"The service I received was excellent. The staff was responsive to my changing needs throughout the week and the surgery was quick and effective. I honestly have never seen such a remarkable medical office anywhere in USA. I would recommend your staff and services to anyone I know... "
"Dr. Vinicio Prada and the team at DDS dental provided me with an excellently superior product while accommodating with customer service that is second to none. Words cannot describe my satisfaction. I was offered nothing for recommendations."
"Thanks to Dr. Prada and his staff now I have a superior smile that changed my life. People are smiling at me because of my awesome smile. Truly a life changing procedure."
"...All the doctors spoke perfect English and treated me as if I were special. I could not be more pleased with the outcome of the dental work and the whole experience. I’m a happy man!"
"...That is right: the two flights, the hotels and the dental work added up a little LESS than the estimate my dentist had given in the USA. Costa Rica is beautiful and my daughters turned the trips into mini vacations by joining me to get to know this lovely country..."
"...Thank you Dr. Prada for helping me as if you were helping your family. Thank you for doing something that many professionals have forgotten how or never knew how to do: CARE..."
I could go on for hours and hours about my experience with DDS Dental / Dr Prada. To put things into context, I'm a 31 years old male, who doesn't have an issue with traveling, for any reason. When I first learned that my chopped tooth and delayed cleanings would cost me $14,500 AFTER insurance reimbursement, I immediately started searching for a better option. A friend of mine told me they have a dentist in their family in Costa Rica. I immediately started my extensive research into "dental tourism". I reviewed every possible country and every possible dentist. All of the reviews and forums kept pointing me Costa Rica, and DDS dental in particular. I called them that day and immediately had every single piece of information I needed to make a well-informed decision; I was heading to a country I've never been to have tons of dental work done! Naturally, I was greeted with skepticism and negativity from friends and family, and honestly, they were just looking out for my best interest. Boy were they wrong. Dr Prada and his staff are like nothing you will find in the US, period. Have you ever had an entire dentist office waiting on you hand and foot? Have you ever had your dentist arrange transportation for you to and from his office, TWICE? These are the types of things that really set them, apart from us.
Long story (somewhat) short, I had a zirconium bridge installed, 2 root canals, and a zirconium crown placed. What would have cost me $14,500 at a very well know dentist office in the states (they run commercials daily), ended up costing me $3,200. Not only was the price a FRACTION of what I was quoted here, Dr. Prada was extremely accurate in his estimates. I was not hit with any surprise fees or last minute up-charges. I provided him with x-rays a few months before arriving and he was able to tell me exactly what I needed and how much it would cost, to the exact dollar. He is a great guy, speaks perfect English, and never once made me feel uncomfortable during my "Dental Olympics" as he called it! He rearranged his schedule to make everything work in my limited time in Costa Rica. What normally takes 2 weeks (bridge and crown), he did in 5 days.
Okay sorry, third paragraph. Fast forward - It has now been almost one year since my visit. Everything is still in place and I've had zero issues with any of his work. Not only did my whole experience turn out to be quite an amazing one, I have also convinced family and friends to seek out his expertise. I have also begun the legwork to visit him again in a couple months to have all of my old fillings replaced. No way I'm going to spend $4,000 here in the states to have it done. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the most important part. COSTA RICA IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Thank you so much Dr Prada and your amazing staff!! I'm extremely grateful that I was pointed in your direction to help me with my dental nightmare. It has the best decision I've ever made.