Costa Rica Dental Tourism Explained

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Dentists in Costa Rica – Impressively Serving Patients From All Over

Dental tourism has changed the dynamics of global healthcare. Many people are booking dental procedures with doctors in other countries where healthcare is reliable, but the costs are significantly less than their own country. Costa Rica has emerged as a major provider of such services, with as many as 8% of all visitors to the country each year being medical tourists.

Dentists in Costa Rica are highly qualified professionals and the staff in clinics like Prisma Dental are also efficient and courteous. In the following paragraphs, we will highlight the core factors of Costa Rica dental tourism and why more and more westerners are scheduling appointments here instead of with their local doctors.

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Dental Tourism: A Brief History

In simple words, dental tourism involves going to another country for a dental procedure. This is a part of a wider phenomenon known as medical tourism, which has a long history. In the past, patients from developing countries with limited medical resources visited countries like the U.S. to get treated.

The situation has reversed today, with patients from Western countries scheduling procedures in Asian and Latin American countries, most often for dental problems.

So why do patients become dental tourists?

  • Extensive wait times in the home country
  • High costs
  • Lack of insurance coverage
  • Easy travel options
  • Easy booking options online
  • The added incentive of vacations

Why You Should Book an Appointment with Dentists in Costa Rica ?

Dental tourism became a notable trend during the 1980s and onwards, when rising healthcare costs pushed patients in the U.S. to look at low-cost dental care overseas. Since Costa Rica is close to the U.S. and offers high standard dental care, it immediately began attracting dental tourists.

Today, the situation is only improving. On the one hand, you have a greater number of Americans who have passports, and flights to Central America have become even more affordable. Moreover, an increasing number of quality clinics in Costa Rica like Prisma Dental have improved their standards to cater to the needs to dental tourists. In fact, many of these foreign dentists have been trained in the U.S.

Cost Comparison

It will not be wrong to say that you can save on average 50% of your home dental costs by getting a procedure done in Costa Rica. So while a root canal costs at least $800 in the US, you can get the same procedure done in Costa Rica in a little around $300 at a facility like Clinica Mario Garita - The Dental Experience .

This means that you can pay for the entire procedure out of pocket without draining your budget. And depending on the procedure involved, the cost of treatment plus the travelling costs will still be significantly less than what you will be charged by American dentists.

Costa Rica has numerous reputable doctors and dental clinics (such as Clinica Mario Garita - The Dental Experience ) so you are not giving up high-standard dental care even though you are paying a fraction of the costs. So check these dental facilities in Costa Rica and see which one suits you best. You’ll surely find a one of the best dentists in Costa Rica easily.

Bilguitei Buyankhishig

To get in touch with this author, or for more info regarding this article, please contact us at author@dentaldepartures.com
This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment
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