San José, Costa Rica, September 05, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- As the federal government reports that more than 140 million Americans lack basic dental insurance coverage, more and more are beginning to look outside of the U.S. for affordable dental care. Dental tourism, as this trend is known, is growing at a tremendous pace as millions of Americans face greater out-of-pocket costs for dental care. In fact, only the wealthiest citizens can afford to pay for important dental care. While tens of millions of Americans lose teeth to decay, trauma and gum disease, many are considering dental care in foreign locations that offer high quality dental procedures often at a fraction of the price when compared to the same procedure at home.
Dental tourism, the act of traveling outside of your home country for dental care, can often save individuals a significant amount of money. In Costa Rica, a growing hot spot for dental tourism given its close proximity to the U.S., patients save an average of 50-70% over U.S. prices for the same or comparable dental services. With high-quality services, low prices and attentive care, Americans are finding that traveling to Costa Rica for a dental vacation is an attractive and affordable option.
Such is the case for William Goodness, a retired 87 year old World War II veteran who traveled from Wisconsin to Costa Rica for his dental needs. “I found that the price for dental work in Costa Rica is very good,” said Goodness. “At my age, I do not have dental insurance. The cost at home would have been prohibitive for the amount of work I had done. I had four fillings, three crowns, a root canal, a cleaning and whitening for less than what I would have paid for one crown back in the United States. And I just love visiting Costa Rica, so it was an easy choice for me.”
Goodness received dental care at Costa Rica Dental Team, a full-service dental clinic and dental laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica. Owned and operated by Mike Lomax, an American dental technician with more than 37 years of dental experience, Costa Rica Dental Team features a staff of highly-trained, attentive dentists and technicians. Its state-of-the-art dental lab boasts an array of cutting-edge equipment that rival the capabilities of any U.S. facility.
“The equipment they had, which I’ve never seen before, was an intra-oral camera that projected the inside of my mouth and my teeth onto a big screen TV, so I could see exactly what they were telling me,” explained Goodness. “Back home they just have a regular X-ray machine, which is nothing like this machine. It was just wonderful. They pointed out where my problems were and I could see exactly what they were going to do as they explained it. The people at Costa Rica Dental Team were very nice and very attentive to my needs.”
“Americans are very savvy,” stated Mike Lomax, owner of Costa Rica Dental Team. “With the widespread availability of technology today, it is easy to go on the Internet to conduct research and compare dental facilities to find the one that best fits your needs – and your budget. Our high-quality services, low prices, experienced and caring staff – not to mention the fact that we are located in the stunningly beautiful country of Costa Rica – make Costa Rica Dental Team the perfect destination for your dental vacation.”
View the complete video of William Goodness discussing his experience at Costa Rica Dental Team at http://vimeo.com/72373189.
Patients seeking dental implants, zirconia crowns, dental veneers or a full mouth restoration are encouraged to consider Costa Rica Dental Team. To book your dental vacation or learn how Costa Rica Dental Team can save you money on your dental restoration needs, call toll free at (866) 694-6226 or visit www.CostaRicaDentalTeam.com.
About Costa Rica Dental Team:
Costa Rica Dental Team is recognized as the leader in dental implants and zirconia crowns for Americans and Canadians visiting Costa Rica. The dentists at Costa Rica Dental Team are highly-trained, experienced professionals who speak fluent English and Spanish to provide a comfortable, understandable dental treatment experience for all patients.
Patrick Goodness, CEO of The Goodness Company: Global Healthcare and Medical Tourism Marketing
Tel: (312) 205-6424
About The Goodness Company:
The Goodness Company is a respected healthcare marketing agency providing results-driven medical marketing, advertising and public relations services to hospitals, medical centers, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery centers, doctors, dentists, surgeons and medical specialists around the world. The Goodness Company is your connection to powerful healthcare marketing communications.