10 Tips For Finding Your Dental Centre In Turkey

You have decided to go to Turkey, but you are not sure which dental centre in Turkey will be best for you. There are many important points you should consider when you are looking for a dental centre for Turkey.

10 Tips For Finding Your Dental Centre In Turkey

Before you can consider looking for a good dental centre in Turkey, you must be clear about the services you require.

And when you consider how regularly you and members of your family will need to visit the place, it had better be a place that gives you satisfaction in terms of the quality of service, and the friendliness of the staff. It is advisable to see a dentist every six months, and there is a good reason for this. The reason you want a good dental clinic is not that you will always have dental issues, but because you will need to have any potential problems prevented from happening. 

DENTAL CENTRE'S IN TURKEY REVIEWS

Generally, all  Dental Centre's websites have their own reviews, but this doesn’t mean anything. You need validation for reviews to see if they are actual patient reviews or not. Trustpilot is maybe one of the best review validation systems online. Not only Trustpilot is also trusted by Google as a partner, you might also consider checking the Google Business reviews of the clinic. But you should know that Google doesn't have any protection for fake reviews, Trustpilot is very strict about fake reviews.

Check If Reviews Are True Or Not

You can understand fake reviews with contents like “very good“, “super”, “the best” etc. in short sentences. True reviews will include details such as dentist name, date and time, details about their procedure, outcome and how they feel after the procedure.

Video Reviews

Video reviews may be the best proof for real reviews. Nobody could find a fake video review, some dental centres could try it. However, most definitely nobody could give a fake review for dental treatment. It is also very important to check the dental centre’s YouTube channels.

Trustpilot

Once you Google about the clinic in which you are interested, you will most likely see Trustpilot reviews. If they don’t have any reviews on Trustpilot, try to find other review sites using Google.

Smile Dental Turkey only uses Trustpilot because we would like to provide our reviews only on trustable websites such as Trustpilot.

Google Business

Google Business reviews will be a good clue about this dental clinic’s local reputation. Click the “show all reviews” button to see all of them. Google will translate them to your language automatically.

Google Business might be tricky, Google neither asks for verification nor check reviews so you should check If these reviews owner are real.

DENTAL CENTRE'S IN TURKEY BEFORE AFTERS

Another way to find a good dental centre in Turkey is to look for "before & after" photos. There will be a patient gallery with photos that are proof of successful treatments. Check dates and video reviews, even though some clinics may have fakes for "before & afters" You could check Google images to see if they are using treatment images that is work of other dental centres.

Every dental clinic must-have "before & afters" If a clinic doesn’t have realistic "before & after" photos, don’t even consider them even if they offer you a really good price.

DENTAL CENTRE'S STAFF IN TURKEY


The biggest problem with finding a good dentist online is that you might have missing information. Some Dental Centre websites don’t mention any dentists or oral surgeons. A good dental clinic must have a biography displaying their experienced dentists and sometimes their staff. Most clinics only claim that they are very experienced and well-known, however, it is a bad sign when they don’t give you any information about it.

Also, many medical tourism companies claim that they are dental clinics. Beware about these companies, which you are most likely to have a problem with in the future.

As Smile Dental Turkey, we are proud of Dt. Uğur Gültekinler and Oral Surgeon Özkan Özkaynak and all other our dentists, you could see their CVS and details on our clinic page.

For a good dental clinic, there will be an in-house surgeon, an endodontist, a periodontist, an oral & maxillofacial radiologist, and any other of those specialists that patients often need.

For those specialists the clinic cannot engage on a full-time basis, the clinic management is likely to have some on-call, or even on a retainer basis. The point is if you are to choose a good dental clinic for your family, you need to confirm first that it offers the dental services patients commonly require.

DENTAL CLINIC DETAILS IN TURKEY

All dental centres in Turkey have to be registered to the Turkish Dental Association and Dental Centre's should provide you permission for medical tourism. Due to health organization ministry laws, Dental Centre's has to have this permission. 


Some websites don't give this information, this website could be the only marketing agency which are selling leads to clinics so don't risk your dental travel with unknown dental centres.

Clinic photos and clinic information is very important. You shouldn’t go somewhere for implants if they don’t have 3D Tomography. X-ray, Tomography, CAD/CAM These are important technologies required for great dentistry.

DENTAL CENTRE'S IN TURKEY PRICES & HIDDEN COSTS

There is a common proverb that "if it sounds too good to be true, it is probably not true." Of course, you should check all the prices, but you should also beware of very cheap offers.

Some dental centres could offer you a better price, but you should ask about hidden costs such as temporary teeth, injections, x-ray. At the end of the day, you may be paying more than other clinics. Asking for any hidden costs will be the best choice before you make your decision.

Especially, most people don’t know the difference between metal porcelain crowns and zirconium crowns. They all have porcelain on them, however, metal ones are very odd and the cheapest ones. So, please make sure to ask about the material, don’t just ask only porcelain crowns or veneers.

Unless you live in an affluent area of the city, you would, most likely, wish to be receiving dental services from a clinic where charges are pocket-friendly. So, as you carry out your due diligence, you should not forget to find out about the fees.

In short, you should be on the lookout for a clinic that is well equipped, whose staff members are properly skilled, and one where patients are made to feel at home. 

DENTAL CENTRE'S WARRANTY TERMS

You should always think positive, we understand but in dentistry, everything could happen at the end of the day dentistry is another part of your health care. Please ask what warranty terms are offered by the dental centre.

Any dental centre which has medical tourism verifications has to offer warranty terms for their patients, please note that and ask for warranty terms.

Smile Dental Turkey offers no worries warranty terms for the first year and we provide treatments warranties for our patients.


DENTAL CENTRE'S LOCATION IN TURKEY

Turkey is a very big country and every part of this country has many beautiful holiday places. That being said, none of all cities has direct flights from the UK. You should try to find a clinic in Istanbul or Antalya where there are many direct flights available to these cities all year.

All year flights mean, you could also try winter months and you could have more affordable prices for flights and accommodation during your dental travel to Turkey.

Instagram

Nowadays every business has an Instagram account. If a clinic doesn’t have an Instagram account, skip them for now. If they have an Instagram account, check dates for "before & after" photos and all of their posts. Businesses could buy fake "likes," but they can’t buy mentions and old posts. Your dental centre in Turkey must be very good on Instagram and people should be liking their photos if they are good as they claim to be. Please check our Instagram page.

What About Waiting Queue?

To be honest, we really don’t think any dental clinic in Turkey will tell you the truth that you will actually be waiting all day for your dental treatment. They try to book as much as they can, some patients are waiting until midnight for their veneers. Would you really want to wait too long like that or would you like to have your dental treatment at night?

Boutique dental centres like Smile Dental Turkey will offer you a private VIP room for rest and you won’t be waiting long because you will be our VIP patient!



Services Provided during Routine Visits

Smile Dental Turkey offers free check-ups for all patients, you could visit us anytime for your check-ups.

The dentist you see for your regular checkups will always be on the lookout for cavities, or any areas of your mouth that appear vulnerable. If you are at a good dental clinic, the dentist will certainly catch any minor problems such as a part of a tooth about to start developing a cavity.

Even if you just came in for a routine checkup, such a problem will be sorted out before it can escalate, and the cost of such treatment is normally negligible.

The staff at a good dental clinic have the skills to identify gum disease when doing a routine check of your mouth, and this, too, if caught early can be effectively treated at a minimal cost.

It is important to know it is possible to have a dental illness and not realize it. After all, not all periodontal issues cause pain – at least not at their early stages.

Even oral cancer can be nabbed in the bud if caught during a routine dental checkup. The secret is to ensure you choose a good dental clinic for your family, and not to experiment with those whose licensing you are not even sure of.

Members of staff at such a clinic are skilled and up to date with modern information, and have been trained to be resourceful and caring. Because of the continuing training they undergo, they are psyched to help their clients before giving consideration to the monetary gain.

If you attend a good dental clinic and your teeth have fillings, the dentist will identify any pieces breaking off from those fillings, whether the filling was done at that clinic or elsewhere. If the filling is in good shape, the dentist will offer free advice on how to handle your teeth so that you do not jeopardize the state of your fillings. 

Another important service you receive during routine dental checkups is assessing your mouth for dryness. A dentist is a good dental centre that makes a point of checking even those issues that do not cause you any pain.

Because of being well trained, the dentist understands that even painless problems have a way of impacting one’s general health in due course. A dry mouth, for instance, could be a symptom of yeast infection, otherwise referred to as oral thrush, which if untreated could make it difficult to eat or swallow food.

Staff Members are Hospitable

If you and your family receive services at a good dental clinic, the dentist will advise you on how to behave so as to reduce incidences of yeast infection; including using antibiotics with restraint. While such advice is given free of charge, treating soreness or diseases like candidiasis would cost you money.

Essentially, therefore, you can avoid unnecessary costs that come with ignoring vulnerability to oral diseases; and the best way to do this is by carrying out due diligence before identifying a good clinic for your family.

Please note that a good dental clinic caters for all patients irrespective of their age. The dentist and other members of staff must be skilled, confident and patient enough to handle children and the elderly with the tenderness they deserve.

In short, you should be on the lookout for a clinic that is well equipped, whose staff members are properly skilled, and one where patients are made to feel at home. 

Dr Dt Uğur Gültekinler Elio Evander
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Dr Dt Uğur Gültekinler

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