Costa Rica News – We are always excited to hear about people;s experiences when they come to Costa Rica on a dental vacation. In can be a very difficult process and take many months to finally come to a decision to jump on a flight and go to a dental clinic in a foreign country. Trusting someone with your dental implants, or porcelain veneers, crowns, or any work on your teeth takes time. The below is a testimonial we received.
I am writing a rather long testimonial to describe my experience with Dr. Kaver’s office as I am sure there maybe be many other people (women in particular) who might benefit from reading this. Both my lower and upper jaws (28 teeth) were fitted with porcelain crowns.
I had been researching the idea of having cosmetic dentistry in Costa Rica or Mexico for almost a year before deciding on Dr. Kaver’s office.. I obtained three estimates but decided to use Dr. Kaver’s office since all the reviews I found on him was very positive.
As far as the results are concerned, they are truly remarkable. I have attached two photographs (before and after) to give you an idea of the difference. I have always been a bit self-conscious about my teeth and it feels great to be able to smile with confidence. Shortly after I arrived back in Vancouver WA, I was at dinner with my son and a group of his friends. One of the girls who I hadn’t seen for about 2 months sat down next to me and said: “Wow Amanda, you look GREAT! What did you do? Have you lost weight?” She had forgotten that I was going to have my teeth done and couldn’t figure out what was different! When I pointed to my teeth she suddenly remembered and we both burst out laughing. A few weeks later I went out on a date one Sunday afternoon and my date said: “You have such beautiful teeth – I can’t stop looking at them”. I didn’t quite have the courage to tell him they weren’t my natural teeth.
While in Costa Rica, Dr. Kaver’s office took extremely good care of me. I was picked up at the airport by Rodrigo who called his office the minute we met to inform them of my arrival. During the drive to the hotel, Rodrigo was very friendly and pleasant. When we stopped at the hotel, he immediately picked up his phone again to let the office know we had arrived. This made me feel very safe and secure, especially since I had been feeling anxious about traveling alone to a foreign country where I couldn’t even speak the language.
My dental work commenced on Feb 11, 2013. Each day either Rodriqo or Laura (a dentist at Dr. Kaver’s office) picked me up for my appointments and dropped me off at the hotel at the end of the day. The dental team working on my teeth were Drs. Kaver and Tania Quirós. Their teamwork was impressive – sometimes Tania would do a procedure, then Dr Kaver would come in and do something and at other times they would work together. I never could quite understand how they managed to work so seamlessly together – all I know is that I was never left waiting for long periods of time. At Hotel Cristina where I stayed, I heard quite a few complaints from patients having work done elsewhere that they sometimes had to wait for hours on end between procedures, and this made me doubly pleased I had chosen Dr. Kaver. Both Dr. Kaver and Dr.Tania were highly professional, but were very responsive to my sense of humor. I’m not going to lie, my mouth hurt but being under their care made the pain much easier to bear.
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.
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