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Glad you got it all worked out Jim. A plan that doesn't go as expected is something that drives me crazy. Sounds like it's working out for the best for you.  (Wednesday Dec 10 | post #6578)

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Dentist in Costa Rica

Yeah we are HUGE Oregon Duck football fans. One of our daughters is a Junior there but we have been duck fans before she was even born so we were very pleased, of course, when she announced her school choice. Unlike USC, we have nothing against your UCLA Bruins but absolutely can't stand USC & Stanford!!!! Bitter enemies! ;)  (Nov 14, 2014 | post #6510)

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Dentist in Costa Rica

All-On-4 can be made with teeth that are ceramic (porcelain)...does n't have to be resin (plastic). An All-On-4 is typically a single, continuous 1 piece bridge/arch that can consist of up to 14 teeth supported by 4 implants. Also can be All-On-5, 6, 7, 8 with the number coinciding with the number of implants. https://www.nobelb iocare.com/se/en/h ome/products-and-s olutions/treatment -concepts/all-on-4 .html http://en.wikipedi a.org/wiki/All-on- 4  (Nov 14, 2014 | post #6509)

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Dentist in Costa Rica

Agreed. Wife and I have used AirBnB.com & vrbo.com for years now in multiple places around the globe. It's our preferred way to find a place to stay when traveling. Only once in awhile will we opt for a hotel or resort instead. When I'm traveling solo, I also like to use couchsurfing.com.  (Nov 8, 2014 | post #6500)

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Dentist in Costa Rica

Some of you have asked me when. The answer is now. Full video of Lorenzo Favini's Zirkonzahn lab is up. http://www.thedent altourist.com/2014 /11/46-lab-of-lore nzo-favini.html Thanks!  (Nov 8, 2014 | post #6497)

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Dentist in Costa Rica

Use Carlos the taxi driver in and around San Jose. He can even be hired for tours of the city or even to the coast if you like. He is EXCELLENT! Super nice guy, good english, and if he is busy with another customer and can't get to you right away, he will send someone who is trustworthy. One time he had to send another driver who didn't speak hardly any english but all I had to do was call Carlos and hand the phone to the driver and Carlos got everything straightened out. Carlos cell: 8811-6436  (Nov 3, 2014 | post #6479)

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Dentist in Costa Rica

I've said it multiple times...if the Cavallinis were putting out a bad product & services, they wouldn't still be in business with a clinic full of patients every day. Their success is a testament to the countless number of people that they have helped. Good post RG  (Nov 1, 2014 | post #6467)

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Dentist in Costa Rica

Socaldude....I think you misunderstood me. I said that Favini is the only person in CR that makes the ZirkonZahn but I don't know how many different clinics/dentists use Favini's services. I'm sure it's more than just Prada and Flikier. If that is the material you want, and I highly recommend it, then just make sure to ask whatever clinics you're considering if they ever use Favini. Sorry for the misunderstanding.  (Nov 1, 2014 | post #6466)

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Dentist in Costa Rica

Kikidom I should have warned you about the food/prices. I did find some "cheaper " places but they were more like a small part of someone's house made into a cafe of sorts. Popular with the locals but I was the only gringo. Good food though. If you can find a small resturant called a "soda" then those are USUALLY more reasonable and the one I tried (outside of San Jose) had the best fire grilled chicken I've ever had.  (Oct 30, 2014 | post #6454)

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Dentist in Costa Rica

Let it go bro....I did. Besides you don't post anything for weeks and then when this whole stuff flares up again between him and I you then show up to say something....no wonder I've been accused of being you and you me. ;) But in all seriousness it's time to put this one away and not touch it again...it's pointless.  (Oct 29, 2014 | post #6443)

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Agree/Interesting/Brilliant applied.  (Oct 25, 2014 | post #2)

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You're a bit loony Sam. I barely even know Bob. I think him and I have had 2 private messages between us. It just goes to show how absolutely paranoid you are. You accused me of having multiple accounts...I have always and still have just one topix account. For you to even think that is again classic paranoia. There was no ill will on this board until you showed up accusing people of things. There was no multiple and overly aggressive "judge it" ratings on posts until you went on your rant about leaving this forum because as you said, no one should be getting dental advice from topix. You also sent private messages to people saying things like, "why have you not considered cavallini clinic...is it because you don't like to save money" and other spamming messages like that. I know because some of these people have forwarded the messages to me and one of them even said, "look how crazy this guy is...I never asked for his advice". You stated above, "you would think that his dentist is the busiest in Costa rica"....why would anyone get that impression. I never hinted that my dentist was the busiest in CR. In fact that's one of the nice things about his clinic. Ask anyone who has come to me for advice and they will tell you that not once did I say my dentist is the only one to consider. In fact they will tell you that I tell them to do their research and pick the dentist/clinic that best fits THEIR needs. If they ask me specific questions about my dentist then I will of course answer them. You on the other hand do exactly what you accuse others of doing. You send private messages to topix members saying they should consider your dentist and ONLY your dentist. I have NEVER sent a private message to anyone out of the blue to tell them about my clinic. Anytime I have entered into a conversation with someone about my experience and my clinic of choice, it was because they contacted me first. You contact people to tell them about your dentist when they never asked for your advice. That is the definition of spamming Sam. Do you not understand that? My whole purpose of my website is to help others find the clinic that is best for them. Not to steer people only to my clinic. If I wanted people to ONLY consider my clinic then why did I take the time to go to Anglada's clinic and record a interview with him and post it to my site? If I only wanted people to go to my clinic why would I also do a video interview with Dr. Obando? Why would I make a post on my site where I list 9 different dentists/clinics for people to consider when starting their CR dental research if I was only trying to get people to go to my clinic? The evidence that I want to help people find the dentist that is right for them is all over this forum and on my site. Where is the evidence Sam that I spam people with my dentist's info and only want them to consider my choice? Where is the evidence that I "spam the board to death"? In your past posts you've mentioned your dentist by name more than I have yet you say I'm the spammer. I'm not here to promote my dentist. I'm here to try and help others who are in the same situation as I once was...needing extensive dental work but not wanting to pay the incredibly high prices in the U.S. and Canada. When I become friends with someone on this board, or who have contacted me through my site, and they end up going to CR for dental work, I get extremely happy for them no matter which clinic they ended up choosing. With you it's the opposite...Cavalli ni and only Cavallini and if someone considers any other clinic then they must be nuts in your eyes. So Sam how have YOU helped others with their journey? The people who have contacted me and asked me my opinion/advice know that everything I stated above is truth. For everyone else reading this please note that this is the last time I will speak of Sam and his tirades. I'm sorry for being drawn into it. Please forgive me.  (Oct 25, 2014 | post #6429)

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Completely replace?....I doubt it for one reason. $. Dentures will always be an option for those that can't afford the implant choice. There are other reasons as well the money factor I believe is the big reason why plain old dentures will always be available.  (Oct 24, 2014 | post #37)

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All of the recent and abundant negative "Judge it!" icons (nuts, clueless, disagree) started with one person and most of us know who that is. He has a couple of "buddies ", who all went to the same clinic by the way, who are also helping in the negative feedback. I also believe that this person has created numerous Topix profiles so that he can assert multiple "Judge it!" ratings on posts by people he doesn't like. This ironic considering he accused others, including myself, of having multiple Topix profiles. Again I will state this...if this person is satisfied with his CR dental work that he received from his clinic of choice then why in the H did he come home so miserable, negative and just plain mean? I went back and read some of his posts before his dental work was complete and he seemed like a nice, mellow and pleasant person. He even complemented me on website. Then all of a sudden he returns from CR with his dental work completed and seems to become a totally different person. The accusations started, the negative posts, the negative "judge it" ratings and so on. Maybe it's jealousy. Jealous of the people who were able to go to CR and receive incredibly successful dental work and who are beyond happy with the whole experience. I feel for the guy really. No matter what he has said to me and about me and others, I still feel bad for him. I can't imagine what he went through and still going through so I should try my best to be more compassionate and less critical. Oh....90% of the time I access this forum via my cell phone. The nice thing about the mobile version of Topix is that you can't see the "judge it" icons...out of sight, out of mine. Technology is a wonderful thing. On a TOTALLY different subject I just finished building my new computer. If there are some of you who are also into building your own PC's, I will be uploading a "build log" in which a slide show of the process will be available to view. Just shoot me a PM if you would like the link sent to you once it's live and running. It's been 6 years since my last computer build and my oh my how the technology has changed in such a short time. A very rewarding experience!  (Oct 24, 2014 | post #6420)

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Dentist in Costa Rica

For those of you who are still deciding on which CR clinic/doctor...a big hint is right here on the forums. The ones who are happy with their work show it in their posts, you can just tell they are thrilled with the work they received. They tell people of their experience and share everything they can in the hopes of helping others how incredible this journey can be. I'm not just talking about me and my dentist...there are many extremely satisfied and happy people here that found a great clinic as I did. Others who have been to CR and received dental work but are regretful of their choice seem to post negative things here. They say things like how this forum is not a good way to research this subject, they flag everyone's post as spam/clueless/nuts , they accuse others of not being truthful and they just don't seem to be in a good place in life. Now if they went to CR and came back with a beautiful and trouble free smile that will last years and years, how could they also come back with so much negativity, hatred and ill will? Find the the people who are obviously ecstatic with the work they received and speak/message them. It's a simple yet good clue as to who to go to....and who not to go to. Just my opinion and isn't it great that we can state our opinions without fear (#China #NorthKorea ;) P.S.- still loving my smile and zero problems. So much confidence now that it's scary. Lost a bunch of weight as well thanks to confidence. So happy!!!!!  (Oct 22, 2014 | post #6412)

Q & A with RJ of Oregon

Headline:

thedentaltourist.com

Hometown:

Santa Cruz born. Now in Oregon

Local Favorites:

Mt. Hood, Columbia Gorge, PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), Mt. Saint Helens

I Belong To:

...me

When I'm Not on Topix:

...I'm backpacking, traveling, hiking, cycling, building another computer (wife doesn't understand why I need another & another & another)

Read My Forum Posts Because:

..my posts will make yours look so much smarter ;)

I'm Listening To:

..my dog snore at 120 decibels

Read This Book:

Altar of Eden by James Rollins / Zeke and Ned by Larry McMurtry

Favorite Things:

Life. Wife. Play. Experience as much as possible before everything goes dark.

On My Mind:

A University of Oregon Ducks hat.

Blog / Website / Homepage:

http://www.thedentaltourist.com/

I Believe In:

Do what makes you happy and let others do the same without judging...even if it's something you don't agree with. Life is too short to worry about what others are doing or not doing. Live YOUR life and live it well.