Guide to Finding a Dentist on Koh Phangan

22 Mar 2022

There are numerous reasons to need a dentist while on Koh Phangan. For example, maybe it's time for your (or your children's) biannual dental cleaning and checkup; or you want to whiten your teeth; or you seek to straighten your smile; or, perhaps, you have a toothache or have another dental emergency. Whatever your case may be, there is a dentist on the island for you! 

Dentists In Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan attracts millions of visitors every year to its beautiful beaches. You may be one of the lucky ones here on vacation or for a more extended, undetermined period. If you are here on vacation, why not get some cosmetic dental work to go back home and surprise everyone with a perfect, brilliant smile? Or maybe you've been here so long that it's time for one of your biannual checkup and cleaning sessions again. Or perhaps you're someone who has suffered an unlucky accident or has an emergency dental problem that needs professional attention. Whoever you are and whatever your reason, there are three great dentists on the island and several more on our neighbouring island Koh Samui. These dental practices provide high-quality service with experienced specialists, so your mouth will be in good hands.

In Ban Tai

  • Dr Taeng Dental Home

Address: 36 Moo 1 Ban Tai, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280
Phone: 083 969 0754
Working Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Dr Taeng Dental Home offers cleaning, scaling, filling, oral surgery, root canal treatment, dental prosthesis, and tooth whitening. It is a dental esthetic and prevention practice located on the main road; you can't miss it.

In Thong Sala

  • Koh Phangan Dental Clinic

Address: Ko Pha-ngan Sub-district, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280
Phone: 091 459 6353
Working Hours:
Monday – Friday: 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM

At Koh Phangan Dental Clinic, you can brighten your smile in one visit with the Philips ZOOM! Teeth Whitening technology. Its other services include dental veneers, crown and bridges, dental implants and dentures.

  • The Teeth Dental Clinic

Address: Unnamed Road, Ko Pha-ngan Sub-district, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280
Phone: 098 710 6288
Working Hours:
Monday – Friday: Closed
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

The Teeth Dental Clinic provides general dentistry and orthodontics. Its dental team does an excellent cleaning job, the entire staff is amiable, and the services are affordable.  

Dentists In Koh Samui

If you find yourself on Koh Samui with a toothache, need cleaning or whitening, or something else, you're lucky. There are lots of dentist offices to choose from all across the island.

In Nathon Beach

  • Jai Dee Dental Clinic

Address: 175/2 Moo 3, Tumbon Ang Thong, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani, 84140
Phone: 077 420 355
Working Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

In Mae Nam Beach

  • Baan Luck Fun Dental Clinic (Maenam)

Address: 12/85 Moo 1, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84330
Phone: +66 77 332 088
Working Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

  • Coco Smile Dental Clinic

Address: HX9W+FXR, Tambon Mae Nam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84330
Phone: 099 095 5527
Working Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

  • Family Dental Care Clinic

Address: HX9W+Q6Q, Tambon Mae Nam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84330
Phone: 084 187 8768

  • Dental Design Clinic Koh Samui

Address: 11/7 Moo 1 Mae Nam Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84330
Phone: +66 61 249 0228
Working Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

In Bophut

  • Dental Joy Clinic

Address: 8/15 Moo 6, Tambon Bo Phut, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani, 84320, 84320
Phone: 077 960 165

  • Phaphong Dental Clinic

Address: Chumchon Chaweng Yai Soi 2 Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Phone: +66 77 447 519

  • Chaweng Dental Care

Address: Unnamed Road, Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Phone: +66 77 960 807

Chaweng dental care opened ten years ago with one purpose: to take care of Koh Samui citizens' and tourists' oral health for prevention and remedy of the diseases. Today, it is still providing excellent dental services and satisfying all its patient's needs.

  • D-smile Dentals Clinic

Address: 4169, Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Phone: 077 447 812
Mobile: 088 762 1590
Working Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

  • Samui Dental Home Clinic

Address: 115/41-42 Moo 6 Bophut Koh Samui Surat Thani 84320 Thailand
Phone: +66 77-426939
Mobile: +66 86-712-9898
Working Hours:
Monday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Samui Dental Home provides a full range of dental treatments and services, including:

  • Dental Diagnosis and GP
  • Preventive, Endodontic, Aesthetic, Periodontic, Prosthodontic, and Orthodontic Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Dental Implants

For your confidence and comfort, the board-certified dental specialists use modern equipment.

In Chaweng

  • Ban Rak Fun Clinic, Chaweng Beach Branch

Address: 100/22-23 Moo1, Tambon Bophut, Amphoe Kohsamui, Suratthani, 84320, 84320
Phone: 077 430 731

  • Beauty Smile Dental Clinic (Chaweng 1)

Address: 121/1 Moo3, Chaweng Beach Road, Tambon Bophut, Amphoe Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84320
Phone: 077 413 762

In Lamai Beach

  • Lamai Dental Care

Address: 132/3, Moo 4, Tambon Maret, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84310
Phone: 077 961 985
Working Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

  • Sirinart Dental Clinic

Address: 130/3 Had Lamai Rd, Tambon Maret, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
Phone: 077 601 711

  • So White Koh Samui

Address: 12847 Lamai Beach Road Tambon Maret, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
Phone: +66 64 805 2864
Working Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Wednesday – Sunday: Closed

All About Dentistry

Dentistry is a discipline of medicine that studies, prevents, diagnoses, and treats problems, diseases, and ailments of the teeth, supporting structures, and soft tissue of the mouth. Although the general public links dentistry with teeth, it actually involves the treatment and diseases of the jaws and oral cavity, including cleft palate.

Dentistry offers several specialities and subspecialties in addition to general practice, including:

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics entail straightening teeth and modifying midface and mandibular development. While orthodontics is concerned with tooth movement, dentofacial orthopaedics is concerned with facial growth and development, which occurs primarily throughout childhood.

Pediatric dentistry, also known as pedodontics, is a dental speciality that focuses on treating children's teeth.

Periodontics is a dental speciality focused on preventing, diagnosing, and treating illnesses of the periodontal membrane and other tissues that support and envelope the teeth.

Prosthodontics is a dentistry speciality that focuses on restoring and maintaining oral beauty, function, and comfort through prosthetics such as crowns. This speciality also provides oral prostheses to repair defects such as cleft palate.

Endodontics is the dentistry field that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses of the dental pulp and adjacent tissues.

The fundamental concern of public health dentistry is the prevention of dental decay and periodontal disease (disease of tissues that surrounds the teeth). In addition, it entails enhancing oral health in significant populations on a broader scale.

Extractions, implants, and surgery (mouth, jaws, and face) are all part of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Oral and maxillofacial radiology is the study and interpretation of radiographic images of oral and maxillofacial disorders.

Oral and maxillofacial pathology entails the study, diagnosis, and, in some circumstances, treatment of illnesses of the mouth and face.

Special needs dentistry is a dentistry branch that focuses on providing dental care to those who have developmental or acquired difficulties.

Geriatric dentistry, also known as geriodontics, is a dental speciality that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of problems linked with age-related disorders in older people.

A dental team, usually consisting of dentists and dental auxiliaries performs dental procedures (dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental technicians, and dental therapists).

What Is Involved in the Procedure?

To diagnose and treat problems with the jaws, teeth, and oral cavity, various medical and aesthetic procedures are performed. Some of the commonplace dental procedures are as follows:

Comprehensive checkup: This process assesses your dental health as a whole. A thorough dental exam usually includes a dental evaluation, dental health assessment, bite and jaw examination, cavity check, restoration examination, teeth cleaning and stain removal, dental X-Rays, oral cancer screening, medication review, and oral hygiene instruction. In addition, a general dentist will discuss your current oral health with you, including your risk of tooth decay and gum disease or other issues discovered during the exam. Finally, your dentist will give you prevention advice if any possible problems are found.

Routine cleanings: This process removes tartar and bacteria that have built up in the region between your gums and teeth. Mouth cleaning should be done regularly to maintain optimum oral health.

Dental bonding is a treatment used to fill gaps between teeth to repair decaying, chipped, discoloured, or cracked teeth. It can also fill up gaps in older teeth, making them appear younger. The procedure's purpose is to improve a person's smile. Your dentist applies a tooth-coloured resin to your teeth during this process. After that, an ultraviolet laser or light is used to solidify the resin. After that, the resin material is moulded and polished to give a natural and smooth appearance.

A dental brace is a marvellous device used to straighten crooked or uneven teeth. It can help your smile's health and look. It gently moves your teeth into alignment by applying consistent pressure over time.

Crowns and caps: A dental crown or cap is a tooth-shaped cover used to improve the size, shape, strength, and look of a decaying, damaged, poorly discoloured, or misshaped tooth. Porcelain fused to metal, metal, ceramic, and resin are all options for dental crowns. The existing tooth is filed down before a crown is installed. The crown is then placed on it with special cement, completely encasing the tooth. The procedure is usually done with a local anaesthetic.

Bridges: If you have missing teeth, dental bridges are utilized to close (or bridge) the gaps in your teeth. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth kept in place by teeth on each side of the opening. It can be fashioned of many different materials, including gold. On the other hand, dental bridges are frequently composed of porcelain to blend in with your natural teeth.

Dental implants are titanium-based replacement tooth roots that serve as a stable foundation for attaching removable or permanent crowns. It is used to replace teeth that have been damaged or are missing. Dental implants can resemble natural teeth in appearance and function. A dental implant can be placed under a local anaesthetic with sedation or total anaesthesia.

Extractions: A severely damaged tooth that cannot be salvaged owing to extensive tooth decay or infection must be extracted. Tooth extractions may be necessary to alleviate crowding or for people wearing braces. Depending on the condition of your tooth, tooth extraction might be simple or surgical. Simple tooth extractions are usually done with a local anaesthetic, whereas surgical tooth extractions may require total anaesthesia.

Dentures are removable dental prosthetics used to replace lost teeth. They can be entire or only partially complete. Partial dentures are utilized when some of your natural teeth remain, whereas complete dentures are used when all teeth are lost.

Gum surgery, also known as periodontal surgery, is a technique used to treat gum diseases and disorders such as periodontitis and gingivitis. Its purpose is to treat gum disease and whatever harm it has caused.

Fillings and repairs: A dentist can treat a cavity by removing the decayed section of the tooth and then "filling" it. Fillings can also be used to heal teeth that have been fractured or cracked.

Veneers: Veneers are thin shells that are custom-made to cover the front surfaces of your teeth. To improve your appearance, they might adjust your teeth' colour, size, form, and length. It can be made of resin composite or porcelain. On the other hand, Porcelain veneers are the most popular since they appear more natural than composite veneers.

Root canals are used to save and restore a tooth that has become diseased or substantially decaying. The tooth's pulp and nerves are removed during root canal surgery. Following that, the inside of your tooth is cleaned and sealed. This technique can keep the tooth's surrounding tissue from becoming infected.