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Dental tourism: Americans leaving the country for oral health care

Experts say many thousands of Americans are now going abroad for dental care. The growing phenomenon of dental tourism is believed to make up a sizable portion of the worldwide multibillion-dollar medical tourism market.

While exact numbers are impossible to find, and even estimates are scarce, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions estimated that 1.6 million Americans would traveled abroad for all types of medical care in 2012 with dental treatments heading the list of procedures sought.

Find out why people are leaving the country for care, some of the concerns about receiving care in other countries as well as some sources for reporting in this new tip sheet.