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San Jose, Costa Rica--Considering Medical/Dental Tourism

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San Jose, Costa Rica--Considering Medical/Dental Tourism

Hi,

I am considering a trip to San Jose for Dental implants. This is supposed to be one of the top destinations for this.

Has anyone traveled there for this purpose?

Can you advise on your experience there?

Which dentist/oral surgeon did you use?

What was the total experience like?

Are there any other forums that anyone knows about for the purpose of sharing this type of medical tourism info.?

Thanks in advance!

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191. Re: San Jose, Costa Rica--Considering Medical/Dental Tourism

EasyGoingGal: I've been reading many stories of people going to CR for all types of surgery. Facelifts, nose jobs, breast augmentation, gastro, neurology and so on and so on. Check out CIMA Hospital. Scroll down this link to see list of services: www.hospitalsanjose.net/medicos_cima.aspx

Also there are medical retreats which are like small hotels or B&B's which cater to medical tourists. They will take you and bring you back from your appointments. They have people employed who are like medical assistants to help you while staying at the retreats.

Here is one I've heard good things about and considered myself for my upcoming dental work stay: http://www.surgery-retreat.com/ I bet you can contact the owner and they can help refer you to a hospital, doctor or clinic based on what type of treatment your looking for.

Good luck

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192. Re: San Jose, Costa Rica--Considering Medical/Dental Tourism

Thanks RJ Portland, I believe u are right. Definitely going to Castro! Feeling much better about it all:)

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193. Re: San Jose, Costa Rica--Considering Medical/Dental Tourism

I have been going to Prisma Dental since 2005.

They have every specialty under one roof which is very convenient. The professionalism of the staff is

extraordinary. The offices are immaculate. Most everyone speaks English.

Drs. Telma Rubenstein & Jose Cordero are the owners. Dr. Cordero did my 4 implants & my dentist

here in NYC complimented me on his work. Dr. Rubenstein did my crowns.

My friend Barbara had a lot of work, crowns, implants, 6 root canals. She is very happy with their work.

Check out their website. They keep up with all the latest technology in dentistry by going to dental conferences here in the states & elsewhere.

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194. Re: San Jose, Costa Rica--Considering Medical/Dental Tourism

If I saw an employee text while working on me, I would flip out.

There is so much competition and excellent dentists in Costa Rica that no one should have to put up with

that type of nonsense.

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195. Re: San Jose, Costa Rica--Considering Medical/Dental Tourism

I have just returned from CR for dental work. I used Dr. Anglada (extraction, implants) and his partner, Dr. Castro. (bridges) for 2 extractions, two implants and a bridge between them and the gap in between. They do superb work and will schedule a few appointments after the work is done to make sure you are conmfortable.Their English is fine. You work via email through Bill Escalante, fluent in both languages, and located in their offices. Their prices are about mid-range for dentists in CR, and of course much cheaper than the US. They picked us up at the airport for both trips. They do expect to be paid in cash. I will use them again if and when I need more dental work.

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198. Re: San Jose, Costa Rica--Considering Medical/Dental Tourism

I've been there and had implants and am glad to relate my experiences. The best site I found about implants and Costa Rica is the TOPIX site.

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199. Re: San Jose, Costa Rica--Considering Medical/Dental Tourism

Dr. Anglada is one of the top implant doctors in CR. I used him, excellent work. His partner is Dr. Castro, he does the cosmetic side. Excellent dentists all around. I had 10 implants and other intensive work. Re built my mouth. One-third the cost of US doctors.

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200. Re: San Jose, Costa Rica--Considering Medical/Dental Tourism

Aventura4 -- I'm confused. Why would anyone place 16 implants on top?? Adults don't even have that many natural upper teeth after having their wisdom teeth extracted....

Dee

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