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Medical Tourism Hits Milwaukee
Dr. Peter Badalamenti draws patient's to Milwaukee from across the US in need of TMJ treatment and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Now, a new take on medical tourism is unfolding here in the United States — in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to be precise where medical tourists travel to see Peter J. Badalamenti, DDS at the Badalamenti Center for Advanced Dentistry.
The reason for this is simple: Even in a country like ours, where expert dental care is easily available, Dr. Badalamenti stands above the crowd.
He is highly trained, holds a doctorate and continues to study at the nation’s most prestigious centers, including the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry (LVI-Global)
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Phillip Devore, DDS, is one of these. A cosmetic dentist and dental management consultant who has taught thousands of dentists himself, Dr. Devore is on the faculty of the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.
When he decided to have his bite readjusted and cosmetic work done on his mouth, Dr. Devore says, “There really was no question of who was going to do my case.”
He flew to Milwaukee to be cared for by Dr. Badalamenti.
“He’s very gifted, an amazing clinician who’s evolved a very complex but efficient system for doing this. For me, he was the obvious choice,” Dr. Devore says.
He goes on to note that the work on him “was efficiently completed in just a few visits.
As a bonus for being treated by Dr. Badalamenti in Milwaukee, medical tourists can, he says, “look forward to spending a few days in a wonderful city; a city they might otherwise never see. Milwaukee really is a gem that people know so very little about. The first thing that comes to mind is beer, cheese, Laverne and Shirley and Happy Days.
“But,” he adds, “we’re not what people think. Milwaukee is known as the ‘City of Festivals.’ because we’re so ethnically diverse and we celebrate that diversity. We have weekend festivals — Irish, German, Polish, Italian, African American — and there’s always something going on. Milwaukee is a big little city with a symphony, a world-class zoo and fine restaurants. We have whatever you have in a large city; only here it’s easy. Why, rush hour in Milwaukee only lasts 30 minutes or so. It’s a great place.”
“I want every patient who travels to Milwaukee to see me — and, of course, my patients who live here —to leave the city with a dazzling smile. And, on the way to the airport, I recommend that they stop for a Usinger’s Bratwurst, a taste of Milwaukee into which they can really sink their teeth. After they taste it, they will smile a truly beautiful smile.”