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My name is Pat Paterson. I would like to talk with you about some one I met over 25 years ago. His name is Dr. Marco Munoz Cavallini in San Jose, Costa Rica. He has been my dentist since that time. He has done a complete mouth restoration for me.
When I go to the dentist for cleaning in the United States they all say what a great looking mouth I have and ask me about the dentist that did the work. I am very proud to tell my story of Dr. Marco and staff… He is the most compassionate dentist that I have ever met and I have respect for the great person he is. If you have any question regarding his work you may ask Dr. Marco for my phone number for a private conversation with me.
Grants Pass, Oregon
My name is Mandy Mathieu and I am a professional singer and actress. Not only do I perform, but I also teach drama, voice, and English. So, having a beautiful smile is an important aspect of my career. When I am on stage and singing, my teeth need to look good! I came to Dr. Marco because my American dentist said I had infections above the roots of my front teeth and that I needed root canals and crowns that would have cost me up to $9,000.00. I had heard positive reviews from friends about medical care in Costa Rica, so I started researching online.
Not only was I attracted to Aesthetic Dentistry's prices, but I was amazed at
how quickly Dr. Marco responded to my e-mails and answered so many of my trivial
questions! He seemed to really care about me as a person and not just a number.
I was impressed with their credentials, training, and innovative way they perform
implants. The travel coordinator, an American named Eddie, called me to help
me with all my travel arrangements and answered more of my questions. He was
very helpful and reassuring. When I arrived at the Dr's office, after they
took impressions, both of the doctors sat in their office and explained all
my options to me. Coming from North America, where most doctors are in a hurry
and hardly care holistically about you, I kept wondering why they wanted to
keep talking to me. I couldn't believe they actually cared about my feelings
and that I understood all the problems I was dealing with. Sweet Dr. Marco
Sr. could see I was tired and nervous because it was late in the day and told
me to go to bed and rest for the surgery the next morning.
The next day, Dr. Marco Sr. explained that he had been actually thinking about my case and was going to try to save my teeth, but prepared me for the possibility of 6 implants! I was scared and upset, but I really did trust him. The nurses were so sweet to me and I will never forget the gentle way Dr. Marco said when he could see I was nervous, "You are a human being, not a piece of wood.." That was special. It didn't hurt. Just some discomfort afterward the next few days. Everything went very well and if I had had the same work done in the States, it may have cost anywhere from $12,000 to $15,000!!!
But aside from the money, I made true friends in Cost Rica. Dr. Marco Jr. was so kind to me and went above and beyond in caring for my needs. He made my temporaries look like a piece of art! He was available at all times on his cell phone for me. What a gentleman!
All the staff was so kind and made me feel so welcome and at home. My husband and I became good friends with our driver, Carlos, who was invaluable to us on our weekend trip to the beach. He knew all the best places to go and helped us interpret Spanish. I just wanted to lay around my hotel room and be a bum, but if we hadn't gone to Manuel Antonio with Carlos, I would have never seen the monkeys and gotten my mind off my mouth! We had a fantastic time!
I have to still go back in a few weeks to get my permanent crowns on, but I have to say I have never been excited about going to a dentist before until I met these lovely people! I really can't wait to see my friends and enjoy the beautiful country of Costa Rica. If I could move there right now, I would. I loved it and I would go back to Dr. Marco for anything I needed in the future! Please feel free to e-mail me.
I live in Victoria, B. C., Canada, and I recently traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica, for dental treatment. I am commenting to express my sincere Thank You to Dr. Marco Munoz Cavallini sr., Dr. Marco Munoz Peralta jr and their staff for the wonderful work and warm, caring treatment I
received in September 2007.
As promised, Dr. Munoz changed my life by performing a full mouth restoration. This included the initial consultation,
6 implants, 15 crowns, tooth reconstruction, 2 extractions. 2 veneers, 14 temporary teeth, panoramic x-rays, various study models,
bite adjustments, cleaning and polishing. The total charges came to $ 7,500.00 , a fraction of the proposed charges 52,000.00 incl
taxes!) by my Canadian Dentists.
And at last, I gained a beautiful smile and new self confidence. Not only that, but the entire proceedings began
within 3 hours of my arrival at the airport and took, all in all, 12 working days rather than 8-months projected by my Canadian
Dentist. In the late afternoon of my arrival, Dr. Munoz completed panoramic X-Rays and a study model and discussed the options with
me. The following morning, Dr. Munoz performed the first four (absolutely painless!) implants and I ended up eating steak that
I cannot say enough about the extraordinary competence, the genius, the work ethic, and the integrity of Drs. Munoz.
For example, while I was there, Dr. Munoz performed work on another patient from United States. This lady had had a horrific accident
which left her with a crushed jaw. According to her, several US specialists had quoted her $ 60,000 dollars to repair the jaw
(never mind about the implants!) and ultimately rejected the work as being "too complicated". When Dr. Munoz completed his work,
this lady left his office with the biggest smile anyone ever saw - a smile fit for Hollywood. It was the first time in 20 years.
Throughout our treatment, Drs. Munoz demonstrated how seriously they take the Hippocratic Oath.
From the bottom of my heart, I warmly recommend Dr. Munoz and his staff. I saw Drs. Munoz working late into the
evening. By the way, Drs. Munoz are fluent in English and they also have many US customers. So, you won't be alone!
Would I do something differently? Yes. My 14-day flight reservations were a little tight. I would allow a bit more
time. . I am aware of one other case where the patient took a chance returning home before the job was quite finished.
Towards the end of my stay Dr. Munoz jr. voiced his concern and asked me to stay over one or two more days: He
wanted everything to be perfect before my return to Canada. I am glad I did, because when I finally came back everything was
in perfect order
Would I do it again? Absolutely! It was the best Dentist experience in my life.
Victoria, B. C., Canada"
My name is Larry Bunnell from Port Richey Florida. I have been unhappy
with the look of my teeth for a long time. My procedure started last
april of 2007. I came to costa rica to have a evaluation on what could
be done to help me. At that time I received a bone graft sinus operation
from dr Cavallini on my upper mouth and 5 implants on my bottom. I
had to return months later to let the bone graft on top heal enough
to put implants on top. I just recently finished the implants on top march
of 2008. I received 9 implants and full top crowns. Let me say the procedure
was painless and professional every step of the way. If you could see
the condition my gum line was on the top of mouth you might say the dr and
his staff there performed a miracle. The alignment they had to perform to
align the top to my existing bottom to create a perfect bite so to have a
healthy mouth was no easy task indeed to perform but yet they took the time
to talk me through what needed to be done and what was going to be done to
keep me confident every step and procedure that was performed. Now i am home
I look good, I feel good and look forward to a life of healthy eating and
a confidence to know i did the right thing at the right time and with the
right people. Thank you to the dr's and his wonderful staff. best regards
Port Richey Florida
Greetings Dr. Cavallini & Dr. Peralta,
You have every right to be proud of the wonderful work you do. Improving peoples lives one smile at a time. It's very refreshing how you and your entire
staff are so caring and give such personal attention in such a professional way. Please extend on my behalf a special thank you to each and everyone on your
I've had my full set of new teeth for about a week and they really look fantastic. I must say they appear completely natural and I have already received
compliments from people who did not know I had any dental work done. The bite is totally perfect and super comfortable and I feel great! Overall the total
experience was quite amazing and I have you to thank for my new smile.
Once again a million thanks and certainly I'm quite grateful for your assistance,
efforts, and of course your superb expertise. What a blessing it is to be your
patient and your friend.
I want to thank Dr.Cavallini. I came from Portland Oregon to have Dr.Cavallini give me 3 implants. I am very happy with my new teeth.
Dr.Cavallini has a soft touch, I did not experience much pain at all. His son and staff are wonderful. I saved around $7000.00 by going to him.
Thanks Dr.Cavallini for my nice new smile. Any questions about Dr.Cavallini, his staff or the procedure I had done. Just email me. I can answer any questions.
Great job Doc. Thanks again!
Hola from Muba,
Just a note to thank you all for your expertise, and friendly service. I'm feeling so much more confidence with my new smile that goes all the way from the front to the back. I will be recommending your innovative techniques and treatment to anybody who doesn't smile as much as they would like to. Best Regards,
Hello to all...
Just a short note to let you know, what a difference you have made in my
life. When I first contacted you, my fear of dentists in general was so severe
that it brought tears to my eyes just to write a letter to you. Now once
again I find myself sitting here writing a letter to you with tears in my
eyes, only this time my tears come because of my happiness not my fears.
I want to take the time to let you and your staff know just how special you
all are. Taking such a big step and coming to Costa Rica was one of the best
decisions I have ever made and thanks to you my experience in Costa Rica
was as positive as it could get.
When I first arrived it was difficult to get through your door and by the time I had met you and your staff it was difficult for you to get me out of your door..ha ha. Talk about a 360 turn around, I blame it all on you...and I Thank-you...
My husband and children smile every time I take a new item of food, open my mouth wide and take a bite and then crunch out loud like I have no manners..."Hey" they say "chew with your mouth closed like you always tell us". I guess in time I will get my manners back and stick to keeping my mouth closed when I chew, but for now " what the heck, I'll enjoy chomping on everything in site....Well not everything because I'm still a little tender, but I'm getting there...
So from the bottom of my heart a big THANK-YOU to you and your staff....You really are a special group....Warm Wishes
Halifax, Nova Scotia
My name is Alan Wilson.. I have had extensive dental work done in the United States in excess of $30,000 in value.
The work was painful and just acceptable.
I came to Costa Rica in April of 2007 and was fortunate to be introduced to Dr (s). Marco Munoz and it was the most professional and delightful experience of my 30 years of Dental work. They corrected a long standing problem with a failed implant and were also available to improve my smile through some artistic shaping that would only be achieved by a pro. The staff was delightful and pleasant to work with.
I am highly endorsing Drs. Munoz and will be telling all my friends who have problems to come to them. Their problems will be an opportunity for them to perform expert dentistry work with painless solutions, at very reasonable prices.
My name is Louis Civello. I`ve been patient of Dr. Marco Munoz for over six years. Dr. Munoz is a genius with implants. I came to him highly recommended in 2001. Dr. Munoz Cavalini is the "master mind" of Oral Surgeons. I never had any pain or problems to date. This is May 10, 2007. I believe he has a wonderful track record, experienced and a wonderful personality. Along with his son I would highly recommend them for your Dental and Implant needs.
Staten Island, New York
My name is Deborah Civello. I came to see the doctors with my husband Louis Civello, I as very satisfied with his and his son`s dental work. I had six implants and I`m very happy with my results. The doctors are wonderful.
Staten Island, New York
My name is Bobby Trammell. My father in law heard about Dr. Marco Munoz and we went to see him about some implants that I needed.
Dr. Marco jr. showed me on a model that I needed more than 8 implants. He showed me on a model how my jaws had dropped, and that I had wrinkles around my mouth because my teeth had wore down so much.
Dr. Marco jr. did 26 caps and 8 implants in 2 days. I didn`t have any pain at all. The wrinkles around my mouth are gone and it makes me look younger.
Dr. Marco and his staff are very professional.
I am very satisfied with the work the doctors have done.
My name is Charlene Hanson. I was refered to Dr. Marco by three different people. I have never had a more positive experience with any dentist I have been to. Everyone in the office is very professional and friendly.
I had two implants in the lower jaw. There was no pain, a little pressure, and I never left the office without teeth in my mouth.
I have recommended Dr. Marco to my friends and how they will have a pleasant experience as I have.
West Palm Beach, Florida
My name is Bryan Gaddy. I have had extensive extensive dental work including many implants and caps.
I now have an excellent smile and a great bite and all of my old friends are wondering why I look so much better on the dance floor. I really think the father-son team are excellent professionals, and they take the time to listen to your concerns.
My name is Loretta Sharpe. As a senior citizen I was apprehensive about my dental treatment in a foreign country. Drs Marco Munoz gave me telephone numbers of people in Palm Beach county, who highly recommended them.
So I went to Costa Rica for my dental treatment.
I was immediately impressed by their knowledge, technology and caring. Their treatment of me was excellent and less than a third of the cost I would pay at home.
I highly recommend both Drs, father and son.
West Palm Beach, Florida
My name is Michael Correra. After spending many thousands of dollars on a supposed good dental team of a general dentist, periodontist and orthodontist in Miami, and feeling let down that none of them really took a genuine interest in my dental care, only in getting high fees.
On the advice of a friend I headed to Costa Rica . I was extremely fortunate in arriving at the office of Dr. Marco Munoz Cavallini in San Jose .
From then on everything changed .I felt I was in the hands of a good friend who just happened to be an extremely fine dentist who could do any type of dental procedure, all in one location, and all at very reasonable prices.
Besides a dedicated team of well qualified professionals, they have all the latest equipment and are the first to provide improved procedures for the benefit of their patients. With the savings on dental costs, I find it easy to afford to spend more time in Costa Rica and explore investment and other type opportunities this country provides.
I would like to extend to you my sincere appreciation for the recent
excellent dental work that I had done in your
office. It is amazing how many compliments I have received on how much
better my smile looks. Additionally,
you and your entire staff are to be commended for your courteous and
professional manner which does much
to put one immediately at ease. You may be assured that I will recommend
your office to anyone I know who
may be contemplating going to Costa Rica for dental work.
With best regards,
Dearest Dr. Muñoz P and Dr. Muñoz C.:
You have the patience of a Saint. It has been such a pleasure to experience you and your staff with such impeccable service. I will be sure to save all my dental experiences for you when I come back to Costa Rica. Take care and God bless!
"HISTORIA DE EXITO"
! VOLVI A SONREIR !
Años de frustrados y dolorosos tratamientos para solucionar mi problema dental
Tuve muy buenas referencias de la Clinica Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini - Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Peralta y tome la decision de viajar a Costa Rica.
Reconozco que llegue con muchisimo miedo. En menos de pocas horas
todo ese miedo e incertidumbre se disiparon por OBRA DE MAGIA, esta
magia se la atribuyo a los Doctores Marco Muñoz, dos super profesionales
en el tema y al conjunto de colaboradores que trabajan con ellos.
! Profundamente agradecida con todos.!
17 Implantes no son pocos, pese a la cantidad, en ningun momento sufri dolor ni hinchazon
-TODO UN EXITO-
! Vuelvo a sonreir, vuelvo a reir !
Gracias a todos......
Miami, Florida USA.