Should I get dental work done in another country?

Abraham Speiser

I have had to make major changes in crowns (bridgework) on 2 of my patients who had dental treatment in 2 different foreign countries. In both cases, the normal gum tissues of the mouth were inflamed and were subject to bleeding when food brushed by the gums the wrong way. I currently have a new patient who is from a third foreign country who has excellent restorative treatment. There are no rules. But inability to follow up with the treating dentist is a major drawback.

The United States holds high accreditation standards for dentists. Dr. Maria Lopez Howell explains why getting dental treatment in another country may cost more down the road.


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