Reasons to visit Kreativ Dental Clinic
Thinking about travelling abroad for dental treatment, but not sure what to expect? Here, Clodagh Dooley shares five reasons to visit Kreativ Dental Clinic in Budapest, Hungary
Recently announced the winner of the ‘International Dental Clinic of the Year 2017 – Europe’ at the GHP Private Healthcare Awards, Kreativ Dental Clinic has now also been named ‘Clinic of the Year’ at the Corporate LiveWire Healthcare and Life Sciences Awards. Owner of the clinic, Attila Knott, and his team are very proud, as the award is recognition that they are “excelling in their field and contributing to the development, innovation and improvement of healthcare”.
Kreativ Dental has been providing quality dental care and treatments for the last 17 years. These treatments include implants, root canals, and full porcelain crowns, along with many other treatments, by experienced oral surgeons and dental specialists. On the initial visit, the OPG x-ray and consultation by the team of dental specialists is free. Having visited the clinic myself, I have seen the dedication and compassion of staff first-hand. The staff are honest about the exact treatment you need and provide a full written breakdown of costs.
I had a free OPG x-ray and consultation and I was told I didn’t need any major work done. However, if my wisdom teeth (which are starting to show) caused me more pain, I can consider returning to the clinic to remove them. One striking aspect about the clinic’s dental staff is the lack of pressure they put on you to decide whether to go through with treatment or not – it’s entirely up to you what to do. Some people decide there and then to book in their treatment and stay for extra days. Others may decide to go home and think about it.
Prices to smile about
Today, more and more people are choosing to go abroad for dental care. Last year, approximately 3,000 patients from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK, as well as patients worldwide, travelled over to Kreativ Dental in Budapest. Their goal - to achieve a healthy smile. One of the main reasons for travelling is because you can often get treatment abroad for a snip of the price you’d pay here in Ireland. At Kreativ Dental Clinic in Budapest, you can make savings of approximately 60pc.
Irish representative for the clinic and past patient, Mary Flanagan, says, “Over the space of 10 years, I had root canal treatments, crowns fitted which later fell out, and eight teeth extracted in Ireland, due to failure of my root canals. I was told by an Irish dentist that my only option was dentures and another told me getting work done would cost up to €60,000. I had so many problems with dentists over the years, but I was then advised to visit Kreativ Dental by a retired Irish dentist. I ended up having eight implants and 26 porcelain crowns fitted at the much lower price-tag of €12,000, plus €400 for my flights.”
First impressions count
When I visited the clinic alongside Mary Flanagan and other Irish patients, my first impression was that it didn’t feel like a typical dental clinic at all. The main reception floor had a circular aquarium in the middle and surrounding this were relaxing single couches, which had tablet computers to keep waiting patients occupied. On the top floor, there is a relaxed Sky Café which has views over the local area. But, I have found Kreativ Dental can make another type of good impression on your life – that of enhancing your confidence.
When someone is happy with their teeth, they’ll smile more and appear more positive and self-assured to others. Some studies have even shown that having a great smile can increase productivity and encourage trust. And, the importance of your smile goes beyond vanity and image. It can also improve overall health.
Mary Flanagan can relate to this, “My teeth really affected my confidence. I used to speak to people with my hand covering my mouth and I was unable to chew certain foods, which meant my nutrition wasn’t the best.
“When I was advised to visit Kreativ Dental Clinic, I was apprehensive before making the journey to Budapest. But, I can now say that I’m so glad I did. It was absolutely brilliant. I finally got my confidence back and I couldn’t be happier with my teeth. I have also returned to a good healthy, stable diet.”
A trip over to the clinic can also be treated as an unexpected, but rewarding, city break, as I myself found. If travelling more is another one of your goals for 2018, then it’s a perfect excuse to see Budapest. After your visit to Kreativ Dental Clinic, you can explore the city. Relax at the Széchenyi Baths, see the beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, and take photos of impressive sights such as the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion. The ÁRKÁD Budapest Shopping Centre can also easily be reached by bus from Kreativ Dental.
There are a variety of hotels to choose from near the clinic or in Budapest city centre. I stayed in Hotel Amadeus. The hotel, which has friendly staff and large bedrooms, is a convenient five-minute walk to Kreativ Dental Clinic. It also has its very own special food menu for those who have just had treatment done.
The future is bright
Since the inception of Kreativ Dental Clinic, a second clinic called Kreativ Dental 2 opened its doors nearby to help manage the high demand from patients. Today, plans are well underway for the construction of a third clinic, which will also be located beside the other clinics.
As well as helping to calm patients’ nerves, Mary’s role as Irish representative is to advise clients on when and how to secure the best value flights to Budapest.
“I help to organise free airport transfers, as well as booking the clinic appointments and hotel accommodation. You can arrange your own flights for whenever suits you best, however I will be accompanying patients on a trip on Sunday 25th March.
“I would recommend you book at least two months beforehand, as these trips do fill up quickly. And, the sooner flights are booked, the less expensive it will be.”
Mary adds, “By travelling to Budapest, not only will you have time to explore a wonderful city, but you’ll also return with a healthy new smile and the ability to chew your favourite foods again.”
For more information, visit kreativdentalclinic.eu or call Mary on (01) 805 5526 or (086) 029 9998