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Dental tourism's low costs luring Americans

from ABC News

The price of dental care can be costly, even for people who have insurance. Experts say more and more people are heading to places like Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Thailand and South Korea to get dental work done for much less. It's an industry phenomenon called dental tourism. Sheilia Liner had broken and damaged teeth for years. Even with dental insurance, she was quoted about $14,000 to fix them, a price tag she couldn't afford. "I just thought I'll never be able to have it done," Liner said. Liner booked a trip through a dental tourism company, which found her a dentist in Costa Rica to do all the work. She paid $3,600 to the dentist, and she made a vacation out of it. "I was just so excited to be able to smile again," said Liner, now smiling from ear to ear. "It had been a long time." more


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