Information overload? Here’s a handy dental treatment checklist for you to print out and help you cover everything about having your dental treatment abroad with Smile Clinic – Dental Holiday in Slovakia. This easy to follow checklist covers everything including …
- Airport transfer
- Payment methods
Having dental treatment abroad may seem a daunting proposition, so please make sure that you read this page step by step, we’re sure that it’ll help you gain confidence in your decision to have dental treatment abroad with us.
1. Fill in the online form & schedule a 5min call.
This first step allows us to have some basic information about your dental needs. You’ll then be asked immediately to schedule a quick 5-minute call with us so that we can ask some more questions to better understand your current situation.
This call should take place the same or next day of your initial enquiry.
2. Schedule a “consultation call”
If you are a suitable candidate for having treatment in our clinic after speaking to us, we’ll then send you an in-depth questionnaire and the chance to schedule a consultation call with one of our patient coordinators. During this call we will gather as much information as possible so that we can put together a precise quote and treatment plan.
You’ll also be able to ask any more questions that are on your mind.
3. Read your estimated quote
Once you’ve received your estimated dental treatment abroad quote and treatment plan you should now know: what’s involved, how much it’s going to cost, and how long your dental treatment abroad will take. With this information you can then decide if we’re the right dental clinic for you. Remember that we have no hidden or extra costs involved. The only other price factors that you need to consider is your overnight accommodation if needed, and the prices of the cheap flights from the UK to Bratislava / Vienna.
4. Choose a suitable date
In most cases, we’re able to treat new dental clients from the UK as soon as tomorrow, however there’s a list of dates here that are already fully booked. A good idea is to find a suitable date that fits you, check the prices of the flights online, and if it seems reasonable, then check it against our “fully booked” page.
5. Pick a suitable flight
The usual flight time from the UK to Bratislava / Vienna is around 2 hrs. The most popular airline used by our former UK patients is Ryanair.com which flies directly to Bratislava and flight prices range from £10 to £100 one way. Try to avoid bank holidays, Christmas and July / August if you want to aim for cheaper airfare.
6. Choose your accommodation
Most of our UK patients opt for either a self-catering apartment in the town centre and close to the dental clinic. This works out the cheapest option if there’s two of you (£30 per night) which has the added benefit of no check out time. If you’re travelling alone, then there’s a good bed and breakfast facility about 3 minutes walk from the clinic. However, there’s also a full range of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels around Piestany spa. If you want to splash out a little, let us know and we’ll check if we can get you a special deal from this end.
7. All sorted!
Once you’ve got the steps above sorted out, then simply book the flights and send them to Daniel via email, together with your desired choice of accommodation and Daniel will take care of the rest. You’ll receive a full confirmation of treatment email with practical information about your visit, where to eat out, the currency, culture, what to expect, and where you’ll be accommodated.
8. Get met at the airport
Dano – our resident driver provides a free airport transfer for all of our UK patients to and from the dental clinic or to their accommodation if you arrive in the late evening. The journey takes about 40 minutes in normal traffic and Dano will give you your patient welcome pack complete with a map of the town, useful phrases in Slovak and keys to your apartment. If you arrive in the evening, Dano can show you where the local restaurants are, or take you to Tesco to pick up some food.
9. Have your free consultation
Although we already know what dental treatment you have opted for, Dr. Marek will take an up-to-date digital OPG X-ray (free of charge) to help him plan your dental treatment, and will run through the whole procedure with you, answering any last questions you may have about your dental treatment, and offering advice. A final treatment plan and quotation is then made up by our receptionist whilst you have a cup of tea or coffee, watch TV or surf the internet using our free Wi-Fi or computer terminal.
10. Have your dental treatment
We are a very relaxed clinic, and to save multiple visits, we like to do as much work as possible in each session. Some dental treatment sessions in our clinic can last 2-3 hrs, however just let the dental team know if you need a break. We use a digitally applied local anaesthetic for the majority of our dental care, creating a painless dental treatment experience. And if you’re a music fan, then please feel free to bring along your iPod, and fall asleep in the dental chair. 🙂
11. Pay for your dental treatment
After each session you’ll be presented with an updated payment sheet detailing the treatment you’ve had and it’s cost. Payment is in English Pounds (£) (no Scottish notes please) although, you can pay in Euros (€ ) if you prefer, which is calculated at the National Bank exchange rate of that given day. We also accept Visa and Mastercard or you can make an internet bank transfer directly in the clinic waiting room.
12. Go home with a smile
Before you leave our clinic, we’ll give you advice on how to look after your new teeth. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we’ll ask you to fill in a short questionnaire before your leave, as well as possibly write an independent review of your dental treatment when you get home. We’re sure that you’re friends and family will marvel at the dental work you had done abroad, so please send them on to us!
Your dental treatment with dental holiday is fully guaranteed, and in the unlikely case that you should ever have any problems whatsoever you can return and we’ll take a look and replace or repair if necessary, however you will have to pay for the flights and accommodation if needed. Just make sure that you visit for the day once a year for a check-up and find a local dental hygienist that you visit every 6 months to clean up your smile and make sure that your new teeth last for many years to come.
14. Useful numbers
You may want to keep these numbers handy during your trip, and possibly give a copy of them to someone who’s looking out for you at home.
- Patient Manager: 00421 949 221 114
- Clinic Driver – 00421 944 125 632
- Clinic Reception Desk – 00421 0948 352 259
15. Take a step today
Contact us directly in the clinic today to start your dental treatment abroad journey. You’ll not only save lots of money and time but also have the best dentistry that Central Europe has to offer in a fully accredited, English-speaking dental clinic abroad with experienced implantologists, cosmetic dentists and people who care about you.