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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

(877) 304-0812 ext: 34091 Avenida Escazu, Tower 1, Second Floor, Local 202, San Jose
-We are located in Costa Rica, a safe and peaceful country. Costa Rica is located closer to the USA and Europe than other very far away and not so safe locations like Thailand and India. In some cases our Implants can be placed with a no Flap and no suture Technique, just in minutes, a Painless procedure saving time and money for our patients. -Healing process take Days not months -Ample experience in Oral Rehabilitation, Cosmetic Dentistry and other Dental Fields like the ones we offer at our site. - Oral Rehabilitations –regardless of extension and difficulty- can be completed in one trip to Costa Rica, saving a lot of time and money to our clients. -Our in site exclusive Dental Lab not only assures fast and quality rehabilitations, it results in more efficient procedures. Time and money savings for everyone. -Our in site Dental Lab has highly trained staff with more than 20 years of experience, trained specially to meet our needs and quality standards. -We own state of the art facilities, with the most recent and efficient high-Tech Equipment. -More than 12 years of Dental Practice with 10 years in Implant Dentistry, has given us a leading purchasing role with Dental Suppliers around the world. -We have a Foreign Affairs Coordinator to help or arrange all travel and lodging issues for International Patients at no extra charge. -Our prices are competitive -Foreign Patients pay the same prices as Costa Rican Patients.
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4.5 / 5  Excellent
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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 28 Reviews 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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***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 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.

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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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4.5 / 5  Excellent
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Jehovah Rapha Medical Center

(888) 277-1286 Porvenir, San Jose, Desamparados, 10312
Rating from 27 Reviews Excellent jobVicky, Canada, 18 Nov 15

Did 10 implant lower jaw and upper did really good job. The only complain I had is that when we went they just move to a new place 2 days after the surgery and the smell of paint was terrible. But his job was excellent very helpful and easy to communicate. His staff are very friendly. We going back this March 2016 for crowns. Brand new and clean. We rented a place and car in Santa Ana was a little far but we were happy about it just don't like to pay toll fee in and out of San Jose. They offer us a ride but my husband wanted to rent a car which is unnecessary.

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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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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 Completely satisfiedKent, Ojai, California, 23 Jul 13

Crowns, bone graft, extractions, implants, fillings, cleaning, root canals I have twice, over the last seven years, had major dental work and oral surgery at Prisma. Both times I have been completely satisfied with the experience. This is a clinic of professionals that can compare with dental clinics anywhere in the world. I recommend Prisma services to friends and family all the time, and without qualification.

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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 20 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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Costa Rica Dental Clinic Lab

(888) 491-7315 Curridabat: Diagonal Esquina Noreste Plaza Jose Maria Zeledon, Curridabat
Rating from 75 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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Dental Implants Up to $650
Guaranteed for 10 years. Depending on the implant type.
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4.0 / 5  Very Good
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Costa Rica Dental Team

(888) 848-7639 ext: 69773 2, Provincia de San José, Curridabat, 11801
Rating from 3 Reviews Great customer serviceTerri, Costa Rica, 08 Oct 13

I have found the entire team at Costa Rica Dental Team to be knowledgeable and friendly, and experienced in all of their products and services. They provide a much needed service at a very affordable price, but then make it even better with great customer service, including follow-ups after your treatment. The fact that the dentists and staff speak both English and Spanish was a huge selling point for me.

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Dentist Consultation $80  -  $100
Dental Implants $800  -  $801
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3.8 / 5  Very Good
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Cosmetic Dental Care Costa Rica

Santa Ana Lindora, Momentum lindora comercial center, San Jose
Cosmetic Dental Care Costa Rica is a Dentist in Santa Ana. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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Dentist Consultation Free
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Implant (Surgery) $750  -  $850
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4.1 / 5  Excellent
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My Dream Smile

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33614 Torre Omega Hospital Clinica Biblica, 5th. Floor, Office 14, San José
myDreamSmile Costa Rica I have always thought that a smile is very powerful; it has the ability to connect with others in a very human and natural way; it is a warm and easy gesture that conveys a myriad of emotions. A smile bears some innocence, which, along with the look, reflects the treasures of the soul: our dreams, which as potent sources of energy, drive us to fight for our goals and desires. A smile and a dream are two of the pillars that inspired the name of our clinic myDreamSmile Costa Rica, in which our priority is the patient and a dreamy smile. myDreamSmile Costa Rica consists of a team of doctors, specialists in different areas, whose main purpose is to provide comprehensive, optimal and personalized treatment. Our goal is to always maintain great communication with the patient in order to achieve a personalized and successful treatment. Honesty and professionalism in our diagnosis and treatments are essential parts of our work. We guarantee the attention to every single detail of our products and services, before, during and after each procedure. With these goals in mind, we assure you that in myDreamSmile Costa Rica, we will provide you high quality treatment and the best results you deserve. My team and I want to enhance Your Smile: A Smile Dream. Dr. Alberto González Arrieta.
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4.0 / 5  Very Good
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Dentistry Costa Rica

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33611 Ave. 2 entre , Calle 38 and 40, San Jose
Dentistry Costa Rica is a Dentist in San José. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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4.9 / 5  Outstanding
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GARABITO DENTAL

(888) 848-7639 ext: 89781 Jaco, FyM commercial center, in the costanera highway, 500mts north od jaco main entrace, FyM comercial center, highway jaco, jaco, 61101
Rating from 1 Review 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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All kind of dental treatments bridges, crowns, aesthetic, oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, implants, general dentistry
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