Is it Safe to Get Dental Work in Turkey?

Last Updated on August 25, 2023

People travel to Turkey from all over the world, both for vacation and for dental work. The most popular dental procedures done in Turkey are veneers and implants, as the cost is significantly less than in other countries. If you are looking to get dental work done abroad, one of the questions you will be asking is: is it safe to get my teeth done in Turkey? Let’s take a look at why or why not it may be safe and the steps you can take to make sure that you are getting the best dental care possible.

With an estimated worth in excess of a billion US dollars, the global medical tourism market is booming. Among medical tourists, there is a preference for seeking treatments in countries that have high standards of medical care, as well as those that deliver on the more traditional aspects of tourism; location, climate, and culture. Turkey is now one of the hubs of the ever-growing industry of dental and medical tourism.

3 reasons Turkey is great for dental work

1. Quality

Many clinics in Turkey are internationally accredited and most have a GCR score, which is a Global Clinic Rating. This scoring (on a 5-point scale) is based on over 25 different criteria including safety, success rate, quality of service, and professionalism. When choosing where to get your teeth done, many clinics' websites provide their GCR score as well as patient reviews and testimonials for you to look over. Additionally, many clinics and hospitals that specialize in medical tourism have state-of-the-art facilities.

Clinics are accustomed to receiving patients from all over the world and their multilingual staff makes sure that you are comfortable and taken care of.  Most of the clinics and medical centers offer comprehensive packages which means from the moment you arrive at the airport, arrangements have already been made for your transportation, accommodation, consultations, post-op care, and more.  If you wish to combine medical treatment with tourism, it’s also possible to arrange sightseeing tours. With so many amenities and services provided, you may be concerned that the costs will be high; however, even with a comprehensive package, patients find that it is more affordable than visiting an ordinary clinic in their home countries.  Here is a list of our top recommended dental clinics in Turkey.

2. Credibility

Often Turkish clinics will have agreements with clinics in Europe so that if something goes wrong after you have returned home, you can go to one of the partner clinics free of charge. Many implants done in Turkey have either a lifetime warranty or at least a warranty for a number of years. Consult one of our recommended clinics below to learn more about their warranty policy.

One of the benefits of Turkey being such a popular destination for dental care is that there are thousands of patient reviews and testimonials and even vlogs in which you can see step by step how certain procedures work, how the patient is afterward, and get a good idea of what you will experience if you decide to get treatment in Turkey.

3. Safety

In Turkey, dentists are required to study for 5 years and afterward can continue studying in order to specialize in orthodontics or prosthodontics. The Turkish Ministry of Health regulates the licensing and education of dentists throughout the country and the Turkish Dental Association (TDA) monitors both the dental practice and further education and development of dental practitioners. Once graduated, a dentist must become a member of the TDA in order to practice professionally, meaning that the quality of their work must meet a certain standard in safety, hygiene, and professionalism and is monitored by the association.

Turkey is an excellent place for dental tourism. Though no procedure is without an element of risk, no matter where in the world it is performed, the best way to ensure your safety is to choose a reputable clinic. This can be done by taking into account a clinic’s GRC score, checking the online reviews, and reading patient testimonials.

Our Top Recommended Clinics

Istanbul Clinics


DentSpa is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Dentspa is a highly esteemed clinic because it provides patients with a spa-like experience to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your dental experience. Dentspa offers dental crowns, invisible orthodontics, dental implants, and so much more. They even have some same-day dentistry services. DentSpa provides high-quality dental treatments to both local and international patients so make sure to book an appointment at this clinic today! They provide a variety of services such as Hollywood Smile, endodontic surgery, dental implants, and more!

Istanbul, Turkey

Turkeyana Beauty Clinic

As the top beauty clinic in Turkey, Turkeyana offers a wide range of aesthetic operations including rhinoplasty, liposuction, hair implants, and of course, dental work. One of their most popular procedures, the “Hollywood Smile” is a non-surgical cosmetic operation that involves placing veneers over the teeth to produce a bright and beautiful smile. They offer free consultations, transportation, accommodation and travel planning help. With over a thousand patient reviews and testimonials, Turkeyana the top recommended clinic in Istanbul and perhaps all of Turkey. Services include Hollywood Smile, teeth whitening, veneers, implants, as well as other aesthetic treatments. 

Istanbul, Turkey

Natural Clinic

Natural Clinic is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Natural clinic is known as the one-stop-shop for all your cosmetics needs. They provide hair transplants, aesthetic surgery, and dental services. This highly-rated clinic provides dental implants, endodontic surgery, and much more. Natural Clinic has over 900 reviews on Google and is a great choice for any international patient looking for affordable, high-quality dental care. Treatments available include aesthetic dentistry, dental implants, orthodontics, and more.

Istanbul, Turkey


ClinicExpert is an international healthcare hospital located in Istanbul. They specialize in surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments, including dental aesthetics, hair transplants, bariatric care, eye surgery, and more. ClinicExpert has treated over 95,000 patients from over 150 different countries. They focus on high-quality service and provide private transportation, five-star accommodations, multilingual staff, and after-care support. 

Istanbul, Turkey

Estetik International

Estetik International is a prestigious clinic renowned for its expertise in aesthetic medicine. Led by Dr. Bülent Cihantimur, the clinic offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic procedures, from plastic surgery to non-invasive treatments. With a team of skilled surgeons and advanced technology, Estetik International delivers exceptional results and personalized care. Whether it's a facelift, breast augmentation, liposuction, or a non-invasive treatment like Botox, Estetik International ensures the highest standards of safety and professionalism. With its state-of-the-art facilities and a focus on patient satisfaction, this clinic continues to be a leading destination for those seeking top-quality aesthetic solutions.

Istanbul, Turkey

Idea Dental Clinic

For those considering dental tourism in Turkey, Idea Dental Clinic is the ultimate choice. With their state-of-the-art facilities, experienced professionals, a wide range of dental services, and affordable prices, patients can be confident that they are receiving the highest quality dental care. You will never find their clinic brimming with patients, as they choose quality over quantity to provide you with the highest level of care and attention. They provide oral diagnosis and radiology, pedodontics, periodontology, dental implants, restorative dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, and so much more.

Istanbul, Turkey

Antalya Clinics

Magic Smile

This clinic is based in the beautiful city of Antalya and is located near beautiful sandy beaches and an incredible waterfall. The clinic takes care of all your transportation and hotel needs, as well as arranges outings for you once you have completed your treatment. It is GCR internationally accredited and provides service in English, Dutch, Arabic, French, Russian, Danish, and Turkish. Not only do they offer exceptional dental care, but their prices are also incredibly affordable and their service is unparalleled. Among the many services they provide are e-max laminate veneers, dental implants, crowns, root canal treatments, and tooth extractions.

Antalya, Turkey

Perla Dental Clinic

Perla is located in the beautiful city of Antalya, Turkey. Perla is a highly recommended clinic that provides high-quality dental services such as dental implants, oral & maxillofacial surgery, aesthetic dentistry, root canal treatment, and much more. Perla provides international clients with a health tourism package that takes care of any and all needs a person may have. Their prices are incredibly affordable and they are equipped with the best modern technology and only hire the most professional doctors and staff. Some of their specialties include tooth stone cleaning, implants, root canal treatment, orthodontics, 3D jaw and dental tomography, and general dental care.

Antalya, Turkey


Based in Antalya, Turkey, We Cure aims to not only provide excellent quality of care but to couple it with a welcome and well-deserved relaxing Mediterranean break! They are committed to providing YOU the very best levels of service from the moment you enquire all the way through to arriving safely back home and with our 5-star aftercare, you will have complete peace of mind. They can help with dental implants, all-on-four & all-on-six, crowns and veneers, cosmetic dentistry, digital smile design, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Antalya, Turkey

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