Dental Treatment

The Growth of Dubai’s Aesthetic & Dental Wellness Tourism

Dubai’s position as a leading global healthcare destination is thanks to the emirate’s focus on the constant adoption of the latest technologies, talents and systems that ensure international standards of patient care. The emirate offers a complete transitional journey with modern programs and advanced technologies that effectively address personalized needs. As a result Dubai welcomed in excess of 337,011 health tourists last year

With the support of Dubai Health Experience (DXH), the brand conceived by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to enhance the health facilities in Dubai and cement its position on the global health and wellness tourism landscape, there has been a nine per cent growth in the number of health facilities that have been verified and added to the DXH Group.

To effectively address the rising demand from discerning clients from around the globe, the DXH website offers comprehensive medical packages that have been created with its members. The website is available in different languages and has a live chat support feature. It allows users to choose from over 600 health and wellness packages that include an extensive range of medical diagnosis and treatment options across various specialties offered by accredited healthcare facilities.

Through the adoption of a holistic approach aimed at promoting overall wellbeing, Dubai offers wellness and medical packages that promise and deliver healing, personal growth and intense pampering and relaxation in the safest and most secure environment. The emirate achieves this through an extensive network of service providers that include integrated health centers and globally renowned wellness resorts. These include the Retreat the Palm and DNA health center at the Madinah Jumeirah, which is an integrated wellness and aesthetics center that offers health screening, aesthetics, ante-aging therapies and alternative medicine. These wellness retreats have developed their relaxation, weight loss and diabetes management programs under the guidance of licensed professionals, wellness nutritionists and functional medicine practitioners. They combine relaxation and rejuvenation in the form of detox and cleansing through yoga and mindfulness, to cater to the individual needs of clients.

Recently there has been an increased interest from the UK and European travellers in the aesthetic and cosmetics wellness services offered by Dubai’s state-of-the-art wellness centers. This segment, which offers non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, is now contributing significantly to the growth of the sector. Treatments for skin and face continue to be in great demand and are offered by many highly qualified wellness centres and spas using the latest technology as well as adopting a holistic approach to the individual’s wellbeing.

Dentistry is also one of the rising requirements for European tourists. Dubai’s dental wellness offers highly advanced dental clinics that boast state-of-the-art technologies, highly qualified, and experienced dentists. From fillings to bridges, implants, root canals to veneers and teeth whitening, the emirate offers high quality cosmetic dentistry with over 25 specialist dentists. The latest advances in dental and healthcare technology now provides patients with a unique opportunity to achieve optimum oral wellness by having the treatments tailored to suit their personal needs.

Today’s idea of wellness is multi-dimensional and encompasses the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health of individuals. A deep understanding of this knowledge is the basis of Dubai’s rise as one of the top popular medical and wellness tourism destinations around the world, reflected by the increasing numbers of medical and wellness tourists.. Apart from aesthetics and dental wellness, dermatology, ophthalmology and fertility are also among sought-after specialties.

The emirate now offers a 90-days medical tourism visa in cooperation with General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, which is renewable for an extra 30 days depending on the duration and severity of the procedure and the patient’s medical condition. Related travel insurance is also issued within 48 hours of registration at any visa facility.

DXH continues its efforts to add value to Dubai’s standing on the global medical tourism landscape, attracting medical and wellness tourists from all over the globe to explore unique wellness experiences in Dubai. Harnessing the experience and expertise of many highly qualified medical facilities with specially trained medical professionals, Dubai’s medical tourism delivers incomparable healthcare experiences of global standards, as the influx of medical tourists to the emirate is poised to reach 1.3 million by 2021.

The emirate is very accessible from Africa, Asia and Europe thanks to the superior connectivity made possible by numerous airlines and airports.




The Rise of Dental Tourism & Dental Health

Drilling into Dental Tourism

Have you joined the Cosmetic Dentistry set? Celebrities such as George Clooney, Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise have with their gleaming pegs smiling out to us from our screens and fashion pages.

Vanity comes at a price. Whitening, bridges, crowns, or implants – dental care is expensive, especially if extensive reconstructive or cosmetic work is required.

With high costs for dental work, especially experienced in the UK, more and more patients are travelling to overseas destination which are promoting dentistry at lower and very competitive prices using the latest technology.

A global population living longer, considerable cost savings and ease of travel are the key factors which have led to the rise of dental tourism.

The increasing number of low-cost airlines are today providing more frequent services, opening up new routes and enabling a growing number of people to travel across borders for high quality and low cost care. The savings gained from travel and dental costs have opened up the short breaks market to define the trend in dental tourism. Friends and family can enjoy exploring the destination, happy to accompany the dental patient but to be away from the dentist chair and drill!

Hungary, is a key example of the rise in dental tourism, and in particular it’s capital, Budapest. It has been estimated that around 50,000 visitors to Budapest per year are those seeking dental treatment. Here, average dental prices are 50% – 70% cheaper than in the UK. Hungary boasts more dentists per capita than any other country but more destinations are promoting their services.

Further a field, however, North Americans who are burdened with huge dental costs choose to travel for more extensive care such as full-mouth restorations, cosmetic oral surgeries and implants. Such work can be done at less than half the US price, including travel and accommodation.

Dental care is not just about teeth and gums. Research indicates that a good set of teeth and gums affects health overall. Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth and is mainly caused by bacteria from a build-up of plaque. In some patients who are susceptible to gum disease, the body over-reacts to the bacteria around the gums which then causes too much inflammation. Intense gum inflammation affects the bloodstream, and is believed to slowly damage blood vessels in the heart and brain over a long period of time.

Gum disease can increase the risk of a range of health complications, including stroke and heart disease. Diabetes is another associated disease, but it can be controlled if gum disease is treated. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis can reduce the swelling in their joints and their morning stiffness through proper dental treatments. Gum disease is also a risk factor for osteoporosis, and according to studies at West Virginia University, good dentistry may help senior citizens keep their memory sharp.

The crowning summary is that brushing teeth properly and looking after gums can prevent and treat gum disease, improve overall health and help to reduce the risk of health problems. As an incentive modern dental technology and the increase in well trained practitioners are located in many European cities giving rise to the new trend in dental tourism and membership to the cosmetic dentistry set.

The Imperial Dental Specialist Centre


The Imperial Dental Specialist Centre (IDSC) is an integrated beauty and aesthetic centre. It is a one‐stop dental centre providing comprehensive solutions for dental, skeletal and soft tissue, as well as neuromuscular problems in the craniofacial areas in dental care integrated with the total physical health of the body.

It is run by internationally renowned Consultant Orthodontist, Implantologist and Aesthetic Laser Dentist, Dato’ Dr. How Kim Chuan