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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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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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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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Clínica Odontovital Grupo Odontológico

(877) 304-0812 ext: 51006 3rd floor, office 301, Guadalupe, Goicoechea, San José
Clínica Odontovital Grupo Odontológico is a Dentist in San José. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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Vitality Imagine Dental Clinic

(877) 304-0812 ext: 22891 Barrio Escalante, 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.
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Davinci’s Dental Care

(877) 304-0812 ext: 37833 Rohrmoser Blvd. CC Plaza Mayor, San José
Davinci’s Dental Care is a Dentist in San José. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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Coco Dental Care

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33591 El Coco, Guanacaste
Coco Dental Care is a Dentist in Guanacaste. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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Dra. Karyn Korenstein

Rohrmoser, San José, 10109
Dra. Karyn Korenstein is a Dentist in San José. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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Rubinstein Dental - Curridabat

(888) 848-7639 ext: 68582 700 mts sur de McDonald´s Plaza del Sol, Curridabat
Rating from 3 Reviews Absolutely recommendElena, Germany, 23 May 15

I went to Dr. Rubinstein because I had stronger tooth pain for a longer time. He suggested what to do and that really helped. The price was good and fair. He did what I needed and not to much. The clinic has very modern equipment and it is very clean and professional. The assistance are very friendly. Dr. Rubinstein is working really good. He explains a lot and replies to all the questions I had. I have been at other dentists in Costa Rica but I felt best at him. He offered some opportunities and suggested what to do. The work was done really quick. Because I am travelling Dr. Rubinstein offered to consult me in this time. And he did that. He replied to some questions I had and I am really happy about that. I can really absolutely recommend him as a dentist.

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2 other locations in Costa Rica for Rubinstein Dental-Dr.Federico Rubinstein&Associates - Curridabat.

Rubinstein Dental - Prado

(888) 848-7639 ext: 13432 700 mts sur de McDonald´s Plaza del Sol,

Rubinstein Dental - Mediplaza

(888) 848-7639 ext: 13433 Escazu, Edificio Mediplaza local 7, Cur
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Colina Dental

400 Mts South of Scotia Bank in San Rafael de Escazú, San Jose
Rating from 1 Review I highly recommend this clinicAlan, US, 25 Mar 14

The treatment went very well. I am totally pleased.the quality of the replacement teeth were excellent. The people in the office were very friendly and helpful to all my needs. I highly recommend this clinic.

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Dental Implant Center Costa Rica

Avenida Escazú. 2nd floor. Tower 1 Suite # 203C, San Jose
Rating from 1 Review Master in operative dental aesthetics and implant dentistryRoberth, Barrie Ontario, 11 May 17

It was my pleasure and good fortune to have Dr. Vargas recommended to me in February 2012. I have had a long history of dental problems, numerous cavities, root canals and extractions and eventually came to Dr. Vargas needing a lot of work. 5 teeth missing and suffering from constant sinus congestion. I have seen many dentists, but Dr. Vargas impressed me with his skill and precise professional manner. After 4 bone grafts and 5 dental implants I can truly attest to his many degrees. He is a master in operative dental aesthetics and post doctoral fellowship implant dentistry, very competent and a really nice person! It took 3 years and many hours in a dental chair, but it was totally worth it. I smile with gleaming white teeth and chew on solid comfortable molars plus my sinus congestion disappeared! He has been very accommodating to my travel schedule and fitted me in between appointments. I highly recommend Dr. Vargas and his clinic. He has professional, friendly, bilingual staff, and offers a full range of dental procedures in his modern, well equipped, clinic. The cost involved to rehabilitate my mouth was well worth travelling to see Dr. Vargas. As an added bonus we got to enjoy our time in beautiful Costa Rica.

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Ortocenter Costa Rica

Guadalupe, Montelimar, San Jose, 1000
We are Specialist in Orthodontics, Dental Implants, Veneers, Crowns, aesthetics treatment...
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Clinica Dental de Ortodoncia

(888) 848-7639 ext: 68423 paso ancho, de la rotonda la guacamaya 400mts sur, sobre calle principal, san jose
brindamos el servicio de Clinica Dental de Implantes y Ortodoncia, Paso Ancho  brindamos el servicio completo , para aquellos que necesiten de un verdadero tratamiento dental .... somos responsables, y muy amigables . ademas de contar con nuestra clinica  en nuestra casa, eso nos permite ofrecerle un servicio muy particular , con esa calidez humana que caracteriza  el pueblo tico.
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