March 25, 2019
Dental vacations have become a trend that involves patients leaving the country to receive treatment. The main reason for doing this is because of taxes related to dental cost. In fact, dental vacations have become so popular that Dr. Greta Richter was asked to explain them on Good Morning America. Keep reading to learn what your expert dentist had to say and whether or not she recommends taking dental vacations in Wayne.
Hidden Costs of Dental Vacations
One of the primary cons that Dr. Richter discussed immediately is the hidden cost associated with dental vacations. Patients taking these vacations are avoiding certain taxes and expenses in the US, but Dr. Richter explains that they’re actually spending more money in other ways:
- Cost of travel
- Cost of lodging
- Loss of income while away
Some patients are gone for a month or more, which makes each cost go up immensely. Depending on how extensive your dental work is, you may need to travel back and forth to have it completed, adding extra cost for travel during this recovery process (in the best case scenario).
Pain and Treatment Success
Many patients receive a lot of dental work all at once during these vacations to maximize savings. Dr. Richter explains that receiving numerous crowns at the same time is not always recommended. Typically, multiple crowns need bite adjustments and follow up appointments after the fact, so if you go down to Mexico to receive a mouthful of crowns, you may pay for it with additional health problems because adjustments weren’t made early on.
Dentists in the US Versus Mexico
While patients may receive restorations and cosmetic work for less cost in Mexico, if there are problems that need fixing, it’s going to cost you. Dr. Richter explains that you would not have to pay for repair of dental work if it was done by your local dentist, whereas repairs to a foreign restoration is going to cost a pretty penny out of your pocket. If you have received treatment in Mexico, don’t fret! American dentists will be more than happy to help and treat you without judgement.
Taking a Dental Vacation
Dr. Richter explains that if you’re going to take a dental vacation, check online to see which practices accept your insurance because surprisingly enough, some offices accept American insurance. You can also contact the US Embassy and US Consulate to get recommendations for dentists that they use, ensuring that you’re picking a trusted practice. Another tip is to try to find dentists who can speak English because communication is key during treatment. She believes that dental vacations are a personal decision to make, but you should do your research before committing 100%. That said, it is important that you have a local dentist to maintain the oral health of your mouth.
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Greta Richter is an experienced dentist who is respected both locally and nationally for her expertise. She believes in patient education, which is why she wants you to know the facts about dental vacations. She currently practices at Wayne Family Dentistry, and she can be contacted through her website or by phone at (610) 688-4578 for any questions.
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