My Thai dentist's office is small - about a third of the size one might find in the States. Of course, how much space does one need, if you are not stacking people up in the reception area? That's right. Enough room for a small counter and a few seats in front, and a single chair with all the dental equipment round back. Must save a lot on overhead...
Another thing I like about dentists in Thailand is that because of the fact too many people are not being scheduled in, if the dentist finds a small problem like a cavity with a tooth, he goes ahead and takes the short amount of time needed to fix it on the spot, so that I don't have to make another trip in. How thoughtful. Half an hour in and out. Easy schmeazy. And, I've always been happy with this guy's work. Just as good as any dentist I ever had in the USA.
But the best thing about going to the dentist in Thailand? The cost. A checkup, cleaning, and filling of a small cavity cost me 1600 baht total. That is about 55 dollars U.S.
And those are all the reasons I'll never go to a dentist in the U.S. unless a tooth-related issue might cause me death.