Richard Ragueneau, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2009-07-06

Testimonial

Dear Dr. Székely,
I just want to express my extreme gratitude for the fabulous job. Everyone at your office was so great.
I travelled from Vancouver to have my bridge done at Pasaret Dental Klinika. You exceeded my expectation, this is a five star clinic.


Christine Pichler, Steiermark

2009-07-05

Testimonial

Like most people I was afraid of the dentist. In Austria a visit to the dentist resembles a production line: it is impersonal and as a patient you feel at the mercy of the dentist. The Pasarét Dental Clinic is different: here I am the focus, they speak my language and they ask for my opinion.


Philip Pery, UK

2009-07-04

Testimonial

I wish to thank Dr. Csaba Székely at Pasaret Dental Clinic for all his care and hard work. I am very pleased with the treatment and it has worked beautifully. I have no problems . He and his colleagues were welcoming and reassuring at all times – so I did not worry and was relaxed. I will recommend Pasaret clinic to my friends. I want to thank the dental assistant and the receptionist as well who were friendly and very professional. Everyone was very helpful.
Philip Perry, UK


The Kuznetsov family from Moscow

2009-07-03

Testimonial

- highly proffesional level of the clinic was astonishing – I had gums mini-operations which saved 5 of the 8 teeth which were supposed to be extracted. Besdies, the same treatment would have lasted more than a year in Russia. I got the primary implants and will come back in 4 months – hoping to see this marvelous city again. The food prices are absolutely affordable – we bought everything fresh in the local market. The appartment was spacious, quiet, central – we truly enjoyed our 10 – day stay in Budapest.


Budapest: an Earthly Paradise? Dental Tourism in Hungary

2009-05-29

Diplomata magazin

With its early-20th-century middle-class ambiance, the clinic is located on the Buda side of Budapest. The highly skilled medical team, using the latest technology and dental methods ensure that patients will enjoy 21st century therapeutic standards. Maybe all of these combined is making a large number of foreign patients visit the Clinic, coming mainly from the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Russia. 82% of the total income come from international patients, out of which 50% are French. Shelley, a patient from Ireland writes: « What impressed me was – over and on top of the first-rate surgeons – the unbelievable patience Dr. Székely had with a difficult patient full of anxiety, like myself ».


Dental pain can be avoided

2007-12-03

The Budapest Times, Budapester Zeitung

For most people it remains a firmlyheld belief that a visit to the dentist is synonymous with pain. These days, however, this no longer has to be the case, Dr Csaba Székely, head of the Pasarét Dental Clinic, is not tired of stressing.

The personal experiences of patients from before the change of system or at the beginning of the `90s are primarily to blame for the surviving cliché, says Székély. « At that time modern pain relief methods were either not available or unaffordable for normal citizens, » says the dentist. Today, however, all the necessary methods are available to ensure that visits to the dentist are as pain-free as possible. For this reason Székely fails to understand why in Hungary there are still some dentists who allow their patients to suffer needlessly. « It´s not only unpleasant for the patient, it also makes the work of the dentist treating the patient more difficult, » he adds with a shake of the head.

At the Pasarét Dental Clinic pain relief does not begin with reaching for the anaesthetic. « Since pain often begins in the mind, or at least is exacerbated there, our first step is to provide patients with all the necessary information, » explains Székely. He takes the time to explain to every patient in detail the treatment needed including possible alternatives, and to answer the patient´s questions. « My aim is for the patient to be totally in the picture about what´s going to happen. The image of the doctor as a proverbial « god in a white coat », whom the patient has to put themselves at the mercy of without contradiction, is now totally outdated.We provide a service and are there to satisfy our customers, » says Székely.

During the consultation patients are also given exact information about the possible painful aspects of the treatment and are recommended appropriate ways of counteracting the pain. « We want to avoid our patients having painful surprises later, » says the dentist. In any case, it is entirely up to the patient to decide what level of anaesthesia they prefer. « The patient is not a helpless victim – they are a partner and assistant in clearing up their problem, » says the dentist, doing away with another widespread false belief. The methods for combating pain medicinally range from local anaesthetic to conscious sedation.

Conscious sedation is recommended to patients who need serious treatment or – often for reasons of time – want to get a number of smaller treatments out of the way during one session. Naturally, conscious sedation is also an ideal option for those patients who have a dread of dentists and who feel queasy even at the sound of drill. Conscious sedation takes this name because whilst the patient is fast asleep while under the anaesthetic, they are still responsive and can react to the verbal commands of the dentist. During the treatment, however, the patient experiences no pain and later will have no memory of the treatment.

Conscious sedation takes effect so quickly that after being administered, the patient just has time to ask the name of the drug, but will no longer catch the answer. That is also true of the treatment process. The patient comes to, when the dentist is putting the final touches to their work, and is gently applying the fillings in accordance with the sensations of the patient, which at this stage really doesn´t cause any pain. Afterwards the patient feels slightly woozy, but sufficiently clear-headed to call a taxi. At home the patient feels like having a rest in bed, but after a few hours is totally back to normal. Without even the slightest headache, it´s then possible to enjoy the thought of having finally got the muchdreaded treatment out of the way without too much unpleasantness.


Dental tourism at the Pasarét Dental Clinic Get a more beautiful smile on holiday

2007-06-18

The Budapest Times, Budapester Zeitung

Dental tourism has been flourishing in Hungary for years. Now, however, foreigners are no longer relying only on dentists in Sopron near the Austrian- Hungarian border. Increasingly they prefer to take a trip to the Hungarian capital, and combine pleasure with the practical. The Pasarét Dental Clinic in District II, in the former villa of famous Hungarian actor Pál Jávor, goes out of its way to help foreign patients by reserving rooms, providing free transport from the airport and organising recreational activities.And alongside this, the patients teeth are fixed.

« British patients, for example, can save around 70% if they have their crowns, bridges or implants done in Hungary. An implant in Great Britain costs on average EUR 3,500-5000 – with us you usually pay between EUR 871 and 1209, » explained Márta Szabados, marketing director of Pasarét Dental. The cost is one of the most important reasons why increasing numbers of Brits opt for treatment in Hungary. According to a report published by The Sunday Times, some 25,000 English patents prefer to see a dentist in Hungary, where they get cheaper but high-quality treatment for their money. The fact that they can also pay a visit to Budapest is a positive bonus with a visit to the dentist. Pasarét Dental Tours, which belongs tothe clinic, organises visits to the opera, city tours, wellness programmes and even trips to the Great Plain for guests, depending on their wishes. « When guests arrive in Budapest, we do not want them to have any worries. We pick them up with the « dental taxi » from the airport and take them to the hotel or the clinic, discuss with them their programme for the stay, and are available around the clock by telephone – even, for example, if they get lost, » said director Pál Osváth.


Patient-centred care

2007-06-18

The Budapest Times, Budapester Zeitung

The concept appears to be extremely popular, with growing numbers of patients from Germany, France and Italy taking advantage of the clinic`s offer. « Some 70% of our patients are now foreigners. Many of them already live in Hungary, but more and more patients are travelling to Budapest for treatment and spending a few pleasant days here, » said Csaba Székely, the owner of the dental clinic. Even Austrian patients who previously relied on Sopron near the Austrian-Hungarian border now prefer tocome to Budapest for dental treatment. Starting a year ago, Christine Pichler has travelled from Steiermark to Budapest to have her teeth fixed: « Like most people I was afraid of the dentist. In Austria a visit to the dentist resembles a production line: it`s impersonal and as a patient you feel at the mercy of the dentist. The Pasarét Dental Clinic is different: here I am the focus, they speak my language and they ask for my opinion. »
A further advantage is that all examinations are carried out in one place. This time Pichler wants to have her teeth cosmetically whitened. « And while I`m here, I can also pay a visit to the famous Budapest State Opera, » said the Austrian project consultant.


Le Journal Francophone de Budapest

2007-03-08

Le Journal Francophone de Budapest

CLINIQUE DENTAIRE PASARÉT – un plus beau sourire pour un meilleur prix

Depuis un an, un bâtiment ancien niché dans le quartier vert du 2e arrt. abrite la Clinique Dentaire de Pasarét. Trois dentistes parlant plusieurs langues, ainsi qu´ un dentiste spécialisé en chirurgie, soignent patients hongrois et étrangers (allemands, autrichiens, suisses, britanniques, américains, italiens et français). La Clinique Dentaire Pasarét propose les mêmes tarifs aux étrangers qu´aux locaux.

« Un client de Londres ne dois pas payer plus pour un implant qu´un patient hongrois. Pour nous c´est une simple question d´honnêteté.  » – dit le spécialiste en chirurgie dentale et en implantologie, docteur Csaba Székely qui dirige la Clinique Dentaire Pasarét. Pour le moment les étrangers représentent la moitié des clients, et leur nombre ne cesse d´augmenter. C´est le prix modeste qui motive la plupart des étrangers pour se déplacer à Budapest, dit-il, ajoutant que en Suisse par exemple le même traitement peut coûter quatre fois plus, et en Grande Bretagne un patient paie environ 70% de plus, sans compter qu´il attende plus longtemps pour avoir un rendez-vous.

« Les touristes ne viennent pas nous voir juste à cause des prix »- dit le docteur Székely. » La qualité de notre travail, qui est du niveau de l´Europe de l´Ouest, est plus importante à nos yeux.  » Ce n´est pas pour rien que, quatre fois par an, des sessions de formation ont lieu à la clinique pour que des dentistes hongrois puissent se mettre à la page sur l´état actuel des recherches et de la technologie dans le domaine des implants. « Nous offrons aussi ce niveau à nos patients qui l´évaluent à sa juste valeur, et nous recommandent autour d´eux »- affirme encore le docteur Székely. Si les clients n´entendent pas parler de nous par le bouche à oreille, alors c´est souvent suite à une recherche sur internet ou grâce à une agence de voyage spécialisée dans le tourisme dentaire. Apres un échange de quelques mails qui permettent de répondre aux questions les plus importantes, deux personnes de la Clinique Dentaire Pasarét s´occupent de la logistique du voyage, du logement et des soins du patient.  » Cela fait partie du service – dit le docteur Székely. Puis on examine l´état des dents du patient aux rayons X puis avec une radio numérique. Après on discute en détail des traitements nécessaires et des prix. « De plus en plus de patients nous contactent pour des raisons esthétiques, pas parce qu´ils ont mal ou ont eu un accident » – dit docteur Székely. La clinique propose des traitements dans tous les domaines de dentisterie, mais il y a une demande croissante pour les implants esthétiques, des couronnes, des ponts… et des dents plus blanches.

Après un traitement de cinq à sept jours les patients rentrent chez eux. Dans le cas des implants, le patient est suivi pendant un mois, puis au bout d´un an. De plus, le dentiste reste en contact avec les patients par téléphone, et si nécessaire, avec leur dentistes locaux aussi. Nous payons les traitements requis, si rarement certains problèmes émergent pendant la période de garantie – dit docteur Székely.


Pasarét Dental Clinic – A more beautiful smile at a fairer price

2006-05-18

The Budapest Times, Budapester Zeitung

A historic building in the green quarter of District II has been home to the Pasarét Dental Clinic for the last year. Three multilingual dentists and a specialist in dental surgery treat Hungarian patients and tourists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the USA and Italy. In contrast to most other practices of this kind locals and tourists pay the same prices at the Pasarét Dental Clinic.

“For us it is simply a question of fairness that a patient from London does not have to pay more for an implant than a Hungarian,” says Dr. Csaba Székely, specialist in dental surgery and implantology, who runs the Pasarét Dental Clinic. At the present time foreigners account for around half of the patients – and the numbers are rising. For most of them the low prices might be decisive in making a special trip to Budapest, he says, adding that in Switzerland for example the same treatment can cost four times as much and in the United Kingdom a patient pays around 70% more, and has to wait longer for an appointment.

“Tourists don’t come to us just because of the prices,” says Dr. Székely. “The quality of our work, which is of a West European standard, is more important to them.” It is not for nothing that training sessions are held four times a year in the clinic so that Hungarian dentists can be brought up to date with the current state of knowledge and technology in the area of implantology. “We also offer this level to our patients who value it and recommend us to others,” according to Dr. Székely. If patients don’t find the practice by word of mouth, then it is usually the result of a search on the Internet or through a travel agency specialising in dental tourism. Following detailed correspondence using email in which the most important questions are cleared up, two members of staff at Pasarét Dental Clinic take care of the travel arrangements, accommodation and the care of the patients. “That’s all part of the service,” says Dr. Székely.

A historic building in the green quarter of District II has been home to the Pasarét Dental Clinic for the last year. Three multilingual dentists and a specialist in dental surgery treat Hungarian patients and tourists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the USA and Italy. In contrast to most other practices of this kind locals and tourists pay the same prices at the Pasarét Dental Clinic.

“For us it is simply a question of fairness that a patient from London does not have to pay more for an implant than a Hungarian,” says Dr. Csaba Székely, specialist in dental surgery and implantology, who runs the Pasarét Dental Clinic. At the present time foreigners account for around half of the patients – and the numbers are rising. For most of them the low prices might be decisive in making a special trip to Budapest, he says, adding that in Switzerland for example the same treatment can cost four times as much and in the United Kingdom a patient pays around 70% more, and has to wait longer for an appointment.

“Tourists don’t come to us just because of the prices,” says Dr. Székely. “The quality of our work, which is of a West European standard, is more important to them.” It is not for nothing that training sessions are held four times a year in the clinic so that Hungarian dentists can be brought up to date with the current state of knowledge and technology in the area of implantology. “We also offer this level to our patients who value it and recommend us to others,” according to Dr. Székely. If patients don’t find the practice by word of mouth, then it is usually the result of a search on the Internet or through a travel agency specialising in dental tourism. Following detailed correspondence using email in which the most important questions are cleared up, two members of staff at Pasarét Dental Clinic take care of the travel arrangements, accommodation and the care of the patients. “That’s all part of the service,” says Dr. Székely.

Services available in the Pasarét Dental Clinic:

- stomatology and implantology

- parodontology

- aesthetic dentistry

- dental prostheses

- child dentistry