Be Safe. Be Informed.
Informed dental patients are aware of their rights when seeking dental care at home or abroad.
What is an informed dental patient?
They want to work with trustworthy and transparent dental clinics and they seek out the best dental clinics and specialists. Informed dental patients value dental clinics that are committed to patient safety and demonstrate their commitment in every stage of care.
While your dentist plays a significant role in your dental care success, you play an important role too. Educated, well-informed patients will feel more comfortable during care and will have a more positive dental care experience. Being well-informed is even more important for dental tourism patients seeking dental care in a foreign country. Costa Rica has many wonderful dental clinics and specialists. But some clinics are not as advertised and should be avoided. Doing your due diligence begins with research. This is where the CRDA can help.
No matter where you are, it's best to be prepared for your dental care. Being an informed patient will help you receive the best value with a safe, approved dental clinic in Costa Rica, accredited by the CRDA. We're here to help you navigate your dental care experience in the most effective and safe way possible.
Here we provide you with the tools you need to locate the best dental care services in Costa Rica and to advocate for your rights as a patient. Whatever your reason for choosing Costa Rica for your dental care, we'll here to make you confident in your decision.
As you prepare for your dental experience in Costa Rica, please use this checklist to get you started.
- Make sure that your passport is valid for travel. It should be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your departure.
- Check the weather and pack appropriate clothing. Pack for cool temperatures inside the dental clinic.
- Pack enough medication for your entire trip. It's important to pack extra medication in case your dental care takes longer than expected.
- Medications should be left in original containers with clear labels.
- Learn about the medical services your health insurance will cover while in Costa Rica.
- Pack your medical insurance policy identity cards along with your identification.
- In case of an accident, complete the information page on the inside of your passport providing the name, address, and telephone number of someone to be contacted in case of an emergency.
- If you have pre-existing medical conditions, bring a letter from your physician that describes the medical condition and any prescription medications, including the generic name of prescribed medications.
- Have the contact information for your embassy or consulate in Costa Rica. of where you are going. Consular personnel are available for emergency assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Make sure that you have all required vaccinations before traveling. Check the latest entry requirements with the Costa Rica Embassy.