Moving to a brand new city is exciting! Take it from me, a first-hand expat ? But it comes with it’s own handful of risks as well of course. Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere unfortunately – so you’ve got to be at least partially prepared.

We all know how fast a slight toothache can become a searing pain that leaves us unable to eat or talk. It sucks. If you’re an expat like me, you probably have some sort of coverage through your workplace. Coverage that provides clean, fast, easy dental checkups. Unfortunately however, not much more. :/

Through your traditional, large-scale insurance coverage centers, be prepared to pay tens of thousands of forints for any procedure that is more than a basic cleaning. And your treatment will basically be business-as-usual.

So that’s why I’m encouraging you to be prepared: while your basic insurance plan is more than enough for your six-month dental cleanings, you may want more when it comes to a complicated or lengthy dental procedure.

What do I mean by more? Finding quality care that meets your standards as an expat can be tricky.

First and foremost, you’ll want a first-hand recommendation. Then, you’ll want to make sure that all dental care can be provided and communicated in English. The dental clinic itself must be clean, modern and assuring. You’ll want to be sure you’re working with dental professionals and dentists who are dedicated to their craft, established in the field, and will prioritize your comfort every step of the way.

Well, at a locally-based, premium dental clinic like Smile & Teeth we are specialized in accommodating expat dental care. Read any of our personal reviews here. We make sure to provide English-language communications at every step of the way, from the first phone call to your consultation to follow-ups.

Our dental clinic, located in the heart of Buda and easily accessed with the number 5 bus is a locally-based, modern office. The Smile & Teeth clinic was fully renovated with patients’ comfort and premium care in mind.

Our team of dental professionals has been in the business for over 3 decades and has worked in and established multiple clinics throughout Budapest. But most importantly, given our small, local, tight-knit team, we prioritize your health, care and comfort above all else. And all at the same price, if not less, of those massive insurer-clinic webs.


Katica Katrina Hier, Expat from the USA living in Budapest