Phuket: Thailand's Dental Tourism Overture
Spectacular scenery, equatorial flora and fauna, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue Andaman Sea awaits you at one of Asia's most popular and relaxed beach destinations. The island itself provides a voyageur's wonderland where white sand beaches, gracious Thai hospitality, and affordable dentistry make Phuket the singular Thai solution for dental travelers.
However, one would be remiss to focus only on oral healthcare as Phuket is beatified with several international standard championship golf courses, world-class diving in the Andaman, and eco-adventures for those with the desire to challenge the jungle. And after a spectacular sunset one should take in the sights at Patong Beach for the sometimes raucous or spiritual nightlife.
Phuket is a city of some 75,000 people on Phuket Island in Thailand. Being close to the equator, it enjoys a tropical monsoon climate with low temperature variation. The rainy season runs from April to November, and the dry season after that, although it may rain at any time of the year. English is a compulsory school subject and many Phuket people know it as their second language.
Local children have access to a number of state and private schools, with several catering to the English-speaking expatriate community. The Prince of Sonkla University maintains a satellite campus in the city. Its Faculty of Dentistry on Hat Yai Campus has been delivering dedicated dentists since 1983. Some of these have made Phuket their home, where they provide wide-ranging dental treatments including implants and porcelain veneers.
These specialists deliver dental services in Phuket to the highest dental standards, and regularly update their knowledge of the latest implant, veneer, crown and bridge techniques. Their dental prices are also relatively inexpensive on foreign currency cross rates. This makes their cosmetic dental surgery doubly attractive.
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Phuket International Airport (HKT) is the main point of entry to the island, and is a convenient half-hour ride away from all major city points of interest. It has excellent facilities and offers overnight accommodation in local hotels should this be desired. An impressive number of international and local airlines fly in and out regularly. Bangkok is only 1:15h by air and Singapore is 1 hour by air; thus, Phuket is accessible.
This impressive yet romantic city offers every conceivable form of accommodation, from traditional Thai hospitality to the grandest western hotels. Before and after your dental visit – be it for surgical removal, dental implant or veneer work – please be assured of their kindest service. Being a major dental vacation destination means that special kitchen orders are a matter of routine.
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The compact Phuket International Airport (HKT) is in the north of the island, and is Thailand's second largest hub, second only to Bangkok.
There are very frequent flights to and from Bangkok as well as direct flights to many other airports in the region, including Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and direct charters to Europe and Australia in the high season.
Where: Phuket 83110, Thailand Call: +66 76 351 166
Ferry services connect from Rassada Pier in Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi, from which you can connect to other destinations. The ride takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
Public transport within Phuket is limited. There are a few full-size buses, but the most common modes of transport are the songthaews (basically converted pick-up trucks serving as buses), tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis.
Taxis are also available around Phuket, this probably the safest and most comfortable way to get around Phuket.
Things to Do in Phuket
Visit Big Buddha, a white marble Buddha statue on the top of Naka Kerd Mountain. From here you get a bird eyes view over Phuket’s east coast.
For a bit of Phuket’s history and culture go on the Phuket old City (Old Phuket Town) tour where you will get to do a bit of sightseeing and explore the old town.
Tours can be booked at: 11/2 Soi Nanai 2 Rd, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 or Call: 0612030700
Opposite the entrance to Bangla Road along Rat-U-Thit Road is Rock City, which has nightly performances of rock party hits from hard rock anthems to ballads.
Where: Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand Call: +66 78 855 101
In Phuket Town the busiest venues is Timber Hut. The house bands play a mix of international rock and pop hits as well as popular Thai music, with a DJ between sets playing hip-hop mixes.
Where: 118/1 Th Yaowarat, Phuket Town Call: +66 7621 1839
Where to Eat
Green Tamarind Kitchen, is the place to go to experience modern Thai cuisine. They serve up some pretty amazing burgers.
Where: Soi Khokmakham, Phuket Town, Phuket Call: +66 84 366 5004
For some excellent tasting Pad Thai make you way over to the Pad Thai Shop and choose from the wide variety of Pad Thai they have on offer.
Where: The Patak East, Hat Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket
Ways to Pay
The Thai Baht is the currency of Thailand