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Dental Tourism in India - Why so popular among the Australians!

Dental Care

The dimension of dental care and oral health is expanding with a significant impact on the quality of life and the overall appearance of an individual. 

Despite this, oral health is overlooked by many resulting in dental diseases which have become a serious public health burden across the globe. Poor oral health is not only bad for your teeth, but it also acts as a major risk factor for other systemic health ailments.

Oral Health in Australia

The Australian Dental Association and the Australian Health Policy Collaboration released a report; The Oral Health Tracker, which  revealed that tooth decay is the most common chronic health condition causing pain and discomfort to more than 90% of adults in the country. 

The report also identified that more than a quarter of all tooth decays in Australia are untreated. Alcohol consumption and smoking habits are two of the few reasons contributing to poor oral health.

Gum diseases affect one in five adults in the country, resulting in pockets between the gum and the teeth which can cause inflammation and even tooth loss. 

The children in Australia are also at high risk of poor oral health. This can easily be linked to a wide range of dental diseases in adulthood.

Poor dental health contributes to illnesses and disability elsewhere in the body. This has posed a huge problem concerning the overall health of an Aussie.

"Preventable tooth decay is not only painful and discomforting BUT it is also very costly in Australia", says Professor Rosemary Calder, Director of the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University.

The report also added that on an average, the low-income adults had fewer teeth than the people with higher incomes owing to inadequate and uncoordinated existing dental schemes. 

Medicare picks up almost the entire bill when an Australian needs to see a GP. Contrary to this, when Australians need to see a dentist, they are on their own.

Owing to such poor oral health and skyrocketing dental care cost, more and more Australians are considering dental tourism for low-priced yet quality dental care. 

Dental Tourism in India


India is emerging as one of the most favored dental tourism destinations offering well-trained dentists, advanced dental technology and world-class facilities. The advanced dental infrastructure is on par with the developed countries across the globe. 

Moreover, it is reported that dental tourism in India is almost 30% of Indian Medical Tourism.

In the world, India capitalizes on its low cost of dental care and trained dental experts which appeal the medical tourists. The cost of traveling to India for dental treatment can be very economical including the airfare. It is not only the cost but also the quality of dental services which is pleasing and satisfying many medical tourists who seek dental care treatment in India.

The major hubs for dental tourism in India include cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kerala, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Goa.

Some of the most popular dental procedures offered in India:
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Caps
  • Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth Contouring and Reshaping
  • Veneers
  • Lumineers
  • Gum Grafting
  • Maxillary surgery
  • Over denture
  • Smile Makeover

Why do Aussies prefer Dental Care in India?

In Australia, the majority of the population is not subsidized and about half of them do not have any private dental insurance.

With the continuous rise in dental costs, many Australians are traveling overseas for dental treatment with a reported cost savings of up to 75% in countries like India. Moreover, with a large pool of skilled dental expertise, India is a hub for extensive dental services luring the Aussies:

Accessible Quality Dental Care at Reasonable Cost 

The quality dental services are available at 1/10th of the cost of services in Australia. This has led to significant cost savings on dental care. Here’s a quick glance at some of the dental treatment average costs in India in comparison to the average costs in Australia:

Dental Extraction
Root Canal
Dental Filling
Dental Crown
Dental Implant

Recently an article reported, an Australian man saved up to $85,000 on his dental treatment by flying to India.

Level of Comfort
India homes many dentists who have international exposure making the communication much easier for the patients. Known for its hospitality, Indian paramedics are very comforting.

No Waiting Time

The availability of numerous highly qualified dental professionals in India leads to an advantage of prior dental appointments resulting in no waiting time.

Quality Sterilization Techniques

The sterilization protocol in India is sound and in par with the international standards. The dental team ensures that all dental treatments are carried out in a microbe-free environment.

Low Cost of Medication

Dental treatment involves the management of pain and a variety of diseases, so the choice of medication has to be appropriate and cost-effective. Owing to no import duty and world pharmaceutical recognition, the cost of medicines in India is quite low.

Cultural Diversity

India is one of the oldest civilizations with cultural and religious diversity. Tourists around the globe are dragged to its traditional art and craft. The idea of holidaying while getting your dental treatment is attracting many Australians too.

Offering such potential dental expertise, cost-effective dental treatments, and exotic locations to explore; many Australians have trusted dental care in India for years now. No doubt, why Australians prefer Dental Holidays in India!

About IndiCure

IndiCure is the largest and most renowned medical tourism company in India offering dental treatment in India in association with the best dental surgeons. For more information, you can call us at +91-932-003-6777 (India) or +1-877-270-2448 (US Toll-Free) or write to us at