Here’s a travel trend worth chewing on: Thousands of Australians are heading to Thailand every year to have their teeth filled, capped and whitened. Indeed it looks like a global phenomenon with latest figures showing 1.8 million foreigners visit Thailand each year for medical treatment.

Costs are much less in Thailand with Thai tooth crowns costing up to A$500, compared with A$1500 in Australia. Bangkok Dental Spa chief executive Lily Porncharoen said she treated hundreds of Australians every year. “Australia is a very good market for us (and) I think more Australian’s will come.”
12 April, 2007

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