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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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America Dental

(360) 886-3476 Avenida Escazu, Tower 1, Second Floor, Local 202, San Jose
Rating from 2 Reviews He took a lot of time, care and effort to overcome my difficult denture caseJames, Costa Rica, 02 Sep 17

Dr. Vargas is very professional and gentle. The staff is very accommodating and the office is very stunning and clean. I was very impressed with the care of Dr. Vargas provided. He took a lot of time, care and effort to overcome my rather difficult denture case. He was very particular and meticulous about the measurements and repeatedly took them over and over again to ensure my dentures fitted properly. He is a perfectionist. The best dentist.

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OrtoCentro Dental Natural

(888) 848-7639 ext: 65784 175 Norte del Banco Popular en avenida segunda, San Jose
We are dental cosmetics solutions, at low cost and high quality results we have more than 30 years of experience.. We use excellent materials and high quality treatments. We are people that love to see you smile. The dental specialty clinic, began operations in 1974. Our father opened the first dental service in the same year in San José. 4 years later started the first of these clinics set up especially for you. Be part of us, as our family. Given his great experience and success over 28 years, the clinic went on to become Dental Specialty Center called “orthocenter” Total Dental Service. During the decade of the late 80'se early 90's, the oral area begins to change and the market begins to offer dental specialties, is how the Clinic seeks to provide these fields in a unique way is used to explore the root canal digital, super-fast whitening and without side effects. It taps the same way a low cost orthodontics using totally different technology than that used previously, it evolves from arch wires to heat-activated technology, intelligent and preprogrammed arcs that make it less painful and annoying treatment until then , and these treatments get better and more comfort for our patients. Our experience makes the difference and a high quality solution for you .
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Costa Rica Dental Services

(866) 260-9546 Calle 1, Avenida 6, San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San José, 2050
Rating from 29 Reviews The Root Canal, Teeth Cleaning and Crown procedures were pain freeDevin, La Honda, 09 Sep 16

I had 3 root canals, and crowns (molars), and a cleaning, that needed to be done and I couldn't afford to have the work done in the United States, even at low income discount rates. It was scary having work done in a foreign country but everything turned out great! It was only $2000 and comparable services around here were at around $6000. It was great, all of the work was done in a week, Dr. Gadea was very professional, and the procedure was pain free and done with modern equipment. I couldn't be happier with the quality of work. It was quick, painless and I really feel like my crowns are VERY high quality. I will be back for all of my future dental work, you can count on that! If you're wondering if it's worth the risk to travel to a new country to get a break on dental services it totally is.

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***We do not provide Zirconia 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) 519-4628 Calles 28-30, Avenida 3 bis 2841, San Jose
Rating from 60 Reviews I've always had bad teeth with pain most of my lifeRobert, US, 03 Dec 15

I have experenced numerous dentist in South Carolina with extreme cost. I've always had bad teeth with pain most of my life. Spending over $100,000.00 in my mouth and looking at another $42,000.00 I spoke to a employee which had left my company several years, he told me about Costa Rica dentist. I started research found a dentist made appointment purchased tickets. Still doing research I found bad reports so I continued looking and spoke to several patients of different dentist, finally speaking to patients of Dr, Marco, called and spoke to him. I felt comfortable and went to visit still with reservations, arriving at the clinic, the English speaking staff made me feel so much at ease. Meeting Dr. Marco and his super Father I was convinced I was in right place and no more pain what a relief. 14 years Ive been taking part of my family down and sending probably 3 dozen friends and others I made the right choice. Dr. Marco is my Dentist now, I trust him completely with all, I'd give give him a blank check and know he would not cheat me and give great quality work Just wonderful, the best equipment that our American Dentist cannot even get because of govt rules. He has his own quality dental lab and the only clinic with a motel connected for patients like a 3star I don't think they leave candy on pillow , but breakfast included.

Dentist Consultation 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.  
Veneers From $450
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4.1 / 5  Excellent
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Prisma Dental

(360) 329-9696 300m East of Plaza Mayor, San Jose
Rating from 2 Reviews Overall was prompt and well processed and friendlyPaolo, Monteverde, 06 Apr 14

15 - 20 mins waiting time (not bad). Simple, straight forward and accurate with the panoramic x ray. (in 3 minutes!) Received a print out and e mail of the x ray. Fee was reasonable. Overall was prompt and well processed and friendly. No complaints!!

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4.5 / 5  Excellent
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Jehovah Rapha Medical Center

(888) 277-1286 Porvenir, San Jose, Desamparados, 10312
Rating from 28 Reviews Fair and professionalTom, Costa Rica, 14 Jun 17

I was told by my young dentist in the states that I needed three crowns. Dr. Coto did digital x-rays and could find no such needs and told me so. He did not try to make money off me unnecessarily. Had digital x-rays, cleaning, and erosion cavity filled for under 200 dollars! . Fair and Professional.

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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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Costa Rica Dental Clinic Lab

(888) 491-7315 Curridabat: Diagonal Esquina Noreste Plaza Jose Maria Zeledon, Curridabat
Rating from 80 Reviews Feel almost like real teeth and look perfectWard, US, 01 Jul 15

My teeth were in pretty bad condition and needed a lot of work just to be able to eat properly let alone to smile. I got several estimates in the States to have implants and dentures put in because that is what I was told I needed. I realized that I could not afford the work that I was getting estimates for. That's when I heard about some friends that went to Costa Rico for dental work that is much more affordable than in the States. I got and e-mail address for the Costa Rica Dental Clinic Lab and wrote to them. At that point I sent the Clinic several x-rays and a description of what I wanted to get done. Dr. Cesar sent me several treatment plans that were much more affordable than in the States and I made plans to go Costa Rico and get the dental work done. When I got to San Jose, Costa Rica for my treatments Geovanna picked me up at the Airport and took me to the Hotel where I was staying. Then the next morning Geovanna picked me up and drive me to the Clinic. Dr. Cesar the surgeon and Francisco Gallardo the lab Technician checked out my existing teeth and created yet another dental plan that seemed to be the best thing to do for me and we went with it. That final plan included saving several of my natural teeth with crowns and placing implants to fix the missing teeth. Dr. Cesar started the treatment that same day and working along with Francisco to create a new mouth for me. I was very impressed with the way the Doctor and Lab Technician worked together complete the work. I don't recall ever seeing the Dentist and Lab people working so close together in the States. Also I experienced very little pain and the entire experience was about as pleasant as can be expected. Most of the needed work was completed that first day including temporary crowns for the missing teeth. I went to a follow up appointment a few days later before returning home. The Clinic provided transportation back to the hotel and airport and then again nearly six months later when I returned for the final caps and crowns etc.. My teeth now seem in very good condition and feel almost like real teeth and look perfect. I am really pleased with the final results and feel like it probably cost me about half of what I would have in the States.

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3.8 / 5  Very Good
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Pacific Smile Dental Care

(877) 304-0812 ext: 34087 Sol Center, Tamarindo
Rating from 1 Review My teeth feel clean and freshAlicia, Costa Rica, 11 Jul 17

Cleaning, semi-yearly with dental health evaluation. The Dr was on time and did a complete dental evaluation with advice.

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Clínica Hospital Santa Catalina

(877) 304-0812 ext: 15931 East side of the local football soccer field, Gravilias, Desamparados, San Jose
Clínica Hospital Santa Catalina is located on the east side of the local football soccer field at Gravilias, Desamparados. This is a list of our health and preventive services: Emergency Ward 24/7 all year round. - Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank - Imaging, ultrasound, bone density and Radiology Services Center.  - Medical Specialities: Cardiology,  Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), Pediatrics, Internal Medicina,  Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology), Adult Gerontology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Urology, amongst other specialties.  - Drugstore - Dental Care Services:  oral health care services to patients, from routine checkups and cleanings to fitting braces and treating oral disease. - Parking lot If you need further information about our medical services or schedule an appointment please write to our email:   We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.  
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Coco Dental Care

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33591 El Coco, Guanacaste
Coco Dental Care is a Dentist in Guanacaste. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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Davinci’s Dental Care

(877) 304-0812 ext: 37833 Plaza Mayor(second entrance 3rd floor, Rohrmoser Blvd., San José
DaVinci’s Dental Care is the first in Costa Rica to offer Digital Smile Design Analysis,  a truly scientific, artistic and aesthetic approach to restoration dental treatments ensuring each patient experiences the best Dental treatment for their investment. DaVinci’s Dental Care ethically involves the patient in the restorative or smile enhancement process, making them the co-author “of their treatment, sharing real objectives, responsibilities, and expectations between the patient and the restorative team. The results are significantly improved once we integrate the restorative technical requirements with the emotional needs, predictably outlining the path to establish a natural, confident, and beautiful smile. After all there are not many things in this life that are more important than a healthy, natural, confident and beautiful smile!  Our patients can expect to  receive up to 60% savings on their treatments at DaVinci’s Dental Care compared to North American costs. All this combined with our highly trained staff and quality medical facilities combine to make Costa Rica and DaVinci’s Dental Care a desirable place to have dental work done.
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Natural Smile Costa Rica

(888) 848-7639 ext: 13531 100 mts west, from Main Entrance of the hospital calderon Guardia., CMI Building, office Nª2, Barrio Amon
We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams, so please get in touch with us at Natural Smile Costa Rica to find out what we can do for you.
Dentist Consultation $40
Dental Implants (STD) $900
Teeth Whitening $350
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