Guest: Paul McTaggart, Dental Departures
The rising costs of dental care preventing family members from obtaining the treatment they needed inspired Paul McTaggart to establish Dental Departures – an online company that hooks up global dental providers with patients.
Surprised his new wife had not been to a dentist in years because a chef’s salary couldn’t afford it was the motivation for McTaggart to explore inexpensive dental care on the internet. He found a lack of affordable dental care was not just a problem in the US, but in Europe, Australia and New Zealand too.
The results also pointed to savings of around 70% in countries including Mexico, Thailand and Hungary – but with scant authoritative information about the quality. With his wife and young family, McTaggart set about finding out, moving to Mexico and then Thailand. Coupled with his background in technology, Dental Departures was born.