I had made myself a promise many years ago that when circumstances permitted, I would renew my teeth as comprehensively as finances permitted. In the UK, I was estimating a spend a minimum of between £4/5K and a course of treatment that would, if continuous, span a ten day period. My upper jaw required an extraction, two implants and nine crowns. My lower jaw would have to put up with a set of dentures until the coffers were replenished. Marieta from Dr Todorova's clinic quoted around 50% of my UK estimates (not among the lowest of the approximate estimates I received) With airfares, hotels, meals etc., I calculated another 20%. So, if everything worked well and to plan, I would save £1200/£1500. I decided to proceed.
My decision to choose Medica 3 had little to do with dentistry and more to do with where I would choose to spend ten days of which, say 5, would be committed to treatment and 5 to relaxing/sightseeing. My choice was based on a choice of beach and sun on the Black Sea rather than churches and monuments elsewhere. I assumed, based on the promo photo that Medica 3's clinic was in the hotel and Golden Sands. The cost of hotels in this area was too costly, so I had to opt for a more economic, but very adequate hotel on the front in Varna centre. Just as well. It just so happens that the clinic where the dentistry is carried out is on the outskirts of Varna centre and the beach location, mainly for holidaymakers with emergencies. The map is accurate and I suggest they change the photo to match or make it clear in the narrative. Golden Sands is 19 kilometres from Varna centre!
Having said that, I consider myself very lucky that I chose Medica 3. Met at the airport, it was direct to the clinic and an examination, costed options and a good clean. I was impressed and remained impressed throughout my visit with the level of personal attention I received and the continued presence of competent professionals who attended me. One question any prospective client should ask is whether the clinic has in-house technicians who can make and, more importantly, correct and adjust any hardware. To me, it's a vital component.
My appointments were all scheduled outside of hours where local patients were attended and I received constant and painstaking attention to detail and an overall concern that I suffered no pain. Medica 3 is a very professional and complete outfit with a very sympathetic boss (female) who has a great deal of experience. I did have problems with the dentures moving in my mouth which required three visits to correct, but I have to commend the level of competence which was displayed at all times.
Of course, the proof of the pudding is whether my implants and crowns remain as fixed and perfect as they are today. Only time will tell, but I am confident that, the inconvenience and expense of returning apart, I would have any problems readily attended to. As things stand, I cannot recommend Medica 3 too highly and I will be back again to deal with my lower jaw when circumstances ie. cash - permits.
Well done, Medica 3!