The rising costs associated with already expensive dental treatments has lead patients to seek more affordable options.
Dental tourism in Costa Rica is proving very popular these days for Americans who have no insurance and who cannot afford to have the dental work carried out at home. Dentistry costs can be 70% lower than in the US.
The Costa Rica dental tourism industry continues to grow. Today, Costa Rica is one of the most reliable, affordable and efficient countries for medical procedures. In 2011, San José, the capital of Costa Rica, registered 46,474 foreign patients. The number of medical tourists in Costa Rica is expected to continue rising.
Costa Rica as a whole has a great many high-quality US trained dentists who speak fluent English, although most dental treatments are carried out in San José.