We are off to Croatia in the summer and are seriously thinking of going to a dentist out there, mainly because of the huge price differential between dentistry in the UK and that in many countries abroad.
So, the question is this: has anyone been abroad for their dentistry and if so, what sort of experience did you have and was it that much cheaper?
I have an accountant married to a Pole. He has all his dental work done while visiting her family and gives the greatest praise for the quality and price. I'm going to take his advice and use the same one for some crowns and root canal work sometime as soon as convenient. This treatment is extortionately expensive here.
If you use a well known recommended and respected dentist on visits abroad, you should be fairly save. But if things go wrong on your return to the UK, then getting correction work may prove difficult, especially if it is via the NHS.
A neighbour of mine often visits Poland, and he would recommend the service given there as first class.
I have used dentists in Denmark, Barbados and Sarawak, and all did a first rate job for a very reasonable price. In fact the dentist in Denmark, replaced and corrected the work that a UK dentist had done a few days earlier. He wasn't very impressed as to the UK's dentist standard of workmanship, I wasn't impressed neither,because I had raging toothache on my arrival to Denmark, and urgent assistance was required (managed to get reimbursement of costs). Would perhaps also mention, that in Barbados I was directed to a local recommended dentist, but decided to seek attention at a more 'upper class' establishment!. So choose someone, were your gut instinct tells you the surroundings are right.