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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
Very professional bedside mannerRobert, US, 21 Jan 16

I went to Dr. Gadea for extensive dental work. He extracted 8 teeth, and implanted 8 titanium implants (posts). He also did extensive bone grafting, and suturing. I received temporary dentures until I return in 6 months to have abutments and crowns put on the 8 posts, and have 5 veneers and 6 more traditional crowns put in. This was a good value versus the costs in the United States. I chose Dr. Gadea after some significant due diligence. His reviews were solid, his education (Costa Rica and USA) was solid, ADA Member with hundreds if not thousands of implants having been performed was solid, teaches and presents case studies, are all solid. Then, I sent him my x rays and we talked in length by phone to discuss my treatment. Dr. Gadea has a very professional bedside manner. I booked the appointment and flew down. His office is brand new (11/15). He has the latest in equipment. I was particularly impressed with his hand held X Ray device that instantly transmits the images to his laptop, with 1/10 of the radiation of starndard X Ray equipment. His assistant, Danielle, was very proficient and pleasant. His front of the office manager, Laura, was equally skilled at her job. She routinely arrange transportation for me. Both Dr. Gadea and Danielle were gowned head to toe and worked in a very good sterile field. They even draped my mouth. I experienced only minimal pain, as Dr. Gadea likes to manage anesthesia and meds to lessen any potential pain. I was given antibiotics (both systemic and topical), inflammatory medicine, and Pain and swelling medication. I healed very fast and experienced minimal pain. All in all, a great experience! I look forward to returning this summer to complete my treatment!

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Dental Implants  
***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
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
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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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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Dentist Consultation From $25
Dental Implants From $929
Implants (Surgery) per implant
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4 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 La Guaria valle de la estrella limon, L

Dental Clinic O.C.I. - Guaria

(360) 209-7036 Guaria Star Valley, Lemon, ​​Guaria

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
Dr. Cotto finished my smile at 2:30 A.M. on a Friday night.Ken, Jupiter, Florida, 25 Sep 13

total restoration Dr. Cotto, his colleagues and staff are more than exemplary; they are extraordinary. All were professional and explained what they were prepared to do next throughout the visit. So there were no extra charges for changing my flight. Dr. Cotto finished my smile at 2:30 A.M. on a Friday night.

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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) 558-3412 Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, Guanacaste
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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Costa Rica Dental Clinic Lab

(888) 491-7315 Curridabat: Diagonal Esquina Noreste Plaza Jose Maria Zeledon, Curridabat
Extremely positiveStephen, US, 12 May 16

My treatment has been efficient, effective and timely. The staff is highly professional and acts in my interests. Extremely positive. I felt takien care of from the time I arrived in San Jose till the time I left.

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Dental Implants Up to $650
Guaranteed for 1 year. Depending on the implant type.
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Pacific Smile Dental Care

(877) 304-0812 ext: 34087 Sol Center, Tamarindo
Pacific Smile Dental Care is a Dentist in Tamarindo. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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GARABITO DENTAL

(888) 848-7639 ext: 89781 Jaco, FyM commercial center, in the costanera high ¿way, 500mts north od jaco main entrace, FyM comercial center, highway jaco, jaco, 61101
I will come here for all my dental workLida, Costa Rica, 21 Apr 16

Excellent Denist! Pull eight of my teeth and no pain before or after! I'm very pleased! Very professional! I wI'll come here for all my dental work! Highly recommend Garabito Dental! I'm very happy! Great!!!!! Good prices!

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Dentist Consultation Up to $27
All kind of dental treatments bridges, crowns, aesthetic, oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, implants, general dentistry
Dental Implants  
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Truque Argüello Dental

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33647 Centro Comercial Vistana Oeste in Lindora, Santa Ana
Truque Argüello Dental is a Dentist in Santa Ana. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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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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Prisma Dental

(888) 848-7639 ext: 66767 300 mts east of Plaza Mayor, Rohrmoser Blvd, San Jose
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Dental Cosmetics Costa Rica

(888) 848-7639 ext: 23153 Hospital CIMA San Jose, 2nd Tower, 6th floor, office #610-612, San Jose, 2654005
Our office offers a wide variety of Cosmetic and restorative treatments at very affordable prices. We specialize in Oral Rehabilitation and Cosmetic Dentistry, which in combination with our all specialist team, allows us to offer a large variety of dental services including laser tooth whitening, dental implants, porcelain veneers, full porcelain crowns and bridges, comfortable dentures and TMJ disorder treatment among others. Feel free to ask any questions or send any comments regarding Cosmetic Dentistry, our fees, or health tourism in Costa Rica . Be sure that our doctors will reply to you personally and as promptly as possible.
Dentist Consultation Free
Dental Implants $800  -  $850
If you are missing one or more teeth, and would like to restore your ability to smile, speak and eat with comfort and confidence, then dental implants may be right for you. Dental implants are a safe and medically proven method of replacing single or multiple missing teeth. Technological advancements in dental materials and techniques have improved radically the success rate of implants, enabling many patients to enjoy comfort and confidence in their oral health. Dental implants are a biologically compatible metal posts that are surgically placed in your jaw bone underneath your gums. During a healing period the bone fuses to the implant post. After which a crown or replacement tooth is attached to this implant post resembling your natural tooth both in appearance as well as function.
Braces $4000  -  $5000
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