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A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report rated Costa Rica’s health system above that of the USA*. A high level of professional training and an impressive public healthcare system reflect in the private care available to Medical Tourists. Once known mainly for its acclaimed promotion of ecotourism, dentistry in Costa Rica is now gaining significant international recognition.

A study at the University of Costa Rica showed that almost 14% of visitors to the country come in search of its medical expertise. The well-educated, tech-savvy population is gaining Costa Rica the reputation of a Central American 'Singapore', with industry analysts putting it in the top three offshore development destinations for American companies along with China and India.

Professional Aftercare

One of the most interesting aspects of the Medical Tourism industry in Costa Rica is in the area of recuperation facilities. While other destinations offer high quality hotels and accommodation, Costa Rica goes a bit further. Once a treatment has been completed, patients are able to check into dedicated recuperation centres. These centres have excellent accommodation and relaxation facilities but also provide qualified nurses and medical workers to help monitor their client’s condition and keep doctors updated on the recovery progress.

Regional benefits

Most doctors in Costa Rica spend much of their time maintaining the country’s excellent public healthcare system. Revenue from the treatment of foreign patients enables local medical specialists to continue devoting their resources to the local healthcare. Benefits are mutual, with skills passing between the two sectors. In addition to dental and cosmetic practice the Medical Tourism boom is enabling corrective eye surgery clinics to open and encourage hospitals — such as CIMA Hospital San Jose — to seek Joint Commission International certification.

Dentists in Costa Rica have the advantage of being able to offer patients dedicated recuperation centres in sun-filled tropical surroundings. As the regions leading healthcare destination it attracts patients from the U.S as well as neighbouring countries to take advantage of the low-cost, high-quality dental care available.

The Colegio De Cirujanos Dentistas overseas all Costa Rica's dental practices. It's practices conform to the very highest standards represented in world dentistry. A lengthy college career of 6 years is followed by a commitment to continuing education over the entire course of a dentist's career. To benefit from research and developments in US dentistry many Costa Rican dentists maintain not only local affiliations but membership of the American Dental Association (ADA) and of those US dental associations connected to the specialties they practice.

A combination of lower local wages and costs allow Costa Rican dentists to operate with the same materials and equipment as their North American counterparts at far lower prices. The same implant that might cost $2000 or more in the US can cost under $1000 in Costa Rica. Our most popular destination in Costa Rica is San Jose and San Pedro.

You can also consider Mexico for your dental needs, where for similarly low price the same quality treatments are offered.

Dentists in Costa Rica - Prices

The following price guide indicates estimated cost of Dentistry in Costa Rica. Please note that this is a guide only and you should always check with your dentist directly.


Crowns $330 €220 £155
Bridges $550 €435 £275
Implants $1,200 €900 £600
Veneers $400 €300 £200
Fillings $50 €35 £25
Root Canals $170 €110 £85

Dentists in Costa Rica - Qualifications

Costa Rica’s Board of Dental Surgeons, Public and Private Dental Universities, Professional Associations and Specialist Boards, all work together to oversee and maintain the high quality of dentistry in Costa Rica. The Board of Dental Surgeons governs all practising dentists in the country with continuing education required for all members. Regular inspections of clinics are carried out by the National Health Department to ensure strict standards of sterilisation and health are maintained.

Formal training for all Costa Rican dentists begins in university where students undergo six years of education from the University of Costa Rica or similar courses from various private universities. Many graduates then travel abroad to further their dental knowledge in a specific area of dentistry.

Practicing dentists in Costa Rica receive the same education, have access to the same hi-tech medical equipment and follow the same Board Certification Requirements as a dentist in the United States, Canada or Europe. A reputable dental practice in Costa Rica will be a member of the American Dental Association, the international authority providing continuing education and teaching in the advancement of Dental Science.

For those interested in cosmetic dental treatment, look for clinics who belong to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an organisation which sets standards of excellence in cosmetic dentistry. This is the largest association of its kind in the world with over 7000 practitioners in 60 countries.

Dentists in Costa Rica - Additional Information
Organizations

The Colegio De Cirujanos Dentistas (CCD) De Costa Rica is the dental regulatory body created by the legislative assembly of Costa Rica. All dentists operating in Costa Rica must be members of the CCD.

Dental Ethics

Members of the Colegio De Cirujanos Dentistas are required to abide by its ethics and requlations as stipulated in the legislative act that created the Colegio. The Colegio publishes its own code of ethics that places the Dentist's reponsibility to the health of the patient at the core of the profession.

Complaints

Complaints directed to the Colegio are dealt with by the Tribunal de Honor. It has powers to issue warnings, suspend members, expel members. In addition the Tribunal will refer complaints addressed to it that relate to non-members, suspended or expelled members to the civil courts.

Acts commited during professional practice that might be judged illegal will become the responsibility of the civil courts.

Continuing education

The code of ethics of the CCD states that the surgeon dentist should update his technical and scientific knowledge in a process of continual learning. This process is covered by the dental legislative act and is an enforced element of the CCD's membership requirements.

Data Protection

Dentists in Costa Rica have an obligation to protect and preserve the dental records of their patients, past and present, under the code of ethics of the CCD.

Resources

El Colegio De Cirujanos Dentistas
Colegio De Cirujanos Dentistas

Provisions of the Legislative Act (Spanish)
Directive 5784

Code of ethics (Spanish)
CCD code of ethics


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Costa Rica Dental Services

(866) 260-954675 sur del Banco Nacional, San Pedro De Montes De Oca, 8222050
"Gave a good response the same day and included contact information."Suneel, Canada, 22 Feb 13
"I received an immediate auto response and within two days a quote. I will make my decision between the two clinics in the next couple of weeks."Anna, US, 13 Mar 13
There is no doubt about it... A healthy smile can improve your confidence and enhance your personal and professional life. Your smile is the first thing someone notices about you always, and people often make a judgement about your personality based on it. No matter how old you are or where do you work, a great smile is one of your most important assets to feel confidence about social and professional relationships. Cosmetic dentistry can change your appearance and health forever through the highest quality procedures. In Costa Rica Dental Services we work with the utmost care because we understand that first impressions are actually important for you and everybody.  If your teeth not looking perfect and you are uncomfortable because they need whitening, straightening or a different treatment to help more complicated problems, please do not worry about it anymore. We can help you to get it. We have a very kind and well trained dentist team who will make it easy for you to have a beautiful smile again. At Costa Rica Dental Services we have helped hundreds of local and foreign patients to have a wonderful smile to be proud of. The very latest technology and specialized dentist in many different dentistry areas guarantee the highest quality in all dental works we do.
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Dental Implants
 
The dental implants are artificial roots that can be place in the maxilla or in the mandible creating a solid base where it can be perform either individual or a whole mouth restoration. The implants will allow you to chew, smile and talk secure and comfortable. This is the most natural, new and healthy way to replace lost teeth.The dental implants are made of titanium because it doesn’t reject tissues and fits perfectly with the bone. At Costa Rica Dental Services we use only the best implants on the market such as ZIMMER, 3i or MIS.
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Dr Marco Muñoz Cavallini International Dental Clinic

(877) 519-4628Calles 28-30, Avenida 3 bis 2841, San Jose
"Total Reconstruction"directore, US, 27 May 12
"Happy with the treatment with some caveats. Would recommend the place for major dental work. Some problems with Communication. There is an extensive discussion of dentistry in Costa Rica under "Dentists in Costa Rica" thread on Topix. "
Dr. Marco Muñoz Cavallini, a Costa Rican Certified and USA trained Prosthodontist, began his practice in April, 1968. Not long after, Dr. Muñoz along with a colleague became the first dentists to place a dental implant in Costa Rica. So, with over 13,000 Implants placed since 1980, Dr. Muñoz Cavallini, has accumulated 30 years of experience in Implant Dentistry. Over the years, Dr. Muñoz gained international recognition for his high quality work and great patient after care. The Dr Marco Munoz Cavallini International Dental Clinic is one of the best practices in Dental Reconstruction, Dental Implant placement and Cosmetic Dentistry in Costa Rica and globally. Dr. Muñoz Cavallini's Dental Clinic was the first Clinic in Costa Rica to feature One Stage --Immediate load-- implants and Two Stage --or Delayed load- - Implants. From Companies like OCO Biomedical, Tatum Dental etc.. These breakthrough technologies along with innovative placement techniques mean savings to patients in time and money. These days the Dental Clinic offers many dental services besides dental Implants which include: Fixed Prosthetics, Veneers, Crowns, Root Canals, Removable Prosthetics etc… An on-site lab -- on the forefront of technology-- with highly trained technicians speed up and simplify the process. Quality is assured, since all processes are supervised by the doctors. Sedation through IV or Nitrous Oxide is available for patients who request it. The Dental Clinic is modern
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From $200
Including Xrays, Impressions and Dentist Plan
Dental Implants
From $600
One stage (immediate load implant ), Two stage ( delayed load implant ) A dental implant is a root form device that replaces missing teeth. It is screw type. Made out of Titanium and more recently in Zirconium as a non metal option.  
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DentaVac Dental Clinic

(360) 342-6915Escazu, San Jose
"I am a returning patient. I was very pleased with my prior work and will schedule soon."Rob, US, 09 Oct 13
"I got an email as a response to my enquiry. I had also called the clinic myself before and spoke to Dr. Hall. He was very helpful, knowledgeable, sincere and friendly. I haven't made an appointment yet, and so far I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with the clinic."Sergio, US, 28 Nov 13
DENTAVAC is a dentistry company devoted to providing patients with the best San Jose, Costa Rica dentistry. Dentists at Dentavac are an integrated group of highly trained dentists and specialists with well known DDS degrees. Our dental clinic of serious professionals proves that Costa Rica dentistry is an industry leader. Thousands of people each year come here to obtain quality, yet affordable dental services here. These dentists receive the best dentistry education training in Latin America and the staff continues receiving international dentistry courses throughout the year. The quality dental services you receive from our office will be better than the quality of dental services from your own hometown but without the high dentistry costs. We fulfill all dental care needs with the most modern technology available today. Our dental tourism plans offer dentistry on the go to give you that beautiful smile together with fond vacation memories. Our specialized dental clinic includes dentist, doctors of dental surgery (DDS), orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and aesthetic surgery all in one place. Along with these specialized dentistry services we also staff professional dental hygienists which help patients with Dental Clinic Prevention Programs. Our dentist and staff come from well known national / international universities and have been handpicked to provide patients with the best dentistry in this country. Dentist appointments are scheduled withi
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$700  -  $900
Implants replace damaged or deteriorated teeth. Dentavac can offer cosmetic implants at an affordable cost. Read about implant solutions we offer regarding cosmetic, dentures, permanent and temporary implants. Receive implants with quality procedures, surgeons and technicians at reasonable prices. Ask about the dental implant prices. * Dental implant cost depends on the type of dental implant, cost does not include the crown or the fixture on top of the implants.
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Jehovah Rapha Medical Center

(888) 277-1286Porvenir, San Jose, Desamparados, 10312
"Highly recommend"Joshua, Montevideo, 03 Apr 13
"I had an implant done on a single tooth. It went very well. The day of the appointment Dr. Calvo had his driver pick me up at my house and bring me home. Then three days later he picked me up and take me home when I had the crown put in. Having the driver pick me up was great, because usually we have to take public transportation. Dr. Calvo was great and very professional. The tooth looks really good, and the color matches perfectly. I highly recommend Dr. Calvo for any dental work you need done!"
We are your best option in Costa Rica because of our quality in the dental work, specialist with amazing experience in complex cases and we have the best quality and best price. We are in Desamparados a town in the east part of San Jose close to the mountains and at just 10 minutes from our own Bed and Breakfast. We are a Medical Center so you can expect a full service, you will be check for a medical doctor at NO COST in our first visit just to take all the necessary precautions for your dental treatment. Also we offer Deal Packages that includes: the dental treatment, welcome gift, tour, massage, make up and hair cut. We offer free local transportation. Our location is great and our services are amazing too. We tell you at every step what we are doing, so no surprises afterwards. We have our own dental lab with Highly Trained staff and top of the line technology. The State of Art is our commitment to you. We are perfectionists and artistic in our work. Our clinical staff is highly trained with US certifications and worldwide certifications. The most important part because in these times money matters! Our prices are the cheapest in Costa Rica with the best materials.  Come for just 1 week and get the dental work that you need at the price you dream with!!! And remember Jehovah Rapha Medical Center because our Lord provides healing.
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Dentist Consultation
Free
X-rays digital, models, wax up, mock up, intraoral pictures.
Dental Implants
$500
We use just high quality implants like Zimmer or Biomet 3i. 
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North Pacific Dental

(360) 558-3412Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, Guanacaste
"Very happy with my new smile"Janet, Nelson, 17 Jul 12
"I am very happy with my new smile. I had a crown placed and some veneers. Dr Diego was professional, friendly and flexible. I enjoyed the location close to the beach rather than SJ or Liberia. "
North Pacific Dental mission is to restore, protect, and improve the oral and general health of adults and children. Dentistry, Dental Implants, Whitening Center. We treat our patients in modern facilities using state of the art technology. We provide a caring dental experience with family-like hospitality. Our office is dedicated to your entire family`s dental care, offering a warm and welcoming environment for children and adults alike. We will do everything possible to make your visits comfortable for you and your family, and will strive to complete your treatments efficiently and as quickly as possible. We look forward to welcoming you into our dental family.
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Dental Implants
 
Dental implants are natural looking replacements for missing teeth that provide the same function as your natural tooth root.
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Costa Rica Dental Clinic Lab

(888) 491-7315Curridabat: Diagonal Esquina Noreste Plaza Jose Maria Zeledon, Curridabat
"Very accommodating and very quick to reply. I'm looking forward to working with them in the future;)"Steve, US, 28 Apr 15
"I received a call immediately from the clinic and they were very helpful. I've arranged transportation with them from my hotel to the clinic. "Deandrea, US, 03 Jun 15
Costa Rica Dental Clinic Lab, have a huge experience dealing with foreigners and design new smiles. Our service is completely personalize and for this reason we have our own dental Lab and specialist for every step of your treatment. 
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Dental Implants
Up to $650
Guaranteed for 1 year. Depending on the implant type.
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Costa Rica Dental Team

(888) 848-7639 ext: 69773Curridabat, San Jose, Toll Free: 8666946226
"Costa Rica Dental, and in particular Eugenio Mendoza, provided outstanding customer service. Although I did not attend the clinic I was very impressed with their professionalism via email. Eugenio seemed to genuinely care about the dental issues I was experiencing. I only wish dentists in Australia were as customer focused as Eugenio Mendoza. "Jennifer, Australia, 08 Nov 13
"great follow up. I'm awaiting info. "Cosmo, US, 20 Jun 14
Get the dental care you need at prices you can afford with Costa Rica Dental Team. Our English-speaking, US trained team will provide personal, attentive service in our world-class facilities located in one of the most beautiful places on earth…Costa Rica. A short flight from most major US cities, Costa Rica is home to more than 100,000 North Americans and is considered the Happiest Place on Earth. If that’s not enough to make you smile, consider that our dental services are equal or BETTER than most US dentists…at savings of 50%-70% over US dental service prices. Why wait when you can get the smile you want at prices you can afford. With all the money you’ll save, you’ll be able to afford to vacation in style in Costa Rica…the Happiest Place on Earth!
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Veneers
 
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Tabash Dentistry - San Jose

(888) 848-7639 ext: 24278921-1250, San Jose, 9211250
"Excellent in all aspects! "Frank, US, 09 Aug 11
"Excellent in all aspects! Yes. Excellent, very profesional. Yes"
Our commitment is to provide our patients involved with information that helps them to be more informed decisions about their oral health needs.
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Dentist Consultation
Free
Dental Implants
$775  -  $825
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Mario E. Garita DDS

(888) 848-7639 ext: 23040300m north of McDonalds, Guachipelin, Escazu, San Jose
"The immediate response addressed most issues { TX types, brands of materials, DR.'s experience . costs , method of payment, etc) right off the bat in a well organized professional yet friendly manner. I am awaiting firther info related to my particular situation."Carole, US, 10 Feb 13
"Nice staff, beautiful facility with all the latest technology, even a massage chair that massages legs I had never seen before, and the doctor knows what he is talking about and when I thought I had a cavity...he did not drill to make money...instead they did a clean and gave me a treatment to save me from going to a Perodontist. I am more than satisfied...everyone speaks English. " Langan, Adreana, Costa Rica, 06 Aug 14
We can help you save substantial expense while providing you with the same high quality service you have come to expect in your own country. Over the past few decades, Costa Rica and plastic surgery have been become almost interchangeable. For the wealthy who wish to have their surgery in private, Costa Rica has become an internationally recognized center for high quality cosmetic surgery. Many consider it the perfect place to have surgery due to its almost perfect weather and the peaceful natural surroundings in which to recuperate. It is also less expensive. Our typical client is the individual who expects the very best in dental cosmetic surgery but is smart enough to know you don’t have to pay Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist prices to get the same great personal attention and quality results. Our experience is recognized and appreciated by many in the television industry. In the area of cosmetic surgery Costa Rica has rocketed to the forefront as a haven, where the famous and wealthy of the world have their bodies "nipped" and "tucked" in private by the world's best surgeons. The same is true of cosmetic dentistry. We are privileged to care for some very famous teeth and we know how to give you that great smile you were meant to have. OUR SERVICES: Full mouth cleaning - by highly trained dental hygienists New laser teeth whitening - new process takes less than 1 hour with superb results Porcelain crowns and bridges Porcelain veneers Root canals Co
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Dra. Adriana Munera Dental Clinic O.C.I.

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33523Liberia Guanacaste,Tamarindo beach, San Jose, Liberia,Tamarindo beach and San Jo
"Appointment was made."Randy, US, 20 Aug 10
"They requested x-ray."william, US, 26 Nov 10
We offer every kind of dental treatment offered in Europe and the U.S.A. We take care of children and adults. We offer special attention to disabled people. A group of professionals with national and international experience will serve you. The American Dental Association has approved our dental state of the art equipment. Collaboration with a dental laboratory. It is a pleasure to introduce Dental Clinic O.C.I. to you. With our group of professionals we are prepared to improve your smile within a very short time.Our certified professionals are active members of the Dental Surgeon Association.Our clinic has all the functioning permits required by the Health Ministry of Costa Rica.We work strictly hygienic.
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Dentist Consultation
Free
Dental Implants
$722  -  $928
Implants (Surgery) per implant
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1 other location in Costa Rica for Dra. Adriana Munera Dental Clinic O.C.I..

Dental Clinic O.C.I. - Liberia

(888) 848-7639 ext: 83110Liberia, tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste

New Smile Dental Group

(888) 848-7639 ext: 72474Avenue 2 entre calles 36-38, San Jose
"They returned my email inquiry shortly after opening. Performed an emergency root canal the same day. Very happy and would recommend to others."Gary, Costa Rica, 22 Feb 13
"Quick and complete response."George, US, 14 Mar 14
San Jose in Costa Rica is the location of this dental centre where a comprehensive range of treatments are provided at affordable costs for overseas patients. The team at the centre are highly trained with wide experience in providing high quality dental treatments. The centre arranges local transport, sightseeing and accommodation packages for overseas patients combined with a range of affordable dental treatments. Services at the centre include cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry including the surgical placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth.
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Dental Implant Costa Rica - Nova Dental Clinic

(888) 848-7639 ext: 24284Plaza Itskatzu Office 212, Escazu, San José
"I was happy with the information I received"Judy, US, 12 Jun 14
"Great communication and service!"Dennis, US, 04 Sep 14
The patient is the most important person in my dental office. My commitments to the excellence not only must emphasize the technical skills of dentistry but also reflect strong components of humanism, kindness, and compassion. Only after gaining an insight into the patient's concerns (his or her dental needs, fear, and financial affairs) together with a comprehensive dental examination, proper diagnosis, and appropriate prognosis that an individual treatment plan is prepared and presented to the patient. Each dental procedure will then be performed with extreme respect for the patient's body, absolute infection control, and supportive post-operative care. In order to provide for the patient with the most advanced dental treatments, continuing education and improvements are essential. Consultation with other dental and medical specialists and timely referrals when indicated are part of my continuing devotion to the patient's oral health. I am very enthusiastic about serving my patient's dental needs and what is ultimately the most satisfying occupation of all services--the art of care and healing for those in need.
Dentist Consultation
 
Dental Implants
$750  -  $850
Dentures
 
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