Whilst it is a relatively new trend in countries such as the UK, visiting a dentist in another country has been common practice for a long time in other European countries. Residents of Austria and Germany have been travelling to nearby dentists abroad for decades due to the high quality, low cost treatment that is available there.
Whilst we have the NHS in the UK, certain decisions in the past have resulted in a shortage of dentists, leaving many residents having to either seek out a private dentist or go without basic dental care completely. For a dentist in Hungary, the opposite is true, with a general healthcare system that is very well supported by the government and includes dental care.
Do many people actually visit dentists abroad?
It is therefore no surprise that increasing numbers of people are flocking to Hungary dentists in order to both guarantee high quality treatment, but also to save large sums of money compared to what they would have to pay in the UK for the same treatment. For someone needing a few crowns, the savings on this alone can be in excess of £1,000 and many choose to combine the trip with a holiday in the same country.