Westcoast International Dental Clinic

An ISO standardized international dental clinic equipped with the latest technology. The three clinics offer the highest standard of dentistry including orthodontics, cosmetic and dental implants with a focus on making each patient’s experience anxiety and pain free.


A Renegade of Dentistry at Elite Dental Vietnam


Dr. Tan Hung Lam is principal dentist at Elite Dental Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. Already as a child, he felt a vocation for dentistry and has been striving to improve oral health in Vietnam ever since. This is his story.

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Life and Goals

When I was a boy, my grandmother had removable dentures. As I grew up, I always noticed how she struggled with eating and had to cover her mouth when she laughed. These lasting impressions sparked my interest in dentistry, which led me down the path of stem cell tissue research.

I had an idea, that maybe, just maybe, I could figure out how to grow teeth back. And although scientists have not reached this milestone yet, much research is currently underway.

Meanwhile, when I first discovered the existence of implants, I strove to learn everything I could about them, and it became the primary focus of my work. I am passionate about dental implants and I really hope to implement this method throughout Vietnam and, further, across the globe.

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A confident smile can change people’s lives, and I have seen this procedure instantly bring joy to clients from across the world. This pushes me to dedicate more time to my craft. In my opinion, dental implants truly are an artform of their own that can rejuvenate anyone’s smile.

An International Education

Dedicated to innovation and dentistry, I have worked to stay one step ahead by embracing the industry’s most modern techniques.

My education in the field has been a unique journey that has taken me around the world while treating thousands of people, as well as providing me with a warm sense of accomplishment which serves as continual inspiration to continue my work.

I obtained my D.D.S (Doctor of Dental Surgery), and graduated at the top of my class at the HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmaceuticals. Soon after, a desire for further specialised training brought me to France where I received a PhD for implants and restoration. Upon completion of the course, I was delighted to add a Diploma of International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) to my wall, as well as a DU in Prosthodontics.

In 2015, I was made a fellow by nomination of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). This has been not only a great source of pride for me personally, but also a significant motivator as I could see that my passion and dedication in the field had gained international recognition.

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In collaborative ProArch/All-on-Four research with Professor Michel Dard from New York University, I am close to publishing a scientific essay about my studies on the All-on-Four implant process.

Out in the World

Already enjoying a happy life with a lasting and fruitful career, I have also been the recipient of numerous, exciting awards from the international dental community. In 2011, I came first in a research-based tissue engineering competition held the by the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in Singapore. That was quite a productive year, as I also attended and presented an analysis based on clinical implant cases at Hamburg, Germany’s International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

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Over the years, I have been a renegade of dentistry in Vietnam, and have not been shy in sharing my knowledge with others.

Contact information:

57A Tran Quoc Thao, District 3 | +84 08 3933 3737 | inquiry@elitedental.com.vn | e.elitedental.com.vn

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Lan Anh Dental Clinic


"Operated since 1980, Lan Anh dental clinic offers you many years of experience and expertise in the area of porcelain prostheses and implants with advanced technology.

At Lan Anh Dental Clinic, we believe: Our customers' interests are our top priority.
Therefore, we focus on:

+ Building a team of professional dentists, who undertake continual advanced training in Europe, the USA, Australia and Korea
+ Investing in high-technology dental equipment, world-class sterilizing systems and digital panoramic X-ray systems.
+ Having the advantage of being the only dental clinic in Vietnam with its own laboratory, which has 2 systems of the first class Sirona's CAD/CAM (computer added design/ computer aided manufacturing) for the production of ceramic restorations at the office.

Therefore, being diagnosed and receiving dental treatment at Lan Anh Dental Clinic is safe, customer-focused and accurate.
Rest assured that you are receiving the highest quality dental care at our clinic."

Starlight Dental Clinic


Starlight dental clinic was established in 1996. Our commitment is to provide you the highest standard of personalized dental care with a gentle, efficient and professional manner Our office has a warm and friendly atmosphere that puts our patients at ease. We trust you will find the atmosphere calming, the staff friendly, and will appreciate our dental services.

We employ highly-qualified dental professionals and utilize leading-edge technologies. We listen carefully to our patients. Working together, you and our dentists can choose the treatment options that best meet your needs. Starlight Dental Clinic provide full range of dental treatment including general dentistry, veneers, crowns & bridges, tooth whitening.

We specialize in Aesthetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dental Whitening & Orthodontics. Customer confidence and satisfaction are our priority concern. This is why we treat our customers as if they are one of our family members. We are here to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Please do not hesitate to ask us questions anytime!" Starlight Dental Clinic has been recognised as one of the leading practices in Asia and has been awarded for “Excellence in Dentsistry” by the Vietnam Economics Time.


Dental Tourism in Vietnam: Taking On Asia


One-hundred-thousand foreign dental tourists, nearly US$150 million of revenue per year – and rising. There’s no denying it: dental tourism is what you would have to call a trend in Vietnam. However, considering the 10 million international visitors the country welcomed in 2016, and the much more impressive numbers of its world-leading neighbour Thailand earning a staggering US$5 billion from medical tourism each year, one thing is for sure: there’s room to grow.

Especially knowing that Vietnam has strong arguments for travellers to choose the country over its competitors: skilled doctors, the latest technology and, most importantly, as Dr. Quynh Nhu Do from Elite Dental Group states, “the cost for dental treatments is about 20 to 30 percent cheaper than in Thailand.”

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Not to mention Western countries... Hence the massive influx from nearby nations such as Australia and New Zealand, Dr. Nhu explains. You catch a direct flight, get your teeth done, save more than half of the typical cost, “and with the rest of the money you travel around Vietnam.”

One might wonder how dentistry manages to be so cheap here. For once, lagging behind is actually an asset. Thailand got dental tourism going decades ago. Its main attraction back then? The low cost. Soon the customers came, whole clinics decided to cater to foreigners and the prices saw a strong rise. In Vietnam this hasn’t happened yet. “That helps us to be competitive,” Dr. Nhu adds.

Critical Voices

However, not everybody embraces this development. Notably, foreign dentists warn their patients against going to “low-cost countries” for their dental treatment. It goes without saying: this judgment is biased.

Dr Adrian Sinanan from Starlight Dental has worked in the UK and Australia. He knows those prejudices all too well. “When it comes to healthcare, negative feelings go around like a wildfire. If a country gets a bad reputation, it’s all over.”

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Hence what a dental tourism destination needs is an impeccable reputation as a centre of excellence. “That’s what Thailand made its name on. Malaysia has it for medical procedures. And that’s what Vietnam needs to consolidate,” Dr Sinanan says. Collaboration is the way to go, not competition: making sure clinics in Vietnam reach the highest standards across the board and work together with dentists abroad to ensure efficient aftercare. Credibility is key.

Getting Vietnam Google-Ready

In this spirit, more and more clinics are pushing to create an association in a joint effort to set common standards and promote Vietnam as a dental tourism destination. In Dr Sinanan’s eyes, one major goal is: “When people search for ‘Dental Tourism Asia’ online, Vietnam should come first in the Google listing.” Simply put, when people think dental tourism, Vietnam should be the first country to come to mind.

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But regardless of all efforts to spread the word, he points out what it really comes down to: “At the end of the day, all you want is provide the best possible service to domestic and international patients and if people happen to come to your clinic from far, that is great news. Whether it’s called dental tourism – or just good dentistry.”

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Far East Dental Surgery


Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Far East Dental has built an outstanding reputation with local and international patients alike. We offer the latest in dental technologies and exceptional patient care. We’re delighted that our patients often compliment us on our friendly, helpful and thoroughly professional staff. How can we help? Our convenient, calm and pleasant environment provides a wide variety of services, including: • Laser dentistry • Digital radiography • Digital dental imaging • Dental microscopy • Sleep apnoea diagnosis and treatment • Aesthetic procedures (eg veneers and restoration). Where necessary, we have successfully integrated dental implants into our treatment plans achieving both functional and aesthetic goals for our patients. The results are impressive and most importantly, our patients could not be happier. Top quality staff Dr. Phan Hung Quoc heads the team at Far East Dental. With his extensive USA training and experience, Dr Quoc ensures that our clinic maintains the highest international standards in all areas of dental practice, from techniques and equipment to care and support. Our highly trained experts are skilled in preventative dentistry, diagnosis, treatment and restoration, so we are able to offer the exact help and support you need, no matter what your dental problem.

Address: 27 Nguyen Trung Truc District 1

Address: 27 Nguyen Trung Truc District 1