A thorough guide for your dental holiday in Nha Trang
Nha Trang is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Vietnam both domestically and internationally because of its pristine beaches and culinary diversity. In recent years, Nha Trang has been thriving significantly in dental tourism, contributing to the substantial improvement of dental tourism in Vietnam. In this article, Lotus Dental Travel will share with you what every dental tourism patient to Nha Trang needs to know, as well as how to make the best out of your dental vacation in this beautiful city.
How to find the best dentists in Nha Trang
If you want to be successful in finding the best dentists in Nha Trang, you have to spend a certain time researching. Nowadays, there are many online platforms that can become powerful tools for reference. Booking platforms; digital marketing channels of clinics such as websites, youtube channels, fanpages, etc.; dental tourism facilitators like Lotus Dental Travel are three choices you should take into consideration.
Lotus Dental Travel’s website is a dental tourism portal for English-speaking patients seeking information on dentists and dental clinics in Vietnam. We provide detailed information regarding top dentists in Nha Trang: background education, qualifications, specialization, patient reviews, etc. so that you can compare and choose the appropriate dentists. Besides, to find the best dentist for yourself, these are some helpful tips you should follow:
Choose a dentist rather than a dental clinic.
It is a reality in Vietnam that a lot of people are appealed by well-known clinics rather than dentists. It’s mostly due to the fact that most dentists in Vietnam are organized in groups of big hospitals or clinics. And big businesses always have wise marketing campaigns such as inviting celebrities to use their services, organizing OPD camps, establishing partnerships to position themselves as trusted groups of dental specialists.
However, when it comes to dental vacation, the standard of treatment highly depends on the expertise of the dentist taking responsibility for your case, not the clinic. Therefore, go for trustworthy clinics that offer you detailed information on their dentists: years of experience, educational background, and qualifications, reviews, “before & after” pictures of their patients. By that means, you will have sufficient information to consider whether one dentist is able to take your case or not. You definitely don’t want to take implant treatment from an intern sitting on a dentist’s chair, right?
Don’t sacrifice quality over price
Don’t just opt for the one with the cheapest price. Check the quality by transparent information, ask yourself critical questions regarding price vs. quality and check price inclusions and exclusions to be fully informed: “What is your surgeon’s background?”, “Does the price of implants include X-rays, abutment and crown?:, etc.
Quality should always be a priority as it will cost you twice or third for retreatment if the first work fails. Remember that even if you choose a world-class dental vacation experience in Vietnam, all travel expenses included, you still save a lot of money compared to have dental treatment done in your country.
Be a wise reader when it comes to referrals
Each review platform has its own methodology when it comes to collect reviews. Some like TrustPilot or WhatClinic have strict rules in verifying reviews. They would require evidence showing that you have experienced the clinic’s service before uploading your review. On the other hand, some platforms don’t take this verification process seriously. Therefore, being critical when reading reviews help you make the right choice and gain a better experience.
Check the infection control guideline
Sterilization of dental equipment, hand hygiene, transmission-based precautions, environmental cleaning/disinfection, etc. are involved in infection controls. A highly-qualified clinic should have proof of infection control protocol compliance. In Vietnam, most of the international clinics have a private treatment room with modern technologies for sterilizing equipment.
Make sure your dentist use qualified dental materials
Top dental clinics in Vietnam often use universal and top-quality brands. For example, with implants, they use international-standard brands such as Straumann, Nobel Biocare, BioHorizons. These FDA-approved brands are accounting for two-thirds of the market shares in Australia and the US. They are much more popular than other brands and have proven to bring out longer-term results. Using these brands means that you are receiving high-quality dental treatment while it is also easier for your local dentist to do the follow-ups and maintenance later on.
Choose the dentists that provide a reliable guarantee
Warranty for dental work and refund are two main types of guarantees clinics often offer dental tourists. When it comes to post-operative complications, some clinics will give you a refund, while some clinics will correct their work but you still have to pay for the travel cost.
Before choosing a clinic, remember to ask about the guarantee to be well-informed of your own rights as a dental tourist.
Quality of care
International dental clinics in Nha Trang provide a full range of dental procedures: dental implants, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry with global standards and affordable cost. Since the boom of dental tourism, many international dental clinics have upgraded their quality of care in terms of facilities and profession of dentists. Understanding that dental hygiene is the biggest concern of dental tourists, many dental clinics in Nha Trang have gained ISO standards on infection control and management system and other accreditations such as GCR (also known as Global Clinic Rating). To obtain global standards, dental clinics in Nha Trang have applied advanced dental technology such as CBCT, 3D scanner, implant planning system, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing System in recent years.
In addition, the majority of dentists working for international dental clinics have been trained in Western, Australian dental schools or top dental schools in Vietnam. Each dentist has one specialty only and has been updated up-to-date dental techniques by attending regular foreign training courses. Many dentists have become experts in their specialty with hands-on experience and have treated a significant number of dental tourists successfully. As a matter of fact, some dental tourists said that their dentists in Nha Trang are better than their local dentists.
Travel plan and treatment plan are two completely different things, but how your travel plan looks like is based on how your treatment plan is built. The treatment plan is scheduled by clinics to maximize your treatment efficiency, and accordingly, you just need to organize a travel plan on your own which should best suit your time and your interest. We suggest that the moment you receive your treatment from doctors, plan a travel to your favors so that you will not be missed out on any activity (and any fun, too)! Dental tourism dentists in Nha Trang could be flexible on the schedule depending on your travel plan. Therefore you could inform your Vietnamese dentist before the treatment date if you have any special requirements regarding your schedule so that the doctor could be aware in advance and rearrange the schedule for you to make the most of your vacation.
Nha Trang is a paradise for travel lovers, especially ones like discovering the amazing marine life, water sports, and seafood culinary. Check out the top travel experiences below and start planning your tropical dental vacation:
Snorkeling tour at Hon Mun island
Hon Mun Island is a spectacular island with the diversification of marine life. Tourists freely immerse themselves in the pristine beauty of the island from the boat. Diving deep down in clear water to discover the beauty of the coral reefs or join with colorful schools of tropical fish is the most amazing experience for tourists.
If you are not an avid fan of water sports but still in love with the beauty of the sea, a sailing cruise is a perfect choice. Imagine yourself sipping on your favorite cocktail while listening to live music on the boat. The light of sunset is mingling on the deck and in the wavy water creates an unforgettable scene.
Vinpearl land amusement park
Vinpearl land amusement park, located on an island across the bay from the beach, is a giant theme park featuring water slides, aquarium and other fun games. If you want to get away from the hustle and find peace of mind, the 400-meter long sandy beach is the place for relaxing and watching the sunset. An impressive aquarium with over 300 species of colorful fish makes it be the biggest kind in Vietnam.
You can enjoy a wonderful half-day or full-day tour in Nha Trang. You will have the chance to visit many historical and interesting spots including Nha Trang Cathedral, Long Son Pagoda, Chong Promontory Rocks, Ponagar Towers and Dam market, just to name a few. Don’t forget to buy something for your family at Dam Market, the city’s main market, densely packed with food & souvenir vendors.
As you may know, many tourists come back to Nha Trang again and again for its fresh and delicious seafood. Most restaurants have aquariums at the entrance filled with a variety of fish along with crab and shrimp. You can choose luxury restaurants with cozy space while sipping red wine, or local restaurants near the beach with authentic Vietnamese cooking style. There are some seafood that you really don’t want to miss out such as lobster, banh can, cheese oysters…
Each year, Nha Trang welcomes over 6 million tourists and nearly 3 million international tourists separately. The cost of flight tickets may rise to the doubled price in peak tourism seasons like summer and Tet holiday. On average, round trip tickets from the US to Nha Trang cost around $1000 and $1200 if you depart from the UK. Tourists from Russia and Australia only have to pay from $600-$650 for round tickets. The price of round tickets from China to Nha Trang costs $35k,0 on average. One advantage for tourists departing from China is that there are some direct flights from China to Nha Trang with non-stop. After discovering the beauty of Nha Trang, tourists can take a direct flight to Ho Chi Minh city – the biggest economic center of Vietnam or Da Nang – one of the most famous tourist attractions in Vietnam with only $40.
There are many airlines with different prices and services in Vietnam, namely Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airway, etc. Vietnam Airlines, the first airline in Vietnam, has the best quality in the business. Meanwhile, Vietjet air is the most chosen airline by Vietnamese people traveling domestically due to its cost-effective advantage.
For ground transportation, Grab, GoViet are the most chosen booking platform. They’re widely used just like Uber in the US. You can book cab or motorbike taxi (xe ôm) via these apps for short waiting times and without any concerns about being overcharged.
Money to Bring
Knowing how much money you should bring is one of the top priorities. According to customs regulations in Vietnam, tourists who bring amounts of money exceeding $5,000 (or equivalent) must be declared on arrival. In case the cost of your treatment is a huge amount of money, you should discuss the payment method with your clinic before flying to Vietnam. Some clinics only accept cash in Vietnamese dong, so you need to ask for alternative payment methods and required currencies beforehand to prepare for the payment. Money can be exchanged at the airport, but you need only a small amount for the taxi to the hotel. Most of your expenses should be exchanged at jewelry stores or local bank offices to get the best rate.
Where to stay
Your accommodation is also of great importance as it partially decides your health, both physical and mental, during the dental vacation. For the sake of customers, we always try to help you reserve rooms hotel and resorts with superior quality. There are three main kinds of hotels in Nha Trang as listed below, so we suggest you consider them and pick the one that fits you best. Their location, in general, is not far away from tourist attractions and the excellent facilities with first-class rooms are promisingly worth your money. The price ranges variedly from $80 to over $200 per night for a four-star or five-star hotel; however, if you book through platforms like Agoda or Traveloka, you can get discounts at different levels: 31%, 55%, to name but a few.
- Hotel: Liberty Central, InterContinental, Citadines Bayfront, Sheraton, Sunrise Nha Trang Beach
- Apartment: The Costa Nha Trang Residences, Mapel Leaf Hotel & Apartment
- Resort: Mia Resort, Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang
With the current outstanding advantages of tourism and quality of care, Nha Trang is one of the best options for your dental vacation. Lotus Dental Travel is delightful to cooperate with some dental clinics in Nha Trang to bring the best experience to our customers. We hope this guide is helpful for you and if you have any concerns regarding your dental vacation in Nha Trang, you could always ask Lotus Dental Travel’s patient coordinator or clinic’s customer service for assistance.