Dentists and Teeth Whitening in Algarve
The Algarve is the best spot where you will find English-speaking dentists that have plenty of experience and great reviews. Expats with a European Health Insurance Card should know that dental care cost is not part of the coverage. So, it is best that before traveling to Portugal, international health insurance with dental coverage should be secured to avoid additional costs.
Only children, including expats' children, who are permanent residents of Portugal can avail of the country's Ministry of Health program for dental treatment. There are also private dental clinics around the country that parents can choose from.
Dental treatment and orthodontics are costly, but cheap compared to the cost in the UK and many other western countries. Prices are at a fixed hourly rate. Expect to be charged even during the initial checkup. Once you are making contributions to Portugal's social security, you and your dependent can take advantage of free or subsidised dental treatment and basic dental care.
Established at the final of 2010, the opening of Malo Clinic Portimão had as main goals not only to provide to patients from the area of Algarve the most innovative techniques in Dental Medicine with a strong specialization in Oral Rehabilitation and Dental Cosmetics but also to invest in a region with a huge national and international Health Tourism potential. Strategically located in the main street of the Alvor and with an area of about 19.000 sq. ft., the clinic has at present 4 dental offices, 2 surgical rooms featuring the most advanced medical equipment, a Imagiology service including a CT-Scan and a Panoramic X-ray, as well as a specialized laboratory in fixed prosthesis, which enlargement is predicted to happen in a gradual way, not only for the Dental Care but also for our Medical Care specialties.
Belgian born Dr Cris Piessens is one of Western Europe’s more experienced implantologists placing dental implants since 1987. He celebrated his 1000th dental implant in 2001, and has subsequently placed between 250 and 300 dental implants per year. His extensive clinical experience and continued academic postgraduate courses have made him a leading practitioner in the field of dental implants and oral rehabilitation.