My wife and I spent no less than six or seven hours on the Internet and on the phone with various dental clinics in Costa Rica. I went through chemo and radiation about two years ago for tonsil cancer which killed my salivary glands which in turn killed my teeth. So I was shopping for 10 upper and lower crowns. I shopped prices in Florida and was floored, insane numbers!
At the end of the day, after sending my x-rays to numerous dentists in Costa Rica, and having my wife speak to them in Spanish if they were not bilingual, I ended up honing in on Dental Pluss. We dealt with Gabby who was the liaison between the dental facility and the public. I really can’t put my finger on it, I simply had a good vibe dealing with this guy. No hard-sell, in fact, no sell at all! He “face timed” me through the facility and to the hotel where I would be staying across the street. He faced time me with the actual dentist and the on-site lab technician. Pretty much everyone in the entire clinic is bilingual, and, my dentist studied at NYU, and elsewhere. So after weeding through all the other clinics, I chose Dental Pluss.
The reader's digest version is that this is a first class organization through and through. The dentist is a freaking perfectionist.
Gabby picked up myself, my Wife and kids at the airport, arranged a great deal on a rental car, a fantastic hotel across the street at an incredible price and simply made himself available for a family out of the country on a dental excursion!
So, after three visits, over the course of seven days, I have incredibly beautiful teeth. My friends and family are way impressed!
As an aside, I told the staff that I wanted really white teeth but not to go over the line and have them look fake. That was a true concern. The lab technician, the Dentist, and Gabby, went through a series of photos, asked things like my height, (length of teeth!) etc. and basically explained the options in very lay terms. I learned that ridges on porcelain crowns reduce reflection, really!
So there it is, I got off an aeroplane in Orlando three hours ago and I’m writing this review now because I told Gabby that I would do so, he kept up his end of the deal (excellent work) so I am doing likewise!
This is by far the longest review I’ve ever written but deals with the most important issue I’ve dealt with when the provider was found on the Internet.