How do you pay for your dental treatment abroad?
Currently there are a number of ways to pay off your dental treatment costs, depending on the type of dental treatment that you are expecting to have:
2. With porcelain fused to metal crowns 2 visits with 2 weeks between them are needed – so the total expected payment can be split into 2 parts across each visit 60%-40%.
3. With dental implant cases you can spread the costs throughout the 3-4 months of healing time which includes your 3 short visits – so a deposit of 60% is taken on the 1st visit, and the rest paid off on the 2nd and 3rd visits.
After each payment (payments are made at the reception desk in our dental clinic waiting room) you’ll receive a receipt of payment stating each individual part of dental treatment that you had, the costs incurred and the balance outstanding.
And should you ever lose your copy of the payment sheet, just ask us to send you another, we keep both a paper and an electronic copy along with your dental notes and x-ray.
Methods of payment in your dental clinic abroad:
- Cash (we are a UK clinic and calculate all prices in £ sterling – no Scottish notes I’m afraid). If you want to pay in Euro, the dental treatment cost will be converted at the pounds / Euro exchange rate of the day according to the national bank.
- Credit / Debit Cards – most major cards are accepted however be sure to tell your bank of a overseas payment and be sure to check any bank costs that may incur including the transfer fee, card use abroad and the currency conversion fee. (Former patients tell us that this amount often comes to 3-5% of the total cost)
- Bank Transfer – after the first phase of your dental treatment has taken place, we can give you our banking details including IBAN and SWIFT codes, so that you can either use the internet in our dental clinic waiting room to make the payment, or in implant cases, make the payment in your local bank at home. We’ve been told by former patients that this method often works our slightly cheaper than the credit card options.
p.s. We recommend http://transferwise.com/u/28cb0 for bank transfers if you’d like to save on bank fees. With this special link the transfer charges are free up to £3000.
Cheques, travellers cheques, ransom, blackmail, barter, watches, gold fillings and food trafficking of baked beans, bacon, pies, sausage rolls, custard, gravy and all those other things that our dental team misses from the UK are unfortunately not allowed.
Slovakia is in the European Union since 2003, and has used the Euro currency since 2009. You can use any of the local ATM hole-in-the-walls around the town or the local banks to get some Euros if you need them.
As we are in the EU, you can feel assured that any payments that are made are bound under EU law.
Do you have any questions about paying for your dental treatment abroad that is not covered on this page? If so, please be so kind as to let me know in the comments below so that I can update the text.
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