Peru: A Growing Dental Tourism Destination
Dental tourism, or dental travel, is growing worldwide and for good reason: as the world becomes ever more interdependent and competitive, technique, material, and technological advances spread rapidly. Significant skill differences for knowledge-based procedures simply do not survive long. Developing countries like Peru take advantage of knowledge-based advances worldwide, while also enjoying much lower overhead costs that make up 65-80% of the average dentist’s expenses in the United States, for example. The result for the consumer is equal or better treatment to anywhere else in the world…for a significantly lower price.
Let’s take a look at a few reasons to take advantage of the opportunities dental tourism at our Lima dental clinic has to offer.
1) Quality of Service
The technology, materials, and techniques used by our dentists are equal or better to what can be found anywhere. Smiles Peru’s dentists are known locally in Lima for their skill and attention to detail, and many have studied and worked abroad, receiving certifications from foreign universities and institutions. All treatments at our Lima dental clinic are performed by specialists in their fields. Furthermore, our clinic specializes in treating patients from abroad. We understand their unique needs and are able to help arrange accommodations, transportation and tours.
2) Travel opportunities
Peru has many amazing experiences to offer the tourist to include world renown gastronomy; the mysterious Nazca Lines; incredible Incan ruins such as Machu Picchu; adventure and eco-tourism on the beach, in the Andes, and in the Amazon; and an astounding eleven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Economic growth and modernization has helped the number of tourists visiting Peru grow in each of the past 10 years. Lima makes a perfect place to to take a day or two and receive dental treatment, as most travelers will arrive in Peru at the international airport in Lima. Lima itself has many things to offer any tourist. Cost savings on dental procedures can easily pay for the entire trip.
Located on Pardo Avenue in Miraflores, our dental clinic is within easy walking distance of the best hotels in Lima. If arranged in advance (or oftentimes even if not), the patient can visit our Lima dental clinic and have work accomplished the same day with no waiting period. With advances in dental treatments, few treatments require extensive follow-up care. Book-ending a trip to Peru with stops in Lima for dental care is a convenient and efficient use of travel time.
Smiles Peru takes advantage of much lower fixed costs, lower labor costs, lower education fees and expenses, and lower insurance costs to provide quality dental care for about one-third or less of the price one would pay in more developed countries like the US, for example. Procedures, such as dental implants and porcelain veneers, which are simply financially out of reach for many people in other countries, are made affordable in Lima. Our prices are our true competitive advantage.
Let’s face it, there’s a reason why dental tourism is becoming more and more popular: after all, when you can hop on a plane to receive top quality dental treatment, save lots of money, and visit a beautiful, exotic country in one fell swoop, this is an experience you definitely want to have. Our professionals at Smiles Peru are here to help you make it happen. Contact us today to see what dental tourism in Peru can offer you.
– Kirby Warms
Business Manager, Smiles Peru