The dental care in Panama is phenomenal. As an example, my wife was in Panama last year and had bridgework done by our local dentist here in Río Sereno for only $250 - $300 that would have cost an estimated US $2,500 to $3,000 in the United States. She was very pleased with the outcome.
In our little berg, Río Sereno, our Mexican dentist, whose wife is also a dentist, has a very nice clinic. A third to half of his and his wife’s clients travel 3-4 hours all the way from Costa Rica because of the quality of the work they do and the price differential.
The price of dental care in Panama depends on the practitioner and on your comfort level. It’s very affordable, and my experience in dental care here in Panama has been as good as the dental care in the United States but for a fraction of the price.
They use modern equipment depending on the dentist. I regularly go to two dentists in Panama City, one of whom is my lawyer’s cousin, and who uses a state of the art equipment that allows you to see everything on a very large widescreen, flat TV during procedures.
My dentist here in Chiriquí doesn’t have that state of the art equipment but his clinic is very modern and is very well-equipped. It still just depends on the practitioner as to how much money they invest in their clinic.
If you’re in Panama City, your options for medical care are at least as good as in the United States, and there are modalities and procedures available in Panama City that you cannot have done in the States. Panama has become a place for medical tourism in the last ten years.
If you’re in Panama City, your options are far greater than they would be in a very rural area like where I am, but I am most pleased with the quality, cost, and options of what I can get done here in Panama.
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