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dental tourism

  • Join John in Costa Rica where he investigates Dental Tourism. Many people do not have dental insurance and yet need dental work or surgery they cannot afford. Costa Rica offers cost savings of 60 to 70% and more over costs of dental work in the US. John traveled to Costa Rica earlier this year to interview patients and dentists. On today's show he talks with patients and visits clinics to ensure they can provide the best practices and care for international patients. In this installment he meets Ogg from Brooklyn, gets Ogg's story and visits the clinic that did the work. Ogg saved about $66,000 by having his dental work done in Costa Rica. Top dentists in Costa Rica have the same or better education than many of dentists in the US. Like with everything it seems it is buyer beware. Always do your own homework, seek out qualified referrals, and don't be afraid to ask the tough questions. Keep in mind you do not have the same access to compensation in the event anything goes wrong like you do in the US.

    Websites and contacts for today's program:

    Dental Clinic:
    Dental Cosmetics:
    US Tel: (305) 428-3820

    AIRBNB/Restaurant San Jose:
    Cocina Eclectica: (Trip Advisor Link)
    Owner: Joanna Stein This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    CR Tel: 8529-2509

    PlanetSafe Lubricants: