Planning a holiday in Greece? Here's what you need to know when it comes to emergency dental care

More than a million British holidaymakers travel to Greece every year, and the economic crisis is leaving many travellers nervous about how their trip could be affected.

Fortunately the healthcare services in the country are still operating, and our Supplementary Insurance cover, included in all main payment plans as standard*, will help protect you from any unexpected dental emergencies which could affect your trip. Denplan payment plans provide up to £460 for overseas emergency temporary treatment, so even when you’re away from home and can’t get to your registered dentist, we have you covered.

When it comes to finding a dental practice abroad, some dentists may not be listed in a directory or have their contact information online, especially on some of the smaller Greek islands. In this instance it’s important to take advantage of the local knowledge in order to find a dentist quickly – often hotel receptionists, holiday reps or locals will be able to provide you with information about the nearest dental clinic. Many guidebooks also include information about local dental care providers, so make sure you’re carrying the most recent edition.

In addition, our 24-Hour Worldwide Dental Emergency Helpline team are always on hand to offer advice and on the best course of action in the event of a dental emergency. They will also be able to let you know what treatment you are covered for, and advise you about reimbursement when you return to the UK. Just phone +44 1962 844 999 at any time and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

For more information and tips on dental emergencies and how they can be avoided, visit 

Published: July 27th, 2015

*As of 1st October 2018. Denplan Supplementary Insurance is no longer automatically included in our payment plans. For more details, read about our plans here

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Travelling to Greece this summer?

Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover, included in all main payment plans as standard, will help protect you from any unexpected dental emergencies.