The Rise of Dental Tourism Around the World: Ecuador

Dr. Victor Carreño and the team at TopDental welcome many dental tourists from abroad to our dental clinic in Manta, Ecuador. The most popular visitor countries are Canada and the United States, where the costs of high-quality dental care continue to rise and have become prohibitively expensive for many patients.

"According to several surveys, dental tourists travel mainly to take advantage of the lower costs available in other countries for the same dental work.

Overall, the lower costs are attributed to lower labor costs, lower education costs for dentists and orthodontists, and lower operating costs (such as rental space, insurance, and business expenses).

Dentists in popular dental tourism countries often encounter less bureaucratic red-tape and are better able to focus on their trade.

You can find everything from extensive mouth reconstruction to teeth whitening being done in these countries if you look. Most treatments are identical to the quality of care you’d receive at home, making the idea of cheap, quality dentistry seem like an irresistible option for many patients."

Common Procedures Done Overseas

Dental Implants
  • Implants

  • Dentures

  • Porcelain Veneers

  • Root Canals

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Crowns and Caps

  • Bridges

  • Oral Surgery

  • Fillings

Dental Tourism in Ecuador

Common Visitor Countries

  • United States, Canada


  • Beach resorts, colonial cities, the Amazon jungle, and the Galapagos islands await dental vacationers interested in traveling to Ecuador.

  • As many as 30 percent of visitors overall may visit a dentist while in Ecuador, making the place a top dental tourism destination in the world.

  • According to a Guayaquil dentist, it’s not uncommon to see prices averaging 15 to 25 percent of those offered in the U.S. “In general, the more serious the procedure, the cheaper the cost when you compare to the US,” he says.


Dr. Victor Carreño is trained in the U.S. and U.K. and holds a Masters degree from the University of Manchester. TopDental is able to offer high-quality dental care from highly trained professionals at around 20% of the cost at most U.S. dental clinics. Our clinic also offers discounts and benefits for our clients to take advantage of the many tourism opportunities in Manta. For additional information, check out our Dental Tourism page.

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