When you wrote me about a Costa Rica dental vacation, I inserted the info in my calendar to remind me to followup with you, so here I am.
How is the new job? How are your dental issues? And how the heck are you in general?
If you’ll tell me when to followup again, I’ll put your request in my calendar and check in on you again. And of course if you don’t want that service, let me know that too and I’ll stand down. I want to service you, not pester you.
Travel, save and smile again,
<- pre-dental work!
Kurt Gross 865.466.9207
Travel, Save, & Smile Again: www.CostaRicaDentalimplants.org
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I am considering coming to Costa Rica on a dental vacation sometime in 2012, …
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Yes, you have answered my questions for now. Per my earlier correspondence, due to my new job I won’t be in the position to really make a decision as to which way to go until sometime late summer, 2012 at the earliest. For example, I found out just last week that although I will be accruing vacation time, I won’t be allowed to use it for the first six months on the job (and even then I’ll only have limited accrued days available … likely not enough to make an out of the country dental vacation viable).
Thank you though for the information and your responsiveness. If I decide to proceed further, I will contact you when the time comes (as your emails have all been archived into a separate folder for easy reference).
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Hi Jack, ( couldn’t resist the pun, but I’m sure you’ve heard it all your life!)
I was just following up to see if you got my email reply to your inquiry about traveling to Costa Rica for dental care.
Did I answer your questions? Have any other arose?
Happy trails . . .
A new smile for less than half the price http://costaricadentalimplants.org
On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 1:04 AM, Kurt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I have addressed your questions below. My comments are in green. Let me know if I can help with anything else. Feel free to call or email as needed. I am in Tennessee and 11:00am to 11:00pm EST is best.
865-382-3010 A new smile for less than half the price
Cc: Charles Dennard
On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 10:56 PM, Jack Lucas <email@example.com> wrote:
I am considering coming to Costa Rica on a dental vacation If you plan to ‘vacate’ while on your dental care, Ginette owns the B&B we stayed at, and she was excellent at listening to what we wanted and assisting us in booking the local tours and trips we wanted. When the time comes, I’ll help you with that, if you like.
sometime in 2012, but I have several questions and some background information to share with you.
I am what dentists call “a grinder” as I have broken or chipped several porcelain crowns. My dentist in Southern California recently went to a new crown replacement material made primarily of zirconium. Is this an option for you to use? _Charles will address this question with you. My dentist says that porcelain is a bad fit for me because of my grinding, and if zirconium isn’t an option then a gold/porcelain combination would be best (gold on the surface, porcelain on the outside shell).
While I have 7 or 8 crowns that need to be replaced, my dentist has assured me that there is no underlying damage to these teeth (i.e., no cavities or toot canals needed). Good. That sounds like you already have a work up plan. This will be helpful. Charles will address this with you.
What is your cost for replacement crowns Did you visit the ‘prices’ portion of my site at http://costaricadentalimplants.org/costa-rica-dental-prices/ The prices there are guides. Charles, our Costa Rica Dental Coordinator can best address your specific questions.
and how long do they take to get back from the lab after impressions have been made and the prep work done? Dr. Mario has his own ‘in clinic’ lab, so there is not the normal delay involved. This helps reduce the time required in Costa Rica for you.
I also am missing three permanent teeth; two lowers and an upper molar. My dentist tells me that I am a great candidate for implants to replace these broken teeth, but to do the upper molar I’d first need a sinus lift. I too needed a sinus lift. My bone had atrophied as I had a bridge over #’s 12 and 13 since 1973. I return next month for the crowns to go on the implants placed there in my visit in June.
This though is the least of my concerns and a low priority.
I assume from what I’ve read online that you do dental implants too. Yes. Dr. Mario is an implant specialist and he is the owner of the dental clinic I used and recommend.
Aside from the upper molar (which needs a sinus lift done first), what is the cost you would charge me per implant and of course per crown to go over them afterwards? To get a specific estimate that fits your case, you need a work up. Charles will be able to guide you in this area.
Given the above, how many days would I need to be Costa Rica for you to complete the work? Charles will be able to answer this once a work up has been completed.
My primary concern is cost,
That’s what motivated me to look into traveling to Costa Rica, too.
although I do have out of network dental coverage (with an annual max).
I am a serious candidate for your services. Please email me back; I’m thinking mid-summer 2012 to come down. Thanks!+
I have forwarded a copy of this email to Charles in Costa Rica so he can contact you with answers and help guide you to solutions. Feel free to contact either of us anytime. Kurt
A new smile for less than half the price
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Thanks for the feedback. I’ll keep your information, too. One thing to keep in mind, i.e. they don’t have all the vacations we have, eg. President’s Day, Memorial Day, etc., so it’s possible a 3 or 4 day weekend may be enough to make an initial trip.
Of course that depends on your situation. If you have a dental work up, either now or done in the future, get a copy of it, e.g. by email of x-rays, or a scanned work up done by your local dentist. Then I can forward it to Dr. Mario and he can give you a better idea of what’s needed, how much time, money, etc.
Preparation is good, and you can never do enough of it too early.
Meanwhile, all the best on the new job.
Happy trails . . .
Martha & Kurt Gross
A new smile for less than half the price
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” — Sir Winston Churchill
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