How important is quality of life to you? Most people would obviously answer "very important". However, most people don't make the connection between oral health and their general health and overall quality of life. But in fact, oral health can have a direct impact on not just these, but several other aspects of your life as well.
Throughout the years, there have been countless advancements in the dental health industry ranging in everything from the techniques used in diagnosing and treating patients, to the materials used to implement those treatments. However, at no time in the history of dentistry have these advancements had such an impact as with the development of digital dentistry.
Dr. Alberto Meza D.D.S., founder and Director of the famed Meza Dental Clinic, and a pioneer in the Dental Tourism industry, has successfully completed the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)Accreditation process. In doing so, he becomes the first Accredited Member of the AACD in Costa Rica. Dr. Meza said, “Receiving the call from the Academy and hearing the great news about my accreditation made me smile from ear to ear! The only happier moments I can think of off-hand are the day the most beautiful woman in the world agreed to marry me, and the two special days my wife told me we were expecting our sons! I have been fortunate to win awards in the past for my dental accomplishments, but to me, this Accreditation is kind of like the Holy Grail of accomplishments in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry!”
There are many oral diseases that we hear about in the media, however, we rarely pay attention to any of them until w're diagnosed with one of them. Gingivitis is a clear example of this situation. We often hear about gingivitis on television commercials and when doctors talk about oral health, but do you really know what it is and how to prevent it?
The number of health travelers from the United States who visit Costa Rica for medical and dental procedures could double by the end of this decade. Such was the forecast recently broadcast by national television network Teletica in a report by Adrian Fallas.
In 2015, Costa Rica welcomed about 50,000 medical and dental tourists; this figure was reported by ProMed, an organization that seeks to promote health travel to Costa Rica. According to ProMed, the majority of visitors came from the U.S., and they spent $338 million during their stay.