Costa Rica has become a haven for Americans who throng to this tiny Latin American country for availing low-cost dental treatment. The burgeoning costs of dental treatment in U.S and Canada have made dental tourism in Costa Rica a rising trend. Ranked as one of the top five medical tourism destinations in the World, the country offers high quality medical care at a fraction of the cost of similar treatments in the nearby countries of U.S.a and Canada. The International Council for the Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine (PROMED) has estimated that nearly 30,000 medical tourists visited the country for medical treatment in 2009.
Costa Rica enjoys the reputation of being the only country in the world where all the private hospitals are internationally accredited. some of the most reputed dental clinics are located at San Jose. Most of the dentists have received their education or training, or both, abroad and are affiliated with international medical boards. The dental clinics provide treatments such as tooth whitening, dental bridges, dental implants, veneers and crowns among many more.
For medical tourists from the U.S, Costa Rica seems to be a much better option than the other popular medical tourism destinations like Mexico, India and Thailand. Even though Mexico is closer to America, the incidence of sporadic violence in Mexico is a deterrent. Similarly, the long flights to India and Thailand are discouraging to the medical tourists who would rather save both the travel time and the travel cost.
The tiny Latin American country is also home to some of the most scenic beaches in the world. With over 500,000 species of flora and fauna, the country boasts of an opulent ecology. Getting dental treatment in this country gives the American medical tourists the chance to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. The fascinating lava spewing Arenal Volcano, the picturesque Arenal Lake Reservoir, the Tamarindo beach and the Manuel Antonio National Park are some of the hotspots of tourist attraction. The Osa Peninsula on the country’s southwest Pacific coast was recently named as one of the top 12 ‘Eco-Beach Escapes’ by a popular internet site.
The fact that a vacation combined with dental implants in Costa Rica is cheaper than the cost of getting only the dental implants in the U.S. will continue to sustain its popularity as a perfect place for dental vacation among Americans.