I live in Victoria, B. C., Canada, and I recently traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica, for dental treatment. I am commenting to express my sincere Thank You to Dr. Marco Munoz Cavallini sr., Dr. Marco Munoz Peralta jr and their staff for the wonderful work and warm, caring treatment I received in September 2007.
As promised, Dr. Munoz changed my life by performing a full mouth restoration. This included the initial consultation, 6 implants, 15 crowns, tooth reconstruction, 2 extractions. 2 veneers, 14 temporary teeth, panoramic x-rays, various study models, bite adjustments, cleaning and polishing. The total charges came to $ 7,500.00 , a fraction of the proposed charges 52,000.00 incl taxes!) by my Canadian Dentists.
And at last, I gained a beautiful smile and new self confidence. Not only that, but the entire proceedings began within 3 hours of my arrival at the airport and took, all in all, 12 working days rather than 8-months projected by my Canadian Dentist. In the late afternoon of my arrival, Dr. Munoz completed panoramic X-Rays and a study model and discussed the options with me. The following morning, Dr. Munoz performed the first four (absolutely painless!) implants and I ended up eating steak that same day.
I cannot say enough about the extraordinary competence, the genius, the work ethic, and the integrity of Drs. Munoz. For example, while I was there, Dr. Munoz performed work on another patient from United States. This lady had had a horrific accident which left her with a crushed jaw. According to her, several US specialists had quoted her $ 60,000 dollars to repair the jaw (never mind about the implants!) and ultimately rejected the work as being "too complicated". When Dr. Munoz completed his work, this lady left his office with the biggest smile anyone ever saw - a smile fit for Hollywood. It was the first time in 20 years. Throughout our treatment, Drs. Munoz demonstrated how seriously they take the Hippocratic Oath.
From the bottom of my heart, I warmly recommend Dr. Munoz and his staff. I saw Drs. Munoz working late into the evening. By the way, Drs. Munoz are fluent in English and they also have many US customers. So, you won't be alone!
Would I do something differently? Yes. My 14-day flight reservations were a little tight. I would allow a bit more time. . I am aware of one other case where the patient took a chance returning home before the job was quite finished.
Towards the end of my stay Dr. Munoz jr. voiced his concern and asked me to stay over one or two more days: He wanted everything to be perfect before my return to Canada. I am glad I did, because when I finally came back everything was in perfect order
Would I do it again? Absolutely! It was the best Dentist experience in my life.
Barbara Croizier - Victoria, B. C., Canada