Serbia as a dental tourism hub

Dentist’s offices in Serbia have become a very popular destination for foreign tourists. The expertise and professionalism of our dentists are exceptionally high, and thanks to Serbia having good flight connections, people from all over the world come here for dental treatments.

Even the Serbian Ministry of Health has recognized a good opportunity for profiting from dental services, and is now putting together guidelines and codes of conduct regulating the dental tourism segment.

“Dental tourism in Serbia has been recording steady growth for several years now. Back in the day, we usually had Serbian diaspora coming in for treatments, but now we have a lot of foreigners interested in dental services. The main reason for their decision to come to Serbia for dental treatments is certainly the price and the quality of services. Since our prices are adapted to the purchasing power of people in Serbia, they are between 10 and 15 times lower than the prices of dental services in developed countries, while the quality is the same”, says Professor Aleksa Markovic, PhD, from the Belgrade Faculty of Dentistry.

Most of the patients come from Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the United States, and even Australia.

For instance, in Switzerland, dental patients have to pay around 60,000 EUR for the complete dental reconstruction, namely extraction of teeth, implants and other related dental work. In Serbia, this entire dental treatment costs 12,000 EUR. Foreign dental patients find it affordable to come to Serbia three or four times, and spend between five and seven days a time here. During their stay, they are also paying for accommodation and food, as well as go sightseeing. All in all, the full costs of the aforementioned treatment, airplane tickets included, rarely exceed 20,000 EUR.

“In Belgrade, 70% of dentist’s offices work in line with the latest world standards. They invest in the know-how and equipment and are up-to-date with using computerized dental technology. The quality is the same as in the developed Western countries. Developing dental tourism also means that we are going to have to employ more dentists, dental hygienists and other staff, which also contributes to higher employment rate. Furthermore, our Faculty has excellent staff, and some of our foreign colleagues have already expressed interest in additional training here”, Dr Markovic adds.

(eKapija, 11.01.2017)

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One Reply to “Serbia as a dental tourism hub”

  1. jj says:

    The article doesn’t give the numbers/estimates of how many “dental tourists” get work done in Serbia per year. Is it scores, hundreds, or thousands?

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