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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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Sonria Dental Boutique

(360) 703-9647 Guachipelín, Plaza Mundo, 2nd Floor, Escazu
Being able to eat normally and enjoy food again has been a blessingRoger, US, 06 Jan 16

From the time I walked in the door I was treated with respect. Questions and treatment plans are answered and explained. These are experienced and well educated professionals who go the extra mile for the client. I sincerely believe they are some of the best.

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MEDIKO Dental San José

(360) 209-2456 Centro Comercial Boulevard Lindora, San José
MEDIKO is a dedicated and experienced medical tourism facilitator that focuses on providing high-quality affordable Dentistry care to international patients through its certified network of clinics in Hungary, Mexico, Poland, and Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, and Costa Rica. All staff are highly educated and experienced specialists, using most up-to-date instruments and materials. Clinics staff speak fluent English and medical interpreters are always available on request. MEDIKO assists the patient every step of the journey with all logistical aspects so as to make medical travel a simple process.
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Dental Clinic O.C.I. - Liberia

(360) 975-7450 JUST 5 MINUTES AWAY from Liberia INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Daniel Oduber LIR, Liberia, in front of Liberia´s main hospital, downtown, Liberia
Our Liberia Clinic is JUST 5 MINUTES AWAY  from Liberia INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Daniel Oduber and nearby touristic zone, it is also located in front of the main Hospital.  We can pick you up at the airport if this suits best for you. MAKE SURE you arrive in the Liberia Airport (not in San José)!! O.C.I. Dental is a serious organization, involving clinics spread all over Guanacaste province, along the Pacific coast in Costa Rica. Our first stated clinic is our Tamarindo point, established 10 years ago. Later on, our Liberia city clinic opened its doors 5 years ago. And finally, but not last the Huacas town clinic nearby Flamingo beach and Playa Grande opened just a month ago. We offer all kinds of dental treatments offered in Europe and the U.S.A; general dentistry treatments and all dentistry related specialty treatments.  We take care of children and adults. We offer special attention to disabled people.  A group of professionals with national and international experience will take care of  you. We count with 1 full time D.D.S. for each of our clinics and a whole crew of dental certified specialists, one for each different specialty. Dr. Roberto Salazar Umaña D.D.S. - Latin American Sciences and Technology University ULACIT  Dr. Adriana Patricia Múnera García University San Martín de Colombia 1995 University of Costa Rica 2000 Specialists: Dr. Fabian Fernandez Flores Orthodontist Universid
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3 other locations in Costa Rica for Dental Clinic O.C.I. - Tamarindo.

Dental Clinic O.C.I. - Tamarindo

(360) 328-7177 79 km northeast from International Airp

Dental Clinic O.C.I. Sonrisas Brillantes - Huacas

(360) 558-3443 70 km northeast from International Airpo

Dental Clinic O.C.I. - San Jose

(360) 523-7163 Barrio Aranjuez, 100m Norte y 15m Este d

Jehovah Rapha Medical Center

(888) 277-1286 Porvenir, San Jose, Desamparados, 10312
Highly recommend him for Dental workPravinkumar, Asheville, 03 Aug 12

Doctor Coto did an excellent job and I would highly recommend him for Dental work. I had four implants and it was quick with no pain. I saved a lot of money by coming here. He was very helpful in every way. Regarding accommodation, Maria's Village was great. Maria makes excellent homemade food and the accommodation with two mealtimes is very cheap.

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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) 558-3412 Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, Guanacaste
Dr Diego was professional, friendly and flexibleJanet, 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.

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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) 491-7315 Curridabat: Diagonal Esquina Noreste Plaza Jose Maria Zeledon, Curridabat
Great serviceJop, Alkmaar Netherlands , 24 Feb 13

Dentist fixed two teeth so I could enjoy my vacation without problems. Great service nice people, very helpful and most of all; very good work on my teeth!

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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

(360) 979-1138 Curridabat, San Jose, Toll Free: 8666946226
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Dentist Consultation $75  -  $80
Veneers $349  -  $350
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Prisma Dental

(888) 848-7639 ext: 66767 300 mts east of Plaza Mayor, Rohrmoser Blvd, San Jose
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Mario E. Garita DDS

(888) 848-7639 ext: 23040 300m north of McDonalds, Guachipelin, Escazu, San Jose
His equipment is newer and better than my dentist in MinnesotaMark, Costa Rica, 26 Jun 12

Before heading to San Jose for implants I did as much research as I could. A local oral surgeon told me that the school Dr. Garita attended in the U.S. is one of the top schools in the U.S. Other implantologists list20, 30, 40, or 50 seminars they attended for doing implants. Dr. Garita went to a prestigious school for it. That was the deciding factor. Turns out that his equipment is newer and better than my dentist in Minnesota. About 6 years ago I had a 9 tooth bridge put in. It was a replacement for a bridge that I had for about 30 years. I was not happy with the quality of work I received from my soon to be ex-family dentist. Dr. Garita put in 5 implants and 4 tooth bridge. I had three different dental implant plans prepared in the U.S. All of them were for 3 implants and a 9 tooth bridge. The cost even after two visits with vacations was $10k less than in the USA. And, I got more work done than the U.S. dentists planned to do.

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New Smile Dental Group

(888) 848-7639 ext: 72474 Avenue 2 entre calles 36-38, San Jose
Very professional and politeGary, Heredia, 22 Feb 13

Pleased and found the entire organization to be very professional and polite.

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DentaVac Dental Clinic

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33365 Escazu, San Jose
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Dental Implants $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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Clínica Hospital Santa Catalina

(877) 304-0812 ext: 15931 Costado Este de la Plaza de deportes, Gravilias, Desamparados, San Jose
Clínica Hospital Santa Catalina está localizada en San José, Costa Rica. Ofrecemos los siguientes servicios: §Urgencias 24/7 §Laboratorio Clínico y  Banco de Sangre §Imágenes Digitales §Especialidades Médicas §Unidad de Cardiología §Unidad de Endoscopía §Servicio de Farmacia §Clínica Odontológica   If you need further information about our services please write to our email:                                                                 We are open 24/7 
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