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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:29 am 
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Costa Rica Dental team. Pick you up in the downtown area and bring you back after appointment. Excellent care, reasonable prices. Very pleased with the services I have received there over the years.


I had them do an extraction, they said $50, but when I got there, they said I needed the dental surgeon, not a dentist because my roots are Neanderthal long and curved, they were honest, I knew that.

So I say "How much"?

They looked a bit embarrassed and said $100, lol.

Dental surgeon in USA would sting you about $500 or more for that, lol.

I was impressed! He had it out in 10 minutes and very little pain during and after, a real pro.

My copay for a recent extraction was $86.00... I did get some valium and a lot of nitrous for that :lol:


Good for you, the question is, was he a DENTAL SURGEON? They are real medical doctors, not just dentists, and are dramatically more skilled, costing dramatically more money, and if your co-pay was under a c note, what was the entire bill?

There's no co-pays here in Costa Rica, just "pays", lol. :mrgreen:

P.S., Years ago I went to a regular dentist and had severe pain from a difficult extraction, I wanted to put a shotgun to my mouth and pull the trigger with my big toe, lol.

I'm a believer when I'm in agonizing dental pain, I want narcotics, and plenty of 'em, until the pain is manageable. That dentist and his beyatch assistant said "sorry, no more" after pinching out a mere 5 which I gobbled up the first day, lol.

They said they are "concerned" about giving out too many Percocets, and worried about "addiction", and suggested I take over the counter meds, as helpful or maybe less than M&M's.

I went to his office and sat among other patients moaning and groaning, holding my jaw, trembling, an occasional "whoa!" belted out from the pain, and mentioning he may not give the pain meds needed, within 20 minutes I strolled out of that office with a script for thirty of those Babi*s, mission accomplished, lol. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:06 am 
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Netgems wrote:
Good for you, the question is, was he a DENTAL SURGEON? They are real medical doctors, not just dentists, and are dramatically more skilled, costing dramatically more money, and if your co-pay was under a c note, what was the entire bill?

There's no co-pays here in Costa Rica, just "pays", lol. :mrgreen:

P.S., Years ago I went to a regular dentist and had severe pain from a difficult extraction, I wanted to put a shotgun to my mouth and pull the trigger with my big toe, lol.

I'm a believer when I'm in agonizing dental pain, I want narcotics, and plenty of 'em, until the pain is manageable. That dentist and his beyatch assistant said "sorry, no more" after pinching out a mere 5 which I gobbled up the first day, lol.

They said they are "concerned" about giving out too many Percocets, and worried about "addiction", and suggested I take over the counter meds, as helpful or maybe less than M&M's.

I went to his office and sat among other patients moaning and groaning, holding my jaw, trembling, an occasional "whoa!" belted out from the pain, and mentioning he may not give the pain meds needed, within 20 minutes I strolled out of that office with a script for thirty of those Babi*s, mission accomplished, lol. :mrgreen:

LOL - nice. No idea what the entire bill was, haven't received the insurance copy in the mail yet. My Dentist is a good guy, anything outside of a standard cleaning and I'm a big pu*sy about going to see him. So he's been VERY flexible in the before surgery meds and the after surgery meds. We've worked up a nice cocktail that works for me and keeps him from feeling like a pusher. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:18 pm 
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Lots of work done 8-10 years ago at 90210 which is now Dental Team?
Many of us will remember Dr Yelda Fernandez, so cute, who wasn't aware she was rubbin her boobs on you while she worked diligently. She's gone, as is Mauricio Bricenio, periodontist. As is the gringo who picked you up in the a.m. and dropped you off later, married to a local, hung out cocktail hs at SL. Yelda's is easy to search and find, officing circa LaSabana last time I saw her.

No gas in CR outside of a hospital setting. Mauricio was easy with as much Novocaine as you wanted even when he'd say I think your maxed and this won't help, still jab you.

10 years later and all the work they did is still good. At about 25% of what the bandit's in the estados quoted me. Mike appreciates the greenbacks.

One of the knock's for me on Mike's joint is location, especially when you're done and sore and you're stuck in SJ traffic, can be 45 minutes back to the gulch.

Edited 19 June to include: Jeff, I remember his name now, was the chauffeur from 90210/nka CR Dental Team that hung out at SL. Super nice man, many members will remember him. I wonder what became of Jeff after he left Mike's employ. He was a SJ resident, married con Tico ninos.


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