Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dental Clinic in Tamarindo

While in Tamarindo for a vacation on the beach, why not get your teeth whitened? Right on the street by the beach in the center of Tamarindo is a dental clinic that advertises with this sign. No, I have not used it, nor do I have personal experience about it.

Medical/dental tourism has become a growing trend in recent years, as some people use vacations to get medical or dental procedures done at a fraction of the cost at home.

The health care system in Costa Rica ranks the same as the USA on international scales. Costa Rican health care received some publicity in the USA
recently because Rush Limbaugh stated that if health care reform legislation is enacted in the US, he would move to Costa Rica. That caused some commentators to point out that for 60 years Costa Rica has had the type of health care system that Limbaugh opposes.

Out of all of the countries in the world, I don't know why Rush Limbaugh mentioned Costa Rica, except maybe he has been here on a vacation and, like so many others, loved it. I do not think he would agree with the politics in Costa Rica. Costa Rica, despite the armed conflicts in its region, abolished its military in 1949 and put the money into public schools and health care instead.

In the 1980's, Costa Rica had one of the highest per capita debts in the world, yet it turned down financial aid offered by the Reagan Administration because in return the U.S. government wanted to use Costa Rican land as sanctuaries to train contra rebels to fight against the Sandinista government in neighboring Nicaragua. Instead of becoming involved in an armed conflict in the region, the President of Costa Rica, Dr. Oscar Arias, negotiated an end to the conflict and earned a Nobel Peace Prize.

We have photos of the Mayan ruins of Uxmal posted this week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

14 comments:

brattcat said...

Oh, dear, do you suppose he'd make a good neighbor?

Kate said...

Gosh, it would be nice if he moved ANYWHERE! Oops! I should stay apolitical on blogs. While in Mexico I noted that a number of people I knew took advantage of a cheaper rate to have their teeth whitened there.

Sharon said...

I'm with Kate. My first thought is I wish he would move somewhere else since he's so unhappy here.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

good information about healthcare in Costa Rica

Lois said...

I agree with Kate! He probably won't move though, because he would lose his audience. We have one of those teeth whitening places here in the mall of all places.

Jarart said...

How great to have such forward thinking leaders of the country.
I'm sure Rush would not be happy there, but then, I don't think he is happy anywhere.

glenda said...

Wow, those before and after pictures are kinda scary.

Bob Crowe said...

We saw storefront dentists in Lhasa with the same scary signs. I'm going for higher sterility standards at any price.

JM said...

Funny pic, not the kind of sign you think of when talking about Tamarindo! :-)

taylor said...

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It is a fact that the cost of dental surgery in US and Canada is much higher than the combined cost of commuting, staying in a hotel, dental implant and vacation in Costa rica. Here metal implants are always avoided by the professional experts in place of porcelain. Apart from this Costa rica is one of the finest tourist destination for vacation.Dental holiday in Costa rica means a very cost effective dental remedy with a nice vacation with family out of your home.

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