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Dental Tourism in Cuba

Today, there is a boom in dental tourism in Cuba and in fact, many Cubans have made the tourism industry as a potential source of income.

Havana has high hopes and is very enthusiastic about promoting medical tourism and the government has been encouraging public expenditure towards transport and accommodation facilities, targeting more attractions in the medical tourism sector.

Medical tourism especially dental tourism in Cuba has been thriving due to the expensive medical costs in America.

Therefore, Americans opting for dental tourism in Cuba visit Cuba each year for medical treatment, have two options, either apply for a visa approval from the Cuban authorities or do it illegally.

Although a series of events led by the Trade organization in America from The World trade center Tampa Bay have propelled tourism and travel to Cuba, the government of Cuba is yet to approve the application for free travel for the American citizens.

On the other hand, the residents of Cuba who visit America are allowed to travel free from any restrictions, while the Americans will have to wait for authorization.

But unfortunately, all optimism and hope has outpaced the reality, as even today there is a restriction of agriculture, food products and medical products to the Island.

The medical costs especially dental expenses are very high in America as compared to Cuba, which charges only one thirds to one fourths of the medical expenses incurred in America. This why dental tourism in Cuba has boomed.

Today, the government of Cuba encourages luxurious travel and accommodation facilities at exclusive resorts for the medical tourist who comes down to Cuba each year, for various treatments including dental treatments.

Many Americans who opt for dental tourism in Cuba, visit Cuba illegally through flights, in fact according to statistics, last year around 150 Dominicans have traveled to Cuba for medical reasons.

The field of medicine is flourishing in Cuba. Most of the dental facilities available to patients include various dental implants like periodontology, bone grafting, gold teeth, osteoblast, prosthodontics, bridging, oral and maxillofacial surgery and osseointegration process.

Some of the most sophisticated technology and expertise can be easily found at affordable rates in Cuba, and this is what lures the Americans to travel illegally to Cuba for various treatments.

Dental tourism in Cuba is not just confined to medical treatments but the medical tourists are given accommodation packages according to the duration of the treatment which are commonly available as one week package.

The patients can choose to stay at the clinic or in the hotel rooms which are very luxurious and specially designed for medical tourists who travel to Cuba each year for treatment of serious illnesses.

There are patients coming from different countries including Latin Americans, Caribbeans, Chinese and even Italians.

Some Officials in Cuba state that Cuba is not yet prepared for dealing with travel and accommodation facilities of a large number of Americans.

Presently, the country caters to around 2.5 million medical tourists who are on dental tourism mostly from the European continent.

Health tourism has been flourishing by leaps and bounds as there are a large number of resorts that have a network with the various hospitals, dental hospitals, clinics, health resorts available in Cuba, that cater to the needs and requirements of a wide variety of clientele from around the globe.

Dental tourism in Cuba surely has a promising future!

About Dr. Muna

Dr. Muna Taqi is a Dental surgeon from India who has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Endodontics, & Pedodontics. She has worked in multinational medical corporates in Middle East and is also a consultant dental surgeon for many. She has authored many articles for medical journals & websites and is a consultant dental expert for Healthdrip.

13 comments

  1. I`m interested to have infomations to have dental inplan and accomodation please let me now cost and locations available

  2. Hi Dr. muna i am a canadian citizen and i want to travel to cuba for teeth restoration briges,crown,and root canal.my budget very tight and i want to know how the cost of the above items,i have insurance with canadian blue cross. pleas could you send me an estemate.

    sincerely

    ziad ardat

  3. I am interested in finding out the cost for dental inplants.
    I need to replace two inplants on the top of my mouth with crown as well.

    Thank you.

    nellie

  4. hello Dr. Muna, will you please send me the cost for a denture ( for two upper teeth in the front), pulling one tooth or 4 teeth ? any info for accommodations ? thanks

  5. interested in finding out the cost of dental implants.
    in need of 10 ten or more.

    thanks

  6. hi doc, im in need of dental work, I need three root canals ,two bridges and about five crowns, please let me know the prices, and how soon I could get an appointment,

  7. I’d like to get an estimated cost for 3 tooth extractions, 5 crowns, and 3 implants/or partial prosthetic tooth plate.
    American dentist treatment plan and digital x-rays available upon request.
    Please call me at 340-201-7400. Janis

  8. Roscoe W Thompson

    Hi interested in having dental work done in Cuba. Not sure if will need implants or dentures. Any info would be great

  9. i am looking for more info and rough estimate of cost for dental implants for 6 missing molars- 2 bottom on each side and 1 molar top each side.

  10. Buenas Dias Dr. Muna
    I recently had radiation therapy for throat and tongue tumors. This caused degradation of front teeth and 4 have broken off with more possible. I need these extracted and dentures made. Please send me an estimate of cost, time and when you have available time.
    Gracias
    Dr. John Davies

  11. Dear sir

    I really want to have implant for my front upper 2 teeth,the right side upper jaw 1 teeth the lower both side jaw 2 each how much time it will take& how much it cost to me for dental work ? If also there is accomadiation let me know

    Facile A

  12. Dear sir

    I want to implant 2 of upper front teeth,1 of the right side of jaw teeth, both the lower jaw teeth on each side I lost 2 teeth in general I need to know the implant of the teeth how muc it cost & how many days is will take let me know if ther is any accomadiation

    Facile A

  13. Hi Dr Muna
    I am in the USA east coast, would like to have 4 implants,
    Please let me know how much the accomadations and the implants will cost.
    Thank you
    Shamso

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