There are a lot of English-speaking dentists in South Korea. About 40,000 dental clinics in total, which means there are literally dentist offices in every building you see on the street. Even for Koreans, it is quite difficult to find the right dentist for them. Most Koreans find their dentists by words of mouth, recommendations or online searches BUT for foreigners how do they find the right one?There were several scam cases so be aware when choosing the dental clinics.
Here are some tips to find the right English-speaking dentist in Korea.
1. Always get recommendations. This is the most trustworthy way to find the right one.
2. Don't pick the one that offers a big discount and hire celebrity to advertise their clinic.
3. Avoid dental clinics located in busy metro area with more than 10 dentists. We call this type of clinic, factory clinic. They tend to charge high price or very low price to attract many customers.
4. Check out how long the dental clinics have been around in the same location. This is a very important factor to determine whether they gained the local trust or not.