Dentavac Dental Clinic

P.O. Box 906-1250
Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
305-728-6241 (USA)
+506 2588-2001 (main)

email: info@dentavac.com
web: www.dentavac.com

Dentavac Dental Clinic’s specialists have been providing services in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. The bilingual clinic is located in Escazu, 15 minutes away from Costa Rica’s capital city of San José. With the rising cost of health care in the United States, people have been seeking medical treatment outside of its borders. Costa Rica, which was already a vacation hotspot, has become a popular destination for medical tourism as well. The country has one of the best health care systems in Latin America and on occasion, has been ranked higher than the United States.1

The clinic’s dozen staff members include doctors of dental surgery (DDS), a periodontist, an endodontist, and an oral surgeon and implantologist. Services provided at Dentavac Dental Clinic include fillings, whitening, porcelain veneers, dentures, implants, wisdom teeth removal, root canals, and oral surgery. A patient can choose between porcelain, metal, or metal-porcelain for his or her bridges and crowns.

Dentavac Dental Clinic’s specialists received their educations in Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. They continue their training, keeping abreast of the latest techniques and procedures. Noteworthy are Dr. Mora’s memberships: School of DDS, International Dental Federation, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. For viewing on the website, specialists’ profiles show their education, backgrounds, affiliations, and pictures.

Healthcare in Costa Rica costs 40%-60% less than that in the United States, without sacrificing quality. Dental implants cost between $700 and $900 at the clinic, but about twice as much in the United States.  Likewise, porcelain veneers typically cost around $3002, while stateside one may shell out $975~$2200.3  In their analysis of health systems world-wide, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked Costa Rica 36th and the United States 37th for their overall performance.4

Costa Rica draws in 1 million visitors each year for its cultural, historical, and wildlife attractions. There are over 50 beaches, more than 160 parks and reserves, and 5 active volcanoes one can visit. Between its gardens and museums, rainforests and wetlands, and spas and resorts Costa Rica has something for everyone.

There are a number of positive comments about Dentavac Dental Clinic. One patient recommended the clinic and Costa Rica for dental treatment. He spent $7,500, as opposed to $25,000 for less dental treatment in Bermuda.5  One woman referred to the clinic as “one of the most popular and professional” and said to “ask for Rocio”.6  A few people said that they’ll continue getting dental care in Costa Rica7, one of whom has been going to Dentavac Dental Clinic for 5 years.8

Dentavac Dental Clinic’s website provides information and cost estimates for treatments and procedures. Available for viewing are the specialists’ profiles, a photo gallery, an online form to make inquiries, and a map for arriving at the clinic. There is also information about Costa Rica and how to make travel arrangements. The clinic’s website would be better if all of the available services were listed instead of reading through paragraphs on different pages. Overall, the website looks nice, even if comparatively simple in layout and content.

 

1 www.infocostarica.com/news/20-jun-05.html
2 www.dentavac.com
3 www.mynewsmile.com/cosmeticdentistrycosts.htm
4 www.who.int/whr/2000/media_centre/press_release/en
5 www.imho.bm/index.php/2007/05/21/hygienist-hiatus
6 www.tripadvisor.com/...
7 suvine.com/2007/09/05/costa-rica-96.aspx?view=threaded
8 www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/print/thread.jspa?...
 

 

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