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Vietnam: The market leader of Southeast Asian dental tourism

Author: Jonathan Pham
Review Date: 03/01/2020 | Last Modified: 03/01/2020
Vietnam: The market leader of Southeast Asian dental tourism

Dental tourism – which refers to the act of traveling abroad for dental procedures – is currently a very popular trend. This stems from the high cost of dental treatment in developed countries such as the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Specifically, the US health insurance program only covers very basic procedures, and more than 50 million Americans currently do not have dental insurance.

Dental tourism provides a solution to the aforementioned problem. Instead of paying huge sums of cash in their own countries, patients may now go abroad to receive medical treatment that comes with the same quality, but at a much lower price. Currently, Vietnam is one of the top global hotspots when it comes to dental tourism.

Dental tourism in Vietnam

Along with countries like Thailand and India, dental tourism in Vietnam has undergone significant growth in recent years. For years, countless patients from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and the United States have been traveling to Vietnam for dental treatment.

According to Dr. Phan Thi Bay – Head of My Nha Dental Clinic in Ho Chi Minh City HCMC – compared to medical tourism hotspots such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore, Vietnam boasts a number of advantages, including stable politics and lower fees. Meanwhile, the treatment quality is not to be underestimated – in fact, it is even higher than those of many neighboring countries.

In 2017, about 100,000 medical tourists came to Vietnam for dental checkups, generating more than US$ 150 million in revenue. Within 5 years, the number of patients coming for dental crowns, veneers, dental implants and scaling from Australia, Europe, North America, and other Asian countries is expected to reach 250,000 as the local government starts focusing on this industry.

What makes dental tourism in Vietnam so appealing?

1. Lower costs

The average cost of dental care in Vietnam is much cheaper than in Western countries (about 70%) and relatively lower than most other Asian countries. A dental implant costs $ 4,000 in the US and $ 1,500 in Thailand, but only about $ 1,000 in Vietnam. Similarly, dental crowns in Vietnam cost 15% less than in the US thanks to cheaper labor costs, modern facilities and advanced technologies.

Dental tourism in Vietnam - Price comparison (Implant)

Dental implant price comparison

2. Saving time

Vietnam’s geographical position makes it easy to access from all over the world. Besides, the country’s local dental clinics are equipped with advanced technologies such as 3D scanners, which significantly reduce treatment duration. Procedures that require multiple treatments over several weeks now take only 2 days to complete. Therefore, visitors from countries like Singapore and Japan can come to Vietnam for treatment without disrupting their normal schedule. In the meantime, patients from other countries may take advantage of their medical travel to Vietnam as a vacation opportunity.


As countries like Thailand and Singapore shifting their focuses to other medical treatment services, dental tourism in Vietnam is presented with great development opportunities. Understanding this trend, GO.CARE has been established to connect patients with leading dental clinics in Vietnam. Our partners are based in Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh City, and are equipped with the most advanced facilities and technologies.

Contact GO.CARE now to book a consultation & appointment at the top-rated dental clinics in Vietnam. We ensure that you will receive high-end treatments and services from highly qualified dental experts.

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