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