Dental tourism (also named dental vacations or generally identified as dental holidays in Europe) is a subset of the sector known as medical tourism. It involves men and women seeking dental care out of doors of their local medical care systems and may perhaps be accompanied by a holiday. Dental tourism is increasing all over the world: due to the global becomes ever more interdependent and very competitive, technique, material, and technological advances spread speedily, enabling service providers in "developing countries" to supply dental care at important cost savings when in comparison with their competitors in the developed world.

                        

Good reasons for traveling

Even though dental tourists may perhaps travel for a number of good reasons, their alternatives are commonly motivated by price considerations. Broad variations in the economics of countries with discussed borders have been the historic mainstay of the sector. Good examples consist of travel from Austria to Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Romania, from the US and Canada to Mexico, Costa Rica and Peru, from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland, Hungary, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine, and from Australia to Thailand and some other countries of South-East Asia. Even while medical tourism is often generalized to move from high-income countries to low-priced developing economies, other aspects can impact a desire to take a trip, such as differences anywhere between the funding of public medical care or complete access to heath care treatment.

Flexibility of labor

For countries inside of the E.U. (European Union), dental training are needed to reach a minimum certified by each country’s authorities. Hence a dentist qualified in one country can apply to any another EU country to apply in that country, permitting for greater flexibility of labor for dentists (Directives typically apply to the EU as well as the other related designation of the European Economic Area - EEA). Besides, the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) has standardization attempts to harmonize European standards. Proposals from the ADEE's Quality Assurance and Benchmarking task force cover the introduction of accreditation processes for EU dental treatment universities along with programs to facilitate dental students completing part of their learning in foreign dentistry schools. Standardization of certification in a region reciprocally removes an example of the perceptual obstacles for the development of patient mobility inside of that area.