We went to the dentist this morning for our six month cleaning. The kids are doing great with the ultrasonic cleaning, which I think is a bit hard to get used to. No cavities for the whole family!
Puerto Rico is a strange mix of healthcare. We have insurance through the University of Puerto Rico and have been so happy with it, especially in comparison with our previous insurance with the State of South Dakota. We pay very little for the insurance and it covers quite a bit, as long as you are in Puerto Rico. Going to the doctor's office is a different experience, however. For some strange reason there is a culture of doctors giving everyone the same appointment. For example, you have a 9AM appointment along with 15 other people and you have to get there as early as you can to get your name at the top of the list, otherwise you might wait until noon to see the doctor. But in some cases, the healthcare system actually uses real appointments, like our dentist! We had 8AM appointments and were brought right in when we arrived. And they could take care of all of us in the same visit. That really makes up for other appointments where I have waited several hours to see the doctor.