It’s no secret that the modeling industry worldwide demands perfection. Models must have the perfect body, perfect hair and a perfect smile. So when U.S. model and actress Melissa Shawn decided to undergo a smile makeover, she searched far and wide for a dental office that could provide her with the elite service she needed and the personalized care she desired. This search led her to Costa Rica Dental Team, a full-service dental clinic and dental laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica and a dental vacation that would change her life.
As a dental tourist, Ms. Shawn found, like an increasing number of Americans, that traveling to Costa Rica for a dental vacation is an attractive and affordable option. Dental tourism, the act of traveling outside of your home country for dental care, provides patients the opportunity to receive world-class dental service while vacationing in a tropical paradise. In Costa Rica, a growing hot spot for dental tourism given its close proximity to the U.S., patients can also save an average of 50-70% over U.S. prices for the same or comparable dental services.
In a newly released video featuring the success story of model and actress Melissa Shawn, Ms. Shawn talks about her experience with Costa Rica Dental Team and how the cosmetic dental work she had completed launched her career to new heights and boosted her confidence. Ms. Shawn explains, “I’ve been modeling for awhile, but I’ve been really self-conscious about my smile my whole life. I had a very crooked smile. I couldn’t even get an audition. I started looking into different things I could do to improve my teeth. I’d never been out of the country before, so I wanted to come somewhere where I was comfortable, felt safe, secure and somewhere professional. Whenever I walked in the door, I was greeted with a smile and a hug, like they had known me forever.”
“Since I have come here to Costa Rica Dental Team, my [modeling] work has doubled or tripled,” said Ms. Shawn. “I’ve become more well-known in a lot of different avenues. I’ve gotten opportunities that I never would have gotten before. For me, it was a dream come true.” Fighting back tears, Ms. Shawn continues, “To be able to walk into a room and smile and not have any reservations about a job and just know that you’re the best you you possibly can be. And that’s what they want, they want you happy and to be the best person you can possibly be whenever you leave here. This experience – I would do it 10 times over.”
Owned and operated by Mike Lomax, an American dental technician with more than 37 years of dental experience, Costa Rica Dental Team prides itself on its high-quality service, extensive dental procedures and its affordable prices. The clinic boasts a state-of-the-art dental lab with an array of cutting-edge equipment that could rival the capabilities of any U.S. facility.
The highly skilled, attentive dental professionals at Costa Rica Dental Team are committed to delivering dazzling results. According to Mr. Lomax, “Our patients are our number one priority. From the moment our patients arrive in Costa Rica, we cater to their every need. We provide our patients with VIP service in a beautiful and professional setting and ensure that they feel comfortable and cared for during their entire stay with us.”
For Ms. Shawn and so many others, one of the highlights of embarking on a dental vacation in Costa Rica is the opportunity to experience the beautiful country. From its stunning beaches and tropical rainforest to the vibrant culture and delectable local cuisine, there is a lot to see and do in Costa Rica.
To view the complete video of Melissa Shawn discussing her experience with Costa Rica Dental Team, click below:
Patients seeking dental implants, zirconia crowns, dental veneers or a full-mouth restoration are encouraged to consider Costa Rica Dental Team. To book your dental vacation or learn how Costa Rica Dental Team can save you money on your dental restoration needs, call toll free at (866) 694-6226 or contact us.