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North Pacific Dental

North Pacific Dental

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Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, GuanacasteCosta Rica

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Opening hours

Monday09:30 - 13:00 | 14:30 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 17:00
Free consultation ★ Prices from $15 - Enquire for a fast quote ★ Outstanding ServiceScore™ 9.5 from 134 votes ★ Customer Service Award 2023 ★ 25 verified patient reviews. Visit our Dentist - Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation up to $15
Dental Implants from $1700
Veneers from $225
Teeth Whitening from $250
Dentures from $390
Dental Crowns from $295
Dental Bridges from $990
Root canals $150 - $350
Wisdom Tooth Extraction from $300
Immediate Implant Placement from $1700
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About North Pacific Dental

North Pacific Dental mission is to restore, protect, and improve the oral and general health of adults and children. 

Dentistry, Dental Implants, Whitening Center.

We treat our patients in modern facilities using state of the art technology. We provide a caring dental experience with family-like hospitality. Our office is dedicated to your entire family`s dental care, offering a warm and welcoming environment for children and adults alike. We will do everything possible to make your visits comfortable for you and your family, and will strive to complete your treatments efficiently and as quickly as possible. We look forward to welcoming you into our dental family.
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Patient reviews

4.8 from 25 verified reviews
June, Costa Rica
( Review verified by email)

Been going to him for over 10 years now

4.5 50 Dentist Consultation

Dr. Diego is the BEST!
Been going to him for over 10 years now!


Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
John Gorican, Costa Rica
( Review verified by phone)

He fixed my tooth painlessly and professionally

5 50 Dental Crowns

Chipped my front tooth during a vacation in Guanacaste. I contacted Dr. Diego at 10am Wednesday morning and he had me booked in later that day at 2pm. Other dentists I contacted said they couldn’t assess the tooth until the next week. Dr. Diego understood the urgency in my situation and made room for me in his schedule right away and I’m truly thankful.

From the moment I walked into Dr.Diego’s office, I felt at ease. He walked me through exactly what was needed and gave his professional advice. He fixed my tooth painlessly and professionally.

Since my experience was incredibly seamless and professional, I decided to book Dr.Diego to complete a full crown for me (which I had been delaying on in Canada). I am now revisiting Dr.Diego later this month to complete the rest of my dental work!

I absolutely recommend Dr. Diego

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
Frank Burkeen, Costa Rica
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email)

I would highly recommend it

4.5 50 Wisdom Tooth Extraction

I had a wisdom tooth pulled at North Pacific Dental.
Dr. Diego Vernava performed the procedure and I am very happy. I would highly recommend it.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava

Thank you sir, we hope to see you again soon.

Dr Diego Vernava
Dr Diego Vernava
Carol Boehm, Costa Rica
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He seems to genuinely care for his client's welfare and I think it is very safe to recommend him

5 50 Root Canals • Paid: $200

So far so good! I went online to check the dentist reviews in the Guanacaste area. Diago had good reviews and lots of them. I contacted two dental clinics with good reviews and Diago got back to me in a timely manner as I had left a message saying I had a toothache that was bothering me. Turned out that it was an abscess which I had suspected. He put me on antibiotics for a couple of days and then did the root canal. I have had a lot of dental work in my life and he did a good job. He was very good at explaining everything to me and went over the x-rays with me. Better yet when I told him I thought I needed my crowns replaced he explained to me why I did not so he is not out to rip you off. He seems to genuinely care for his client's welfare and I think it is very safe to recommend him to others.

Chris, US
( Verified user)

I had a comfortable experience

4.5 50 Dentist Consultation

Diego is a great dentist who understands the need for a patient to know the price of services before you start your treatment.

I had a fast, easy , and comfortable experience at NPD.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
Pat, US
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My teeth are beautiful

Dentist Consultation • Paid: $4040

I found Dr. Diego online. I needed extensive dental work done and the estimate I received from my dentist in the US was $20,000.00 +. I had heard about Costa Rica as a possible option. I called several dental office but Dr. Diego himself called me back. This really impressed me. I sent him photos of the work that needed to be done and he said he could accommodate me. We took our vacation for 10 days and all my dental work was completed within the time allowed. I arrived on Thursday and my first appointment was Friday. I had one other appointment on Tuesday and then all work was completed on the Friday before we departed.
The cost was very acceptable and my teeth are beautiful.

I had three appointments and all were pain-free and very professionally done. Dr. Diego explains all that he is doing and my outcome was excellent. I would highly recommend North Pacific Dental.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
Gareth, US
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

All in all a very professional team

5 50 Implant Bridge, Extractions

I visited Dr. Diego Vernava to replace a 15-year old partial denture with an "All on 4” dental implant. Communication with Dr. Diego was always prompt and informative whether by email or in person. Dr. Diego is an extremely likable guy who, with his easy-going manner, has a talent for putting his patients at ease. Our first face-to-face meeting was in February 2017 where he examined my teeth, recommended the “All on 4” treatment and arranged for me to get a CT Scan to check bone loss in my upper jaw.

The next visit, two months later in late April / early May 2017, involved multiple appointments over an 11-day span where I had 10 teeth extracted, four titanium posts installed, all culminating in the fitting of the dental implant. The entire 2-hour process was flawlessly executed and thanks to local anesthesia, completely painless. Following the extractions and the drilling of the post holes and installation of posts, Dr. Diego prescribed some pain killers in case I experienced some pain – incredibly, I had no need to take them. I experienced some mild discomfort due to swelling, but medication was prescribed to deal with that and it did so effectively.

The surgical process itself was conducted by Dr. Alejandro Marin and assistant surgeon Dr. Joaquin Vega who flew in from the capital, San Jose. They went to great lengths to make sure I was comfortable and feeling no pain.

Since returning to Houston, other than sounding a little like Sean Connery, I have had no problems with my new dentures and assume that my speech will adapt to them in time. After checking pricing for the same process in Houston I would conclude that this is great value for money since it was a third of the price I would have paid here. I should add that my wife was so impressed with Dr. Diego that she too decided to have him replace a crown which he did for a reasonable price.

I found Dr. Diego on the web and selected him based on reviews I read. The North Pacific Dental office, only a 10 minute drive from Tamarindo, is clean, air-conditioned and well-equipped. I would have absolutely no reservations recommending North Pacific Dental for any dental needs. All in all a very professional team.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
Edward, US
( Review verified by phone and email)

He is a considerate and conscientious dentist

4 50 Extractions, Dental Implants • Paid: $12000

I had many teeth missing from my mouth. I contacted Dr. Diego and provided him a full CT scan of my mouth. He reviewed it and devised a treatment plan to stabilize my mouth and provided a complete estimate of the costs. It was considerably lower than those I had received in the U.S. After reading online about other patients experiences with Dr Diego, I decided to go forward with the recommended procedure.

I chose Dr Diego and North Pacific Dental because of the online reviews, the cost of the procedure and the location of the clinic. He is a considerate and conscientious dentist with full experience of implant procedures. His English is very good and his oral surgeon Dr. Alejandro who performed the initial surgery and extraction was very professional. I would recommend Dr Diego without reservation. I would like to give him 5 stars however I am having some difficulty with my bite on the lower left which pinches my cheek a little. The ultimate responsibility to be fully informed lies with the patient. Be sure you understand what Dr Diego is proposing and the possible outcomes from the procedure.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
John, Canada
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Excellent job

5 50 Dentist Consultation • Paid: $85

I broke the corner of my back tooth off and had Dr. Diego in Tamarindo rebuild the tooth. Excellent job. Price was great. Very satisfied.

Excellent dentist.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
Anonymous, Costa Rica
(We were unable to verify the reviewer)

It was a great experience

Dental Crowns

Was on vacation and needed a crown.

It was a great experience. Dr. Diego was professional and did a great job at a reasonable price.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
Diana, Canada
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I would certainly recommend

5 50 Dental Implants, Dental Crowns

Over 6months I had 4 implants, 2 crowns, fillings and whitening completed with Dr Diego. I was very comfortable with Dr Diego. He explained the procedures clearly and was very concerned about my comfort. The cost compared to Canada was considerably less , even with 2 nice vacations to Tamarindo!

I would certainly recommend Dr Diego for any dental concerns. He is a kind , caring person who truly cares about your well being! I am extremely happy with the results.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
Lara, US
( Review verified by email)

recommend Dr Diego to everyone that needs major work done

4.5 50 Dental Crowns, Extractions, Fillings, Veneers • Paid: $2800

My husband needed about $11,000 in dental work done in January. We decided instead to save money and go on vacation to Costa Rica! We were incredibly lucky to find Dr. Deigo. My husband had six front crowns (or veneers), and extraction, and fillings done while were were there.
The procedures were all painless, professional, state of the art, and turned out completely wonderful! He won our trust when he did not preform the unnecessary root canal that had been recommended by our local dentist. My husband's crowns are beautiful, work better that his natural teeth ever did, and he looks younger!
We not only recommend Dr Diego to everyone that needs major work done, but plan to come return to him the next time we are in need. It was the best dental experience either of us have ever had.

Clinic is clean, orderly, and easy to get to. Also across the parking lot to the grocery, so super convenient.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
Farrell, US
( Review verified by phone)

Feel great about my teeth

5 50 Family Dentist Consultation, Teeth Cleaning, Paediatric Dentist Consultation

I visited Dr. Diego with my two daughters (ages 5 and 10) for dental checkups and cleanings. The appointments were a great value and Dr. Diego took a lot of time and care with us, as I describe below. I highly recommend his practice!

Dr. Diego was terrific with the girls. He showed my younger daughter in the mirror that she has a loose tooth and gave her a little treasure box to put it in once it falls out. He asked my older daughter to show him how she flosses, then demonstrated how to do it properly until she showed she had it figured out. When they were done, he showed them a photo of his own daughter and helped them find a video on his fancy TV while I had my cleaning. My cleaning was overdue and more of a challenge, and he took his time. Finally, he talked me out of tooth whitening by showing me in the mirror how my teeth color compared to the samples used for crowns. I was on the very white end of the spectrum. I thought it showed great character that he talked me out of spending money and made me feel great about my teeth at the same time!

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  • Zimmer Biomet Dental Education Program (International) 
  • ADA - American Dental Association (US) 


Parking - large parking areaAccessible to disabled people - wheel chair ramp, and wheelchair on clinicPublic transport accessWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without steps - no steps, and wide hallwaysDisabled parkingPatient bathroom - safety bars on bathWireless access - free wifiOn-site pharmacy

Clinic services

Emergency serviceText message reminders - uppon requestOpen weekends - prior appointment

Travel services

International travel - we can help choose flights and hotels to make your stay more pleasantLocal travel - we can provide a wide variety of tours and thingd to doLocal accommodation - self catered luxury condos, or rooms to rent in spectacular places, minutes away from the clinicLocal guide - English speaking tour operatorTours and vacation services - dental vacations, everything you need we can helpPick up service from hotel - very affortable shuttle to and from your hotelPick up service from airport - very affortable airport transport

Languages spoken



from $600

Bone Graft

from $425

CEREC Dental Restorations (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

from $990

Dental Bridges (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

Dental Bridges - North Pacific Dental

metal-ceremic (no metal exposed)

full ceramic cosmetic bridges

from $990

3-Unit Bridge (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

from $14500

All on 4 (1 hour 30 mins, 4 sessions)


Dental Checkup (15 mins)

Dental check ups every 6 months will prevent mayor dental problems.

from $295

Dental Crowns (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

Dental Crowns - North Pacific Dental

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth covering it, to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance.

from $425

Porcelain Crown (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

Porcelain Crown - North Pacific Dental

all Ceramic Crowns provides a cosmetic solution, the rsulting crown will be color match to rest. Form, function and aesthetics will be restore

from $425

Zirconia Crown (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

from $1700

Dental Implants (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

Dental Implants - North Pacific Dental

Dental implants are natural looking replacements for missing teeth that provide the same function as your natural tooth root.

from $1700

Immediate Implant Placement (1 hour 30 mins)

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inmediate implant placement provides a solution to missing teeth, a temporary crown is loaded over the implant while the final crown is made.


Restoration of Implants

Final rehabilitation of your implants is provided to meet your needs, 

from $1700

Single unit Implant (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

from $32

Dental Sealant (10 mins)

Dental sealants is a treatment to prevent initial cavities by applying a thin coat of a plastic material to the pitt and fissure of the teeth

$20 - $25

Dental X-Ray

Low radiation, safe and reliable images

up to $15

Dentist Consultation

from $390

Dentures (1 hour 30 mins, 3 sessions)

from $30

Dentures Adjustment (20 mins)


Fixed Partial Dentures

from $320

Flexible Partial Dentures (45 mins, 3 sessions)

from $390

Full Dentures (1 hour, 3 sessions)

from $300

Wisdom Tooth Extraction (45 mins)


Gum Surgery


Gingival Flap Surgery


Soft Tissue Grafts


Implant Dentist Consultation

To find out if implants are the right solution for you, ask North Pacific Dental for an evaluation

Inlay or Onlay

from $189

Mouth Guard (20 mins, 2 sessions)

Mouth Guard - North Pacific Dental

Prevent chips and tooth fracture while playing your favority sport with a custom fitted mouthgurd.

Stop snoaring with a specially desing mouthguard that will help you and others around you sleep better


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Consultation


Paediatric Dentist Consultation


Periodontist Consultation

$150 - $350

Root canals

Root canal is a term for a dental operation, endodontic therapy, wherein the pulp is cleaned out, the space disinfected and then filled.

from $190

Incisor Root Canal (1 hour 30 mins)

from $350

Molar Root Canal (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

from $300

Root End Surgery (1 hour 30 mins)


Single Visit Root Canal

from $1500

Sinus Lift (45 mins)

from $250

Teeth Whitening (45 mins)

Teeth Whitening - North Pacific Dental

whiter smile, in office dental whitening , whiter smile in less then 45 minutes


Home Whitening Kits

from $250

Zoom! Teeth Whitening (45 mins)

whiter teeth in less than an hour, safe, fast, reveal your whiter, brighter smile

from $225

Veneers (1 hour, 2 sessions)

Veneers - North Pacific DentalVeneers - North Pacific Dental
a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface
from $200

Composite Veneers (1 hour 30 mins)

A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth) single appointment, or fabricated at the lab and then bonded to the tooth (2 appointments).

from $225

Porcelain Veneers

North Pacific Dental - Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, Guanacaste,

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Dr Diego Vernava - Dentist at North Pacific Dental

Dr Diego Vernava

Job Title:
  Cosmetic Dentistry
  English, Spanish

As a dentist, my goal is to improve the health of every one of our patients, and this way improve their overall health. 

I enjoy looking at our patient's face when they see the final work, and how their face light up with confidence.

Dr Karol Trejos - Dentist at North Pacific Dental

Dr Karol Trejos

Job Title:
  Conservative Dentistry, Special Care Dentistry
  English, Spanish

My mission is to help people from all over the world have healthy smile

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Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, GuanacasteCosta Rica