It is not a coincidence that approximately 45-65 thousand patients from the US and Canada travel to Costa Rica for dental work. There are reasons behind these numbers. According to Oral Health Care in the US 70% of the population over 65 years of age do not have dental insurance. On top of that, must insurance dental coverage is insufficient when your need mayor work done. These people haven dental needs that are very expensive in their countries. Fortunately for them, Costa Rica is the alternative to solve their problems.
First and foremost, it’s an amazing country, and you should come here whether you need dental work or not.
It’s a skip and a hop from the US.
Costa Rica takes pride on holding 4% of the world’s biodiversity within its 11 Conservation Areas, which in turn brake down to National Parks, Biological Reserves, Wildlife Refuge and much more. Between monkeys, birds, fish, volcanoes, beaches, rainforests, there is a lot of nature to see!
People and peaceful and friendly. It’s a safe place to visit, yet I still recommend using common sense.
Lots of people in Costa Rica speak English, especially those who work in tourism. So, communication is easy. Though some people’s English is a little broken, you will find that most Dental Surgeons speak perfect English.
Costa Rica spends a lot of its resources on education and its healthcare system. Though the health system is lacking on certain aspects, you will find that Costa Ricans don’t even realize the quality care they receive because they are so used to it.
Costa Rica has a National College of Dental Surgeons, and all Licensed Dentists must be registered in order to practice. You can find your dentist by name, specialty or code number on their website Colegio de Cirujanos Denstistas de Costa Rica
Dental care in Costa Rica marks a distinction because college usually takes 5 years, and then many dentists go on to study specialties abroad.
They have access to US made, quality materials, and the newest technology.
Your investment on dental care will be considerably lower, like 40-70% lower.
After paying for airfare, meals, dental care and touring the country you will still have money left over in comparison to what you would have spent on dental care alone in the US.
Those are substantial savings.
The reasons listed above are enough to convince any adult, regardless of their financial standing or their education level to come to Costa Rica and get their dental work done. It’s a sensible solution, that will allow you to travel and see the world, and come home with an amazing smile, all at a fraction of the cost, right?
I’m glad we agree.
Just make sure you do some research on your dentist before picking him or her. A good place to start is making sure he is on that list of registered dentists I provided a link to.
Talk to your dentist before agreeing on any treatment. Make sure you are comfortable with what is being offered to you. Don’t be shy ask all he questions you feel the need to ask!
And with this I bid you farewell. I hope my blog was of good use, and I wish you the best in your quest for dental treatment!