My name is Kimberly. I am one of several American patients who were severely butchered and maimed by Doctor Alberto Coto Calvo. I've put my own nightmare with Doctor Coto on a few u-tube video's. Since then, I have been contacted by other former American patients of his who have also been butchered by him as well. One such patient commented on one of my video's that Doctor Coto screwed up their mouth horribly and even left their nerve exposed. Feel free to look up my video's on my u-tube channel - kimberly4064 and watch any of my video's of my nightmare with this horrible, incompetent and unscrupulos man.
In short, I went to this man for a few dental procedures and a complete cosmetic make-over. This horrible man broke one of my teeth causing 3 root canals to be preformed while in his care. He screwed up my bite so badly that I now suffer from severe TMJ and live in horrible pain daily. In addition, half the crowns in my mouth are open margin ( the crowns are popped off my teeth ) I'm also in need of more root canals because of his negligence. There is much more damage that he caused and is detailed on brief story on all of my u-tube video's. I have proof and medical evidence of everything that I am stating with several detailed medical reports confirming severe criminal negligence against Doctor Coto Calvo . Anyone who would like a copy of any of these medical reports is welcome to them if you contact me on u-tube.
The cost to fix my bite alone is $35,000 ( which I don't have ) plus thousands more for additional work that I need because of this monster. Doctor Coto offers a 100% guarentee on all of his work but, that is a LIE !!! I am stuck this way and he will not pay to have my teeth fixed. I was threatened with inprisonment for complaining publically about being butchered by this man. It is a felony to speak against the reputation of a Costa Rican citizen unless or until they have first been guilty of a crime in a Costa Rican court of law. ( no freedom of speech in Costa Rica ). I was lucky to flee that country before I was thrown in prison for complaining - I kid you not !!!
Before going to this man for any dentistry, let me inform you of the consequenses that can occur from an improper bite. They include, but are not limited to fracture of the teeth, fracture of the porcelain, loosen of the teeth in the bone, bone loss around the teeth, infection, jaw pain, pain in the facial muscles, neck pain, shoulder pain, inability to eat or speak properly, pain in the teeth, etc.
I now suffer from all of these symptoms and would not wish this on anyone.
In addition, I've been told that all of my teeth will start falling out because of all the open margins in my mouth. When I become toothless, no dentist will give me dentures because I have a seizure disorder and dentures tend to slip during a seizure. Therefore, no dentist will risk my life with dentures.
I have spoken to many, many other victims of botched medical tourism dentistry since this has happened to me. Doctor Alberto Coto Calvo is not alone in this. There are many medical tourism dentists and doctors who are just as unscrupulos. Many of them also behave with unethical business practices as well. Some of these doctors and dentist might have some certificate on their wall claiming that they took a class in America. This means nothing Americans ! There is no real way to check these dentists and doctors out. Their training is not even close to the training and education of someone who passed medical school in your own country.
The lack of ethics & regulations for physicans in these third world countries is horrible. Doctor Coto gave me an American refrence to speak to before I went to him who claimed that he was wonerful. As soon as I arrived in Costa Rica Doctor Coto offered me a commission for bringing him American patients. The other former patient of his who were also butchered by him were also offered money to bring him American customers to him as well. Therefore, you can not trust the motive of any of his references.
From all the research that I've done since I was butchered abroad, central and south america is the absolute worst place to go to for medical tourism. Mexico and Costa Rica are on the top of the list for the most unscrupulos doctors and dentists abroad.
Doctor Coto's business name was High tech Dental clinic when he butchered me. He has since changed his location to San Jose and his new business name is "Implant and Cosmetics Solutions" God only knows when he'll change his business name again.
I know that if your considering getting dentistry abroad it's because you need a lot of work done and are short on funds. Your local dental schools are up to 70% of the price of your own dentist at home. I've had 2 root canals preformed at my local dental school for $325 each instead of $1,100 each. They even do cosmetic dentistry. If it's an emergency such as a root canal they will usually get you right in. If it's not an emergency you'll be on a waiting list for a few months. You just send them your medical report from your local dentist which will determine if it's an emergency. Once you become a patient and get in, you will never to be on a waiting list again. The instructors watch over everything that the students do and make very sure that everything is done properly. All the work takes a little longer but, atleast you don't have to worry about being butchered by some medical tourism dentist and ripped off. This is not a joke people ! The American constitution does not travel with you outside of the country !
Again my u-tube channel is kimberly4064 all of my video's are on my medical tourism nightmare