There are many hygienic and airy dental clinics like these in Ho Chi Minh City, a crowded city which attracts the most foreign tourists in Vietnam.

With modern facilities and well-trained staff, the clinics have attracted more visitors, who are overseas Vietnamese and foreign tourists who combine travel with dental care.

Every year Vietnam gets about 100,000 medical tourists from many countries, including the UK, France, Australia, the US and Cambodia.

Previously, tourists, including Vietnamese ones, tended to choose the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand for dental caring. Now Ho Chi Minh City has emerged as a destination for dental tourism.

Dental care in Vietnam costs only half or a third of the cost in neighbouring countries, which is a key factor in attracting visitors. 

To meet the increasing demand of visitors, many hospitals have equipped themselves with modern operation rooms, while health staff’s skills in foreign languages, such as English, French, Russian, Chinese and Korean have been improved.

The municipal Departments of Tourism and Health have signed a cooperation deal to develop medical tourism as a new product. Accordingly, dental tourism will become a spearhead, alongside plastic surgery and obstetrics. This is an advantage for dental care service and also a contribution to tourism sector.-VNA