Ecuador Dental Savings

by | Jan 22, 2007 | Archives

Ecuador Dental Savings are terrific here in Cotacachi Ecuador as Merri and I discovered when we went to the dentist last week.

Merri had a dental extraction which required minor surgery. I had my teeth cleaned and one broken tooth rebuilt. The total dental bill? $42….for both of us. That’s a huge dental savings.

What is more one of our delegates, a dentist kindly offered Eduardo, one of El Meson’s staff, to have all his dental work done, teeth repaired and replaced. Eduardo required the following:

Dental Work RequiredDental Cost
Dental Cleaning$15
Dental Extraction tooth#32 $15
2 Dental reconstructions#13 & 22 $40
Six tooth false tooth bridge top$240
Six tooth false tooth bridge lower$240
Total Dental Cost$550

The dentist who made this generous contribution wrote back:

“Thank you so much for taking care of this dental care. Eduardo is really developing a servant’s heart with patrons at the hotel and I hope he serves you and El Meson well for many years to come. Wow, what a dental savings. That price is very reasonable. My 90 year old mom just had a single front tooth resin/cap done and it cost me (with professional discount) just a little more than you paid for all of this work!”

We are more than pleased with this dentist and our dental savings.

There are two more huge reasons beyond the low cost dental costs! Merri does not take x-rays nor will she take any type of pain killer. No need to ask why. As a fully informed adult this is her wish. Nothing more really needs to be said. In the US most dentists will not treat her nor, with the way liability issues work, can they afford to do this.

Some are sympathetic but won’t (can’t) budge. Others treat us like we are ignorant or worse if we do not immediately submit to their demands on how they treat our bodies. We are not expected to be in the decision making loop.

The dentist was concerned and wanted to make sure that Merri understood there would be pain, but was really polite and accepting. She was grateful that he was open. After cutting out and then extracting the tooth his comment was: “I learn something every day. Incredible! In 26 years of practice I have never seen someone able to do this before.” This was good interaction.

The next thing we love about the good doctor is his really fine no pain laser equipment. You will not see any better anywhere. Here are pictures of Dr Proano and his really excellent facilities.

Sweet Gentle People

Here is one more thing that makes us love the people in Ecuador. When we left the dentist and told Eduardo what would be done and that all the appointments had been lined up and the bill prepaid, he began to cry. He could not believe this. We felt very grateful to have had that moment.

Then we returned to the hotel where we had a meeting with Jorge Flores, the hotel’s massage therapist. Jorge gives really great massages. One of our neighbors from North Carolina was here visiting (a university professor) and she said he gave the best massage she had ever had. Jorge charges $15 for a full hour’s massage. (We give our guests a lot of free amenities here, free wireless broadband, free phone calls to the US, Canada and Europe, a wonderful free breakfast and we do not tack on any extra costs for massages performed at the hotel.)

However up to now, Jorge lugged his massage table around and gave the massages in each individual’s room. However we are now setting up a special massage room and today presented it to Jorge. He began to cry as well. “I never thought I would have my own place to give massages.” As we walked out, Steve who had been with us in both instances looked us in the eye and said. “You know this is the second person to cry in gratitude today”.

We gain so much for giving so little in Ecuador and this makes it a genuine pleasure to be here.

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Until next message, may you find value everywhere and may someone cry in gratitude for you!


P.S. Join us in the Ecuador sun this winter. Here is a schedule of the courses Merri and I will conduct.

Feb. 20 – 25, Tues.-Sun. Import-Export Course.

Mar. 9 – 15, Fri.-Thurs. Expanded Super Thinking + Spanish.

Mar. 16 -18, Fri.-Sun. International Business and Investing Made EZ.

Mar. 19 – 21, Mon.-Wed. Andes Extension & Real Estate Tour.