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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
Rating from 27 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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4.5 / 5  Excellent
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Jehovah Rapha Medical Center

(888) 277-1286 Porvenir, San Jose, Desamparados, 10312
Rating from 27 Reviews I have healed perfectlyDavid, playa del rey, 12 Feb 16

Treatment was just like any other dental treatment in the USA. I felt the tools were clean. The dentist was professional. I didn't feel like they were trying to up-sell me any unneeded services. They picked me up from my hotel and dropped me off all at no additional cost. If you don't have dental insurance in the US why not spend the extra money you would save on a flight and have the work done in Costa Rica I was nervous about getting dental work in a foreign country but Jehova Rapha made me as comfortable as possible. It's been a month since having two root canals and two extractions and I have healed perfectly and I saved hundreds of dollars. If I ever need dental work in the future I know where I'll return!

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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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4.4 / 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 68 Reviews 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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3.8 / 5  Very Good
from 40 users
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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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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 $75  -  $80
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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
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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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Dentist Consultation Up to $27
All kind of dental treatments bridges, crowns, aesthetic, oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, implants, general dentistry
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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 2 Reviews ExcellentJoshua, US, 22 Mar 16

Extractions, partial dentures, fillings. Excellent, I honestly can't wait to go back next year to get more work done and I've had a phobia of the dentist for years.

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4.8 / 5  Outstanding
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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
Rating from 1 Review 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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4.6 / 5  Outstanding
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Odontoservices

(877) 304-0812 ext: 24630 Liberia, Guanacaste 25 sur del Casino Liberia, Liberia
Odontoservices is a Dentist in Liberia. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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Dentist Consultation Up to $36
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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4.2 / 5  Excellent
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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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