Thailand - Land of Affordable Dentists and Premium Clinics

Thailand's Phraya Nakhon Cave

The Kingdom of Thailand - favorably remembered by many as Siam - shares borders with Burma and Laos to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the east. To the south lie the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west the Andaman Sea. It is a constitutional democracy with upper and lower houses under overall governance of a monarch and boasts a newly industrialized economy. A blend of Thai, Thai Chinese, Malay, Khmer and Hill Tribes are 95% Buddhist.

There are several distinct geographic regions, comprising a mountainous north, a central plateau, and a southern isthmus that widens out to form the Malay Peninsula. The climate is broadly tropical with regular summer monsoon rains from May to September. For the rest of the year, it is generally dry, although the isthmus is invariably hot and humid.

Traditionally, Thais lived in rural areas, although industrialization is changing this. Approximately half of all Thais live in urban areas, including Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Pattaya, and Bangkok, that is by far the largest with five million residents.

The official language of Thailand is Thai. This forms part of the Tai-Kadai family of highly tonal languages found in Southern China and Southeast Asia. English is a mandatory school subject. However, most fluent English speakers are in urban areas where Western and Thai cultures meet.

Thai Dental Industry

The Dental Council Thailand oversees university-level training via a range of specialist university facilities. It also monitors the professional standing of its members, represents them collectively, and advises the government on dentistry, and public health. The Council’s oversight combines with high academic standards, to provide a nationwide dental service on par with the best in any urban center.

Dental Travel Services underpins these efforts by assisting clients in Australia - and elsewhere - to source top quality implant, veneer, crown and bridge treatments, and generally help make their stay in Thailand pleasant. As an added bonus, the trip is pleasantly affordable, thanks to favorable exchange rates.

Getting There

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is a benchmark by which to measure others. Most major international airlines cover it. From there, or from nearby Don Mueang Airport (DMK), local flights fan out across the country. Rapid transport systems, buses, taxis and hire cars to facilitate the journey to international hotels. Visitors receive the warmest welcome on arrival there.

Visitor Highlights

There is so much to see and do in romantic Thailand before and after dental treatment, or perhaps while your partner is receiving it. Tourism Thailand maintains an interactive website glittering with thrilling opportunities. Their homepage features seasonal festivals and celebrations.