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Had a bad experience using this book
on May 6, 2012
There is really a need for a website to do what the book tries but then listing need to be current and there needs to be feedback, review. Things change. If they were really any good to begin with. The report I got was that someone connected with book asked if the dentist could be included and they said yes, so after a little bit of dental work -they were. Fill a cavity and get recommended to do major surgery! Something very wrong about that.
The book was bad for me. I read the listings. I checked another book and it listed it too. I trusted - mistake. Told one price in an email. Flew there, add to the price. Add a hotel to the price. Once there, they jacked up the price- a lot. Said, I can't afford that, so we cut back on general anthethesia. Set a price. But they fought like hell to not give me an accounting like you would get in the US. If that happens to you - walk. They did not give the same standard as here in the US not even close. But I expected that - sort of. The book says they have the same standards. Not true. But afterwards, they demanded a lot more money.
Now things are going wrong. Bone is showing. It's a failure. And they will not tell me the type of bone implanted or the size of screws - because I actually paid in advance what was agreed. AVOID PRISMA DENTAL in Costa Rica! They use this book in their office to reassure people. It worked. But I should have walked.
My advice: search around the embassy websites for recommended people. Check multiple embasssies for their refrences and then you might even contact them and see if there have been any concerns.