This is a very slick and professional operation - or we would not fly more than 40,000 kilometres for the round trip from New Zealand to use them!
It's not just that Hungarian dentistry is so much cheaper, like any surgical procedure, experience counts for a lot and Hungarian dentists are typically much more experienced than Kiwi dentists when it comes to implants.
All of the team at SODC speak very good English and are highly efficient and friendly.
They also offer a "meet you at the airport" service which uses friendly and competent drivers that are better than your average "bunny hopping, stamp-on-each-pedal" Budapest driver. They arranged our stay in the Hotel Hungaria which was first class (except for the blankets being much too short for the average Kiwi) with a terrific, help-yourself-to-all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
Prices at SODC are a little bit higher than average, but when it's your health and long-term comfort that's at stake, perhaps this is not an area where you want to penny-pinch. They do accept both MasterCard and VISA (but not American Express).
I'm a real coward when it comes to dentistry and the team at SODC tried their very best to soothe my tremors.
I would give them 5 stars except for one beef: we've been stuck in (almost neighbouring) Czechia for nearly 3 months now when Hungary's borders closed in the middle of March due to Coronavirus AFTER we had begun our long flights from the South Island of New Zealand but, although dentistry was allowed again in Hungary by the government on 11 May 2020 and the Slovak and Hungarian borders were opened on 5 June 2020, we still can't get them to agree our 3rd appointment date. Very strange, since other Hungarian dentists like Evergreen Dental have announced they are opening for international and intra-eu business again on Monday, 15 June 2020 as recommended by the EU commission!
This is all the stranger when you consider that, because you pay for treatment only after you receive it at SODC, I currently have more than 5000 euro burning a hole in my pocket!
Now that New Zealand has no more Covid cases we're very anxious to go home, as you can imagine.