Costa Rica: A Top Dental Tourism Destination

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Why Costa Rica?

Daily Non-Stop Flights from USA
Peaceful country
Affordable costs
No Army
Tropical Weather All Year Round
First-rate destination
U.S. Accredited Facilities
Ecotourism Paradise
Costa Rica Prime Destination For Dental Tourism

Costa Rica Prime Destination For Dental Tourism

The World Health Organization has ranked Costa Rica as one of the top three healthcare systems in Latin America, and the nation consistently ranks higher in healthcare than many of its industrialized counterparts including Canada and the United States. Similarly, life expectancy is among the world’s highest (79.7 years, one year higher than the US).

Health travel is huge as well. In 2015, the country welcomed some 48,000 medical and health travelers, mostly from the US, Canada, and the EU. Neighboring countries such as Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras also seek out Costa Rica for access to higher-quality medical services. Some five percent of Costa Rica’s international tourists visit this small, lush country to take advantage of its medical services, mostly cosmetic surgery and dental care.

For those planning minimally invasive procedures, Costa Rica’s proximity to the US and reputation as a tourist destination offer the best of both worlds. In fact, Costa Rica is one of the top five countries most visited by Americans seeking medical treatment.

Costa Rica boasts hundreds of board-certified physicians, surgeons, and dentists, mostly practicing in or near San Jose. Capitalizing on Costa Rica’s success in cosmetic surgery and dentistry, the country’s international medical offerings have expanded in recent years to include eye surgery and other elective procedures, such as bariatric surgery (for weight loss) and orthopedics. In addition, Costa Rica has launched research and clinical initiatives for Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, pain management, and diabetes.

Source: Patient Beyond Borders

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