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From your very first phone call or email, to returning home with a new smile, we’re here with you every step of the way for a seamless, worry-free experience.

Deciding to travel out of your country (and comfort zone) for medical or dental care can often be an overwhelming process.  We’re here to personally assist you throughout your entire experience so you can rely on excellent dental care at 50%-70% savings.  Whether you use our services or not, we’re also here to provide you with honest information needed for you to safely make an educated and informed decision regarding receiving dental care abroad.  

Depending on your treatment and desire, you can also enjoy the amazing beauty of Costa Rica during your time here.  Most patients spend less money even after adding flight, hotel, and tours than they would have if staying home and receiving only their dental treatment.  Let us ease any concerns and show you how we work.

1. Call Costa Rican Dental Solutions toll free at 800-931-2737 or use the online Contact Us form on this site. 
After contacting us, we will answer any questions you have and discuss your specific needs and expectations. There will always be a U.S. based (human) operator or dental care associate who will be available to answer your call 24/7 and we promptly respond to all email requests.  Depending on the amount of information provided, we will be able to provide you an overall, preliminary estimated quote for your treatment and  accommodation needs.  If you wish to proceed after our initial consultation, we will then forward your information to our elite network of dentists. The more information you provide including x-rays, medical background etc., the better our dentists can accurately develop a treatment plan with associated costs.  

Remember, we strive to inform you of any relevant information you may desire in order to make a decision. Please browse our website for honest and transparent information on dental tourism and patient education.  No matter how you plan to receive treatment in Costa Rica or anywhere else in the world for that matter, we strongly recommend you also do additional research on your own to become as informed as you possibly can.   

2. Costa Rican Dental Solutions will send you information for your review and schedule a consultation between you and the provider.
After facilitating your request to our elite network of dentists, you will receive a response from our Costa Rican dentists regarding your dental needs as well as a general treatment diagnosis.  We will also email you dentist profile(s) for your review, which will include background information on the dentist(s) including their education and professional history (independently verified), as well as photos of the clinic, staff and actual before and after photos of patients who received care from our elite dentists.  After your review, we can arrange a consultation directly between you and your chosen dentist if you wish to proceed.  Any x-rays and other relevant dental and medical information not previously provided should be made available to your Costa Rican dentist at this time for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.  We can assist you (with your permission) in the transfer of these records.

Costa Rican Dental Solutions does not advise you on your dental treatment.  Your treatment outline will be done directly by your Costa Rican dentist.  However, we will discuss your accommodation needs and will recommend and book excellent prescreened options for you to choose from at special negotiated rates usually lower than you would obtain on your own. 

3. Costa Rican Dental Solutions will send you a full treatment outline including prices for your procedure and any accommodation and travel options you may have chosen.
This outline will be complete and easy to read and understand. After receiving and reviewing your outline, we’re here to address any further questions or concerns you may have.

4. You decide to improve your smile in Costa Rica. Now please confirm.
Once you feel informed, confident and excited to travel for your dental needs, we require a $200 deposit/fee be made ithrough by credit card or vis PayPal. You may also transfer the money into our U.S. bank account.  $100 of the deposit will be applied toward your dental treatment cost and allows us to fully confirm and schedule your procedure date and time with the dentist as well as confirm your transportation and any accommodation needs. Should you decide to cancel your trip for any reason, the deposit is fully refundable 14 days prior to your initial treatment date with the exception of a $50 administration fee.  The deposit is only fully forfeited if you cancel less than 14 days prior to your first scheduled appointment.  You can learn more about our payment policy by clicking here.

5. Welcome to Costa Rica! Private and personalized pick up and transfer to hotel.
As soon as you step off the plane at San Jose’s international airport (SJO), we’ve arranged special treatment for our clients in conjunction with Canatur, Costa Rica’s board of tourism.  Once you pass through Customs, you’ll be met by a Costa Rican Dental Solutions representative who will be waiting for you holding a sign with our logo and your name clearly visible. You will be escorted to the vehicle and be transported to your hotel or other confirmed accommodation choice. 

6. Finally, time to improve your smile. Private transfer between hotel and clinic.
Based on your itinerary and appointment schedule, you will be met by one of our licensed taxi drivers at your hotel and then transported to the dental clinic for your first and subsequent appointments.  The driver will return at a time advised by the dentist and transport you back to your hotel.  This routine will be repeated for any necessary subsequent appointments with your dentist.

7.  Enjoy the country.
The excellent benefit of many dental procedures is there is often very little recuperation or "down time". Depending on your treatment, it’s possible to explore the stunning beauty of Costa Rica before, during or after your procedure(s).  From tropical beaches, rain and cloud forests, to volcanoes, canopy and rafting tours, this country will AMAZE you.  We can take care of all your travel and sightseeing needs thorugh the best licensed and insured travel and tour operatiors.  Just give us a call.

8. Time to return home- Private pickup and transfer to airport.
With a new smile and some great memories of Costa Rica, our representative will meet you at your hotel to transport you to the airport for your return trip home.

9. Follow Up
Costa Rican Dental Solutions is not only concerned with your wellbeing while in Costa Rica.  You are now part of our Costa Rican family.  We will be following up after you arrive home to check in and see how you are doing.  We’re always here for any after care questions or concerns you may have.