How to Choose the Best Dentist in Costa Rica
If you priced dental care in the US or Canada over the past few years, I’m sure you agree that dental care has become unaffordable for many North Americans. If you are uninsured and you need dental work that goes beyond a cavity, you may find it difficult to afford the care you need. Even people with dental insurance find it hard to cope with the costs, as the deductions and the prices of non-included extras (like the X-rays) make it challenging for Americans and Canadians to get the dental care they need.
Unfortunately, the situation is not going to change anytime soon. That’s why many Americans and Canadians are going abroad to get the dental care that they need at affordable prices. The dental care is so affordable in Costa Rica, that even adding the cost of a plane ticket and a hotel to the cost of the dental care still offers savings of 50-80% when compared to dental prices in the US and Canada. What makes it even better is the opportunity to visit such an incredibly beautiful country and make amazing new friends in Costa Rica.
Obviously, you don’t want to put your dental care in just anyone’s hands. In the US, you can ask for references from friends and family. You can visit a dental office and speak with the dentists before making any decision. Finding a dentist in Costa Rica is almost as easy!
How can you find an excellent, affordable dentist in Costa Rica? Just follow this advice:
Consult an Online Guide
An online guide like Costa Rica Dental Guide will list the names and phone numbers of many leading dentists, so you don’t have to go hunting for the name of a reliable dentist in Costa Rica. Dentists in a guide also offer the advantage that they’ve already been “tested” by previous American patients. A patient that has received bad service from a dentist will inform the guide. Guides don’t want to be affected by the actions of bad dentists, and they will distance themselves from them and remove them from their listings. While no guide can make guarantees about the quality of the dentist you may choose, it’s important to use a dental guide to find the best options for your dental care in Costa Rica.
Call Several Dentists
Yes, you should actually call several dentists until you find one who satisfies you needs by providing an affordable and suitable solution. Remember that we’re talking about your teeth. While it’s important to save some money, you also want to ensure that you will receive excellent treatment. By calling several dentists, you’ll find out if there is good communication and your dentist is knowledgeable. Feel free to ask about their qualifications and experience. Express any concerns you may have. Are your questions being answered in a way you can understand? Is he or she interested in your needs and asking you appropriate questions about the condition of your teeth? Do the solutions they suggest seem reasonable? Finally, does the voice of the dentist make you feel at ease? Do you feel this is someone who is worthy of your trust? Do they speak English well? Trust your instincts.
In addition to getting their dental care, many Americans find their dental care trip a good excuse to stay for longer and take advantage of the beautiful natural scenery and many attractions that Costa Rica offers. Peruse the pages of Costa Rica Dental Guide to discover how you can turn your dental visit into a dental vacation!