Bangkok dentist reviews
Thailand is renowned for it's high quality, affordable, dental care. However, when choosing an overseas dentist it's natural to feel confused and uncertain. To overcome this people often seek out Bangkok dentist reviews and recommendations when choosing a Bangkok dentist. Here we take a look at the pros (and cons) of various approaches to finding the most reliable Bangkok dentist reviews and offer suggestions for some better alternatives.
Online forum reviews and blogs
Like most products recommendations these days, when people are searching for information the internet is the first port of call. There are many forums and blogs that provide Bangkok Dentist reviews. Some of the most popular can be found on TripAdvisor, and Lonely Planet. There are also forums specific to Thailand that feature threads on Bangkok Dentist reviews and recommendations. These include websites such as thaivisa and Internations.
These sites have many posts and contain a lot of useful information. However it is important to note that Bangkok is a fast changing city and some information may be outdated. One should also be aware of how online reviews can some times be misleading. This ABC News article provides information on how to spot fake online reviews.
Expat versus Visitor recommendations
One tip we have found useful is to seek out recommendations from the expat community living in Bangkok. Why? Expats hang-out with expats and word gets around. If a local has a good (or bad experience) they tend to share it. Also because they spend more time in Bangkok, they have more time to research and stay up-to-date with any changes that occur.
Medical Tourism Websites
Another source of Bangkok Dental reviews are websites that promote medical tourism. These websites work as a directory service that list medical practitioner from around the world in return for a fee. They also provide additional services such as organising appointments, travel and accommodation bookings, insurance and finance. The websites provide ratings on medical practitioners based on how quickly they respond to enquires and also reviews from past customers. Whilst there are a few negative comments most of the reviews appear positive (4*+ out of a possible 5* rating). Two websites offering this type of service are Dental Departures (5,185 dentists, 2,155 clinics in 34 countries) and Medigo (544 clinics in 55 countries)
Bangkok Dentists websites
Given the importance of peer reviews it's no surprise that the dental clinics themselves often provide dentist reviews on their own websites. Obviously the issue here is one of bias - surely no dentist would ever post a bad review on their own site. However it may be possible to get an indication of the clinics professionalism (and language skills) from the quality of there website. Although this may say more about there marketing than dentistry skills.
What else you should consider when choosing a Bangkok dentist
In the above article we discussed the various sources of reviews and recommendations for Bangkok dentists. Whilst the internet provides plenty of information and resources it potentially falls short in terms of reliability, timeliness and trust. As important should be your own due diligence. Other factors worthy of consideration include the dentists; qualifications, registration, premises, quality of equipment, service and communication. You can find further information on choosing the right Bangkok dentist in this article.