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Title: DENTAL TOURISM


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DENTAL TOURISM
DENTAL TOURISM
PRESENTED BY FATHIMA SISINI 4th Batch
FATHIMA SISINI
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What is Dental Tourism???
  • It is the traveling of people from a country
    having comparatively high cost for dental
    treatment, in to a country having low cost for
    dental treatment.
  • Dental tourismdental treatment tour.

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  • Developed countries seeking dental treatment in
    emerging health markets outside of their
    territories.
  • Americans are traveling to Argentina, Brazil,
    Costa Rica, El Salvador,
  • India, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, South Africa,
    Thailand, Turkey, and
  • South Korea for various health services.
  • Third world countries consider it as a unique
    opportunity for them to promote their
    tourism packages along with cost effective health
    care
  • POTENTIAL OF DENTAL TOURISM
  • Healthcare Indicators
  • Global healthcare revenue US 2.8 trillion
  • Indias healthcare industry worth US 17
    billion to grow by 13
  • per annum for next 6 years
  • Tertiary care to earn addnl. revenue of Rs.
    5-10,000 crores
  • Health insurance business estimated to swell to
    US 4 billion by
  • 2010
  • Health procedures across world show 200-800
    cost difference

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  • World Tourism Indicators
  • International tourist at 700 million mark in
    2008.
  • International tourism receipts at US 474
    billion.
  • International tourist arrivals to Asia and the
    Pacific at 18.7.
  • Europe saw highest number of tourists.
  • Indias share in Asia Pacific region stands at
    a mere 1.8

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ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL TOURISM (IN INDIA)


First World Treatment at Third World Cost
1)Quality of treatment Large pool
of doctors, nurses paramedics , World class
dental clinics Strength - Over 6000
professional dental
surgeons - Highly skilled experts,
and - Possess English speaking
skills. 2)Comfort Level - NRI doctors
recognized as amongst best in adopted countries
(First World) - Usage of English. - Indian
Nurses increasingly getting international
exposure.
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3)Value Proposition Quality medical services at
1/10th costs - Complicated surgical
procedures possible at 1/10th the cost.
- Increase in use of Computerized
Hospital Information Systems. - Software
technologists facilitating tech
revolution in healthcare. - State-of-the-art
medical establishments of great
repute. For example Dental Filling 300 to
400(USA Europe).20 to 40 (India). A
Root Canal treatment 3,000(USA)100 to 200
(India). Dentures can cost 1000 overseas but
only 200 in India.
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4)Lower Medication cost - Strong Pharma
Sector and gaining world recognition. - Strong
Generic drugs business.
- Low cost of drug
development in India with Software support. 5)
Improved sterilization technique 6)Low labour
cost. 7)Tourist Interest - 5000 year old
civilization. - Renowned for Historical,
Cultural and Religious diversity. - Diverse
geographical landmarks vast coastline -
Traditional arts and crafts. - Vibrant
democracy .
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  • 8)Alternative Medical proposition
  • - Ancient Ayurvedic stream of medicines.
  • - Rejuvenation alternatives Keralas health
    retreats.
  • - Naturopathy and Yoga.
  • -Accupuncture etc

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How can we implement the dental tourism????
  • 1.Consumer-foreigner
  • 2.Promoter-A man who promotes dental
    treatment along with tourist package.

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Concerns by the consumer
  • Negative Perceptions
  • Hygiene/Unsanitary
  • Pollution
  • Backward Bureaucratic system in some state
  • Accreditation
  • No Uniformity in standardization (ISO, CRISIL,
    ICRA)
  • WEST JCAHO (uniform system of standardization)
  • Connectivity
  • Lack of accurate number of Flights
  • Bad Roads
  • Medical Insurance
  • Inadequate Coverage
  • Underdeveloped policy system
  • Insurance Frauds
  • Very few Global Players
  • Overseas Companies refuse
  • reimbursements for treatment outside their
    territories
  • Instability (security)
  • Terrorism Prone areas
  • Communal Unrest in some regions

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Concerns by the promoter
1) No regulation for ensuring Ethics. 2) No
coordinated Systemic Supports. 3)
Infrastructure Deficiencies for
Electricity
Power Supply Water
4) Implementation problems. 5) Taxation
Anomalies. 6) Inadequate Land Reforms. 7)
Funding Constraints. 8) Bureaucratic
Bottlenecks .
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PROBLEMS IN UTILIZING AVAILABLE RESOURCES
  • Service
  • Hygiene awareness in medical attenders are not
    uniformly professionalized
  • Unhygienic Food handling in many hotels available
    in the localities
  • Lack of good Hospitality Services
  • Heterogeneous Pricing of services (not
    standardized)
  • Doctors
  • no standardized education system to follow in
    Medical Institutions
  • no strong regulatory mechanism to curb quacks
  • lack of adequate communication and inter-personal
    level teaching
  • Nurses Paramedical
  • Spinal level not Cerebral level thinkers
  • Deficient Language skills
  • Lack of Standardization
  • (above mentioned points may happened while an
    inefficient man took up the project)

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How to Promote
  • OUR POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS
    SUCCESS OF TREAMENT BASED TOURISM
  • GOVERNMENT(TOURISM) INDUSTRY(DENTAL TREATMENT
    FIELD) HAND-HOLDING IS A MUST

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  • Improvements that we need (focus to future)
  • Govt. sell India as Health Tourism
    Destination.
  • Seamless Single-Window Facility to Tourists.
  • More Medical, Nursing collages and Hospitals.
  • Greater Industry Govt. Interaction.
  • Medical Insurance Reforms.
  • Apex Industry body under Union List.
  • Industry Accredit ion Standards.
  • Tax Holiday Further Duty Roll Back.
  • Government soft loan to Private Players.
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Target-oriented Infrastructure Investment.
  • Mandatory Accreditation of all Collages
    Hospitals..
  • Uniform Medical Education Standards.

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Real outcome of the project
  • INDIA WILL EMERGE AS MAJOR HEALTH TOURISM
    DESTINATION.
  • Catalyzes India to the Club of Global Leaders.
  • Better DENTAL TREATMENT facilities .
  • Growth in Insurance Industry.
  • Employment in Healthcare Sector.
  • Stimulus to Pharmaceuticals Industry.
  • Reversal Arrest of Brain Drain.
  • Overall Growth in Commerce.
  • Percolation effect in dental Healthcare in
    India.
  • Employment in Tourism Industry.

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Conclusion
  • Dental tourism is an emerging new method for
    marketing our dental field in the real sense so
    as to promote dentistry as well as our tourism.

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