Crisis Drives Greeks to Bulgarian Dentists

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Bulgaria: Crisis Drives Greeks to Bulgarian Dentists

Residents of the northern Greek city of Xanthi are increasingly crossing the border into Bulgaria in search of cheap dental services.

The average price for dental fillings in Bulgaria ranges between EUR 15-20, informs the daily Imerisia. The president of the Greek dentists' union Andras Pandazopolous explained that these are mostly patients without covered health insurance.

According to the chairman of the Dental Tourism Association in Bulgaria Ventsislav Stoev, the global economic crisis provides a new opportunity for the country to develop further its dental tourism.

Greek dental tourism is so popular that clinics in Petrich have already started writing their working hours in both Bulgarian and Greek. It is mainly working class Greeks who go there; some of them also speak Bulgarian.

Bulgaria is a preferred destination due to the low-cost, high-quality dental care for British citizens as well. Prices that local dentists charge are about seven times lower than those in Great Britain.
Data shows that 35,000 Britons a year travel overseas for dental work and nearly 60,000 searched online for information on dentists.
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