Readers' discussion forum

By CometGlare Thursday, October 9, 2014
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3 comments to ''Readers' discussion forum"

  1. As a hopeful, soon to be Costa Rican dental patient I have to say it's alarming that this site and topix forum long thread seems to be dying down. I've read the entire thread so I have seen the ebb and flow of activity before therefore I'm somewhat hopeful it picks back up. Thank you and the many others who have tried to make the journey easier for us.

  2. Thanks for your appreciation, forkup. Yes, it seems that the Topix forum is settling down into silence, but that's partially because it's less remarkable nowadays that folks are able to obtain excellent dental care beyond the borders. (In any case, silence is better than the rancor that has gripped the board from time to time.)

    As for my blog, I don't post much anymore because not much is happening. I was very close to obtaining before-and-after pics from a patient of a less-frequently mentioned CR dentist, but the trail has grown cold and the patient no longer answers my emails for some reason. I had been working with her off-and-on for much of 2016. I thought she had a very interesting story.

    I did happen to hear from a friend in CR last week, who reports no slowdown in American dental tourists to CR. It's becoming more popular every year.

    Buena suerte y pura vida, mi e-amigo!

  3. I took seven weeks off to get long scheduled major prostodontal work done in the US. My dentist didn't answer numerous messages for scheduling dates, and when I showed up for the appointment, he said he couldn't do it until next year. I looked into going to Mexico but saw Kriebel Dental recommended numerous times on Tripadvisor's dental tourism forums. I highly recommend Kriebel Dental in Escazu in late 2022, with excellent results. Dr. Kriebel is a fourth-generation dentist, a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and speaks perfect English. He is truly a perfectionist. Mine was a large project. He installed 19 Zirconia crowns, one Zirconia bridge, and one implant supported crown. The total was 10k less than I was quoted in the US for porcelain crowns. Dr. Kriebel and his concierge Vivianne were very quick to respond to emails and scheduling was easy. He finished all of my work in my window of time. From the list of lodging sent to me I chose Suites Cristina Apart-Hotel, an eight-minute walk from Kriebel Dental. The dentist chair has a great view of La Sabana Park and surrounding mountains. Escazu is very safe. I took an Uber (very inexpensive in CR) from the airport and rented cars for excursions to National Parks on the weekends.


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