In The News

Here are just some of the recent press and online publications who have cited our trends or statistics in their commentary on the elective healthcare consumer market. If you’d like to be kept in the loop with our trend reports, feel free to drop us a line to press@whatclinic.com

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Mail Online - Friday 16 August 2013

The Daily Mail reports on the growing trend for labiaplasty in the UK citing search trends from Whatclinic.com.

Female First - Friday 16 August 2013

Female First cover our news story on the popularity of fat transfer procedures, such as breasts and buttock augmentations, with enquiries up 188% in the past 12 months.

LoveMoney.com - Wednesday September 21, 2011

The consumer finance website LoveMoney.com takes a look at the different options available to dental patients in the UK and includes information from our UK private dental price survey.

Express - Wednesday July 27, 2011

The Daily Express reports on the postcode lottery facing private dental patients in the UK following our survey of private dental fees at over 500 clinics nationwide.

Yorkshire Post - Wednesday July 27, 2011

The Yorkshire Post covers the main points of our UK private dental price survey.

Dentistry - Wednesday July 27, 2011

Our survey of private dental fees and costs in the UK gets reported by Dentistry.co.uk and includes some interesting comments from private UK dentists.

Irish Times - Friday June 17, 2011

David Roe presented for WhatClinic.com at the recent Dublin Web Summit summer event in the RDS, which is summarised here by the Irish Times.

Silicon Republic - Monday February 28, 2011

Caelen was one of the judges at the recent Dublin Startup Weekend, where seven teams built mobile and web apps from ideas pitched in 60 seconds. The winner was Exsibit.com, a platform for private galleries.

El Pais - Friday May 20, 2011

This article from El Pais in Uruguay talks about the increasing demand for cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening, and how dentists are even providing Botox treatments to their patients.

Guardian - Thursday November 25, 2010

The Guardian's Tech team paid a visit to Ireland and profiled a few local start ups, including WhatClinic.com.

eBusiness Live - Tuesday October 5, 2010

This article about rebranding in the online sphere includes quotes from Caelen who talks about our change of name from RevaHealth.com to WhatClinic.com.

Guardian - Wednesday June 18, 2008

This article in the Guardian suggests that you can save more than £1,400 by availing of Dental Tourism, and suggests visiting whatclinic.com. It goes on to add: "Consumer body Which? says a dental implant and crown that would cost £2,200 in the UK could set you back just £750 in either Poland or Hungary. Average savings are 50% on the equivalent treatment in the UK."

Dental Tribune - Monday May 19, 2008

"More than 95 per cent of respondents to whatclinic.com's survey cited cost as the main reason they opted to receive dental treatment abroad. However, they listed quality as the deciding factor in determining which clinic they went to."

Independent - Wednesday May 14, 2008

"One of the most popular destinations for dental treatment is Hungary, where savings tend to be around 50%. This country has a long tradition of treating foreign patients... "

IMTJ - Wednesday March 26, 2008

"Hungary is a popular destination, being the chosen country for one in three Irish people going abroad for dental work, according to whatclinic.com"

The Sunday Business Post - Sunday March 16, 2008

"The survey by whatclinic.com, a search engine for medical tourism, found that 84 per cent of people who traveled for dental treatment were satisfied with the work."

The Independent - Saturday January 26, 2008

"For example, dental and medical tourism search engine www.whatclinic.com says a veneer in the UK costs on average £500, whereas in Thailand it might only cost around £150."

This is Money - Sunday January 14, 2008

"whatclinic.com, a medical and dental tourism search engine that provides information and guides for customers considering foreign dental treatment, says going abroad can cut a dental bill by 70%."

You and Your Money - Tuesday December 18, 2007

"Dublin-based company Global Medical Treatment lets users of their website, whatclinic.com, search and compare more than 200 clinics in 30 countries for free. The range of procedures covered by the site includes hip replacements, heart bypass surgery and fertility treatments."

The Irish Times - Monday December 10, 2007

"When Caelen King was receiving treatment for a minor ailment while travelling in Singapore, he was astounded by the quality of service in the hospital. It also gave him the seeds of a business idea."

The Sunday Business Post - Sunday November 18, 2007

"Caelen King, founder and chief executive whatclinic.com, says that about 10,500 Irish people a year - nearly 30 a day - travel abroad for dental work..."

The Irish Times - Friday November 16, 2007

"According to Irish medical tourism company whatclinic.com, 10,500 people are travelling from the Republic each year to get dental work carried out in countries other than the UK, with Hungary the most popular destination."

CBW - Monday November 05, 2007

"... Dublin, Ireland-based whatclinic.com, an online service that links prospective clients with foreign clinics, including those in the Czech Republic."

Scotland on Sunday - Sunday 28 October, 2007

"According to medical and dental tourism search engine whatclinic.com, interest in foreign fillings has increased by more than a half in a year."

The Sunday Times - Sunday October 21, 2007

"Another alternative is to go abroad. Dublin-based whatclinic.com - a medical-tourism website - said more than 35,000 British citizens traveled abroad for dental treatments last year. The most popular destinations are Hungary and Poland where the cost is 50%-70% lower than in Britain."

IMTJ - Wednesday October 17, 2007

"Since local medical travel information website, whatclinic.com, was set up earlier this year, Irish dental patients have realised that they have a choice."

The Independent - Sunday October 14, 2007

"What's more, whatclinic.com, a dental-tourism company based in Ireland but offering access to treatment worldwide, claims that up to 35,000 people will go overseas from the UK for dental treatment this year."

The Times - Saturday October 13, 2007

"Websites such as whatclinic.com (...) list hundreds of providers. In Croatia, dental implants start at £550 each, more than £1,000 off the average price at home. "

Telegraph - Saturday October 06, 2007

"It's a powerful message for Britain, where NHS dentists are as rare as hen's teeth. According to whatclinic.com, a health-tourism website, up to 35,000 Britons traveled abroad for dental work last year."

The Observer - Sunday September 23, 2007

"Lee contacted the BB Cracow clinic in Krakow, which he had found on whatclinic.com, and within days had booked his flight. A representative from the clinic sorted him out with accommodation and picked him up at the airport."

The Sun - Thursday September 06, 2007

"There's been a 50 percent rise in the number of UK citizens considering dental treatment in the 'Land of Smiles', according to 'dental tourism' tracking service, whatclinic.com."

Independent.ie - Monday September 03, 2007

"The medical tourism website, www.whatclinic.com, said that in July nearly eight in 10 of the enquiries they received from here about dental treatment abroad were from women."

The Sunday Times - Sunday August 26, 2007

"RECORD numbers of Britons are expected to pack their bags and head off abroad this year for everything from a tummy tuck to a hip replacement. "

Daily Mail - Friday August 10, 2007

"The figures issued by the health tourism website whatclinic.com show that 35,000 Britons a year are travelling abroad for dental work."