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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 28 Reviews The Root Canal, Teeth Cleaning and Crown procedures were pain freeDevin, La Honda, 09 Sep 16

I had 3 root canals, and crowns (molars), and a cleaning, that needed to be done and I couldn't afford to have the work done in the United States, even at low income discount rates. It was scary having work done in a foreign country but everything turned out great! It was only $2000 and comparable services around here were at around $6000. It was great, all of the work was done in a week, Dr. Gadea was very professional, and the procedure was pain free and done with modern equipment. I couldn't be happier with the quality of work. It was quick, painless and I really feel like my crowns are VERY high quality. I will be back for all of my future dental work, you can count on that! If you're wondering if it's worth the risk to travel to a new country to get a break on dental services it totally is.

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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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Dr Marco Muñoz Cavallini International Dental Clinic

(877) 519-4628 Calles 28-30, Avenida 3 bis 2841, San Jose
Rating from 59 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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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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4.4 / 5  Excellent
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North Pacific Dental

(360) 558-3412 Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, Guanacaste
Rating from 18 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 73 Reviews Our family is extremely grateful.Rocio, US, 24 Jan 17

Thanks so much for your dedicated service. Our family is extremely grateful for going the extra mile with our brother while doing much needed dental work. You are courteous and all the professionals that work with your clinic show the utmost respect and care for the patients.

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Dental Implants Up to $650
Guaranteed for 10 years. Depending on the implant type.
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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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4.3 / 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
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Dental Implants $750  -  $850
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Dr Esteban Urzola

(877) 304-0812 ext: 49326 200 meters East of ICE, Tibas
The clinic of Dr. Esteban Urzola is at Clinica Unibe Hospital in Costa Rica.  This makes implant dentistry in the operating room possible. This is an excellent option for dental patients who have medical concerns such as heart conditions, or who prefer anesthesia over sedation. Sedation dentistry and localized numbing are also options when getting implants.  Dr Urzola specializes in cosmetic dentistry, and complete restoration. He received training at NYU as well as internationally, and is an implant specialist with many years experience.His administrative office in North Carolina, USA, will answer your questions and assist you with travel plans.  Dental and hospital staff speak Spanish, English, French and Italian. The clinic of Dr. Urzola can also provide you with high quality crowns, bridges, root canals and routine dentistry. 
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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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4.0 / 5  Very Good
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Dental Solutions Tamarindo

(877) 304-0812 ext: 21588 Tamarindo Beach, 3rd Floor Aqua Comercial Center, Tamarindo, 50309
Rating from 1 Review hey took time to make me feel comfortableMonica, Austin, 10 Jul 16

Very kind and gentle cleaning. They took time to make me feel comfortable. .

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Veneers From $350
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4.0 / 5  Very Good
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New Smile Dental Group

(888) 848-7639 ext: 72474 Avenue 2 Entre Calles 36-38, San Jose
Rating from 1 Review Very professional and politeGary, Heredia, 22 Feb 13

Pleased and found the entire organization to be very professional and polite.

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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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