Dr. Meza & Dental Staff,
Thank you so much for giving me the smile I have dreamed about for so long! I feel younger, beautiful and more confident than I have felt in years. I am ready to smile to life!" -Kelly Rae
My Meza Experience was one of outstanding service and treatment. Everyone at the clinic is totally committed to giving the best treatment possible.
Now that my smile is back thanks so much to Dr. Meza and all of his staff.
Edward MacLeod Kemp
I would like to leave a more personal thank you to everyone at the clinic. As I have been a patient since 2011, I have come to really enjoy coming to Costa Rica for my dental works. I enjoyed seeing Rebecca and Dr. Meza and
I have written many letters over the years to complain about a service or product, but this is only the second time in my life I've taken the time to write about an experience so exemplary that I felt I had no choice but to write about it if I was to keep a clear conscience.
I started life with a perfect set of white and straight teeth, but over years of hard use and abuse, and poor repairs made by American dentists, I had a smile I was embarrassed to show. I needed what I believe is referred to as a "full restoration". My niece is a dental hygienist and works with a dentist in a small town in Oregon. I trusted her advice more than anyone else on the subject so I visited her employer and was given an initial estimate of approximately forty thousand dollars,
I'm not poor, but not rich either and forty thousand dollars plus was more than I could comfortably afford so I decided I would take a chance on a "dental vacation" in another country. I had heard about Americans crossing the border to have work done in Mexico so I did some internet searches for reviews, but saw too many that basically said, "Whatever you do, don't go here!!!" I asked my niece about it and she corroborated the reviews saying she had seen work that was hideous and had to be completely replaced. I looked into
My niece still advised me against it, but I've always been a risk taker so I went for it anyway. Now that my new smile is complete, I can say without equivocation that it was one of the best gambles I've ever taken in my life. Dentistry is often referred to as "the dental arts" and it should
If I was reading this same review that someone else had written, I'd probably be thinking, "Yeah, right, this sounds too good to be true. It was probably written by someone who works for the company". So, before I go further, I'm going to do something I've never done before and
So, back to what you can expect from your dental vacation... First of all, if you're like me and don't speak Spanish, there's nothing to worry about. Meza Dental takes care of everything and everyone who works there speaks fluent English. All you really need to do is choose your dates for travel and where you'd like to stay and Meza will take care of the rest. You'll be notified of your appointment schedule before you leave home and you'll be picked up at the airport when you arrive and taken to your hotel or bed-and-breakfast by a Meza employee. You'll also be picked up shortly before each of your appointments and returned to your abode shortly thereafter.
When you arrive for your first appointment, you'll first be impressed by the modern and beautifully designed Meza office and then likely be greeted by the lovely Adriana who will have you fill out some health questionnaires, just like you would in the United States.You'll then be taken to one of several examination rooms and if you're like me, you'll be somewhat amazed by the state-of-the-art equipment, far more advanced than my dentist owns back home. I'm guessing that depending on the amount of work you need, your next experience may be different, but because of the extensive work I needed, many measurements and photographs of my teeth and smile were taken and a video of the way my jaw moved was also made. Dr. Meza noticed a slightly irregular jaw movement and made notations on how to deal with it.
I won't bore you with all the work that followed, but I will say that before my experience at Meza I thought of dentists like the old Jerry Seinfeld routine... "You know the difference between a dentist and a sadist, don't you?... Newer magazines..." I don't believe there's such a thing as a truly painless dentist, but Meza is as close as it gets. I even found myself falling asleep several times while my teeth were being worked on!
Dr. Meza is not the only person who will work on your teeth. He has a large team of general dentists,
If you're still with me, I have one more bit of advice I can offer... where to stay while in San Jose. My budget allowed me to spend about fifty dollars a night, but the hotels that were available for around that price had tiny rooms and bathrooms and reminded me more of the hostels I had stayed in while traveling in my youth. I'd never stayed in a Bed &
Okay, I believe I've provided you with more than enough information so I'll end now. Once again, please feel free to call or write me if you have any questions or concerns regarding Meza Dental Care.
Sincerely, Patrick Fitzstephens
I wanted to thank the whole Meza staff for being outstanding. The degree of customer orientation and professionalism is remarkable. The best I've seen for anything medical related in my 50 years.