As a child I was very sickly, always in and out of hospital with one thing or another and for a large portion of my childhood I was on antibiotics. My teeth became very discoloured from all the drugs. I had also managed a few childhood accidents, which only added to the demise of my teeth. They looked terrible.

I never smiled in photos – in fact, I avoided having my picture taken like it was the plague.

I decided it was time that I did something about it. I attended one of MediCation’s consult parties. I have attended a few consult parties since that first one, taking several friends. These are low key events, where you can have a glass of bubbles and get information on the hospitals and dental clinics that MediCation works with in Thailand. I found it fascinating and really informative. What I also liked was some of the people that had been to Thailand for cosmetic procedures or dental also attend. So you can see first hand the great work and ask questions.

I had my dental work in the Bangkok dental clinic. It meant staying for 14 days to complete the treatments but I didn’t care, actually I loved it. I had time to relax around the pool with a good book or take myself off on a shopping trip. Two weeks to correct something that had bothered me for years didn’t seem like much time at all. The dentists are so professional. The service provided from the time I arrived to the day I left was nothing short of first rate. The Dentist did a fantastic job and I am extremely happy with my results. Their pricing was great as well. No way could I have afforded to have this done in NZ.

Before I left for Bangkok, I received my treatment plan from the Bangkok dentist. Your treatment plan is basically a quote listing the dental works and also a time frame, so you know how long you need to be away. On my treatment plan I was advised to see a dentist here in NZ to make sure my gums were in order for the dental treatments, that I needed over there. Just a precautionary measure. I found out it’s not unusual for some people to have gum disease and if this is the case they just need to see the dentist and have a few treatments before they travel. Jacqui explained to me this was normal and that on occasion some people also need a tooth or a couple of teeth removed too, especially if the procedure is for dental implants. It gives the gums time to heal before you arrive in Bangkok and reduces the length of time for your treatments because you are already prepared. MediCation works with a lovely dental clinic in Auckland who are more than happy to assist with this and they even do your 12 monthly check up for you when you return home.

Because I needed a couple of dental implants, it did mean 2 trips to Bangkok. All on 4s can be done in one trip, but I was told by the dentist single implants usually involve 2 trips as the bone and gum need to heal which takes 3-6 months. I didn’t mind this at all and even with 2 trips, can tell you it worked out a lot cheaper.

I found the whole experience amazing. I would not hesitate in recommending this to anyone. The dentists truly are first rate. I found all of the staff to be kind and considerate, constantly asking if I was okay or needed anything. I’ve gained a lot more confidence since having my teeth done, and I don’t shy away from photos anymore. I only wish I had have known about Thailand and MediCation sooner.

A couple of tips from Mophia

  • Take a beanie and some warm socks (sometimes having dental treatment can make you feel cold at night)
  • Get your hair washed and blow waved (it’s so relaxing)
  • Bangkok – Big Cut, 4th floor, MBK Shopping Centre
  • Phuket – Vayo Beauty and Massage Salon in Patong

As a child I was very sickly, always in and out of hospital with one thing or another and for a large portion of my childhood I was on antibiotics. My teeth became very discoloured from all the drugs. I had also managed a few childhood accidents, which only added to the demise of my teeth. They looked terrible.

I never smiled in photos – in fact, I avoided having my picture taken like it was the plague.

I decided it was time that I did something about it. I attended one of MediCation’s consult parties. I have attended a few consult parties since that first one, taking several friends. These are low key events, where you can have a glass of bubbles and get information on the hospitals and dental clinics that MediCation works with in Thailand. I found it fascinating and really informative. What I also liked was some of the people that had been to Thailand for cosmetic procedures or dental also attend. So you can see first hand the great work and ask questions.

I had my dental work in the Bangkok dental clinic. It meant staying for 14 days to complete the treatments but I didn’t care, actually I loved it. I had time to relax around the pool with a good book or take myself off on a shopping trip. Two weeks to correct something that had bothered me for years didn’t seem like much time at all. The dentists are so professional. The service provided from the time I arrived to the day I left was nothing short of first rate. The Dentist did a fantastic job and I am extremely happy with my results. Their pricing was great as well. No way could I have afforded to have this done in NZ.

Before I left for Bangkok, I received my treatment plan from the Bangkok dentist. Your treatment plan is basically a quote listing the dental works and also a time frame, so you know how long you need to be away. On my treatment plan I was advised to see a dentist here in NZ to make sure my gums were in order for the dental treatments, that I needed over there. Just a precautionary measure. I found out it’s not unusual for some people to have gum disease and if this is the case they just need to see the dentist and have a few treatments before they travel. Jacqui explained to me this was normal and that on occasion some people also need a tooth or a couple of teeth removed too, especially if the procedure is for dental implants. It gives the gums time to heal before you arrive in Bangkok and reduces the length of time for your treatments because you are already prepared. MediCation works with a lovely dental clinic in Auckland who are more than happy to assist with this and they even do your 12 monthly check up for you when you return home.

Because I needed a couple of dental implants, it did mean 2 trips to Bangkok. All on 4s can be done in one trip, but I was told by the dentist single implants usually involve 2 trips as the bone and gum need to heal which takes 3-6 months. I didn’t mind this at all and even with 2 trips, can tell you it worked out a lot cheaper.

I found the whole experience amazing. I would not hesitate in recommending this to anyone. The dentists truly are first rate. I found all of the staff to be kind and considerate, constantly asking if I was okay or needed anything. I’ve gained a lot more confidence since having my teeth done, and I don’t shy away from photos anymore. I only wish I had have known about Thailand and MediCation sooner.

A couple of tips from Mophia

  • Take a beanie and some warm socks (sometimes having dental treatment can make you feel cold at night)
  • Get your hair washed and blow waved (it’s so relaxing)
  • Bangkok – Big Cut, 4th floor, MBK Shopping Centre
  • Phuket – Vayo Beauty and Massage Salon in Patong