Write a review

Beware of dentists giving out of this world prices if it to good be true? - Arizona, AZ

I recentlet did a investagation to explore mt...

I recentlet did a investagation to explore mt dental implant options and prices aroungd the world!! I did extensive ouestion and answer consults in Csta Rica known for having great imlant doctors bangkok at the BDIC or BIDC there web site is incredible and thereresponses to my how does a clock work questions came back percise and extremly professional Unfortunatley there priced were the same as the three different consultations i received in the US!!! Costa Rica was a different story !! on a referal of a frioend i contacted
a firm in San Jose they were cariong great and the female doctor called me three tiomes i wore her out with questions and options i had gathered She cane in about 6000 dollars less Factor in planes hotels food travel time aggravation and emergencies of any type or the chance of legal recourse in a foriegn Id go to her and trust her and she was dead on in her conclutions then came the quoteon third the price of every other of the five doctors i talked to ??? i asked how can he do that i do so many i get a discount on materials and have my own lab etc etc He is highly up front and in the costa rica sites show up often111
Beware if its too good to be true then it might not be true Get a panoranic xray a ct scan of jaw and bine condition is a must My leading implamt surgeon changed his comlete stratgy
after seeing my cat scan it was worse then antisipated Do your home work and be your own best advocate i sudied compared and questioned them until io was satisfied Get A CT scan pus panoramic

The price of my implants quoted by BDIC in bangkok...

The price of my implants quoted by BDIC in bangkok was in the end the same price I was quoted by 2 implant specialists in usa Factor in plane rides
hotels food aggrevation and ultimatley what happens in case of emergency complications and ultimatley legal recourse!!in case of faluire!!Costa Ricas
lleading hyped and number on or two internet site ouoted my 7800 dollars
period complete out the door when i asked how can he do it for 10000 dllars less then quoted by a refered costa Rican DR he said because he does so many of them has his own lab is a distributor of the items used a lie 25000 inus 18000 approx in the same Costa Rican Town even at 18000 2 to 3 trips hotels food no emergency service no real legal recourse to save 4000 maybe and i say maybe probably 2500 at best Buyer Beware Oh one more
trick i caught a dentist at your bill will be 13100 dollars wow 12000 less then us now where getting some where When i asked if that included the final porcelin bridge the final teeth no those are 6500 more WTF oh so the real price is 18750 plus plus plus ythere are prpobley deals out there beware ive worn \these denyiosts out cross referenced prices answers questions diagnosis last but not least a full view of what needs to be done needs a cat scan not just a panoramic xray Good Luck
dr boyce

great

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
Was this review helpful? 1 other found this helpful

Comments (12)

Sort by

Thanks for the compliments! I'm sorry to hear that your experience with the Golpa STAFF was not as positive as I found my experience to be. It's been 4 weeks and everything is great! On Day 5 (post procedure), had a front bottom tooth split off. i was so worried! It was Sunday Memorial Day Holiday & my husband telephoned the "on-call number." It was Dr Golpa who answered our Sunday Memorial Weekend call himself & he immediately asked to take 30 minutes to review my scans/file/etc. exactky 45 minutes later, Dr Golpa telephoned us back, admitted that staff had forgotten to create a night guard for me, and urged me to please return to Las Vegas ASAP (at HIS $ cost for flight/hotel!) so that he could repair it. He said it 'may' have been from grinding teeth at night and/or a defective lower bridge. He really wanted to be the one to assess it & was extremely apologetic & humble! At first, my husband & I just were willing to let it go until my next scheduled visit (the 8 week follow-up visit), but upon further calls/urging from the staff.....we decided to return to his Las Vegas Office to have the repair done for free. Dr Golpa put us up in the gorgeous MGM hotel for 3 days & is reimbursing us for our $600 flight! The bridge.... (both bridges)... was removed, inspected, repaired, relined, and it then took another hour to do my bite repair! No charge! To find a DDS who stands by their work & their patient is RARE! I return in 6 weeks for my 10 week follow-up (as was previously scheduled from my initial extractions & All On Four procedure) and I plan to return to Dr Golpa, DDS for all future work. His staff was great with my case! Elizabeth
  • Reply
What that price for upper and lower price.
  • Reply
Where In Costa Rica Or BangkoK In Costa Rica One was 7800 for a complete 6 implants 12 to 14 teeth Good Luck with that one do it yourself Hes full of S The other in Costa Rica in the same town Was 13500 with 6 implants bone grating possible sinus lift and when i askled if that was total out the door with permanet final teeth oh yhats another 6500 so its 19000 cayught her lying!! Bangkok was right around 22 to 24 thousand and us is 25000 it really derpends on bone condition you need a cat scan not just a panoramic im sure someone out there knows what there diong and arent baiting you to come and then lack the price Id figure what ever your quoted add 3000 to 4000 and factor inall the costs trips aggrivation satifaction Bangkok seemed right on the moey as far as getting it right I think the sighr is BDIC Or BIDC iwas really dissapointed in the BS in Costa Rica
  • Reply
Thank I got a quote for 18,500 for the upper denture implant including the final teeth. He's using my denture for the temporary teeth. Don't look like it would do to much go to go out of the country for this dental trip. I had PS last Christmas holiday. And their prices was great. It included 600,00 toward airfare. And the cost of all the days stay in the hotel (12days) after care. You cover your food but there was a morning buffet that you ate breakfast for free. But the dental seem about the same as the US quote. Will be researching for at least 6 more months. Want to find someone that I can trust with the procedure . Thanks a Million
  • Reply
Dr M Golpa in Las Vegas. $17,500 TOTAL per arch for all extractions, full arch All on Four implants, all anesthesia (IV) provided by an Anesthesiologist. Just had my upper and lower done on May 20, 2013. Was back home in MI by May 24th with my teeth in! Guarantees his work. He's a consummate professional & cuts NO corners. Uses the top of line implants! Staff of 12 are trained and everything runs smoothly and stress less! Just FANTASTIC people, great team, HIGHLY trained! Go to his website. It's phenomenal. $34,000 was my full price upper and lower. Maybe your procedure would be lower if no extractions need to be done. I had all 27 teeth pulled & 8 implants surgery same day. Teeth installed the next day. No pain. Gorgeous Hotel paid for by Dr Golpa for your entire stay! Free Driver picks you up everyday and at the airport if you have to fly in. Trained by the inventor of the All on Four Procedure himself! Google Dr Mike Golpa, DDS Las Vegas. Good luck! You won't be sorry! Elizabeth Sedano
  • Reply
$34,000 TOTAL..complete. Includes all extractions (I had 28), IV sedation performed by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist who stays with you throughout he entire 5 hour procedure, gorgeous upper bridge, gorgeous lower bridge, all appointments (including your 8 week follow-up), adjustments, the surgery itself, prescription pain medications, and if from out of town----3 days paid hotel. After 9 months of research, Dr Golpa in Las Vegas is the safest, best trained staff, best trained DDS, and best price in USA. I'm from a medical family of MD's etc & all were very worried I choose the BEST most skilled DDS to do this total mouth reconstruction. I took months....visited my local Michigan Prosthodontists & Oral Surgeons and none could do the All On Four with THIS level of precision, skill, safety, guarantee, and price. It was WIRTH our trouble to travel from Michigan to Las Vegas to have this done.
  • Reply
Do NOT leave USA for the All On Four procedure! I, also, at first thought there was no options open to me! Call & Go to Dr Mike Golpa, DDS in Las Vegas. Titanium upper & Lower bridges & TRUE 2 day procedure! COST:$34,000 COMPLETE (100%) including all IV Sedation with an Anesthesiologist, all extractions (i had 28 to pull!), both up/lower bridges on Titanium framework, all appointments, 3 day's hotel paid, and all 8 week return visit costs! No hidden extra fees. I was worried about that, but my bill was $34,000 and they billed my insurance (Delta of Michigan) & I received my $1,500 annual coverage back! (Not much, but it helps!) Call them. The staff is great! I spent 9 to 10 MONTHS with rotten teeth researching the Internet & wasted so much time getting local estimates & consults! It's week 5 for me since my All On Four procedure & I'm THRILLED! (So is my husband who is a surgical Physician Asst!) Safest----lowest cost----kind---considerate---humble DDS---great knowledgeable staff---very highly skilled/trained! The fact that Dr Golpa, DDS pays for a separate Anesthesiologist for the IV Sedation SHOWS just how much safety means to this practice! Many other DDS try to do the sedation AND the procedure, and that is NOT SAFE & is not the standard of care! Elizabeth
  • Reply
I forgot to say-- The $34,000 INCLUDES all Pre-surgery consult things such as CTScan, bite molds, panoramic X Rays, Bite Wing X-rays, mouth mold upper & lower to make a perfect mold of your mouth Pre-surgery. And the full pre-surgery assessment & consult by Dr Golpa is included after he sees all of the above data. Everything is included. Nobel bio-care products are used---not an off-brand.
  • Reply
I forgot to say-- The $34,000 INCLUDES all Pre-surgery consult things such as CTScan, bite molds, panoramic X Rays, Bite Wing X-rays, mouth mold upper & lower to make a perfect mold of your mouth Pre-surgery. And the full pre-surgery assessment & consult by Dr Golpa is included after he sees all of the above data. Everything is included. Nobel bio-care products are used---not an off-brand. By the way...I AM a patient.
  • Reply

Good for you for really digging in & doing your research, including looking at the total costs before deciding who to receive your treatment from. I agree with you, that in general the old adage of "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is." tends to be accurate.

Have you had your implants placed already, or is that appointment coming up for you?

  • Reply
All implants completed and wearing my fixed bridges since Day 1. It's been 4 weeks and all is GREAT! Dr Mike Golpa, DDS did my procedure w/ IV Sedation administered by an Anestgesiologist. Wonderful experience.
  • Reply
Hi Elizabeth, I am also a Dr. Golpa patient. I saw your you tube video and you look great. I had my procedure 2weeks after you. I agreed with everything you've said about Dr. Golpa - he's absolutely the best! Although some of his staff was not so great. Gratefully, the staff members that are integral in the surgery like Lonny the anesthesiologist are fantastic. It's nice to hear that you went through your procedure without any issues. Nice smile! Good video too.
  • Reply