In Costa Rica, and in any part of the world, there is a very general criterion that dental services are expensive.
Those who think so, perhaps have some reason. The prices of dental services are determined by inalienable factors, such as:
- The very high costs of materials and infrastructure of dental clinics.
- The academic training of professionals, which is complemented by high-cost refresher courses.
- The time that the dentist and dental technician dedicate to personalized attention to each patient.
- A minimum rate established by the College of Dental Surgeons that has the objective of avoiding unfair competition in Costa Rica.
One of the factors that increase the cost of dental services is related to the time that clinic staff dedicate to caring for a patient, because there is a significant percentage of people who postpone visiting the dentist.
As a consequence of this postponement, small oral problems worsen and require more expensive interventions. If patients attended regular check-ups, they would help their dentist reduce costs and avoid repercussions on other aspects related to health.
Just as an example: Caries is the gateway for some pathogens that can have cardiovascular repercussions and respiratory and kidney complications.
In other words, a small cavity can become a problem that requires a filling or endodontics, such as a crown, a bridge or even a tooth implant, to replace a lost piece.
Buy affordable dental services
With the purpose of promoting a country and a world without cavities, in Costa Rica Cero Caries we are developing an investment project, in order to provide affordable dental treatments.
What does it consist of? In offering the country’s inhabitants the opportunity to purchase dental services, through the acquisition of memberships that allow them to receive specific treatments, annually, for periods of ten years.
This is the solution, to monitor and implement solutions over time, without the need to start from scratch each time the patient needs a dental service.
Just as an example: The price established by the College of Dental Surgeons for teeth whitening with covers is 82 thousand colones, but a Costa Rica Zero Caries membership allows you to receive the same service up to ten times, during a period of ten years, for the single amount of 90 thousand colones.
We will be happy to answer all your questions!