In a reversal of the usual trend of Australians travelling overseas to seek out aesthetic tourism, we are now seeing a small trickle of tourists seeking pain free dental services in this country. We, quite rightly, have a standard of dental care not available in many less developed nations around the globe. Our dental services are not cheap by any means, but they are sophisticated and world’s best practice. When you sit in the chair at one of our modern dental clinics, you are in sensitive and assured hands. Pain management and alleviation is all part and parcel of our dental care. Pain free is not, in any way, an exaggeration or a big call, when you visit an Australian dentist.
Aesthetic Tourism: Customers Travelling for Pain Free Services
Some say, that you can now sleep at the dentist, whilst your dentist works his whiter than white magic on your teeth. Tourists, who can afford, this level of sophisticated dental care, are able to fly in and holiday, and get their teeth taken care of at the same time. Wealthy potentates and their extended families are, obviously, taking advantage of top class Australian dental facilities. The smiling face of inequality has a bright white aura, brought to you by dentistry that you can pay for if you can afford it.
The world is not a fair place, which is why we tell our children to study hard and get ahead of the pack. Even, in Australia, the land of Medicare, dental care is not covered by this subsidised government insurance . It seems that teeth are not considered to be a part of our bodies. They exist in a parallel universe, which accepts only cold hard cash amid the whining of a high-speed drill. Spitting fragments of teeth whistle past your bared gums, whilst a dental hygiene nurse mops the dribble beneath your lip.
Aesthetic tourism: Customers travelling for pain free services can afford them. They are primarily concerned with the aesthetic properties of themselves and family. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, especially when staring into a mirror. Life itself is, rather more, pain free, when you can afford it to be. Luke’s message about Jesus and the Good Samaritan has never really cut through with most Christians. All those boat people refugees are wondering at the Australian conception of ‘who is my neighbour?’ The Aussies answer, in unison, ‘one who can afford to be my neighbour.’