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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 2, February 2020 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Dental Tourism: New Strategies For The Health Care In Indonesia

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Fuad Husain Akbar, Fridawaty Rivai, Andi Zulkifli Abdullah, Abdul Hair Awang, Yoris Adi Maretta



Dental Tourism, Health Care.



More often than not, privileged people from developing countries travel to developed countries for medical care purposes. However this trend is starting to shift in the other direction meaning more people from developed countries are traveling to developing countries for a better quality care but with a cheaper rate. These medical tourists search for variety of medical services classified as follows preventive care, operative care (e.g. knee, eye, and hip surgery), dental care (crown, dental bleaching, and dental implant), cosmetic surgery (e.g. tummy tuck/abdominoplasty and liposuction), organ, tissue, and cell transplant (e.g. stem cell, organ transplant), and cardiology.1 Dental tourism is one of the services that can be found in medial tourism which characterized by medical tourists accessing dental care provided by other country in a cheaper rate compared to their own.2 Media’s portrayal of medical tourism, including dental tourism, suggest that this practice enables patient and provider to choose between many location and environment which has different systems to regulate or choose different treatment and working experience.3,4



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