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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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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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4.1 / 5  Excellent
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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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3.9 / 5  Very Good
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Dental Clinic O.C.I. - Liberia

(888) 848-7639 ext: 83110 JUST 5 MINUTES AWAY from Liberia INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Daniel Oduber LIR, Liberia, in front of Liberia´s main hospital, downtown, Liberia
Our Liberia Clinic is JUST 5 MINUTES AWAY  from Liberia INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Daniel Oduber and nearby touristic zone, it is also located in front of the main Hospital.  We can pick you up at the airport if this suits best for you. MAKE SURE you arrive in the Liberia Airport (not in San José)!! O.C.I. Dental is a serious organization, involving clinics spread all over Guanacaste province, along the Pacific coast in Costa Rica. Our first stated clinic is our Tamarindo point, established 10 years ago. Later on, our Liberia city clinic opened its doors 5 years ago. And finally, but not last the Huacas town clinic nearby Flamingo beach and Playa Grande opened just a month ago. We offer all kinds of dental treatments offered in Europe and the U.S.A; general dentistry treatments and all dentistry related specialty treatments.  We take care of children and adults. We offer special attention to disabled people.  A group of professionals with national and international experience will take care of  you. We count with 1 full time D.D.S. for each of our clinics and a whole crew of dental certified specialists, one for each different specialty. Dr. Roberto Salazar Umaña D.D.S. - Latin American Sciences and Technology University ULACIT  Dr. Adriana Patricia Múnera García University San Martín de Colombia 1995 University of Costa Rica 2000 Specialists: Dr. Fabian Fernandez Flores Orthodontist Universid
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Orthodontist Consultation $4130  -  $5163
Braces $500  -  $800
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Dental Clinic O.C.I. - Tamarindo

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33523 79 km northeast from International Airp

Dental Clinic O.C.I. Sonrisas Brillantes - Huacas

(877) 304-0812 ext: 14538 La Guaria valle de la estrella limon, L
4.5 / 5  Excellent
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Morera Fujiwara Dental

Alajuela, Central district, Alajuela, 20120
We have learned that the only universal language is a sincere smile! That is why we want to help you! We do science based dentistry, with the most advance technologies and materials in order to provide the best quality treatment. Our high magnification camera, lenses and large screen monitor allows you to see exactly what we see to help you understand the treatment we recommend. Our digital x-rays have reduced radiation by as much as 80 percent. We are 3 in house dentists, one trained in Brazil (in orthodontics and dental aesthetics), the other trained in USA (University of Connecticut) and our third dentist was trained in Venezuela, combining more than 30 years of experience. We also have a team of other specialties that come and work with us. They are also  internationally trained. We hope to see you come in as a patient and see you leave as our friend!
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4.8 / 5  Outstanding
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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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4.0 / 5  Very Good
from 9 users
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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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4.1 / 5  Excellent
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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.
Preventive Orthodontics  
Sedation for dental treatments
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2 more treatments
4.1 / 5  Excellent
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Imagine Dental Costa Rica

Paseo Colón 250 Meters North, San José
Imagine Dental Costa Rica is a Dentist in San José. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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Periodontal Surgery Gums Treatment Gum Disease  
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3.1 / 5  Good
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Symmetry Dental

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33393 San Jose, San Pedro, San Jose, po box: 7942050
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3.6 / 5  Very Good
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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 Very meticulousBeverly, Canada, 09 May 12

I visited the clinic in April 2012 and am more than pleased with the results. The prices were as quoted. I had 4 root canals with crowns and a bridge. I have had lots of dental work in my life and know when I have received good work. Dr Rubinstein took the time to explain all of the procedures and options open to me. He was very meticulous and I appreciate it. Thank you Dr Rubinstein. Those problem teeth are now pain free.

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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
4.2 / 5  Excellent
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Ortocenter Costa Rica

Guadalupe, Clinica Católica, San Jose, 1000
We are Specialist in Orthodontics, Dental Implants, Veneers, Crowns, aesthetics treatment...
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Accelerated Orthodontics $2000  -  $3000
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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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