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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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Dental Clinic O.C.I. - Liberia

(360) 975-7450 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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2 other locations in Costa Rica for Dental Clinic O.C.I. - Tamarindo.

Dental Clinic O.C.I. - Tamarindo

(360) 328-7177 79 km northeast from International Airp

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

(360) 558-3443 70 km northeast from International Airpo

Prisma Dental

(888) 848-7639 ext: 66767 300 mts east of Plaza Mayor, Rohrmoser Blvd, San Jose
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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We offer a wide array of orthodontic treatments here in our clinic. We will evaluate your case and provide treatment plans to correct an improper bite; tooth position or crooked teeth and other issues. These treatments are used for both medical purposes and to aesthetically improve the appearance of your smile. 
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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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Ortocenter Costa Rica

Guadalupe, Clinica Católica, San Jose, 1000
Ortocenter Costa Rica is a Orthodontist in San José. To contact them for additional information simply fill out the contact form.
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Orthodontist Consultation  
Braces
Accelerated Orthodontics $2000  -  $3000
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Dental Cosmetics Costa Rica

(888) 848-7639 ext: 23153 Hospital CIMA San Jose, 2nd Tower, 6th floor, office #610-612, San Jose, 2654005
I've told all my friendsGordon, Victoria, BC, 28 Apr 08

The results were great, very pleased and the cost from $700 an implant from $2200 is a huge difference. It was all done in a hospital surrounding, very clean! The dentist spoke perfect english and also the surgeon, I've told all my friends. I'm going back sometime in November/08 for the final stage of the implants. I enjoyed the whole experience very much, I also traveled all around Costa Rica and the people are friendly and the whether is good. I had 7 implants at $700 each total of $5000

Orthodontist Consultation Free
Braces $4000  -  $5000
Extractions Up to $60
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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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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
Intravenous Sedation  
Intramuscular Sedation  
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Symmetry Dental

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33393 San Jose, San Pedro, San Jose, po box: 7942050
Very pleased.Paul, US, 31 Dec 08

very pleased.

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Rubinstein Dental - Curridabat

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

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

OrtoCentro dental Natural

(888) 848-7639 ext: 65784 Heredia, San Jose
The experience is excelentJuan, Costa Rica, 18 Jul 11

I am happy and i have toi say thanks to the staff the doctors and to Dr Juan Pablo Avendaño and his father and the experience is excelent

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Suarez Smile Makeover

(888) 848-7639 ext: 24287 50 Mts Norte de BAC, San José
Specializing in complete smilemakeovers.  Trained only with the very best: Rosenthal Institute forAesthetic Dentistry, New York University American Dental AssociationInternational Affiliatemember American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry member When traveling abroad for your health treatments you want toassure the experience and qualifications of your doctors. When we got caught bythe science and art of cosmetic dentistry we decided to thrive only for thebest, be trained only by the best and offer only the best to patients who trusttheir oral health to us.  “Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is the keyto the outcome of your smile makeover”  -  American Academy forCosmetic Dentistry. We provide complete smile makeover (smile design, smile lift) with porcelain veneers, laser teeth whitening,implant dentistry, surgery, root canals, state of the art generaldentistry.  The country’s top associate specialists will perform implantsurgery and root canals for our patients.  No fancy pricing.  Thesecret: our success. Friendly ambience, lots of patience, sedation available.Preview the result of your smile makeover and approve the suggested new smilethrough digital imaging of your pictures and a wax up on teeth stone models. Wehope to serve you soon with all the deserved quality. Specializing in complete smilemakeovers.  Trained only with the very best: Rosenthal Institute forAesthetic Dentistry, New York University American Denta
Orthodontist Consultation  
Braces  
Not for patients from abroad.  Monthly visits recquired. Performed by our associate Orthodontics specialist.
Invisalign™  
Not available for patients traveling from abroad for dentistry.  Recquires monthly visits.
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My Dream Smile

(888) 848-7639 ext: 33614 Torre Omega Hospital Clinica Biblica, 5th. Floor, Office 14, San José
myDreamSmile Costa Rica I have always thought that a smile is very powerful; it has the ability to connect with others in a very human and natural way; it is a warm and easy gesture that conveys a myriad of emotions. A smile bears some innocence, which, along with the look, reflects the treasures of the soul: our dreams, which as potent sources of energy, drive us to fight for our goals and desires. A smile and a dream are two of the pillars that inspired the name of our clinic myDreamSmile Costa Rica, in which our priority is the patient and a dreamy smile. myDreamSmile Costa Rica consists of a team of doctors, specialists in different areas, whose main purpose is to provide comprehensive, optimal and personalized treatment. Our goal is to always maintain great communication with the patient in order to achieve a personalized and successful treatment. Honesty and professionalism in our diagnosis and treatments are essential parts of our work. We guarantee the attention to every single detail of our products and services, before, during and after each procedure. With these goals in mind, we assure you that in myDreamSmile Costa Rica, we will provide you high quality treatment and the best results you deserve. My team and I want to enhance Your Smile: A Smile Dream. Dr. Alberto González Arrieta.
Orthodontist Consultation  
Braces
Surgical Orthodontic  
Orthodontics  
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