Costa Rica Dental Tourism -Dental care in the United States is ridiculously expensive, but with the passing of Obamacare, it became even more so because the new health insurance package the states offer do not include dental coverage. This may spell disaster for dental specialists practicing their craft in the United States because less people are likely to visit their dental clinics since most of us will be driven to resolve to dental tourism to get quality dental care at an affordable and reasonable price.
On the other hand, the effect of the implementation of Obamacare means patients will have more option and get a chance to visit beautiful countries of their choice to get dental treatments and still have money left in their pocket after paying for their airfare, food and lodging and dental treatment.
In the past few years, Costa Rica has become one of the favorite dental tourism spot for Americans and Canadians alike because of its geographical location, most medical and dental practitioners speak in fluent English, the treatment price is 50-70 per cent less and the quality of patient care and service are in par with that of those in the United States and Canada.
Although there are a long list of very good dentists in Costa Rica, the following are the Costa Rican Times selections for best big dentists in the San Jose area as well as in Jaco. We visited each of these clinics and left feeling like we had just visited a clinic located in USA or another more developed country.
If you are one of those planning on having your dental needs done in Costa Rica, make sure to take note of three of the top dental clinics in Costa Rica: Costa Rica Dental Team, Kaver Dental and Crystal Dental Care.
Costa Rica Dental Team
Costa Rica Dental Team is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. They offer affordable yet high quality dental care with 50 up to 70 per cent savings compared to US prices. Their dentists and staff speak fluent English so it will be easy for native English speakers to communicate with them; they are also highly trained and have years of experience in the field they specialize in. To top it off, Costa Rica Dental Team uses advanced dental technology and operate their own state of the art dental laboratory on site.
Another plus factor for Costa Rica Dental Team is their commitment in serving their patients with utmost care and providing comfort to the highest level possible by helping patients with their travel arrangements, transportation to and from the appointment, and dentists and implants specialists who are available to speak and discuss with the patients their dental needs and recommendations.
Kaver Cosmetic Dental Clinic
Kaver Cosmetic Dental Clinic is situated in Sabana Sur a nice neighborhood in San Jose, Costa Rica. This clinic is renowned for its several analgesic and sedation methods to answer each patient’s needs and its highly customized, comprehensive treatments that can turn severely damaged teeth into pearly white ones.
Each dental cubicle has its own lavatory, computer system and individual X-Ray device that allow the best environment and a complete digital programming of the patient’s dental treatment and progress, plus they follow the strict sanitary and sterilization guidelines established by the American Dental Association.
The dental services available at Kaver Dental are dental implants, teeth whitening, crowns, porcelain veneers, tooth-colored fillings, dental bridge and a full range of cosmetic and restorative treatments.
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Crystal Dental Care
Crystal Dental Care is located in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica, Crystal Dental Care prides itself of using the latest cutting edge technology and having the best equipment used in dentistry. They provide dental services ranging from general dentistry, restorative treatment to cosmetic dentistry. Crystal Dental Care only uses American Dental Association (ADA) approved materials and technology on their patients and they follow the strict guidelines of the ADA in our sterilization and sanitary techniques.
The most notable service the clinic offer their patients is their 24/7 dental emergency. If you are interested in getting your dental treatment done at Crystal Dental Care, you can easily find their clinic on the first floor of the shopping center Il Galeone, downtown Jaco beach.
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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