Indonesia is a Southeast Asian country, situated between the Indian and Pacific Ocean. It is the largest island country, with more than thirteen thousand islands. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and the Malaysian Borneo.
Indonesia is a vast equatorial archipelago of 17,000 islands extending 5,150 kilometers east to west, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans in Southeast Asia. The largest islands are Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Sulawesi, and the Indonesian part of New Guinea (known as Papua or Irian Jaya). Islands are mountainous with dense rain forests, and some have active volcanoes. Most of the smaller islands belong to larger groups, like the Moluccas (Spice Islands). Indonesia lies between latitudes 11°S and 6°N, and longitudes 95°E and 141°E. It is the largest archipelagic country in the world, extending 5,120 kilometres (3,181 mi) from east to west and 1,760 kilometres (1,094 mi) from north to south. According to a geospatial survey conducted between 2007 and 2010 by National Coordinating Agency for Survey and Mapping (Bakosurtanal), Indonesia has 13,466 islands, about 6,000 of which are inhabited.
Indonesia has the largest economy in Southeast Asia and is one of the emerging market economies of the world. The country is also a member of G-20 major economies and classified as a newly industrialised country. It is the sixteenth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and is the eighth largest in terms of GDP (PPP). Indonesia’s research and development revenue grows by 15% driven by the rising investment in research and development activities and government support.
There is a wide range of quality in the dental care services offered in Indonesia. With some research and due diligence, one can obtain high quality dental work, exceptional personal service, and a great value. Even in one’s own home country, it is not unusual to receive poor quality dentistry, indifferent service, unnecessary work, and/or be overcharged. However there are very well trained, experienced Indonesian dentists with highly professional practices catering to those who appreciate the value of preventive dentistry. Some of these practices even promote the very latest dental technologies in areas such as crowns, veneers, implants, bleaching, and Invisalign. For many procedures, like bridges, crowns or Invisalign, the laboratory work may be done in Europe or America.