Dental Departures Inc. Announces 2018 Global Patients Choice Awards

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Medical Tourism Company’s clinic providers receive recognition for outstanding services

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Global Patients Choice Awards 2018

We are delighted to acknowledge the expertise and standards of the top-performing medical and dental facilities through our Global Patient Choice Awards - Paul McTaggart, CEO

UK Dental Crisis Driving Expansion to Quality, Affordable Destinations

Dental Departures, Inc., the dental tourism online marketplace that makes it possible for patients to find, compare and book dental care abroad, announced today its annual Global Patients’ Choice Awards 2018. Using a variety quality care and customer satisfaction metrics, the company presents the annual accolades to dental clinics that have received the top-rated customer feedback throughout the year.

As part of Medical Departures Inc., Dental Departures is partnered with more than 2000 hospitals, clinics and medical facilities in 33 countries throughout the world.

“As healthcare costs for dental and other elective procedures prove unaffordable for healthcare consumers in industrialized nations, and particularly in response to the growing crisis in British dentistry, it is now an increasingly popular option to travel abroad for treatment, says Josef Woodman, CEO of Patients Beyond Borders, a partner of Medical Departures. “Throughout the UK, this trend is exacerbated by the dwindling supply of dental specialists, low or non-existent reimbursements for dental care, treatment delays and mountains of red tape.”

Thus, patients are increasingly seeking care across borders in popular destinations such as Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Turkey. Dental Departures now offers patients from the the UK, Ireland and the region the same affordable, quality-checked dental facilities in Europe that North Americans and Australasians enjoy in Latin America and Asia.

Selected European locations and clinics that Dental Departures offer include:





These European clinics are among those eligible for the Global Patients Choice Awards 2019.
Dental Departures makes it easy for patients to search for clinics and specialists, compare prices and book an appointment. Additional services, such as insurance, accommodations, airport pick-up and package deals offer a one-stop shop to make the process streamlined, convenient and safe.

All Dental Departures’ partner clinics have been pre-screened, offering state-of-the-art facilities with internationally-recognized hygiene and patient safety standards, supported by highly-skilled doctors and surgeons. A wide array of dental services can be acquired abroad, from expensive “all-on-four” dental implant procedures, to cosmetic dentistry, such as laser teeth whitening, to a procedure as simple as a filling or extraction.

The winners of Dental Departures’ Global Patients’ Choice Awards 2018 embrace clinics from across Asia and Latin America. The Top 10 clinics include:

Sani Dental Group – Los Algodones, Mexico
Clinica de Ortodoncia & Estetica Dental – Mexicali, Mexico
Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC) – Bangkok, Thailand
Sea Smile Dental Clinic – Patong, Phuket, Thailand
Bali 911 Dental Clinic – Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Arc Dental Clinic – Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Rose Dental Clinic – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Serenity International Dental Clinic – Hanoi, Vietnam
Sacred Heart Dental Clinic – Caloocan, Philippines
Bonifacio Dental Center – Angeles City, Philippines

The full list of winners for Dental Departures’ Global Patients’ Choice Awards 2018 may be accessed at

About Dental Departures

Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Dental Departures is the sister company to Medical Departures, connecting patients from around the globe with high-quality,, competitively-priced dental clinics in other regions, where costs are considerably less than at home. The website provides an alternative to those struggling with the high-costs of dental care at home and provides secure online booking, as well as a 24/7 customer care Service accessible by toll-free telephone, online chat or email. To date, Dental Departures has booked more than 61,000 cross-border patients and has garnered more than 24,000 patient-generated reviews for its growing inventory of 2153 clinics in 34 countries.

About the Global Choice Awards

Sponsored by Medical Departures, the Global Choice Awards is an annual vetting and recognition of the leading, dental clinics. Each year tens of thousands of patients book dental and medical care through one of the company’s 2000 facilities. After receiving treatment, patients are given the opportunity to rate the care and facilities on a 5-star scale. In order to participate, clinics must receive and maintain an average rating of four or more stars.

Founder and CEO, Paul McTaggart, says: “We are delighted to acknowledge the expertise and standards of the top-performing medical and dental facilities through our Global Patient Choice Awards.” Confirming that all recipients of the Global Patients’ Choice Awards receive a certificate to display at their clinic, and online, he added, “It is gratifying to present highest-ranking facilities with a tangible accolade in recognition of their commitment from those who matter the most – their patients.”

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