You just know you will be in safe hands and for a fraction […]

  • October 26, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Dental tourism, 5 reasons why NOT to do it! Reason 3: Communication and informed consent

ou probably know of someone who has already done it- gone to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India or China and had a complete “makeover” for a price of a night out in Sydney. They tell their stories around their dinner table and flash their ‘pearly whites’ to the envious party of friends, who haven’t yet gathered […]

  • October 19, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Dental tourism, 5 reasons why NOT to do it! Reason 2: standards are not “standard” around the world!

So, if my first article in the series did not convince you to stop packing for that trip to some tropical paradise for a dental makeover/holiday, don’t stop reading, there are four more reasons to go. Here is number 2! Quality assurance and professional standards In Australia, all dentists are bound by our ethics, professional […]

  • October 12, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Dental tourism, 5 reasons why NOT to do it! Reason 1: not all dentists are trained the same!

I have been planning to write about this very hot topic for a long time. At first, I wanted to do a well-balanced article, so that I can show that I understand both sides of the argument. However, there is no point pretending: I DO NOT understand why people do it. In this series of five articles, […]

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