Dental Tourism: Procedures, Risks, and Cost of Dental Implant Abroad

Let’s cut to the chase. Getting a dental implant in Australia from a highly recommended dentist could cost an arm and a leg. Yeah, no kidding.

Yet dental implants seem to be all the rage for people with missing teeth or oral issues. Most have turned to “dental tourism,” a holiday, for economical dental treatments.

On the surface, it’s harmless—especially for your wallet. But are there any legal concerns or risks to be aware of?


Our guide focuses on dental tourism, its benefits, and what you should know before embarking on a dental holiday. Dig into this hub of information for more insight!

What is Dental Tourism & Do People Consider this Option?

Dental tourism simply means traveling for a dental procedure. The selling point is the allure of taking a trip and getting dental procedures cheaper than usual.

Why would anyone want to embark on a dental holiday?

Economic Benefits

Like we mentioned earlier, the main benefit is that it saves costs. Having a dental implant could put a financial strain on you.

And if your dental issues have been affecting your mental health, you are probably dying to find an alternative. Dental holidays come to the rescue in situations like that. It makes dental care accessible to a larger population.

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Best Practices When Starting A Bali Villas Rental Business

Whilst many people dream of owning and running their own business, only a tiny minority of them would ever consider doing so in another country, but that is exactly the opportunity that owning and renting one or more Bali villas offer. In its simplest terms, this business involves you owning or having a share in luxury villas in Bali and renting them out to holidaymakers, business travellers, and those wishing to live in Bali for prolonged periods.

Whilst we trust that seems like a relatively simple model, it is not without its pros and cons, and that means if you wish to consider starting such a business, there is a right way and a wrong way to proceed. We wish to focus on the right way to start a Bali villas business, so below we have outlined some tried and tested best practices.

Familiarise Yourself With Local Business Legislation And Regulations

Beyond studying the business models of owning and renting out Bali villas to satisfy yourself that is one you are keen to pursue, you need to be fully aware that you are going to be doing business in another country. As such the laws and regulations relating to owning and running businesses will differ from your home country. In particular, laws relating to foreign nationals owning a business and property will differ.

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What you Need to Do When Starting a Business in Bali


Many people make a living running their own business in Bali.  It is imperative to get all the business licenses you need and this can be facilitated by consulting a reputable Bali based law firm in that country. In regards to a professional digital agency you might want to opt for an Australian company for advice on web design and SEO. Unfortunately, good Bali based web designers are few and far between, but with professional help you can make sure your website is the best that it can be – and get a lot of business from it.

There are many wonderful opportunities to start up a business in Bali. It is important to do your research to find out not only the best business, but to ensure it is something that you will like doing. If you are a bit of a hermit, dealing with people constantly can be very draining, so you wouldn’t want to choose an accommodation business or even running a coffee shop, unless your staff could deal with the public and you can simply run the business in the background.

Your research will soon show that you need to have businesses licenses and the proper visa to stay in the country. These must all be seen to before you get any assets for your business, otherwise you will be considered an illegal business operator and may face steep fines or imprisonment. Even getting a local person to run the business for you is illegal unless you have the proper permits.

While this can take several weeks or a few months, it is essential to wait until it is all done properly. But once everything has been properly and legally set up, you can really get into organising your business, buying stock, finding a good location and hiring employees. You’ll also need to get a house or other accommodation to live in while you run your business.

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Tips for Your Exporting Business in Bali

So you have long had the dream to start a new life in Bali and found to support yourself you needed to start up a business. There are many businesses models to choose from and you may have decided to export some of the unique furniture and home wares on offer in Bali to Australia. Make sure you consult a professional digital agency to get advice on web design and SEO so your website design will be the best to attract customers.

You will also need to find a company you can trust for the wrapping, packing and shipping of such goods. Furniture especially can’t be simply placed in a box. It needs to be securely wrapped and packed into a shipping container. In fact there is a freight forwarding company in Denpasar that offers other services to people who wish to export goods from Bali.

They assist with…

  • Product sourcing
  • Shopping tours
  • Procurement and order management
  • Collection and wrapping
  • Freight forwarding

Anyone wishing to set up an export business in Bali would benefit from these skills, but you will also need to have contacts in Australia or other countries to send the goods to. It is advisable to get expressions of interest from furniture retailers or home ware stores before you leave Australia.

You could also go into partnership with someone in Australia who could start up a store over here to sell the goods you source in Bali. That would ensure a reliable outlet for all the goods you could find. You would have to decide on the pricing in Australia and get good prices for your freight costs so as to ensure a good profit.

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Tips for Starting a Sight Seeing Business in Bali

There are many people in Bali who are not locals, but are there to run some kind of business. They’ve put in the hard work of getting all the legal stuff done and may have even consulted a professional digital marketing agency to get advice on web design and SEO so their web designer has made an amazing website from which to advertising their product or services.

While there are many different kinds of businesses you can choose from in Bali, a sightseeing guide would be one of the easiest. Here are some tips to starting one up.

  • Get all the legal stuff out of the way before you even think of opening for business.
  • Choose one or several destinations that are a bit difficult to get to. Since there is no public transport in Bali, it should not be difficult to find places to take tourists.
  • Purchase air conditioned vehicle/s.
  • Take out insurance.
  • Set up bank accounts for your business.
  • Plan your routes and work out how much time it will take.
  • Decide if you are going to offer meals, snacks or detours along the way, or at least detour to a place where food can be purchased, especially if it’s a long trip.

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Bali-Based Businesses That Are Ripe For An Online Presence

Bali-Based Businesses That Are Ripe For An Online Presence

If you are an entrepreneur participating in the current Balinese economic boom, but don’t have a website presence yet, you’re missing out. Remember that to bring money into Bali, the rest of the world needs to find out about it, and the web is the great international communicator. Here’s a few example businesses which will really benefit from having their own website:

Travel and tours: According to market studies, online purchases now outnumber all other transactions when it comes to travel spending. People planning their vacation turn to the Internet first. If you’re offering package or themed tours, you’ll need a website showcasing all you have to offer, and also some links to travel agencies and other business partners to make it easy and seamless for your potential customers to purchase your services.

Villa rentals: Hotels are already on the web, but small business and even mom and pop villa rentals need to follow suit if they want to compete. When you’re selling a villa over a hotel room, you need to post photos of your luxurious and spacious accommodations, plus ad copy to describe all the fun your guests will have.

Agricultural exports: We’re thinking more Indonesia in general and things like “coffee beans” here – heard of kopi luwak? That’s the civet coffee they make in Sumatra, and you probably heard about it first on the Internet. If there’s anything amazing, intriguing, or just plain outstanding to say about your product (come on, think of something), blog it, post it, and spread the word through online social media.

Business agencies and consultants: We don’t have to tell the web developers or marketers to head for the Internet – they were born there – but businesses like employment agencies, consulting firms, and other secondary business services also benefit from a local online presence. With Indonesia’s economic boom in full swing currently, there’s no better time that to catch some of that opportunity. Remember, sometimes the person who makes the most money from the gold mine is the guy selling the shovels.

Entertainers: Dance troupes, bands, and live performers of every variety benefit from the online marketing boost, because travelers looking for some amusements don’t really know where else to look. Especially if your thing is music, bands and performing artists swear by an online presence as the way to build their audience – one viral YouTube video can make you world-famous.

Setting up a web presence with a great website design is easier than ever in the 2000’s, since web hosting is so cheap you can practically have it free, and setup packages are made to drop in and run. After that, it’s just a matter of building your content and getting it noticed in the right places.