Dental Implant Cost in Canada

How much do Canadians pay for their dental Implants?

The Dental Implant cost in Canada is $4,266 CAD vs the dental implant cost in Mexico of $1,313 CAD, Thailand of $1,898 CAD and Costa Rica of $1,523 CAD. On average American patients can save up to 70% on their dental implants by visiting a dentist in Mexico (save 69%), Costa Rica (save 64%) and Thailand (save 56 %).

Dental Departures has put together an infographic on dental implants cost in Canada vs Dental Implants Cost in Mexico, Thailand and Costa Rica. The research  was compiled from information gathered from public & private dental sources in Mexico and prices from Dental Departure’s global clinics.

Dental Implant Cost in Canada

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How much did Australians pay for their porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers cost in Australia is $1,375 AUD vs porcelain veneers cost in Philippines of $330 AUD, Singapore of $412 AUD and Thailand of $304 AUD. On average Australians can save up to 78 % on their porcelain veneers by visiting a dentist in Thailand  (save 78%), Hungary (save 70%) and Philippines (save 76%). Dental Departures has put together an infographic on porcelain veneers cost in Australia vs. porcelain veneers Cost in Thailand, Philippines and Hungary. The research  was compiled from information gathered from public & private dental sources in Thailand and prices from Dental Departure’s global clinics.

Veneer Cost - Australia

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Infographic: Dental Crown cost in Autralia

How much do Autralians pay for their dental Crowns?

The Dental Crown cost in Australia is $1,281 AUD vs the dental crowns cost in Thailand of $256 AUD, Philippines of $154 AUD and Singapore of $849 AUD. On average Austalian patients can save up to 88% on their dental crowns by visiting a dentist in Thailand (save 80%), Phillippines (save 88%) and Singapore (save 40 %).

Dental Departures has put together an infographic on dental crowns cost in Australia vs Dental Crowns Cost Thailand and Singapore and Philippines. The research  was compiled from information gathered from public & private dental sources in Thailand and prices from Dental Departure’s global clinics.

Dental Crown Cost In Australia

Dental Crown Cost In Australia

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Dental Implant Cost in Austalia

How much do Australians pay for dental Implants?

The Dental Implant cost in Australia is $4,353 AUD vs the dental implant cost in Philippines of $1,828 AUD, Singapore of $3,119 AUD and Thailand of $1,707 AUD. On average Australians can save up to 70% on their dental implants by visiting a dentist in Philippines (save 57%), Singapore (save 27%) and Thailand (save 61 %).

Dental Departures has put together an infographic on dental implants cost in Australia vs Dental Implants Cost in Singapore, Philippines and Thailand. The research  was compiled from information gathered from public & private dental sources in Thailand and prices from Dental Departure’s global clinics.

Dental Implant Cost In Autralia


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Traveling the world to find the best global dentist


Paul McTaggart is traveling the globe to find the best dentists

Paul McTaggart is traveling the globe to find the best dentists

What does it take to find the best global dentist?  The short answer – one piece of luggage and love of discovery!

I am now 7 months into traveling the globe to find world-class global dentists for Dental Departures.  So far it has been a harrowing experience of extreme highs and lonesome lows for both myself and my family.

Let’s start at the beginning.  I lived & worked in Seattle, Washington and had the idealic lifestyle:  I had my health, amazing family, wonderful friends, beautiful home and a challenging, high paying corporate job.  It was bliss and 95% of the planet aspires for this western lifestyle.  In brief movements of truth on our deck with a drink in my hand it would hit me:  ’what was I doing to put a dent in the universe?’, ‘was life’s adventures now relegated to annual 3 week vacations & weekend trips for the next 30 years?’.  These questions first started out as a whisper in the back of my mind and then gradually built into an ever-present companion pushing me to answer.

How could I find adventure & put a dent in the universe from my basement office in Seattle?

My answer:  quit my job, create a start-up to help people find more affordable dental care, rent out the house, sell off all our stuff and travel the globe to find world class dentists.

I took a leap of faith and like all leaps of faith the first step is the hardest.  One bag for me, one bag for my amazing wife Autumn, one bag each for my two daughters Isabella (3 years) and Sophia (2 years).  That first day driving down the west coast of the United States (to Mexico) was raw like never before: fleeting moments of pumping adrenaline from the adventures we knew lay ahead and then gut wrenching terror of what we just did.

There was a lot of detractors:  people who thought taking 2 kids under 3 traveling the globe was crazy, people who thought quitting my safe/high paying corporate job was plain dumb, people who thought cashing in our savings to fund a start-up was foolish, people who thought global medical or dental care just cannot be as good as in Canada or the United States.  The voices of these caring & smart family members, friends, colleagues played through my mind and fought battle with the voices of adventure & purposefulness on our drive down the west coast.

Over the past seven months I have found world class dentists and dental clinics in:  Tijuana, Mexicali, Los Algodones, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Cancun.  I have met over a thousand Mexican dentists and their team and toured hundreds of dental clinics in Mexico.  I can say with 100% confidence that the level of dental care I received is the same and even better than the dental treatment I received in Canada and the United States.  I had no hesitation when I, my wife or my children received our dental care in Mexico.  There were also dentists in Mexico that I chose not to do business with:  there are bad dentists in Mexico just as there are bad dentists in Canada and the United States.  Luckily, Dental Departures has put together systems & processes to promote high quality global dentists to our customers and quickly decline & remove bad dentists.

Along the way our family has experienced the highs & lows of global travel:


  • Missing family, friends & pets
  • Being a ‘constant stranger’ in each city
  • Flight delays & airport security screenings with 4 bags, 2 car seats, 2 laptops, 1 iPad, 1 iPod, 1 Nespresso coffee maker
  • Unmarked street names & one way roads
  • Keeping kids occupied without toys (they don’t fit in 1 bag)
  • Taxi cab drivers that lie and try to rip you off
  • Everything is new: getting home, finding a grocery store, getting nails done, finding a barber shop
  • The weather:  we have seen & felt the sun for 7 months straight
  • The food:  nothing beats local, quality ingredients made with love
  • The people:  the Mexican people are friendly, family oriented and eager to help a lost gringo
  • Getting to experience the city as a local (not a tourist)
  • Less stuff:  less stuff to buy, less stuff to fix, less space need to store it
  • Spending more time with each other

Autumn McTaggart and Isabella McTaggart shopping in Mexico


I am ‘all in’ to find a global dentist.  With one bag in hand, I have taken a leap of faith off the precipice.  If the past 7 months serves as a guide:  this path less travelled has indeed made the difference!







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Tax Deductions for Medical Expenses – Save More on Dental Care Abroad

Claim medical expenses tax deductions on overseas dental care

Tax deductions for medical expenses allow patients to claim tax relief on expenses for medical and dental costs providing they meet a minimum threshold.

The good news is that tax relief for dental care costs is also included. For dental patients choosing to visit a dentist in Costa Rica, Mexico, or anywhere else for that matter, tax free allowances could reduce the costs of their dental treatment still further.

With tax returns due imminently,  here’s a few pointers when calculating and claiming your tax deductions.

Claim Tax Deductions for Medical Expenses on expenditure above 7.5% of your AGI

Ultimately, for the 2012 tax year you are eligible to deduct any health care expenses which are equivalent to, or greater than, 7.5% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). If your expenditure is less than this you will not be able to claim it as tax deductible. However, there are a few perfectly legitimate ways in which to maximize your expenditure.

Qualifying expenses include your spouses and your dependents, as well as your own health care costs. It is not hard to see how these aggregated expenses can soon mount up. Furthermore, although it is generally advised to spread the cost of major treatments over a number of years, it may be more prudent from a tax relief perspective to do it all in one year. For patients having major dental work this is something to bear in mind.

Dental patients who go abroad for their treatment save even more

The IRS lists a comprehensive range of qualifying dental and medical conditions where tax deductions for medical expenses are allowable. These are updated regularly, but eligible claims may also include the costs of diagnosing, preventing disease, and prescription drug as well as the actual treatment costs.

However, more surprising and less well known is that travel and accommodation charges may be included as a qualifying expense – provided they are incurred primarily as a result of essential dental care. For patients traveling to other countries for dental treatment this could amount to a huge reduction on overall expenditure.

So, visiting a dentist in Costa Rica could not only save you up to 70% on comparable costs at home, but also reduce your tax bill. Now that is something to smile about.

Further information and advice regarding tax reductions for medical expenses is available from the IRS, or from your accountant.

by Dennis Jarvis

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Costa Rica Dentists Reviews – Find Reliable Reviews the Easy Way

Costa Rica dentists reviews

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Find reliable Costa Rica dentists reviews you can trust with Dental Departures. Your search for an overseas dentist is so much easier with us. Written by patients who have experienced a particular dentist you can now find hundreds of reviews all in one place.

We know it is time-consuming trawling the internet trying to piece information together. Our reviews, along with masses of other useful information, are all freely available on our website, saving you the time and stress of trying to gather the information yourself.

Over the years we have been researching dental clinics across the globe, including dentists in Costa Rica. Our background-checks on their qualifications and experience has resulted in us only having the very best dentists listed on our site. In fact, we are so certain of our dentists’ capabilities that we offer a no-quibble guarantee.

Read Our Costa Rica Dentists Reviews for Yourself

Check out our Costa Rica dentists reviews for yourself. Here is a typical one from Joaquin Ives, Miami, USA on his experience at DDS Dental:

“This is a top caliber clinic with outstanding experienced caring dentists who are specialists. They are US trained, their English is perfect, their clinic is state of the art. You can spend 200% more in the US and still get a lesser result.”

We have many more reviews like this from ordinary people, who took the plunge and had their dentistry overseas. Overwhelmingly, the vast majority of them are overjoyed with the dental treatment they received, and make plans to return.

Costa Rica dentists reviews

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Our website makes it easy for you to check our dentists, their facilities, reviews and prices.  Clinic photos, price comparisons, and maps will give you a good feel for each clinic.  We have dentists located throughout Costa Rica, including San Jose and Heredia. We also have loads more Costa Rica dentists reviews.

To book an appointment or get a free quote visit our website. Alternatively, we are only too happy to help if you have any specific questions, so please get in touch.

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Thailand Dentist Prices – High Quality Dentistry for a Low Cost Price

Thailand Dentist Prices

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Thailand dentist prices combine high quality dentistry with prices up to 70% cheaper than at home. For overseas dentistry Thailand is still one of the best places to visit. We have dentists located in some of the most beautiful resorts in the world, and with prices so low you will be surprised just how affordable your dental treatment is.

If you have been put-off from having dental treatment at home because the prices are just too much, then our Thailand dentist prices will help you afford the dental treatment you need. Look at this:-

Avg. cost of a single dental crown in Australia: $1,200 AUD
At a dentist in Thailand: $280 AUD
Avg. cost, root canal, post, and crown in Australia: $2,375 AUD
At a dentist in Thailand: $900 AUD
Avg. cost of dental implant and crown in Australia: $5,000 AUD
At a dentist in Thailand: $2,000 AUD

We Guarantee our Thailand Dentist Prices are the Lowest

At Dental Departures we have made the process of comparing dental treatment prices easy.  Our user-friendly site allows you to look-up all of our featured dental clinics and compare our Thailand dentist prices and procedures at a glance.  We are so confident our prices are the best you will find, that we guarantee you will be offered the lowest prices for your treatment.  Not only will you receive outstanding dental treatment for a fraction of the price back home, but even with flights and accommodation you will still make enormous savings.

Thailand dentist prices

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Thailand is an amazing country to visit.  Why not take advantage of the cheap dentist prices and enjoy a holiday at the same time? Experience beautiful beaches in Phuket or Pattaya, and city life in Bangkok and Chiangmai.

We work with dozens of Thailand dentists who offer outstanding dental care, and who undertake every conceivable dental procedure.  Our website makes it easy to compare Thailand Dentist Prices, locations, maps, clinic photos, patient reviews and much more.  You can also get free quotes and schedule an appointment online 24 hours a day.

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Patong Beach News – Clinics Specializing in Dental Tourism

Patong Beach News from Dental Departures

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For all the latest Patong Beach news on our dental tourism clinics visit the Dental Departures website.  Our site is regularly updated with new information, articles and features so that you can get the most from your dental treatment abroad.

Have you heard the news that Patong Beach is not only one of Thailand’s most visited tourist locations, but that it is also increasingly popular as a destination for overseas dentistry? It is not hard to see why people are flocking here for their dental needs. Dental treatment is considerably cheaper than the prices at home, and many patients are impressed by the expertise and facilities offered here, which are often better than at home.

Patong Beach News by Dental Departures

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Don’t Miss Out on the Latest Patong Beach News

Dental Departures works closely with three dental clinics in Patong Beach – Smile Studio Dental Clinic, Promjai Dental Clinic and Sea Smile Dental Clinic – who have been established for more than 30 years between them. Together, they treat thousands of satisfied overseas patients from all walks of life throughout the year.

Although the peak tourist season in Patong Beach is between November and March, it is very much a year-round destination with temperatures hot and steamy throughout. The Monsoon season, between May and October, is a particularly good time to visit as it is the least busy time. Although it is the rainy season, there are dry days too, and you can often take advantage of fantastic deals on international flights, hotels and meals that you wouldn’t get during the peak season.

Patong Beach is the most popular place to stay in Phuket, and you will find no shortage of hotels to suit every budget situated here. There’s also every holiday activity you can conceivably imagine. Exquisite restaurants, vibrant nightlife and the most incredible beaches make this an ideal destination.

Of course, it goes without saying that the dental care you receive in Patong Beach is of excellent quality.  We ensure our dentists meet extremely high standards in terms of care and expertise. Our rigorous background checks on their facilities and qualifications make certain of this. The dentists we include on our site are among the very best and are able to meet all your dental needs, from general dentistrys such as fillings, to specialist requirements such as implants or root canal treatment.  Cosmetic dentistry procedures are also well-catered for. So, for that dazzling white smile you’ve always wanted, our Patong Beach dentists can help you achieve it.

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Don’t miss out on the latest dentistry Patong Beach news. Bookmark our site, or better still sign up for our mailing list. We will send you regular updates, special offers and up-to-the-minute Patong Beach news – straight to your inbox.


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Tijuana Dentists Dental Implants – Save Thousands by Going Abroad

Tijuana dentists dental implants

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Tijuana Dentists Dental Implants can save you thousands on comparable treatment at home. Dental treatment abroad is a cost-effective way of being able to afford expensive dental work.  While dental implants are prohibitively expensive in North America, you you can get the same treatment, using the same materials, for a fraction of the price in Mexico.

At Dental Departures we work with dental clinics throughout Mexico. We have dentists in  Tijuana who specialize in Dental implants. We can find you a dentist who can undertake your implant treatment, saving you at least 50% on your US quote.

Thousands of patients have used our services to obtain competitively-priced, high-quality dental implants with a dentist they can trust. We have performed rigorous background checks and inspections on all of our listed dentists and clinics. If they don’t meet our high standards, they are not included on our website.  So, you can trust that our Tijuana dentists dental implants will be every bit as good as implants you receive at home.

Our listings are easy to use, allowing you to search on a number of different criteria, including location, and cost. We know that having extensive dental treatment is not the most pleasant of experiences.  However, we want you to have the best, and most stress-free experience possible. Our website is full of useful information, which we hope will help to allay your fears.  Take a look at our dental implant articles – you will see that the procedure is quite straight-forward and nothing to be worried about at all.

Our Tijuana Dentists Dental Implants are Fully Guaranteed

We have also provided additional useful information, including real patient reviews of our Tijuana dentists. Take advantage of our forums to ask us anything else about your dental treatment, or any aspects of our service if you are unsure. Our Tijuana dentists dental implants come fully guaranteed, and in the unlikely event of any problems, we will rectify the situation as quickly as we can.

Arrange an appointment online 24/7, or obtain a free quote for your Tijuana dentists dental implants. You will be amazed by how much you can save!

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