The Meza Clinic changed my life and incrediably was an enjoyable experience. Cost was the first modivating factor for traveling to Costa Rica, but other benefits recommending it extend from hospitality, ease, time saving, expertise, quality of work and not the least inspiration.
Five years ago, my teeth and gums with gengivitis were detoriating so rapidly, I was advised by Floridian dentists to have them pulled and replaced with dentures or to write a $30,000 check just to start replacement without the costs of crown and veneers. That was a dismal Monday afternoon
Two days later I was being whisked away from the San Jose Airport by Rebeca to the Beverely Hills comfort of the Meza clinic. The second I walked in I felt at home. Everyone huged me and I was offered drinks of my choice including beer and wine, served on a tray. I was not made to feel that the condition of my teeth was my fault, nor act like they were doing me a favor. At the end of the day when you are exhausted, they do not kick you out in the street to find a cab and medications. Instead, you are taken to your hotel and they make sure you have what they need.
Not only was the clinic stylish, the equipment was more upscale than any I had seen in the United States. Specialists, many trained in American universities, were brought into the office to do upper and lower gum surgery, a bone graft root canal and implant. Even unheathly metallic fillings were replaced. I have a low tolerance for pain, but everyone babied me through, especially Rebeca.
From the outset, I told Dr. Meza to do only what I could afford, which was structural work. He replied, "First we have to set you up for veneers on your front teeth so when you go home your teeth will not only be heathly but something you can be proud of." His cosmetic dentistry entails making slight variations so the teeth look totally real!
Unlike at home, everything was scheduled and carried out seemlessly without effort on my part. I spent about 4 hours a day, for 5 days out of ten in the dentist chair. The time was about equal to what I spent at home on four dental appointments with travel and waiting time for one root canal - not even considerating the four weeks of apprehension and pain between appointments
Eleven days later I left Costa Rica a new person, he had not just given me a new beautiful smile, he had changed my life. Previously not wanting to attract attention, I wore T-shirts, baggy jeans, no make-up or attractive haircuts. Costa Rica and the Meza Clinic changed all that; now my appearance matchs my smile. The beautiful smile led to reasonably priced Costa Rican cosmetic surgery. Then my posture improved and I began to exercize. You might not think teeth can so completely change your life, but I am here to tell you, Dr Meza does not just give you beautiful and healthy teeth, but a reason and inspiration to improve your entire life.
In the last 5 years, this story has repeated itself with family and friends. From dentistry to eye surgery everyone is shocked at how advanced and professional treatment is in Costa Rica. I have just as many stories of mistakes, poor workmanship and lack of caring in the United States. My brother-in-law, an Air Force retiree, wanted to get some work done. Even with benefits it was going to be expensive, so I suggested the Meza Clinic. He was apprehensive about dental work in CR. Then he planned a birding trip in CR and I said "Go, I know you will love it, but if you don't walk out" He came back 2 weeks later, grinning from ear to ear; he said it was like a going out of business sale. Like me, he was looking at just structural work, but when he got there was so impressed with everything and the cost, he just said "How could I not come back with a new smile" He was thrilled with the work they did and still is 3 years later.