A Running List of Interesting Topix posts

By CometGlare Sunday, March 1, 2015
Topix posts that caught my eye...

Click the link to go to the page of the forum, then scroll down to find the given post number.  The number of each post is displayed at the top of the white space, e.g., "#6838".   If you can't find the post number on that Topix page, it might have been moved to the previous page (press the "PREV" link to go to the previous Topix page).

#6838
"BTW, if I were an American dentist, I would have a tough time recommending an acrylic All on 4 for $40K to a patient, when I knew that he/she could get an All on 8 full arch MZ solution in Costa Rica for $20 -$30K,(versus $60 to $80K in the States)." 


#6844
"I would absolutely avoid renting or owning a car nowadays [in Costa Rica]."

I've known a couple people who have successfully rented cars in Costa Rica--RJ is one--but driving in country is certainly not for me.   Just take a taxi or a bus. They're cheap.

#7021
Another opinion on renting a car:  "BiteImpaired" finds a great car-rental company and has a fun few days on the road.


#6930-33
"Temporary interloper, great post with detailed explanation on the immediate load system. Very beneficial for those who chooses this type of dental treatment."

Info about implants.

#6943
Suggestions about using your cell phone in Costa Rica.

#7037-#7040
Discussion about places to stay in the Escazu area (DDS and Dr. Prada, Nova and Dr. Obando, etc.).  I've stayed several times at the Villas del Rio in Escazu, across from Dr. Prada's Escazu office.   I love it there:  Good breakfasts, complimentary and reliable to-and-from airport shuttle, great and helpful English-speaking staff, and you can exchange money at the front desk.   It's not the most economical choice however, and the discussion centered on other great options.  (There's another motel in Costa Rica called Villas del Rio, so use the link above to get to the one in Escazu.)

#7302 "Temporary Interloper" dodges a dental bullet:
"If I hadn't done my homework and surrendered to the narrow solution offered by my U.S. dentist, I would have been screwed for life."

#7349 Implants: Bridges versus dentures:
"Yes this forum helped me a lot too with my decision to just go to Costa Rica and get my dental work done, one of the best decisions I've made"

TripAdvisor
Updated 9/20/2015:  There are scads of glowing reviews of Nova on both TripAdvisor and Topix, so I was surprised to see this mildly critical review (#373) recently posted on TA.

The Topix board is quite interesting and "on topic" in February 2016 and into March. Here are a few highlights:
Topix #7619, 7623, 7644, 7649  "DBronx" posts about his experience with Dr. Prada.
Topix #7634 and following posts Discussion about favorite shades ("How white?") for crowns for people having full-mouth restorations.  I plump for one of the "0" shades, which are slightly whiter than natural.
Topix #7645 NYSpouse has nice review of my favorite hotel, Villas del Rio, and some hints on getting around.
Topix #7656, 7657 "Schroonloon" and "Temporary Interloper" give some details about their implant procedures at Nova (Dr. Obando) and the Cavallini Clinic, respectively.

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