Costa Rica News – When it comes to dental tourism in Costa Rica many people are looking to come when the airfares start coming down as Costa Rica enters rainy season. Spirit Airlines ran a weekend special recently, where they offered a round trip ticket for $220 from Florida. These reduced airfare rates and up to 70% savings in dental procedures such as dental implants have been packing their bags for a dental vacation.
Many people like the idea of vacationing after the dental work is done. If you will be having a procedure that involves a few trips, months apart, Mexico or Costa Rica can be a logical choice because of the proximity to the USA.
Last year medical tourism in generated over 1.3 billion dollars in revenue for Costa Rica. As dentists that have been trained in the USA or Canada see that they can have a more enjoyable lifestyle living in Costa Rica and save huge amounts of money by reducing overhead on their dental clinics. You are able to get the same service and professionalism as your would get in the USA at a fraction of the price.
Ten years ago, if you needed dental work you went to the local dentist. That was the whole story. Over the last decade, however, things have changed. You now have the easy and effective option of dental tourism. Traveling abroad will allow you to get your treatment, save money, and get a break. To avoid problems, plan ahead and do your research.
First you will need to get an idea of the costs in your country to compare them. For extensive treatments you may be able to go abroad and include your travel costs for less than the procedure alone would be at home. You may also be able to avoid the long waiting lists at home as well as plan the trip during a holiday to use your vacation days.
You can get a second or even third opinion at home to make sure you are scheduling the correct treatment. Often there are options and you can choose to deal with the problem in a way you are comfortable with, for instance, with a less invasive procedure. Once you settle on a plan of treatment research the country and clinics available. Look into the certifications and experience of the dentist and clinic. Has the clinic been inspected for cleanliness? Has the dentist performed this specific procedure more than a few times?
A word of advice if you are getting implants: Check that the price you are quoted includes the whole course of treatment including repeat appointments and restorations, not just the implants. As long as you do your research and exercise caution dental tourism will be a great benefit to you and your smile!
There is a lot of information to digest when it comes to preparing for your dental vacation to Costa Rica. Entry requirements to Costa Rica, how to find a dentist or dental clinic, what to expect for your specific procedure and so much more.
The Medical Tourism & Travel Guide Offers a Free E-Book to answer all your questions as well as a FREE comparative quote from 2 of the top dental clinics in Costa Rica. The Costa Rica Dental Team and Kaver Cosmetic Dentistry.