Costa Rica has become an increasingly popular travel destination for Americans and Europeans engaging in medical and dental tourism. This can be attributed to many reasons including cost, medical expertise, and the experience of getting to know one of the world’s most beautiful tropical countries. With so many reasons and factors to consider, however, it's hard to know which aspects are most relevant and what you should really be looking for when choosing a destination for medical tourism.
Here, we’ll point out the top 5 reasons why Costa Rica is the best destination for dental tourism.
Reason #1 - Dental Specialization:
Many doctors in Costa Rica specialize in Medical Tourism. Most of those doctors and their assistants speak English at an advanced conversational level. Moreover, Costa Rica is home to multiple accredited clinics, and many doctors have training, certifications and experience in the U.S.
Meza Dental Care has some of the best dentists in Costa Rica. Meza Dental is home to two of the only three doctors in all of Latin America with accreditation from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Dr. Meza and Dr. Marin.
Aside from having all of their required local Costa Rican license and certification, all of the dentists at Meza have studied and trained in cosmetic dentistry in the United States at the premier dental institution, UCLA in California.
Reason #2 - High Quality Dental Standards:
The quality of dental work in Costa Rica meets or exceeds the standard of dental care in many other countries, including the United States and Canada. While some countries can’t claim the same quality dental care standards, Costa Rican clinics often boast accreditations from international organizations in order to cater to foreign patients.
Meza Dental Care is certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The AAAHC certificate of accreditation is a symbol representing that a healthcare organization meets or exceeds US nationally-recognized Standards. Our dental clinic is also proud for having its own in-house dental laboratory to ensure that all dental prosthetics are custom made for your particular physical features.
Meza Dental boasts some of the most demanding accreditations, and yet we continue to pursue excellence by staying up-to-date with the latest in global technology and medical procedures.
Reason #3 - Geographical Location:
If you live in the United States or Canada, traveling to Costa Rica is relatively quick and simple. The average duration of a flight to Costa Rica is 4 to 6 hours. Chances are that it is not too far from your hometown, so planning and packing for the trip is a simple task. For many first time foreign travelers, it’s important the location they choose for dental services is both nearby and easy to get to, Costa Rica fits the bill on both accounts.
On the other hand, Meza Dental is committed to your safe travel to and from Costa Rica. A member of our staff will greet you at the airport and take care of all your transportation needs between the airport, hotel and dental clinic. We’ll even help you select a nearby hotel to fit your budget and offer recommendations on things to do for fun, upon request. We’re dedicated to providing the best customer experience possible and will accompany you every step of the way during your dental treatment.
Reason #4 - Cost:
With the price of dental care on the rise and an often difficult economy, the cost of dental care is likely the main reason that patients choose Costa Rica as one of the best places to undergo dental procedures as dental tourism patients.
With almost 30 percent of the American population avoiding dental care because of the prohibitive cost, it is no wonder that more and more people are becoming dental tourists. By traveling to Costa Rica, you can both save money and receive high quality dental care in a friendly and safe atmosphere.
Reason #5 - Professional experience:
We as doctors often see patients struggling with their visits to the dentist at their hometowns because it’s either boring or they just don’t like the experience. But imagine having a vacation after a successful cosmetic dentistry procedure. It’s basically the perfect time to show the world your new beautiful smile… One of the most incredible benefits of having medical procedures done in Costa Rica is that this country is a paradise of nature full of adventures and things to explore. Once you come to Costa Rica for any reason, you’re already vacationing because you are in a tropical paradise.
Whether you are looking for a cosmetic dental treatment, an all-on-4 or all-on-6 dental implant or require a full mouth reconstruction, Meza Dental is the best reason to travel to Costa Rica and become a dental tourist.