|Malta, the Official Home of the Senior Nomads Dentist.|
Here's how we know. During a brief visit home a year ago, Michael was told he needed a dental implant. He started the extraction and bone-building process in Seattle with the idea that he would finish the work when we returned several months later. It was going to be a long and expensive ordeal.
Meanwhile, after to returning to Europe we met up with an American friend living in France who is a dear, but cantankerous fellow. He is also a bit of a tightwad. As we get older, failing body parts often come up during dinner conversation and ours turned to the high cost of dental work in America. He has his remaining pearly whites looked after in Hungary, where the prices are very reasonable. We'd just been there, so he recommended Malta since they were making headway in the Medical Tourism sector and we were headed there in the next couple of months. We discovered a long list of affordable medical and dental treatments available for a fraction of their cost in America. Joint replacement, cosmetic surgery, and every kind of dental work topped the list of offerings. Many came with luxury hotel packages to guarantee a very comfortable (and also affordable) recovery.
|A medical tourism ad in Air Malta in-flight magazine. Visit their site: http://www.airmalta.com/|
|The dashing "Dr. X"|
|Round III. On our way to the clinic on Gozo to get our crowns fitted.|
|Michael being well taken care of in the Malta clinic by the airport|
|Debbie sporting the after-effects of Novocaine and a "happy pill" ... my smile returned when we got our bill!|
|One of many Maltese locations to recover from your day at the dentist.|
|Perhaps her Royal Majesty allowed time for a quick touch up to her smile.|
Debbie and Michael
The Senior Nomads