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Dentavacation partner dentist, Dr. Rafael Lorenzana, is a US-Board certified, Prosthodontist.
He has done his postgraduation from Baylor College, Texas, USA. Before establishing his practice in El Salvador, he ran a successful private practice of dental implant rehabilitation in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Lorenzana has been in practice since 1974. Until 1979, his dental office was dedicated to general practice with a special focus in Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics. At the beginning of 1979, he went to the United States to pursue his training in Prosthodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and later at The Medical University of South Carolina. In 1982, Dr. Lorenzana was appointed as Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Dentistry, a position he held for six years.
He achieved a second dental degree as a Doctor in Dental Surgery at Baylor College and opened a private practice of Prosthodontics for seven years in the prestigious Highland Park – Dallas area. In the late 80’s, he obtained the most prestigious diploma from The American Board of Prosthodontists, which makes him an expert in Prosthodontics in the United States of America.
Dr. Lorenzana’s research has been published in many well-recognized worldwide journals, and he has also participated as a speaker in different conferences worldwide regarding medical tourism. In 1992, he decided to return to El Salvador and open his own dental facility, forming the now known Lorenzana & Dental Associates.
Lorenzana and Dental Associates boasts of a world-class in-house lab with latest machines like digital panoramic x-ray, CT scanning equipment, 3D CAD/CAM, CEREC. Cerec is a crown fabrication system that makes tooth-colored crowns in a single visit.
Procedures & Prices
Lorenzana Dental Center offers the best price for dental treatments. The average savings for dental work is 60% or more when compared to the cost in the USA and Canada.
Yes, Lorenzana dental associates accept all major credit cards. Also, the currency of El Salvador is US Dollar.
QIs El Salvador safe?
Unfortunately, El Salvador has a bad reputation in terms of safety. However, there is a strong police presence in tourist areas, and you can request a police escort during hiking excursions free of charge.
Most major crime is localized to neighborhoods with no interest to tourists; however, take care not to wear flashy jewelry or have an expensive camera out in plain sight.
The violence in the country is rarely directed at tourists, and travelers have no more to worry about than any other developing country one may visit. But, that doesn’t mean you’re immune from becoming a target.
QIs it better to get an implant or a denture?
Getting an implant is a better choice if you are missing a tooth. Loss of a tooth leads to the resorption of the bone.
So, in order to prevent that getting an implant is a permanent solution.
QDo I have to arrive early for my first appointment?
Yes, kindly arrive 10-15 minutes early in order to fill out the patient information form.
QWhich languages does the staff speak?
The multilingual staff can speak fluent Spanish and English.
QWhat technology does the clinic use for sterilizing equipment?
The clinic applies advanced autoclaving techniques and CE Certified Sterilizing equipment. All the sterilization systems are scrutinized using the Attest™ Biological Monitoring System.