Why are Dental Services Cheaper in Turkey?
The main reason why dental treatment in Turkey is so affordable compared to places like the United Kingdom or the United States is that the government supports and encourages health tourism. The annual income of health tourism in Turkey is over 1 billion dollars. According to the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), this amount ranges from $2.5 billion to $3 billion, including unregistered income.
Another reason is the exchange rate advantage. The value of Turkish Lira is lower than Sterling, Euro or US Dollar. On average, a pound is equivalent to about £22, a euro of about £18 and a US dollar of about £17. Therefore, patients from the UK, USA or Europe pay less for the same treatments due to the advantage in the exchange rate.
People often think that low cost can be related to bad quality. Dentists in Turkey use the same techniques and materials as their American or European counterparts to produce veneers. Operational costs, including lab costs and dentist fees, are affordable in Turkey compared to places like the UK or USA.
Do I need a visa for dental treatment in Turkey?
Depending on your country of citizenship, a visa may not be required to enter Turkey. Obtaining a Turkey visa is not complicated and many countries around the world can apply for an electronic visa. For US citizens: electronic visa is available. No visa is required for UK citizens.