Turkey teeth! Bollywoodsmilz does NOT Promote

 

 

These are images of the infamous Katie Price at the end of her Turkey makeover!!! “Bollywoodsmilz” does NOT promote these “chavvy” results and endeavour to give our clients a realistic healthy vibrant smile yet with the future taken into consideration (There are many who regret at their leisure and to call them Veneers is to be honest,  a total deception. These are not Veneers!!! they are Crowns, the teeth have been filed down to accommodate crowns because they are simpler to place over veneers and take less expertise and which does not require such destruction of ones teeth. Veneers are very thin slivers that fix on to the front of your tooth, requiring very little abrasive work, just a roughening of the surface, in fact the brand, “Lumineers” doesn’t require any shortening or abrasive work and they are placed upon the original tooth, the Lumineers are fixed on your tooth as they are, so no long term damage. We fit Lumineers as standard. I am afraid Turkey is getting a bad reputation for the results coming back and Bollywoodsmilz have helped put some of the worst affected by remedial work carried out by two Professors and three Surgeons.! To be honest, most required a full mouth reconstruction with implants much like myself but the results look far more real! (My opinion) Yes that is a photo of me above but concentrate on the teeth, I cant help how I look, but my teeth are great, 7 years now and not one problem or cost from necessary dentist visits etc. Judge for yourself, but our advice is to seek artisans in their profession, not get rich schemes by every Tom, Dick and Harry. Honestly the proliferation of small time dental clinics in Turkey and the rest of Eastern Europe  jumping on the bandwagon is astounding. When I started this business 7 years ago there was nobody offering the dental tourism package. we were the original and obviously best. all others following are poor imitations of what genuinely seeking a better smile actually means. You will rarely be able to access the services of “Professors and Maxillofacial Surgeons , who lecture and teach student dentists at Pondicherry Dental University, one of the best Dental Colleges in the World anywhere, offering the level of service only found in Harley Street, London which will cost absolutely huge sums typically starting around £30,000.  This a bespoke business, one you can afford and we are intent on giving you a supreme personalised service from the time you sign up to the moment you leave us for your journey back to the UK or elsewhere, bronzed from the 30 degree warm sunshine and your beautiful vibrant mouth and teeth giving you the confidence to approach your life with great self esteem and the knowledge that people we meet in our daily lives do judge us on our appearance and if you have a,  lets say, not the smile and to be honest here, a lot of us cover our mouth when in social and business situations simply because we do not have the nice white even smile that is demanded to succeed in whatever field we are in. Ultimately, that is sad where appearance takes preference over ability or talent but such is the World and Society.

So you have found this site and are reading this blog. Now, join us in the Members club circle for access to our “Departure Lounge”  for a revolution in the way you flow through life, gaining new friends and colleagues simply by the power of your smile!

‘Impossible to get an appointment’: Britons forced abroad to seek dental treatment

New research corroborates what dental professionals have been saying for a long time: the government has effectively been privatising UK dentistry for years by underfunding NHS provision, thereby leaving patients with no choice but to go private to meet their needs

While you won’t find this policy in any recent party manifesto, or in the leadership campaign pledges of teams Truss and Sunak, such a decline is the clear result of a fatal lack of resources in a sector which relies on public funding to stay afloat.

This research from the BBC, described by the British Dental Association (BDA) as “the most comprehensive and granular assessment of patient access in the history of the service”, used data from just shy of 7,000 NHS dental practices – accounting for almost every practice offering general treatment to the public. The results are as conclusive as they are disturbing.

According to the data, almost nine in 10 NHS dental practices are now unable to accept new adult patients for treatment under the health service. In regions like the South West, Yorkshire and the Humber and the North West, this rate climbs to about 98 per cent of all dental practices – effectively making public dental services a nonentity in many local communities

Those few who do manage to land an NHS appointment often face waiting lists that are a year or longer, or are not told exactly how long they will have to wait to be seen. One practice in Cornwall even warned that it could take up to five years to be taken on as a patient.

The crux of the problem, according to practising dentist and BDA board member Paul Woodhouse, is that the government is only providing about 50 per cent of the funding needed for dental practices to care for every patient, meaning that half of the population was being left without an NHS dentist. “If you said that about GPs or cancer screening, there would be riots on the street,” he said.

The obvious result is that depending on publicly funded dental care has become increasingly untenable for millions of families, which inevitably is causing the most amount of suffering for patients who lack access to private care alternatives.

For poorer patients, common and treatable problems like cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal (gum) disease are often simply too expensive to fix. And whilst these issues may be nothing more than a small nuisance when they start, if left untreated they can slowly spiral into a chronic and debilitating source of suffering.

Put simply, dental disorders are not equal opportunity problems. The more deprived the background, the worse oral health issues tend to get.

The human cost of the decline in NHS dental services can be harrowing. Some patients have been forced to drive hundreds of miles in search of treatment.

Others have had to resort to pulling out their own teeth without anaesthesia, making their own improvised dentures, or restricting their long-term diets to little more than soup

These kinds of desperate – and often harmful – decisions should not have to be made in a country which claims to value healthcare as a basic human right!

 

Here we are again

Well its now July 2022 and the World seems a bit more open for travellers so its time to refresh the concept I developed a while back for UK citizens to travel for dental treatments to India especially considering the dire state of. dental services here therefore I am promoting this site once again. This is a straight down the line deal with as many frills as you want or a basic, go there, get treatment, come back. Job done type of deal. Up to you but I can facilitate any requests.

Why I was so furious?

Why am I so furious about teeth? They are deeply socially divisive !!

The gap between those who can or can’t afford a dentist is widening. There is a three-year wait for NHS appointments – while the market for whitening and tweakments booms.

One thing that must surely unite everyone who believes in a creator figure of any variety is an acceptance that she/he/they/it messed up big time when it comes to human teeth, an abysmal piece of design by any standard.

Teeth make me furious. First, we get a set that are mysteriously unfit for purpose – unless their purpose is to look nightmarish on X-rays, and cause youthful heartbreak when the last-minute panicky parental scramble for the Tooth Fairy’s pound coins fails, in which case, great job. Once these have been grossly ejected and left in a drawer (or worse, creepily stored in a keepsake, shaped like an infant’s head.– yes, this exists) we get new, worse ones. Wisdom teeth no longer fit in most jaws, requiring expensive, painful removal: a dentist who extracted one of mine said it was equivalent to having your little toe amputated. Poorly adapted to our diet (our food is too soft apparently), the rest remain a source of anxiety, shame and expense until they all fall out and have to be replaced with pretend ones, or you die.

But what makes me angriest about teeth is how deeply socially divisive they are. Our idiotic enamel lumps are created more or less equal, but after that, dental outcomes depend almost entirely on income. Dentistry is expensive, and NHS dentists as rare as, well, hens’ teeth (I joined an NHS waiting list in 2018; three years on, they occasionally email to tell me nothing has changed).

This already-broken system was dealt a death blow by the pandemic: a just-published report from the watchdog Health watch reveals patients have been told to wait until 2024 for NHS appointments, with waiting lists running to thousands. Many in need of care were offered swifter private treatment, which providers appeared to be prioritising: this despite an earlier Health watch report in December revealing 42% of respondents in England struggle to pay for treatment or cannot afford it at all.

To my son’s generation, a Hollywood mouth feels as essential as underwear

I’m grinding mine to stumps as I think, too, about how we don’t just need functioning teeth: we feel we need white, straight ones. Orthodontics and oral “tweakments” are soaring, apparently compounded by watching our mouths, appalled, on Zoom: the value of the global cosmetic dentistry market is expected to rise to £25.16 Billion by 2026. My son recently insisted on getting invisible retainers, a cult-like business, with glossy brochures, branded merch, hi-tech accessories, and a payment plan to soften the (very punchy) financial blow. It’s a serious, expensive commitment involving multiple appointments, days of pain, and the inability to snack without military planning.

His teeth look fine to me, but of course, I’d think that, with my untended 1980s incisors collapsing against one another like subsiding tombstones. Teeth like mine are precisely what he is desperate to avoid. To his generation, a Hollywood mouth feels as essential as underwear. But the more widespread straightening and whitening becomes, the less acceptable it is, the more shameful it feels, to have bad teeth. Even I went private eventually, to get a recurrent brown stain on one of my front teeth removed (I told you, teeth are ridiculous). I was feeling self-conscious and could afford it; so many can’t.

Nothing felt quite as frighteningly suggestive of the imminent total breakdown of society to me during the first Covid lockdown as people forced to resort to DIY dentistry: buying Amazon filling kits and extracting their own teeth while watching YouTube tutorials. But actually, plenty of people in the affluent UK were unable to access and afford treatment pre-pandemic, living with pain, fear and shame: we were already in that dystopia. On top of that, as gappy, wonky, grey and yellow pre-orthodontics mouths become less common, your smile will increasingly operate as an instant socioeconomic indicator.

That feels incredibly pernicious to me. Perhaps it’s time to introduce mandatory visits to the Bollywood Smilz Clinic? Every patient will be provided with an identical set of means-tested, sustainably sourced, George Washington-style wooden falsies. I mean, they couldn’t be worse than the real things could they? Joking apart, Bollywoodsmilz will fix your mouth for a fraction of the costs in the UK and is only 10 hours away with a free holiday in Pondicherry.

One in Three

One in three dentists planning to ditch all NHS patients

 

One in three dentists are planning to go fully private in a move that threatens the future of NHS tooth care, a poll reveals.

In addition, others aim to cut back on NHS work or quit the profession altogether, the British Dental Association says.

Many dentists have been left pondering their future, warns the BDA, amid a shortage of government funding and burdensome restrictions and targets.

Yesterday the Daily Mail told how some patients already face a three-year wait for an NHS appointment, meaning they will not be seen until 2024.

The exodus of dentists will exacerbate this problem. There have already been more than 30million fewer NHS dental appointments than usual since the start of the first Covid lockdown.

And increased infection control measures mean practices are not yet able to return to full capacity.

The BDA anticipates the backlog will take years to clear and warns ‘eye-watering waiting times risk becoming the new normal’. This result in more patients paying for private treatment or pulling out their own teeth.

Almost half of dentists (47 per cent) say they are likely or extremely likely to reduce their NHS work this year if working conditions do not improve. Some 30 per cent could go fully private and 47 per cent may take early retirement or change career, the BDA poll of 1,767 dentists reveals.

The number of surgeries offering NHS treatment has fallen from 9,661 in 2014/15 to 8,408 in 2019/20.

And 48 per cent of dentists polled admit they are not confident about the future of their business for the coming year.

Shawn Charlwood, chairman of the BDA’s general practice committee, said: ‘Whether NHS dentistry even has a future will hinge on the choices made by government in the next 12 months.

‘The pandemic has wiped out access for millions and taken a hammer blow to the workforce. Churning through appointments against the clock in heavy duty PPE now risks an exodus from this service.’

 

Don’t blame NHS dentists, DR PAUL WOODHOUSE says

Frustrated, let down and angry — that’s how I felt reading the news this week that some NHS patients may have to wait for up to three years to see a dentist.

The NHS dental system was once something to be proud of, but now it is in full-scale crisis, a shadow of its former self.

This week’s report by Healthwatch England found that even emergency cases can face a six-week wait. Let’s not forget that these people may have pain arising from an abscess, an infection or a broken tooth — some of the most excruciating sources of pain it’s possible to have.

The result is that some patients are forced to go private, where a filling may cost more than £100, compared with about £65.20 on the NHS in England — or in some cases, even doing DIY fillings or pulling out their own teeth.

How did we come to this? It’s not because dentists stopped caring. The problem is there simply aren’t enough NHS dentists: they’ve left the health service in droves.

The number of dental surgeries offering NHS treatment fell from 9,661 in 2014-2015 to 8,408 in 2019-2020 — and I was one of those who jumped ship.

After qualifying in 2000, I spent 14 years working in the NHS. But six years ago, I’d had enough. I was seeing more and more patients and getting more and more stressed.

Although the public may think we all want to move to the private sector to make money, this isn’t the main reason why most are going. Yes, it is harder to make a good living in the NHS. But for most, the key concern is that you rarely get the chance to do a good job.

The failings began in 2006 with the imposition of the targets-based payments system.

This meant dentists began to be paid per course of treatment — so if a patient needed four fillings or six teeth pulling, the dentist would receive a single payment, as if they had done just one procedure.

In many cases, such as root canal work, which can take between one and two hours, the dentist may be left out of pocket after paying for equipment, nurses, surgery space and overheads.

Dentists were also given targets of ‘units of activity’ to achieve. This means you have to undertake a certain number of treatments each year. If you don’t reach the target, you have to refund the Government the difference.

So it doesn’t matter how many patients I may have seen, or how many procedures I carried out. It was only completed courses of treatment that accrued points.

As a result, I was seeing up to 40 patients each day. By contrast, in private practice I may see between 15 and 20 people on a busy day. It felt like a production line, if I’m honest.

For those still in the NHS, Covid has made things worse because of all the extra costs involved with clinical hygiene and ‘fallow time’ between patients to allow for cleaning and air conditioning.

Even before this, NHS work could be upsetting. I remember one pensioner who needed new dentures but didn’t qualify for NHS treatment. Pensioners don’t get free dentistry and his income was slightly above the very low threshold.

He ended up spending his Winter Fuel Payment to get the dentures privately. I felt really bad for him but there was nothing I could do. The charges are set up by central government.

I know from colleagues in the NHS that this kind of thing still goes on. Patients can’t afford £282.80 to have a crown so they opt for a tooth extraction instead, which costs £65.20. It’s not right.

Children who in the past would have been given orthodontic treatment on the NHS to straighten their wonky teeth may not qualify under the new, stricter, points-based system. Unless a child scores above a three on the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need, they won’t be eligible — and even if they are, they may have to wait two to three years for treatment.

Many parents don’t have thousands of pounds set aside for this, so their children go untreated. Yet your smile is one of the first things people see and it can really affect your self-confidence.

We shouldn’t be treating NHS dentistry as a Cinderella service — it’s a vital part of healthcare. Dental health can affect far more than your mouth — gum disease, for example, is linked to heart disease and other inflammatory issues.

Successive governments have starved NHS dentists of funds. They only allot money for 52 per cent of the population anyway, as they bank on the rest going private or not bothering to get treatment at all. It is the only part of the NHS operating on a lower budget than it was a decade ago.

If we made it a rewarding profession in which dentists were free to give patients the time and treatment they needed, we might just — just — be able to turn the tide. But my fear is that things will get worse before they get better.

n Paul Woodhouse is a dentist at the Grange Dental Practice in Norton, in the North East of England

 

Did you know?

These are two articles in the press about different aspects of the dental crisis in the UK. Both are shocking but the easy solution is to join us at Bollywoodsmilz to solve both of these issues.

Soldiers’ desire for ‘unnaturally’ sparkly white teeth causing problems for army dentists.

The Telegraph understands that there has been an increased number of military personnel asking about teeth whitening as a treatment option “because it is becoming more mainstream”.  

A defence insider added that “some personnel have also enquired as to whether potential treatment would be covered under Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC)”.

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“Dental bleaching is regulated by UK law and it is illegal for dentists to use bleaching agents containing stronger than six percent hydrogen peroxide.”

As part of the DPHC troops will only be treated where tooth discolouration has been caused by trauma infection or developmental defects.

It will not be done when there is no clinical need or when the staining has been caused by poor levels of oral hygiene or smoking. 

The Defence source added Major Harper’s piece was “also about educating them that should they wish to pursue this outside of the military, they do so with a registered dentist rather than products from the internet”.

They added that it “was to address the rise in interest amongst personnel which is a reflection of the growing trend more widely”.

A recent survey showed almost a quarter of a million online inquiries for teeth whitening are made every year from people in London.  

The poll for expressdentist.com said people from Birmingham are the second most likely to get their teeth whitened, making 34,000 inquiries to do so a year.

Bristol, Manchester and Liverpool came joint third with 19,200 inquiries a year.

The ‘twin crisis’ of affordability and access hitting NHS dental patients

The NHS is facing a “twin crisis” of affordability and access, a watchdog has said.

Here are some of the issues highlighted to Healthwatch England and shared with the PA news agency.

– People are waiting for “years” to get NHS dental care

Someone who works at a dental practice in Cornwall said: “I work for a mixed NHS and private dental practice.

“We have in excess of 8,000 patients and only two dentists, the waiting list for NHS dentist is years and we have so many enquiries every day and unable to help.

“The emergency dental helpline do not offer patients without a dentist the care they need – it really needs to be looked at.”

– Delays are causing serious problems

One patient told Healthwatch Suffolk: “I have been trying to get a dentist for three years, last week I ended up in hospital for three days because I had severe pain and could not find a dentist for emergencies or otherwise to fix my teeth.

“I ended up taking too many paracetamol and had to go to A&E on the advice of NHS111.

“I ended up on a drip for 36 hours and have finally come home.

“I still do not have a dentist and I am still in pain.”

 

Jumping through the hoops.

From NHS apps to PCR tests: A day-by-day checklist of what you need to do before you travel

 

Congratulations. You’ve finally done it. You’ve just clicked ‘book’ for your holiday in the not-too-distant future. Or perhaps you have a rescheduled holiday booking, which is miraculously looking hopeful to go ahead. Either way, you’re going away. You deserve it.

Savvier travellers will be heading to one of the few ‘open’ green-listed countries such as Iceland, Portugal or our favourite overseas territory (Gibraltar, as if you needed confirmation) – the only destinations you can get to, and return from, without quarantine in the UK or major hassle on arrival.

 

Travellers happier to suck up the UK quarantine on return (and ignore the most recent Government words of warning) might, however, be off to an ‘amber listed destination with minimal hassle on arrival – like a Greek island.

Wherever you’re going, unlike the heady pre-pandemic days of yore, this is not your cue to sit on your hands and daydream about cocktails on the beach / by the geyser / with the macaques. This is the moment to get organised.

Holidaying in this post-lockdown world of ours requires significant forward planning to make sure your trip is as hassle-free as possible. The countdown begins 14 days before you go…

14 days before travel

Check the rules (all destinations)

There’s no point checking the rules much further in advance than this (other than at the moment of booking, of course) because things can change on a day-by-day basis. Things you’ll want to look out for are:

  • Do you need to take a PCR test before travel (for most destinations, this is currently the case)?
  • Do you need to take a test on arrival?
  • Does your destination accept the NHS App as proof of vaccination, to sidestep the need to take PCR tests?
  • What documentation do you need to present on arrival, and how long before travel do you need to organise this?  you can go straight to the source and check the FCDO country advice page for your destination, where the ‘Coronavirus’ and ‘Entry Requirements’ sections will fill you in on everything you need to know.

10 days before travel

Organise your pre-departure PCR test (if required by destination)

A large number of countries are requesting a PCR test for arrivals, taken no earlier than 72 hours before departure, although in the not-too-distant future it is likely that Europe and other destinations will accept a vaccine passport in lieu of PCR tests for vaccinated arrivals (for British citizens, in the way of the NHS app) – Iceland already does this.

For the time being, you will probably need to have a test done. To do this, you must book a private PCR test; the NHS testing service cannot be used for travel.

There are two viable options: ordering a home test kit or booking an appointment at a clinic or drive-through test centre. Or a third, very exclusive option of getting a doctor to come to your home and administer a test, at a significant cost.

Most home kits will arrive within 24 hours and should be sent back the same day as you take your sample. The sample will then be analysed in a lab and you should receive your results within 48 hours – various companies have different guarantees, but these days many have much quicker turnarounds, sometimes same-day.

Test providers are expecting a surge in custom when travel opens up, so if you need a test for your destination, it’s worth booking in good time ahead of the trip. Ten days is a sensible time frame – the testing company will likely ask for your date of departure, to time the arrival of your kit if you’re taking it at home.

Destinations typically require tests to have been taken within a specific time frame of your arrival (usually 72 hours), so bear this in mind when organising your test. The UK Government doesn’t have a list of companies offering pre-holiday testing, but all of the companies on the list of Government’s approved PCR clinics offering post-trip PCR testing will offer this service.

Seven days before travel

Double-check the rules (all destinations)

Boring, I know. But now is the time to go back through the steps you did 14 days before travel. Rules may have changed in the last week regarding test requirements, quarantine, vaccination certificates, or traffic light status of your destination. With seven days to go, you still have plenty of time to sort everything out.

Three days before travel

Take your PCR test (if required by destination)

If you have an ‘ at home’ PCR test, take your swabs first thing in the morning and return to the laboratory to ensure you have your results before you travel. If you are going into a clinic, organize this as early as possible to ensure no delays in getting your results.

Organise your test to be taken before flight home (all destinations)

Anyone returning to the UK, even those who are fully vaccinated, and even those who are returning from a ‘green list’ country, must take a test 72 hours before your flight travelling back to the UK departs. If you want to be crystal-clear on the rules, you can watch this Youtube video posted by the Department for Transport.

You must have evidence of your negative PCR, antigen or rapid flow test, whether printed out or in email or text format, to present at your departure airport. Note that do-it-yourself lateral flow tests will not count – you need a certificate from a clinic. 

There is a chance your flight or holiday company will offer this at a discount or for free, in which case, get in touch with them at this point. If not, it is worth getting in touch with testing companies at your destination now, to make sure you can get into the clinic closest to your accommodation. And nobody wants to be sorting out boring logistics like this while on the beach. 

You can book your test either by email, an online booking portal, or on the phone. The FCDO gives information on accredited testing facilities in each country. For Portugal, for example, the FCDO links to this page.

While contacting your testing facility, double-check that they will supply you with the documentation you require. There are strict guidelines on what information the certificate should include, which you can find here. Also, check their payment methods and what credit cards they accept. 

 

Organise your tests to be taken on arrival back in the UK (all destinations)

You will need to take at least one PCR test, regardless of whether you are returning from a green or amber destination. For red list arrivals, it’s a different matter entirely as you’ll be heading to a quarantine hotel.

Green list arrivals (you can see the full list of green countries, here) must take one PCR test on or before Day 2 of arriving back in the UK. You do not need to go into quarantine while you wait for your results. The Government has a list of accredited PCR test clinics, here, although it is also worth checking with your flight or holiday company to see if they have any discounts on tests after arrival home.

Amber list arrivals (you can see the full list of amber countries, here) must take a test on or before Day 2 of arriving back in the UK, and then on or after Day 8. You will need to quarantine for 10 days. The Government has a list of accredited PCR clinics, here, but – again – it’s worth checking to see if your flight company offers any discounts on these.

If you opt to ‘Test to Release’, you will need to book an additional test on Day 5 of arrival back in the UK – at your expense. You will still need to take tests on Days 2 and 8 after arrival back in the UK  but will be able to exit quarantine as soon as you have received a negative result from your Day 5 test. More information on Test to Release can be found here.

Be sure to take a note of all booking reference numbers, as you will need these when filling out your Passenger Locator Form prior to return back to the UK (see below)

One to two days before travel

Sort out your final bits of admin (all destinations)

You should now have your negative PCR test result if required. Some destinations will require you to upload proof of your negative Covid result to a portal (such as in Madeira). Others will require you to simply print out your results – either way, it’s worth printing a couple of copies of your negative result form, just in case.

Check there are no other documents you need to fill in, on the FCDO ‘Entry Requirements’ page for your destination. For Greece, for example, you must fill in a Passenger Locator Form no later than 24 hours before you travel.

If your destination accepts vaccine certificates, double-check the NHS App is showing your full vaccination status. You might need to show this on arrival.

Travel day

Take all your documents to the airport (all destinations)

By now you’ll have the tests completed, you will have filled out any pre-travel passenger locator forms, and your bags will be packed. The most cautious travellers (including the writer of this article) will print everything off, just in case your phone dies or technology lets you down in an unexpected way. Whatever you do, make sure the forms are in your hand luggage, not your checked luggage.

Take a test on arrival (some destinations)

For most destinations, this will require no prior organisation and you will be given a test on arrival, though it’s worth double-checking on the relevant FCDO page to make sure.

In some destinations, you may need to go into quarantine and wait for your result (like in Iceland). Although if you are fully vaccinated, some destinations will let you off the hook (again, Iceland). You will already know the rules inside out, of course, having done your research in the week prior to travel.

Participate in any necessary passenger tracing technology or questionnaires

Some countries will require, or encourage, you to sign up for a tracking app. In Iceland, for example, you will be asked to sign up for the Raknig C-19 app on arrival. Make sure your phone is fully charged and has sufficient battery on arrival at your destination in case anything like this is required. Other destinations might ask you to fill in a passenger questionnaire on arrival, detailing your accommodation and return flight information.

Three days before the flight home

Take a test

Remember that test you organised? It’s time to head to that clinic (whether organised independently or via your holiday or flight company). Swab up the nose, and maybe down the throat (hopefully not in that order), then sit back and wait for your negative result within the next 48 hours. This will be a PCR, antigen or rapid flow test as per UK government guidelines.

One to two days before the flight home

Now is the time to fill in your Passenger Locator Form for the UK. You’ll need:

  • your passport details or the travel document you’ll use when you arrive at the UK border
  • your travel details, including times and dates
  • the address where you will stay in the UK (if applicable)
  • booking reference numbers for any COVID-19 tests you must take after arriving in the UK
  • the invoice number for your quarantine hotel booking if you need one

You can do this, here. It is not necessary to print this out – a digital copy will suffice – but if you have access to a printer there’s no harm in doing so. Crucially, you will need the booking references for your tests on arrival back to the UK, so be sure to have these to hand. If anywhere, this form will be checked on arrival in the UK.

Two days after arriving home

For clarity, the day you arrive back is Day 0. So if you land on a Monday, Wednesday is Day 2.

If you are coming in from a green-list country, take a PCR test on or before Day 2. If negative, you can continue to walk free. If positive, you must quarantine for ten days according to Government guidelines.

If you are coming in from an amber-list country, take your PCR test on or before Day 2. If negative, you must remain in quarantine. If positive, you must quarantine for ten days from this date.

Five days after arriving home

For clarity, the day you arrive back is Day 0, so if you land on a Monday, Saturday is Day 5.

If you have returned from an amber destination and have organised a Test to Release PCR test, you can take it today. You will still need to take a final test on Day 8 (see below). If your Test to Release test comes back negative, however, you are free to exit quarantine. If you test positive, you must quarantine for ten days from this point.

Eight days after arriving home

For clarity, the day you arrive back is Day 0, so if you land on a Monday, the following Tuesday is Day 8.

Amber arrivals must take their final test. Once the negative result is in, after Day 10 you can exit quarantine. If positive, you must quarantine for ten days from this point.

2022

It is now May 2021 and Covid is still raging throughout the world, we will get through this and these blogs are designed to give you all the information concerning travelling for dental treatment abroad. Our members will be first to gain select info on when to book and when it is likely to be possible to start our dental tours again. Rest assured they will and we are on a mission to help everyone in the UK and beyond, to be able to access immediate dental work carried out by two Professors, three surgeons,  anaesthetists and nurses in a new state of art clinic offering cosmetic and implant dentistry to international patients.

Bollywoodsmilz

Hi. My name is David H. Campbell and I am the founder of the famous  BollywoodSmilz.

The origins and inspiration behind the concept of “Bollywood smilz” is a long story but I will endeavour to recount it in summary here.

I am an Entrepreneur with a background in Hospitality, Hotel management, relief management,customer service and healthcare. I have also travelled the world and experienced many cultures and climates.

I discovered Pondicherry by accident on one of my excursions to India, it is not generally known to the British, it being a French Union Territory on the south east coast, the Riviera of India on the Bay of Bengal. Most British who holiday in India go to Goa or Kerala on the West coast.

During one sojourn in “Pondy” as it is affectionately known locally, I had the misfortune to break two of my teeth biting on a toffee bar,(There was me thinking I was still a boy with a yummy treat. ha-ha. So….I was forced to urgently find a dentist to fix my problem.

You cannot imagine my relief when I found Dr. Sri Balaji. He was smiling, very courteous and extremely efficient and proficient, but the best part, besides absolutely no pain or discomfort during my treatment, was the PRICE!

One option I considered when I broke my teeth was to fly back to the UK and face a bill of a couple of thousand pounds if not more! So I got to thinking about providing a service that could offer the British public and beyond, fed up with being charged astronomical fees by dentists in the UK and even Europe, the opportunity to experience a holiday of a lifetime and return home with a Bollywood smile, all for the price of 1 implant in the UK.

Over the years, I have stayed in Pondicherry, yes I kept coming back, I have been involved in various projects, schemes, and abodes mostly as a means of trying to stay here at least for a part of each year and at that particular time I was renting a house converted into two apartments which I was looking at trying to convert into a guest house for westerners. My idea was a sort of Eco Villa type of appeal. Sadly that didn’t materialize due to restrictive rules but then due to what I am about to disclose, the concept of “villa smile” came up, a serviced apartment agency for a dental tourism clientele. But due to the same restrictions that stopped EcoVilla, the idea of personally providing accommodation became too bureaucratic and rule laden so “Bollywood Smiles was conceived whereas we act as a guide and agent as one who has walked the talk, facilitators who will smooth the way to an extremely happy ending for everyone, We hope!

At the moment, India and Bollywood are being hugely promoted in the UK and with the exchange rates between the pound and euro making European holidays impossibly expensive so people are now looking at India as an alternative holiday destination and take my word, you will be filled with awe, wonder and excitement.

Up until now most people who have looked at India and indeed have made it their holiday destination have usually gone to Goa or Kerala which to be honest has gained a reputation as a hippy filled drug, sex and dangerous place to be. Pondicherry is the very antithesis to Goa, being focussed on yoga and spirituality mostly with Sri Aurobindo’s ashram and Auroville on the doorstep.

With the advent of films like “Slum dog Millionaire and more recently “The best exotic marigold hotel” both based in India have opened up the rest of India so come and try a very different experience in……….

                       Priceless; Peaceful; Pukka; Perfect; Pondicherry

in fact also just recently,the BBC series the real exotic marigold hotel where Duncan Ballantyne and cast actually were based in Pondicherry and have already come back on a personal level not filming. 

what we can offer as a Dental Tourism Facilitation Company is for the same price as 1 implant in the UK currently around £2500, a complete package to include Return flights, Comprehensive “Travel for treatment” Insurance, Transfers, Hotel & Complimentary Breakfast, and treatment.

Yes! Our deal is the best offer online and we only recommend personally tried and tested services and provision.

Okay, so there you have it, the inspiration behind the concept, the story behind the idea.

Why should us British and most Europeans have to pay through the roof for a healthy mouth and wonderful smile?

The answer is don’t be fooled or exploited by the UK’s dentists, NHS or Private, they are overcharging you!

Get this deal of the century and the best offer online NOW!!

From Only £1999. all inclusive*.

Accompanying partner, companion, friend, or spouse.**Just pay the flight and a small admin charge of £99 then have the holiday of a lifetime whilst being able to support your loved one after their surgery.

Costs of Dentistry in the UK…..

I felt like I had been hit by a bus when my dentist casually told me that a tooth needed root canal treatment and a new crown – at a heart-stopping cost of nearly £1,200. And I am an NHS patient.

With another 23 pearly choppers to look after, how much should you spend on one tooth when charges are this high? The prospect of dental bills running into tens of thousands of pounds has started to fill me with terror. An older friend has just been quoted £25,000 for various treatments including implants, a modern alternative to dentures.

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