Cambodia - An Emerging Dental Destination

Cambodia's Independence Monument

Country Profile

The Kingdom of Cambodia – once known as the Khmer Empire – is near the southern tip of the Indochina Peninsula where it borders on the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. Laos is to the northeast and Vietnam to the east, while Thailand itself lies on its northwest border.

The country is enjoying an economic renaissance with an average growth of 6% during the past ten years. New roads, schools and other infrastructures are appearing everywhere as hotels, hospitals and clinics open up. The dental industry has also been enjoying a quiet boom, with advanced treatments including implants, porcelain veneers and dentures pricing up to 80% cheaper on the cross rates, but comparable in quality.

Colombia -  A Mainstream in Dental Tourism

Colombia's Bogota Village

Country Profile

Colombia is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti. 

The territory of what is now Colombia was originally inhabited by indigenous peoples including the Muisca, Quimbaya, and Tairona. Colombia is ethnically diverse, its people descending from the original native inhabitants, Spanish colonists, Africans originally brought to the country as slaves, and 20th-century immigrants from Europe and the Middle East, all contributing to a diverse cultural heritage. This has also been influenced by Colombia's varied geography, and the imposing landscape of the country has resulted in the development of very strong regional identities. The majority of the urban centres are located in the highlands of the Andes mountains, but Colombian territory also encompasses Amazon rainforest, tropical grassland and both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines.