Costa Rica News – I’m sure you are one of the people who recently lost dental insurance if you live in the United States of America. It’s unfortunate how many companies have taken this away, leaving families to pay enormously high prices for dentists who are used to charging insurance companies an arm and a leg to fix your smallest problem. When a simple cavity can make a dent in your budget, how will you ever survive paying for any dental surgery?
Due to the rising prices of dental work near you, you may have heard from neighbors or friends about dental tourism. There are a number of countries where you can go to get cheap dental work and a vacation for very little cost. Very few, however, offer globally competitive high standards of cleanliness, quality, and customer service.
Costa Rica is the best country for dental tourism for many reasons. There is very affordable housing available, with some dentists even offering free hotel stays included in the cost of your dental work!
The dentists here (some are ex-pats) are internationally accredited. They can handle cavities, whitening, bridges, cosmetic procedures, dentures, root canals, and more.
Anything you need done can be fit into a condensed schedule while you are here. The facilities are top class with the newest technologies used in developed countries. Lastly, Costa Rica is a safe country with many options of activities and tours once you are done with your dental work.
Prices are usually 60-70% lower in Costa Rica! For example a filing may cost $50 and a root canal only $250. Costa Rica dental implants, the most popular dental tourism procedure, are at about 40% of the cost you would pay in the USA.
Depending on your procedures you may find that flying to Costa Rica, paying for a hotel, the procedure, and maybe a quick day trip to a volcano or tropical rainforest may all cost less than the procedure alone in the USA or Canada!
By Kerry La
There are only 1 or 2 clinics that The Costa Rican Times recommends due to personal experiences there. One is Costa Rica Dental Team which is the only American run clinic in Costa Rica with the highest standards in service and modern facilities. Saving $2500 or more on dental procedures like dental implants with a short flight to paradise is becoming more and more popular.
For a Free Quote on Dental Care from the Costa Rica Dental Team, click here.