Dental Study Tour to China

30 May - 9 Jun 2019
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour


This tour takes you on a journey through China’s history and culture, encompassing the ancient and the cutting edge of modernity. From the great imperial city of Beijing travel to the Silk Road city of Xi'an, home of the Terracotta Warriors and magnificent medieval city walls, before embarking on a cruise along the great Yangtze River, which has wound through some of China’s most stunning scenery as a major transport route for thousands of years. Travel onto cutting edge Shanghai with its beautiful art deco heart to finish the tour.

The tour will also examine dentistry in China. The visits include a dental teaching hospital in Beijing, a local dental clinic in XI’an and, by way of contrast, a traditional hospital to see how Chinese Medicine is used in dentistry and oral health care. There are also a number of CPD talks by Derek Mahony during the cruise.

There are also optional extensions after the tour - to beautiful Guilin and Yangshuo, or spectacular Shanghai, from where you can make day trips to ancient water towns such as Suzhou and Tongli.

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Your tour leader

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Kevin Esplin

Kevin Esplin has been a specialist in prosthodontics for many years. He trained at King’s College Hospital, London and then embarked on a two year postgraduate program at the University of Connecticut followed by a stint at the Eastman Dental Institute, London and has been in private practice in Cambridge for the past 35 years where he specialises in restorative dentistry and dental implants.His practice won the award of  ’The Best Dental Practice in Britain" in 2015 He has lectured in the USA and England and has been running dental education programs in his practice for the past 10 years. 

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 30 May (Thurs) Beijing: Transfer to the hotel and overnight
  • 31 May (Friday) Beijing: Visit Beijing Dental Hospital. Visit the Forbidden City and explore the Hutongs (old quarter). Option to visit the Beijing Acrobats
  • 1 June (Sat) Beijing: Visit the Great Wall in the morning and the Summer Palace in the afternoon. Peking Roast Duck dinner
  • 2 June (Sun) Beijing /Xi'an: Fly to Xi'an. Visit a local dental clinic and the old city walls. Visit the bustling Muslim Street market by night
  • 3 June (Mon) Xi'an: Visit the Terracotta Warriors. Visit the Hospital of Chinese Medicine and examine integrative medicine and dentistry. Optional Tang Dynasty Theatre in the evening
  • 4 June (Tues) Xi'an: Take the bullet train to Chongqing. Arrive Chongqing in the afternoon and board the Victoria Cruise Yangtze riverboat in the evening
  • 5 June (Wed) Three Gorges Cruise: Visit Fengdu “Ghost City”, known for its statues of ghosts and devils. Afternoon at leisure on board and listen to CPD lectures
  • 6 June (Thurs) Three Gorges Cruise: Enter the Three Gorge and pass through the first two, Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (five miles), narrowest (500 feet) and most dramatic. Take an afternoon excursion through the attractive gorges of the Goddess Stream. Time at leisure or hear CPD lectures
  • 7 June (Fri) Three Gorges Cruise / Shanghai: Disembark and take a specially designed sightseeing boat through the recently-completed unique ship lock with a ship lift - the largest in the world. Visit the Three Gorges Dam. Disembark and fly to Shanghai in the afternoon
  • 8 June (Sat) Shanghai: Explore the French Concession and the Bund. Visit the bazaar and cafes, boutiques and shop of Tian Zi Fang. Farewell dinner
  • 9 June (Sun) Shanghai: Depart Shanghai

Tour cost

The ground only cost of the tour (excluding international flights and transfers) is USD $3,297 pp sharing.

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