Dental Tourism | Documentary Idea
by Rod Anderson
(Hillsboro, OR USA)
Have you ever seen a story on Dental Tourism? Americans are traveling to other countries to seek out affordable dental care. I'm about to head back to Costa Rica for my 2nd, and final, round of dental work.
I'm recording my journey on my blog: www.thedentaltourist.com
Would be great to see a story on it...some kind of documentary. There is also a very popular thread on the Topix forums where many are discussing Dental Tourism. In fact it's one of the most popular threads on Topix with 271 pages and over 5k posts!
At first I, like many, decided to go to another country for major dental restoration due to finances. It would have cost me $40k to get the work done here in the states. In Costa Rica it will cost me $16k. But now that I have completed my 1st trip I can honestly say it's the best dental care I've ever received. So good that if I was to win the lottery I would still head down there for my dental work.
There are TONS of Americans and Canadians down in CR for nothing more than to get dental work. There are dental tourism companies in operation just to help tourists find the right dentist, hotel and such. There are certain hotels in San Jose, Costa Rica that are filled with people from other countries who are there getting dental work done. They sit around the pool and talk about procedures, prices, what they are getting done, what doctor they are seeing...it's fascinating.
I think it would be a great story that many would be interested in.
Send a cameraman with me...let's record this journey! ;)
Thank you for your time
The Dental Tourist