Brenda received the antibiotic tetracycline as a child, so her teeth were tinted yellow. She dreamed of an attractive smile, but the costs of having her teeth capped in the US were too high for her budget. So she started investigating the dental tourism industry.
"Hungary was my country of choice,” says Brenda, “because of the large number of highly qualified dentists offering services at competitive prices. I also liked the fact that it is in Europe and I could visit capitals in surrounding countries."
"I chose the city of Mosonmagyaróvár for several reasons. I liked the idea of relaxing in the thermal spa pool after a long session in the dental chair. Mosonmagyaróvár turned out to be a charming little town with an old-European feel to it. There were quaint bakeries and coffee shops to enjoy along its cobblestone streets and avenues. The people were friendly, and I felt extremely safe walking the streets alone, even at night. From Mosonmagyaróvár, I took day trips to Bratislava (the capital of Slovakia), Budapest, and Vienna."
Brenda was happy with the dental services she received. Her dentist took care to avoid the pain Brenda had previously experienced from her sensitive teeth. After doing tests that confirmed Brenda’s allergy to the metals cobalt and nickel, her dentist removed amalgam from her mouth and used gold to make her new crowns.
“Now I have a pretty smile, and my teeth aren’t overly sensitive,” Brenda says. “Much appreciation and gratitude goes to my heath travel agent and my dental team for enabling me to fulfill this dream.”
Last updated on 9 March 2013
Before Leaving the Hospital: Get All the Paperwork
Impatient to be gone, and often suffering the woozy side effects of surgery and post-operative pharmaceuticals, patients too often find themselves back at home later, missing important documents that could have more easily been obtained on site. So before you hightail it out of your hospital or clinic, be sure that you have all of your important documents.
Generally, larger hospitals provide complete medical documentation as part of the standard exit procedure. However, some smaller clinics may rely more on verbal instructions, and they are less likely to build and maintain a dossier on your case.