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Cosmetic Dentistry In Costa Rica Dental Tourism

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Cosmetic Dentistry In Costa Rica Dental Tourism

Anyone had Porcelain Veneers or any other type of Cosmetic Dental work in Costa Rica?

I've been doing research for Porcelain Veneers and narrowed it down to these 3 dentists listed below, they all have websites. Anyone has used them or has pictures they can email me? (st5777@yahoo.com) Thanks.

Prisma Dental Care

Kaver Smiles

Meza Dental Care

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Cosmetic Dentistry In Costa Rica Dental Tourism

I have had not the work done on my teeth...but I see a lot of Americans when I go to my routine check outs at my dentist...

www.dentavac.com

Great Drs. Luis Baez and Dr. Acosta...even Dr Mesa is there sometimes..

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Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE!

Grecia, Costa Rica
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I have not had any major work done here but I do see it looming in the horizon. Do some searches in this forum and you will find quite a bit of info regarding this subject and peoples experiences. It is a good idea and will be infinitely cheaper but you need to get the right Dr.

Cheers & Good Luck

Inca

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Don't go anywhere near Prisma. Many, many horror stories are posted on the topix forum, Kaver and Meza both have excellent reputations and I haven't seen any negative postings, although that doesn't necessarily mean anything. From the research I've done, I wouldn't hesitate to go to either Meza or Kaver. Google topix costa rica dentist and you'll find over 900 posts, but you'll see mostly references to the same dentists over and over again. Good luck. There really are many good dentists in CR. Just stay away from Prisma. (I don't have any personal experience with Prisma. I just know what I've read. The fact that several people seem to report the same type of complaints leads me to believe the complaints are credable. Prisma may actually be OK for cosmetic work as I think their shoddy work was on implants, but many of the complaints had to do with them quoting one price up front, then jacking the price way up once the work got under way and the results ending up costing twice what was originally quoted and almost what it would have cost in the US. Being quacks are one thing (and bad enough), but ripping people off is inexcusable, too. Prisma is listed on the Embassey's website, so some of their work must be good, but I just wanted to relay what I've read.

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Thank you so much. I think I will go to Dr. Kaver www.costaricadentistry.com/smile_gallery.htm for the Veneer work and will use Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini http://www.aestheticdentistrycr.com/ for an implant on a Molar. I plan to go there somewhere between Dec2010.-Jan 2011. I will post my experience once I receive treatment from these doctors. And to others please post your experiences with any Costa Rican Dentist as it is helpful to others.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Please let us all know how it was for you!

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www.fountainsguesthouse.com good local info place to stay

might check with them on the latest boots on the ground info

CIMA hospital best in CR anyone affiliated with them should be ok

www.dentavac.com good experience in the past...

Good luck,

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Yup - don't use Prisma. Their primary concern is money, not you.

Mind you, that's not to say that they don't do good work - although a friend of mine had a full mouth restoration done there and has had to have subsequent repair jobs done. I went to another dentist for full-mouth restoration and have not had a single problem in the five years since.

In addition, at Prisma, you'll pay much more than you would anywhere else. My friend paid almost twice what I paid - while I had to have much more invasive procedures to rectify my dental problems.

I want to point out that I had a consultation with Prisma (as I did with several other dentists). Prisma was the only one to insist that the complete dental x-rays taken a day before the consultation with an x-ray specialist could not be used by them - not even for the consultation. They wanted me to get another set done at their office - at their prices, of course.

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Elizabeth Ferrell at

wwwsmilesformilesnm.com

She is an international dental consultant - it may be an idea to ask her opinion.

Cheers

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Not bad 4 messages and good reviews...all same day...same person...it is and add..?

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