There is a 10% discount if paid in usdollars of which I did and had appts. set from there forth as to what would occur each day so there are no surprises. I came with $5k in usdollars thinking I might get implants and who knows what else. Because of my age it was better to go with an extended bridge encompassing ten teeth with root canals and no crowns for $5900. In addition to a new bridge, I had an extraction of one tooth, root canals to three teeth, scaling of gums (my 2nd time), a piece of my cheek was cut (painless) from me biting the inside of cheek, temporary bridge, and all within a matter of 6 days!
Ocean dental has in house dental lab, so no need to wait weeks for anything temporary or permanent to be made. Final costs with the 10% discount was $5548! I would have been charged $8-10k for that in the states. **With my hotel stay, flight and $300usd spending cash which was $5,000 pesos, plus tipping money in $20 usd equaled to roughly $7,000.
I have always felt apprehensive going to the dentist because some dentists just do not have a caring bedside manner and there is certain amount of pain I attribute to going to the dentists from past experiences. So I DO NOT care to be in any pain whatsoever, especially dental pain! The only pain I felt, and I do mean ONLY was from the initial numbing shots and the placement of my permanent bridge (mouth was very sore at the time). I had one last appt. made just to be sure the work was complete before I left 2 days later.
Let me just say the staff was caring and try their very best to put you the patient at ease and up to date with your care (love their aftercare), you will meet a lot of people from the US and Canada, Be prepared to wait-they stay busy because they do very Excellent work..that is a very good thing :); bring snacks and drinks (there are stores right by the office, restaurants close by, a bank, & US cash atm[high fees]); the shuttle drivers are cool and generally on time (lol); Yes it is a clean, modern office with up to date dental practices (ridiculous I felt the need to state that but hey..), and did I mention the cost was astronomical! Sadly my dental insurance from the states did not cover my costs :(, but they will give you the estimate and breakdown with codes to give to your insurance company :).
I got back home to the states two days after my last appointment and have received nothing but compliments on my New Smile! Four days later, I went to my regular dentist and got my yearly cleaning, and he even commented that the bridge was done very well, my gums were healing properly and gave my teeth a clean bill of health! Because of their care, I have a New Smile that should last me a good 10-15 years. Simply wonderful :)
Thank you Dr, Irma Galvadon, Ocean
*I could not post pictures of my smile. I just have no clue why not. But it turned out really nice :)