We routinely treat international patients from various countries including the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Gulf Countries. Please visit our testimonials page for more info.
We correspond with patients over email till we get a clear idea of the problem(s) they have and finally, if required, Dr. Prasanth Pillai, Director of TheSmileCentre.in also interacts with them over Skype (our Skype Id is SmileCentreIndia). After the initial interactions, we generally email a treatment plan to our patients along with the approximate costs for treatment and duration of stay which will be required. We generally request our international patients who require complex dental treatment, such as full mouth rehabilitation with dental implants, to be available for 3 to 4 weeks in Kochi.
Hence, to avoid confusions and complications during the treatment procedures, we would strongly recommend the following:
1. Patients should email us the following:
a) Dental problems they presently are suffering from.
b) A short description of their general dental condition and their dental treatment history
c) Latest Digital OPG (Ortho Pantomo Gram) Xray / Panorex Xray.
d) Photographs (in JPEG format) of the problem areas of their mouth. In case patients wish to undergo smile correction procedures, they are requested to send us front and side views of their face with lips in rest position and smiling.
e) Short description of their general medical status, ailments they presently have and a short note on the treatment they are undergoing. List of medications they are on presently is mandatory.
f) Scanned copies of passports and Indian Visa
Patients are requested to procure a medical clearance letter from their family doctor / physician confirming the fitness of the patient to undergo minor surgical procedures under local anesthesia with adrenaline.
All patients who need medical clearance are taken up for medical evaluation at Saraf Hospital, Kochi, where we have our Hospital Dental Wing. All patients who need complex surgical procedures under GA are taken up at Saraf Hospital where we have excellent infrastructure for the procedures. At the hospital we have a highly experienced team of Anesthetists, Surgeons and Physicians providing all backup for our international clientele. The hospital has high quality rooms (both AC as well as non AC) to choose from and also provides good nursing care.
We also offer assistance to patients who wish to undergo treatment for various complex medical problems they may have by connecting them to the appropriate medical / surgical specialists. We also offer referrals to experts in Ayurveda and Yoga in Kochi. Those who wish to undergo Ayurvedic treatment procedures such as the authentic and traditional Ayurvedic massages (extremely popular among our international patients) are also provided assistance.
We make arrangements for their accommodation in excellent home-stays close to our centre. These homestays which offer air-conditioned and non-airconditioned rooms, also offer food of their choice apart from providing a healthy, clean and pleasant environment. All those patients who wish to rent out apartments during their stay, will be offered assistance in selecting an apartment of their choice.
Since our centre is located in the heart of Kochi city, it is easily accessible from all parts of the city. Moreoever, Kochi, being in the centre part of Kerala State, traveling to exotic locales in Kerala is very convenient. Location Map.
All patients who wish to undertake sight seeing during their stay or take short trips to experience the countryside, beaches and mountains during the weekends, will be provided all necessary information as well as travel and accommodation arrangements through highly experienced travel agents.
Our international patients, if they wish to, are also offered provisions to witness the traditional art forms of Kerala including Kathakali, Mohiniyattom and other classical music and dance performances. The traditional temple festivals of Kerala are also highly appreciated by our International clientele. Some of our international patients expressed interest in learning Indian cooking and we could make arrangements for this too.
We also have provisions to offer transport in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles to our clientele, including the Airport pickup and drop-back. The payments need to be made to the vehicle driver based on the travel distances involved.