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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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Vitality Imagine Dental Clinic

(877) 304-0812 ext: 22891 Barrio Escalante, 7th Avenue, 31st Street,, San Jose
We`ll be happy to help you with your inquiries, here at Total Vitality we perform all kind of procedures, including Dental implants, Venners, Dental Smile Desing, Crowns, Bridges, Root Canals, Whitening, and others. We are also part of a Medical center that offers Anti-aging medicine, spa, nutritionist and a phisiotherapist. We like to give our patients a spa dental clinic experience, in to make their visit more pleasant. 
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4.4 / 5  Excellent
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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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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 I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for a first class clinicJim, Buffalo, 22 Apr 16

Root Canal, Tooth Extraction, Bone Graft, Two Dental Implants. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for a first class clinic that can take care of all your dental needs. The value was exceptional. I narrowed it down to three clinics eventually choosing Costa Rica Dental Services and Dr Gadea Ramirez. My emails were promptly answered, I was able to email X-rays for review prior to my trip and all my questions were answered promptly. Walking into the clinic for the first visit immediately put my mind at ease and I realized I had made the right choice. Make no mistake this is a modern up to date dental clinic staffed by highly professional personal. Dr Gadea personally goes over your treatment and reviews all the cost with you prior to treatment. His follow up is as exceptional as his work. How many times has a medical professional told you how much he loves his profession and then gives you his cell phone number in case you need to reach him over the weekend. Couldn't be happier with my decision. Going back in the fall to complete the treatment really looking forward to it.

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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
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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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4.5 / 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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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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4.4 / 5  Excellent
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North Pacific Dental

(360) 209-7016 Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, Guanacaste
Rating from 21 Reviews Excellent jobJohn, Georgetown, 12 Feb 17

I broke the corner of my back tooth off and had Dr. Diego in Tamarindo rebuild the tooth. Excellent job. Price was great. Very satisfied. Excellent dentist.

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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 78 Reviews Excellent!Louis, Puerto Rico, 11 Feb 17

services rendered to my son Louis Velez were excellent. His only complaint was that he suffered much pain, because the pain killers offered wee not sufficient to release its pain. thank you very much for your services and we are recommending your Dental Clinic Lab very favorable to our acquiantances in Puerto Rico and the USA.

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Dental Implants Up to $650
Guaranteed for 10 years. Depending on the implant type.
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3.4 / 5  Good
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Luciano Retana DDS - Hospital Cima

(877) 304-0812 ext: 18118 Hospital Cima Tower 2 Suite 610-612, Escazú, San José
Rating from 1 Review Recommended!Barbara, US, 19 Mar 14

March 19, 2014 Dr. Retana is an excellent clinician and lovely person. Kind and honest, assesses thoroughly and with the latest technology. As a health care professional in the U.S., I would recommend Dr. Retana not only for implant-related needs but for other dental needs as well.

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3.6 / 5  Very Good
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Cleo Dental

(877) 304-0812 ext: 14377 Avenida 14, Cale 42, 100 S McDonalds, Sabana Sur, 1007
Rating from 1 Review The best of the bestAngela, Costa Rica, 24 Jun 17

I needed extensive work on my bottom teeth- 2 root canals, a bridge, 2 veneers, and caps. As well as, a gum scaling. The best of the best. Dr. Castro and his team are perfectionists, and gave me a level of care second to none. I've had similar work done in the U.S., for three times the price, dragged out over a period of years. My time in CR was limited, Dr. Castro and his team worked overtime on two separate nights, so I could leave CR with a beautiful smile. From the girls at the front desk to Dr. Castro and the rest of his team, professionalism at its finest. Thank you, CLEO Dental!

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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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