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Poland is one of Europe's fastest growing medical tourism destinations. Dental practices are reporting that the number of patients they receive from outside Poland has increased. Dentists provide an attractive option for people in nearby countries who are seeking a high standard of dental treatment at an affordable price. Prices are among the lowest you will find in the EU. Although the cost of treatment is the most common reason, there are many others why patients are prepared to travel. For example, Polish clinics invested in multi-lingual staff, who are briefed to understand foreign patients' expectations and to assist with travel arrangements. Practices have had to be flexible and extend their opening hours. Some medical tourism companies offer treatment packages with local support, some modest sightseeing plus recovery and recuperation in first-class spa resorts.
Poland as an attractive destination
There are many factors which make Poland an attractive destination for dental and medical treatment:
- Price - patients who are facing a dental treatment bill can often save a considerable amount, even after taking into consideration the cost of flights and accommodation.
- High standards - dentists in Poland are highly skilled, with many having worked in other countries, including US and UK. Many clinics are ISO certified and have accreditation with the international Quality Monitoring Centre. The assurance of EU monitored quality levels in materials and laboratories make Poland highly competitive. The Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists is a professional body which ensures that high standards are maintained. However, patients are advised to be thorough in researching their options.
- Modern clinics - there are numerous clinics and hospitals equipped with the latest technology. Infection control and safety is taken very seriously.
- Location - Poland is very close to the United Kingdom and Ireland, with many cities available in approximately two hours by air.
Our most popular destinations in Poland are currently Krakow, Wroclaw, Warsaw and Szczecin.
You can also consider Hungary for your dental treatment, where the same quality is offered for similar price.
Dental treatment prices
The following price guide indicates the estimated cost of dentistry in Poland. Please note that this is a guide only and you should always check it directly with the dentist of your choice.
Dentists in Poland - additional information
All Polish dentists are registered with the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists. The chamber governs both dentisty and the larger medical field. Its duties include providing information for practitioners and patients, supervison of clinical conduct and drafting of ethical standards.
The Polish Dental Association is a professional representative body for dentists in Poland. It is a full member of the European Dental Association. The Association organizes continuing education courses and promotes high standards in dentistry. Membership is voluntary.
Qualifications and training
Poland follows the EU standard 5 year dental training programme. There are 10 dental schools with over 900 graduates each year. Skills of graduatees are high and many find employement in British and Irish clinics.
There are over 17 thousand specialists in Poland. All dentists must re-register with the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists every 4 years. During this period they must participate in mandatory continuing education to ensure their dental techniques are kept to the highest standards. The system is monitored and dentists must acrue 200 credit points from authorized training courses in each 4 year period of practice.
All Polish dentists must uphold their ethical code. There is additionally an European code of ethics that is supported by Polish dental organizations.
Both codes outline the duty to care of that: the patient's health should be foremost; costs should be made clear as soon as a treatment course is outlined; no unneccesary work should be carried out; dentists respond to complaints and attempt to resolve the situation. A dentist who fails to comply to these ethical guidelines is subject to censure, suppension or removal of their licence to practice. Details of both codes are provided in the resources section below.
Patients may address complaints to the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists. The Chamber has a number of options open to it, including removing a dentist's right to practice.
Complaints may also be handled through the normal law courts.
Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists
ul. Sobieskiego 110
tel: +48 22 559 1300
code of ethics: medical code
Polish Dental Association
ul. Kuźnicza 43/45
tel: +48 71 342 4216
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