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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) 260-9546 Calle 1, Avenida 6, San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San José, 2050
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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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4.6 / 5  Outstanding
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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 58 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.

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Dentist Consultation From $200
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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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4.4 / 5  Excellent
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North Pacific Dental

(360) 558-3412 Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, Guanacaste
Rating from 17 Reviews A professional consultLinda, Ottawa, Ontario, 02 Jun 15

We came from Canada hoping to get major dental work done by Dr. Diego. Ùnfortunately, after an hour long consultation, it was decided not to have it done. Dr. Diego is a fabulous dentist and took his time explaining to us what he felt would be the proper procedure to follow for our needs. We returned to Canada disappointed but so thankful for his honesty. Às it turned out he was absolutely right. I would revisit Dr. Diego in a heart beat and highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Diego for your professional consult and experience. Linda Chandler Fabulous and honest. Go to this dentist in Villa Real and you won't be disappointed. Equipment is of the highest standard, office was spotless. I chose this clinic entirely on the reviews. Well worth the trip.

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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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4.4 / 5  Excellent
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Costa Rica Dental Clinic Lab

(888) 491-7315 Curridabat: Diagonal Esquina Noreste Plaza Jose Maria Zeledon, Curridabat
Rating from 69 Reviews I was treated well with what I think was good treatments.John, pville, 26 Mar 14

The people were kind and helpful as well as resourceful. I was treated well with what I think was good treatments. Time will tell more. I was not aware of a currency fee as thought the charges were in dollars. This created an unsuspecting charge. Prices were pretty much as agreed with one for the plus side and one for the minus side.

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Dental Implants Up to $650
Guaranteed for 1 year. Depending on the implant type.
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4.3 / 5  Excellent
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Dental Implant Costa Rica - Nova Dental Clinic

(888) 848-7639 ext: 24284 Plaza Itskatzu Office 212, Escazu, San José
Rating from 1 Review PerfectLise, Waldorf, MD, 16 Apr 14

6 crowns, 1 bridge, replace amalgum fillings with white and teeth bleaching Perfect from beginning to end.

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Dental Implants $750  -  $850
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4.5 / 5  Excellent
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Morera Fujiwara Dental

Alajuela, Central district, Alajuela, 20120
We have learned that the only universal language is a sincere smile! That is why we want to help you! We do science based dentistry, with the most advance technologies and materials in order to provide the best quality treatment. Our high magnification camera, lenses and large screen monitor allows you to see exactly what we see to help you understand the treatment we recommend. Our digital x-rays have reduced radiation by as much as 80 percent. We are 3 in house dentists, one trained in Brazil (in orthodontics and dental aesthetics), the other trained in USA (University of Connecticut) and our third dentist was trained in Venezuela, combining more than 30 years of experience. We also have a team of other specialties that come and work with us. They are also  internationally trained. We hope to see you come in as a patient and see you leave as our friend!
Dentist Consultation Up to $15000
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4.1 / 5  Excellent
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Drs. Dent

#8 Las Torres Sabana Norte, San Jose, 10108
We are a world class dental network of 7 clinics in San Jose Metro Area, all of our dentist are graduated from University of Costa Rica  #1 University of Costa Rica , #7 in Latin America. Our specialists are from mejor univsersities in the region. University of Miami, University Javariana from Colombia etc.We know that trust is the main concern in medical tourism, we offer warranty on all our treatments.We also consider that a patient is a friend for a lifetime, any thing we do we do it with that mindset that is how we get referrals over the time.Where ever you go, take a good look into the dentist background, website, reviews and most important what kind of professional are them. Have fun on your medical tourism ! 
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3.4 / 5  Good
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Clinica Dental de Ortodoncia

(888) 848-7639 ext: 68423 paso ancho, de la rotonda la guacamaya 400mts sur, sobre calle principal, san jose
brindamos el servicio de Clinica Dental de Implantes y Ortodoncia, Paso Ancho  brindamos el servicio completo , para aquellos que necesiten de un verdadero tratamiento dental .... somos responsables, y muy amigables . ademas de contar con nuestra clinica  en nuestra casa, eso nos permite ofrecerle un servicio muy particular , con esa calidez humana que caracteriza  el pueblo tico.
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3.6 / 5  Very Good
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Especialidades Odontológicas Del Este Frenilloscr

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33542 Sabanilla de Montes de Oca 300mts E de la UNED, San José
Especialidades Odontológicas Del Este Frenilloscr is a Dentist in San José. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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3.7 / 5  Very Good
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Mind and Health Medical Center

Plaza Bratsi, Heredia, 14281200
Specialist in Oral Surgery and Implants, Periodontics, Orthodontics, Endodontics (root canals), Ondontopediatrician (Child specialist), Psychology, Nutrition, General Medicine, Physical Therapy and Physical Training.
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4.1 / 5  Excellent
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Prisma Dental

(888) 848-7639 ext: 66767 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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3.8 / 5  Very Good
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Clinica Dental Enrique Parra

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33541 Condega, Liberia
Rating from 3 Reviews People are just wonderful.Jean, US, 12 Jan 17

My daughter had Veneers, root canal, full porcelain crown upper and bottom , extraction single tooth and surgical placement of implant We received excellent care. People are just wonderful.

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