Hungary Looks to Increase Dental Tourism

Dentistry Today


If you think a dental procedure costs too much money in the United States, there are plenty of other countries you can go to. And now you can add Hungary to the list.

The Hungarian government gave the OK to fund dental tourism.

People from around the world are flocking to Hungary for dental work. The cost of procedures in Hungary is significantly lower than costs throughout the rest of Europe. Based on reputation, the patients are treated well and customer service needed is provided.

The government of Hungary, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, will invest one billion forints—about $5.6 million in the United States—into the industry.

Roughly 60 billion forints are generated each year through dental tourism in Hungary. This number likely will grow after more money is invested into the industry, combined with the fact that more people are looking to other countries for dental procedures.

There are also Web sites that exist that promote and explain dental tourism in Hungary, further helping the cause.