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Slovakia is a gem located in the very heart of Europe. With a rich sense of history and folk culture, Slovakia is fast emerging as a popular tourist destination, providing visitors with a vast array of stunning scenery, traditional cultural activities and amazing sights. Slovakia boasts breathtaking landscapes and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with lakes, mountains, rivers and rolling hills aplenty.

The capital city, Bratislava, is usually the first port of call for most tourists. The old town, with its winding streets and quaint squares, is home to a vibrant café culture, and provides the perfect respite following a busy few days in the outdoors. Popular activities in Slovakia include cycling, walking, climbing, kayaking and abseiling.

Slovakia is easily accessible from Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia and it is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination every year, with regular flights to Bratislava available from many major airports across Europe.

As well as being a popular destination for visitors who want to appreciate the culture and scenery, Slovakia is also an increasingly popular location for dental tourism. Every year the number of people visiting Slovakia for dental treatment is increasing, s more and more people travel overseas to save money on dental treatment and take advantage of state of the art facilities.

Dental accreditation in Slovakia

Dentists in Slovakia are highly qualified and they go through rigorous training to ensure that they provide the best possible standards of care. Dentists in Slovakia are members of national and international dental organisations and associations and they comply with strict regulations set out by governing bodies.

  • Students in Slovakia must study for 6 years at university in order to be awarded the title of doctor of medicine or licentiate in dentistry.
  • Most students study at the University of Bratislava; Kosice University is also a popular choice for dental students.
  • Students must register with the Komora, the Slovak Dental Council, which is similar to the General Dental Council in the UK; the purpose of the council is to regulate dentists and to ensure that the public receives high standards of care
  • Many Slovak dentists work in other European countries and some are members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentists must commit to continued professional development once they finish their studies

Dental treatment in Slovakia

Slovakia is fast becoming a very popular location for dental tourists and the increased demand has lead to new clinics opening. Most of the clinics are located in the capital, Bratislava, and boast the latest equipment and technology to offer clients a wide range of treatments. Treatments available in Slovakia include:

  • general dentistry, such as root canal treatment
  • tooth whitening
  • dental implants
  • smile makeover
  • modern orthodontic treatments
  • dentures
  • veneers
  • porcelain crowns
  • white fillings

Dental implants are a very popular treatment for missing teeth, but the cost of treatment makes it inaccessible for many patients in the UK. Slovakian dentists are able to offer dental implants at a much lower cost than dentists in the UK, which enables patients to benefit from the treatment they want without having to worry about the cost. Patients can expect to save hundreds of pounds even after they have factored in travel and accommodation costs. On average, dental implants cost between £1000 and £2000 in the UK compared to just £800 in Slovakia. Dental implants are a very effective long-term solution for missing teeth; they restore the function of the mouth and create healthy, attractive smiles.

Bratislava is the most popular destination for patients looking to have implant treatment; there are flights from many airports across Europe and it can also be reached easily via road.

Travelling and accommodation in Slovakia

Flights to Slovakia

There are regular flights available to Bratislava airport from many airports across Europe, including UK flights from London Stansted, Liverpool, Newcastle and London Luton. Flight time is approximately 3 hours. The airport is located around 9kn from the centre of the city and taxis and readily available.

Travelling by water

Slovakia is land-locked, which means that there are few options for people wishing to travel by boat. Trains are much more popular and connect several European cities with the country.

Travelling by train

The train network is excellent and Slovakia and travellers from many countries can reach Slovakia by train. There are direct trains from Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary to Bratislava and Kosice is a popular destination for tourists from Russia, the Ukraine and Poland. Trains are much cheaper than they are in the UK.

There are various ticket options and concessions available and it is worth doing some research to plan your route and save some money on your fare. See cp.atlas.sk for national and international train timetables and details about ticket types.

Driving to Slovakia

Slovakia is land-locked and many tourists choose to drive; it is worth bearing in mind that you will need valid registration papers, a 'green card' and valid insurance documents to drive in Slovakia, as well as a valid driving licence. You should also have a first aid kit in the car and a warning triangle.

Getting around in Slovakia

Slovakia has excellent road and rail networks and most tourists travel around by bus, car or train. Car hire is readily available in Bratislava and other major towns; buses connect major towns and local buses are available. There are also buses that run international services. Taxis are widely available in Bratislava and they are generally much cheaper in the UK.

Accommodation in Slovakia

There is a wide range of options available for tourists in Slovakia when it comes to accommodation; there are lodgings to suit all budgets, from luxury hotels in the centre of Bratislava to self-catering country retreats for outdoor lovers and budget hostels for travellers looking to save some money. Accommodation is generally very reasonable.

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