I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
I’m NOT an expert (an "expert" 2 ME knows 101%-NOT me). I believe in sharin info•helping where I can! And with over 2,200 entries, so some things might be out of date, so if you find old info PLEASE help each other by getting the updated info & sharing it with me to revise. At least you have some basic info to get you started.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

BEST DENTISTS in Costa Rica for Implants, Crowns, Amalgamite Removal, Holistic Dentistry+


I have been researching Dental and Medical Care Tourism for the past 6 years, seeking the best of the best as quality can vary DRASTICALLY!!!  Some of the dentists you see high up there in the Google searches are there because they have people working for them getting them there and I wouldn’t go to them if someone paid for my WHOLE mouth [and that’s a LOT!!!]).  There are some things it doesn’t matter who you go to but there are certain things that to me, I’d pay more to have QUALITY as you do NOT want to scrimp on these areas (especially if I'd have to possibly go back and re-do it!!).  Mainly:

There is ONLY ONE dentist I share for Dental Implants!!!! 
Dental Implants are DEFINITELY NOT an area you want to scrimp on!! 
If you get someone that's not so conscious (having done thousands does NOT necessarily make someone so great let alone conscious does it???).  The dentist I share, almost all the people I know he's treated, hardly had any bruising or pain!!!  Most were out touring around Costa Rica within 1-2 days (just no strenuous stuff!!  And I can help you plan a MAGICAL trip around Costa Rica!!).  This is RARE as I've seen others results from other dentists which were definitely not so lucky!

When dealing with Crowns (or bridges) - you NEED someone that is MEGA DETAILED/FASTIDIOUS as if your crown is off just the slightest, you can change your WHOLE bite and MORE!!!  We have ONE main dentist to share here if you're desiring the BEST!!  He's literally an ARTIST!!!

Because Root Canals can be REALLY tricky and you MUST be SOOOOO PRECISE (2 of mine I had to go back for to have redone from other dentists [one in the states]) not many dentists in Costa Rica do Root Canals!  I ONLY have 2 dentists I share here.

So far I have only found one TRUE Holistic Dentist.  It's not so cheap but it's CONSCIOUS!!!

I have spoken with MANY dentists on the topic of Amalgamite Removal (silver filings)  in Costa Rica and MOST (that were trained in Costa Rica) didn't believe there was anything to fear with removing your silver filings let alone a bunch at one time, and that "studies" of the toxisity of amalgamite removal is a farce.   
NOT!!!  NOT!!!  NOT!!! 
I have PERSONALLY KNOWN a few people that got VERY ILL after having a bunch of Amalgamite removed without consciousness - one almost DIED after getting 10 removed at the SAME TIME!!!
There is ONLY ONE dental office I share for this!!! (NOTE - I JUST Googled - holistic dental costa rica - and ALL [other than myself] did more or less a basic filling removal withOUT the tools that make it a holistic experience!!!)

I have a few Dentists to share for basic Dentistry - Teeth Cleaning, basic fillings, etc.

I have narrowed it down to this - I’ve gone to some dentists for basic/general work at a budget and trust me, you get what you pay for!!!

Many of these dentists are pretty busy but so far, everyone that's needed to get in even last minute I've been successful in helping!!


Because I've taken the time and energy to do something beyond what most will do - OVER 5 years of research interviewing REAL people asking LOTS of DEEPER questions than most do/would/could think of - to ensure YOU having the BEST QUALITY experience I've found, so I'm only interested in helping those people that will respect that and show it by gifting back on some level - mainly by
letting me Connect/Make the Introduction you to them AND
Letting me help coordinate the various components of your stay (I can coordinate everything from English-speaking Taxi Drivers to great you at the airport as well as to transfer you to/from the medical persons office, tours/things to do in between appointments, places to stay, etc.).

If that does not work for you/you don't agree to that (remember KARMA and when you give your word knowing you don't intend on honoring it - it DOES come back to bite you!!), that's cool!  I'll let you do your own research (and GOOD LUCK with that as I KNOW that some of the dentists that are ranked pretty up there in google searches are NOT people I'd go to if someone paid for me to do my whole mouth [which is REALLY in need of LOTS and LOTS of work!]!!!  I know which one MANY have said is a sadist, I know the one where you WILL most likely sit around in a dismally dark waiting room for HOURS JUST to get your teeth clean or ANY work - even though you had an appointment, I know which one MANY have gone to because they were the cheapest and MANY MANY have too often had to had the work RE-DONE by other dentists - but hey - YOU know what you're doing right?!?!)!! 
I have a VERY HIGH level of standards - vs some people/services that are booking you with whomever pays them the most or will bring THEM the most clients (hence will bring them the most $$.  Even when their prices are LOTS higher!!).

I'm tight on this as over the years I've had LOTS of people pick my brain for things and go elsewhere - not offering anything back in return (heck, that's a bulk of what the board has happened with this message board - me spending LOTS of time helping others - doing MUCH deeper research than most, which takes LOTS of time

So NOW I'm no longer interested in helping the takers of the world (yeahhh!  BIG GIRL for me!!!). 

I PROMISE those I DO assist - that EVERY component I help with - from the airport greeter to whomever you choose to see, that the people are people I would have sent my own mother to (I DID LOVE my mother!! RIP!) and
I also promise you to give you LOTS more than just lining you up with that medical professional!!
I'll be there to help you with LOTS more info (you can see by my blog that I'm an information junkie!!!) and assistance!!
I'm not going to just organize it and leave you to fend for yourself - especially in a foreign country where Customer Service isn't really what they're known for - ESPECIALLY North American level of Customer Service!!).

So are you in AGREEMENT with being the type of people I'm seeking to Connect•Assist?

If so - NEXT STEP:

YOU email to me the answers to ALL the following questions (please answer them honestly as I'm sure wouldn't want to create negative karma on something as important as these things!!!])

•   The FULL name of all patient.
•   ALL of the issue(s) (the more detailed you are with it the better I can figure out where to send you)
•    When are you coming?
•    Any questions/comments you'd like to add
•   Your contact phone number (I will call to speak with you to help answer some questions)
•   Your email information and any other information you'd like to share!


Need Connections with other

(including AA / NA Recovery places)



We have contacts for everything from

Auriculotherapy   •   Acupuncture   •   Chiropractors (with LOTS of phisiotherapy toys)   •   Massage Therapists   •   Bio-Resonance   •   Osteopath  •   Structural Alignment  •   Live Blood Analysis   •   BioResonance   •   Reflexology  •   Pedicure / Manicure  •   Chelation Therapy   •   Colidal Silver/Gold   •   Applied Kinesiology   •   TAT   •   N.O.T. - Neural Organization Technique  •   Aroma Therapy (using the high quality doTerra Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils)   •   Personal and Professional Coaching   •   Colon Cleanses   •  Juice Fasts   •   Rife Machine  •   Footbath Detox  •   Ear Conning   •   Ayurvedic   •   Pancho Karma   •   NeuroMuscular   •   Lymphonic Drainage Massage   •   EFT   •   Iboga   •  Bee Therapy   •   Iawaska  •   Reiki   •   where to purchase natural menstruation products like Diva Cups/Sea Sponges+   •   Raw/Organic Cacao   •   Cranio-Sacral   •   Bach Flower Therapy   •   Sound Therapy (I ESPECIALLY love when they use the Dedgereedoo!!)   •   NaturePath   •   Past Life Regressions  •   ThermoTherapy   •   CrytoTherapy   •   PhitoTheraphy   •   Low Level Laser Therapy   •   Birthing Coaches  •   Color Therapy   •   Nutritional Coaching   •   Tantra  •   Psychotherapist / Licensed Professional Counselor-LPC (integrating Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Gestalt, Somatic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Play Therapy)   •   Allergists (using standard medicine or heal it with Auriculotherapy)

Even Henna Tattoo's &
Semi-Permanent Eye Makeup (Semi-Permanent Eye Liner [I've had mine for over 4 years so far] • Semi-Permanent Eyebrows  •  Semi-Permanent Lip Liner  •  Semi-Permanent Full Lips)


We can also hook you up with



to greet you at the airport (starting with a DIFFERENT color of sign vs. the standard sea of white signs!!  We're ALL about making YOUR life EASIER as well as helping your experience be more UNIQUE!!) and even take you to the market when you first arrive - or help you at the atm machine/bank, pick up medications for you & MOST IMPORTANT - DELIVER the MOST IMPORTANT THING - YOU to your medical professional!

Your drivers can even TOUR you around on your days off!!!


Speaking of


Like the research we've done on the dentists and doctors in Costa Rica, we've done LOADS of research on


Vicki has been a Travel Writer for over 20 years as well as has been in the Travel Industry - having had a business in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico helping people book FABULOUS vacations in Private Villas, Condos and Gay Hotels (something for everyone!!)!!  The level of Customer/Customized Service she created was one many agencies followed suit with/duplicated but they didn't have the team in Vallarta that Vicki carefully handpicked!!

Cooking Classes (general and Healthy Eating / Vegetarian / Raw Foods)   •

So she KNOWS how to screen out the riff-raff and mediocre and find the UNIQUE things to do as well as the standard Touristy things!!!


Want to VOLUNTEER / Bring Things to Share with the Less Fortunate in Costa Rica?

Vicki started http://GraciasCostaRica.com and can help you coordinate things to gather before you come (get your school/church/co-workers together to collect MUCH NEEDED items!!) or help you find a group to Volunteer with!


When we assist you in coordinating your Dental/Medical Needs, Transportation and where to stay - you'll get our REALLY DETAILED "Helpful Info Guide" - sharing important information on what to do to Prepare (regarding things you need, things to do like notify your bank



Wouldn't it be MUCH nicer to fly into SJO Airport and have someone holding a sign with YOUR name on it welcoming you??  Someone that spoke English and can help you out with some things?  I have some GOOD American-standard Drivers to assist you - both for airport pickups, driving to/from appointments or touring around!!


We are VERY familiar with MANY places to stay and locations - giving you the TRUTH (RARE)

ESPECIALLY when coming for Dental or Medical Tourism, wouldn't you rather stay in a place where there is someone to give you extra assistance and attention - like a Guest House or Bed and Breakfast?  (this is ESPECIALLY helpful for people traveling solo).  I know the owners of many guest houses and BandBs and know who's helpful, who's psycho or a drunk!!

Or do you NOT want to interact with people as much and stay in a HOTEL? 

Want your own Private CONDO / ApartHotel?

Need LOTS of Medical Care?  Sadly, I wouldn't stay at MOST of the Medical Recovery Homes / Hotels if someone paid us so there aren't many I'd share with you.

Need Private Nursing Care - I can help Connect you for someone for that also.

Most importantly, not all owners / websites tell you the truth! 
If a place is IN San Jose - chances are REAL GOOD it can be quite noisy and DEFINITELY NOT an area I'd go wandering around in - day or night (I'm a taxi kinda gal which is why I've not had anything happen to me my 7 years living in Costa Rica).


WhatEVER your needs
email me the DETAILS (including your price range) on what you're seeking



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