Whether you need emergency dental care or just want to take advantage of some great value cosmetic procedures, you don’t need to leave Koh Tao. The idea of an unexpected visit to the dentist on your trip to Koh Tao is probably not a particularly appealing one, but in the event it becomes a reality, you’ll be pleased to know there are services available to help.
In most cases, if you need emergency dental assistance and have adequate travel insurance, the cost of any procedures can be reimbursed. However, it is generally standard practice for you to pay at the point of treatment, and claim back from your insurance policy at a later date.
Dalin Dental Clinic
Dalin Dental Clinic is located in Sairee, just off the main road on the walking street next to Koh Tao International Clinic. The resident dentist splits her practice between Koh Tao and the mainland, so services are only available over weekends, with hours as follows:
Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sundays: 10am to 8pm
Mondays: 10:30am to 2pm
The clinic is comfortable and the staff are friendly, helpful, and speak great English. The full list of services available includes:
- Tooth whitening
- Cosmetic dentistry – including crowns, veneers and space closing
- Tooth replacements and restorations
- Root Canal Treatment
You can find more information and contact the Dalin Dental clinic team directly through the Dalin Dental Clinic Facebook page. Alternatively, you can reach them by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling +66 (0)818 769 582.
Koh Tao Hospital Dental Care
The hospital’s dental services are available to both locals and tourists but tend to be used more for emergency treatment than cosmetic dental procedures. As it is a government-run hospital, it is more popular for those on a budget, while still providing modern and practical care.
Please note that you will need to register and show proof of identification at the main reception to make an appointment with the dental department.