Interview with Zahnklinik-Ungarn.de:
We asked Ms. Jopp, CEO of Firstmed Services GmbH (Zahnklinik-Ungarn.de) a few questions. It’s worth to take a look across the border:
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: Since when has Zahnklinik-Ungarn.de been existing?
Eszter Jopp: Zahnklinik-Ungarn.de has already been existing since 1998.
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: From which countries do the patients come to you?
Eszter Jopp: The patients come from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. The majority come from Germany and Switzerland. Zahnklinik-Ungarn.de takes care of more than 15000 satisfied patients from these two countries alone.
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: Why did you take up residence in Hungary?
Eszter Jopp: Dentistry has a long tradition in Hungary, also I am a native of Hungary, and I know the market there very well and have a corresponding network.
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: What kind of denture is the most requested at you?
Eszter Jopp: The biggest demand is for tooth caps and implants. Our partner dental clinics give their patients by the way 5 years warranty on implants, tooth caps, bridges, filling and veneers. In Germany it is mostly only 2 years.
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: Are dentures from Hungary also subsidized by the German health insurance companies?
Eszter Jopp: Yes, patients from Germany get the same health fund contribution for a treatment in Hungary. Since 2004 all health funds are obligated to pay the same findings-oriented fix contribution EU-wide. The treatment and cost plans, which our partner dental clinics prepare in German, are approved without exception.
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: Are there possibilities to stay overnight in the close proximity of your clinic?
Eszter Jopp: Yes, we work together with several partner hotels close to the dental clinic. We are happy to organize the transfer from the airport to the hotel and from there to the clinic as well. Especially older people like to use this service.
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: Why is a denture better in Hungary than in Germany?
Eszter Jopp: Our dental clinics are competence centers of the highest technical and medical standard. In our dental clinic specialists from all professional fields of dentistry have worked together hand-in-hand for years. Even problem cases can be optimally solved like this.
Only a look at the number of set implants and it will be clear why the patients are in the best hands at us. Our implantologists have already set more than 5000 implants. This gives us a huge head start in terms of experience in this field, which has especially been treasured by our German and Swiss patients for years. In addition to that the patient saves up to 70 percent of the total costs compared to a treatment at the dentist in his home country, even if we take the costs of the travel and the accommodation into consideration.
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: If problems arise with the denture, does the patient need to travel to Hungary again?
Eszter Jopp: Luckily we virtually never have problems with our dentures. Should that be the case, we have partner dentists locally of course.
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: How do you see the dental care in the future: new technology for pain free treatments or entirely new materials in terms of denture?
Eszter Jopp: Our dentists already treat in a minimally-invasive way nowadays and if requested treatments combined with homeopathy are also available. The technology and the materials are also in constant development in dentistry, and with that, there will be new knowledge in the future that can be applied. For example, our dentists already perform computer-controlled implantation. The use of computer technology will probably develop further in the coming years.
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: Can the patient mail his treatment and cost plan to you and get an offer from you in return?
Eszter Jopp: Yes, patients, who already have a treatment and cost plan, can send this to us by mail or email. On that basis we prepare a counter offer, where the costs will empirically be 40 to 70 percent lower than what the dentist asks for in Germany.
Zahnersatzgünstig.com: What do you plan for the future, new treatment methods, specialization in further areas etc.?
Eszter Jopp: Our dentists constantly train themselves on international meetings and conferences. So our patients can benefit from the latest technology and the newest scientific methods at all times. One example for this is root canal treatments where our dentists are required to use microscopes.
We would like to thank again Ms. Jopp that she took the time to answer our questions. There were lots of interesting answers to denture in Hungary which is surely interesting for many patients in Germany. The costs of dentures are on the rise in Germany, so it’s worth to make a dental trip to Hungary.