Every year thousands of people travel to Koh Samui to visit the islands spectacular beaches, wonderful natural landscape and relax in a tropical paradise. However, a growing number of people are now travelling to the island to take advantage of Samui’s excellent medical facilities, where you will find not only a number of modern, international standard hospitals but also a selection of very good dentists.
Nearly all of the dentists on Koh Samui have trained overseas and can speak English to a good standard. Using the latest technology and equipment many services offered by the islands dentist prove to be attractive to many foreigners as generally speaking, dentistry is much cheaper in Thailand than it is in other, more developed countries. A basic check up is available at a fraction of the cost in the West. A more advanced cosmetic procedure, such as teeth whitening or bleaching can cost as little as $100.
Not only is the cost of going to the dentist much cheaper than in the West but the standard of dentistry is also very high. In fact, dentistry in Thailand is amongst some the very best in the world.
A large number of the dentists that can be found on Koh Samui have actively targeted foreign tourists in local and international promotional campaigns. The result of this promotional advertising is that people are now choosing to combine their holiday to Koh Samui with a trip to the dentist! It might sound crazy but ‘medical tourism’ is ever increasing on Samui, with the islands dentists playing a pivotal role in the growth of this sector.
Popular Dental Treatments
Amongst the most popular dental treatments are undertaken by foreign visitors to Koh Samui include dental crowns. In the West dental crowns can be very expensive and in some countries there can be a lengthy waiting list before you receive treatment. Prices are so reasonable for this kind of dental work in Thailand that if you have had several done on Koh Samui, you could save have saved enough money to pay for your airfare home.
Teeth whitening procedures are also popular amongst foreign visitors to Samui as prices available on the islands are also much lower than what you can expect to pay in Europe or in the United States. There are a number of different procedures that are available when it comes to teeth whitening on Koh Samui and depending on what procedure you choose to have done you can expect to pay anywhere in the region of 5000 to about 15000 Baht.
Dental Clinics on Koh Samui
Here are the details of some of the most popular dental clinics that are available on Koh Samui:
Bangkok Samui Dental Clinic
This is arguably the most highly rated dental clinic on the whole island, with its modern facilities and equipment all types of treatments can be performed here, most notably crowns, teeth whitening, implants and stain removal.
Beauty Smile Dental Clinic
The BSDC, as it is known locally, is well priced and popular with foreign visitors to the island. All of the clinics specialist dental surgeons are highly qualified and able to perform a wide range of treatments including bridges, crowns, braces, veneers and implants. All members of staff speak English to a very high standard.
Samui Dental Home Clinic
This fully equipped clinic has some of the most reasonable rates for dental work on the whole island and all the dentists can speak English to a high standard.
Samui International Hospital
The dental clinic at the Samui International Hospital is one of the best in southern Thailand. Prices here can be up to 50% lower for equivalent treatment in the West. Some of the treatments available here include root canal surgery, dentures, crown and cleansing and polishing, as well as a number of cosmetic procedures. All dentists here can speak English.
Address: 90/2 Northern Chaweng Main Beach Road, Bophut, Koh Samui
Tel: 077 230 781
Here are the contact details of other dental clinics that can be found on the island:
Chaweng Dental Care
Address: 191/24 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui 84320
Tel: +66 (0) 77 960 807
Dental Design Clinic
Address: 11/7 Moo 1, Samui Ring Road, Maenam, Koh Samui 84330
Tel: +66 (0) 77 332 095
Jai Dee Dental Clinic
Address: 175/2 Moo 3, Preeda Road, Nathon, Koh Samui 84330
Tel: +66 (0) 77 420 355
Lamai Dental Care
Address: 132/3 Moo 4, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui 84310
Tel: +66 (0) 77 961 985
Smile Works Dental Clinic
Address: 3/58 Moo 2, Chaweng Centre, Chaweng Beach Road, Bophut, Koh Samui 84320
Tel: +66 (0) 77 230 421