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North Pacific Dental

North Pacific Dental

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Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, GuanacasteCosta Rica

3.8 / 5  Very Good
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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. Enquire for a fast quote from North Pacific Dental. 21 verified patient reviews.

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

from 21 verified reviews
19.06.2017
Chris Smith, 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
12.06.2017
Pat Landers, US
(We were unable to verify the reviewer)

My teeth are beautiful

5 50 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
21.05.2017
Gareth Taylor, US
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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
15.05.2017
Edward Lischin, US
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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
12.02.2017
John Hamilton, 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
16.01.2017
Costa Rica
(We were unable to verify the reviewer)

It was a great experience

5 50 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
27.10.2016
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
01.07.2016
Lara Imler, US
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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
05.03.2016
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!

22.01.2016
Pam, US
( Review verified by phone and email)

Instantly won my trust

5 50 Root Canals

I contacted Dr. Diego to see if I could get a root canal while vacationing in Tamarindo. Prior to contacting him, I saw nothing but great reviews of him online. He was very prompt to reply to my messages and questions. He arranged for Ingrid Meza Conejo, Endo specialist for my root canal. I was a bit nervous being out the the USA and getting this done, but they made me feel very comfortable and spoke very good english. The facility was clean and comfortable. The procedure went very well, no issues, no pain beyond feeling uncomfortable from the Novocaine. While getting a root canal done on vacation isn't my idea of fun, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Saved me a ton of $$$ over getting in done in the US. Great people and great service.

I knew I needed a root canal but wasn't excited about paying a ton of $$$$ in the USA. I stumbled across a review on Trip Advisor for North Pacific Dental while planning a vacation in Tamarindo (Jan 2016). I told my husband if I wasn't comfortable with Dr. Diego or Ingrid I wouldn't go through with it. They instantly won my trust and made me and my husband feel comfortable about the whole procedure.

22.01.2016
Costa Rica
(We were unable to verify the reviewer)

Great people and great service

5 50 Root Canals

I contacted Dr. Diego to see if I could get a root canal while vacationing in Tamarindo. Prior to contacting him, I saw nothing but great reviews of him online. He was very prompt to reply to my messages and questions. He arranged for Ingrid Meza Conejo, Endo specialist for my root canal. I was a bit nervous being out the the USA and getting this done, but they made me feel very comfortable and spoke very good english. The facility was clean and comfortable. The procedure went very well, no issues, no pain beyond feeling uncomfortable from the Novocaine. While getting a root canal done on vacation isn't my idea of fun, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Saved me a ton of $$$ over getting in done in the US. Great people and great service.
I knew I needed a root canal but wasn't excited about paying over $1,500 in the USA. I stumbled across a review on Trip Advisor for North Pacific Dental while planning a vacation in Tamarindo (Jan 2016). I told my husband if I wasn't comfortable with Dr. Diego or Ingrid I wouldn't go through with it. They instantly won my trust and made me and my husband feel comfortable about the whole procedure.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava
15.01.2016
Dot, US
( Review verified by email)

No discomfort at all during the procedure

4.5 50 Fillings

I was here in Tamarindo last year for two months, and our neighbors were speaking about the dentist (Dr. Diego) they found here. They live here full time. This year when we decided to return to Costa Rica for three months, I asked my dentist back home in the US for my current xrays as well as a copy of their recommended treatment plan. I had my first appointment with Dr. Diego yesterday; he did two teeth which needed 4-surface filling replacements.

The experience was positive in every way. I had no discomfort whatsoever during the procedure, and none after he was done. The savings from my dentist back home was phenomenal; and I highly recommend this dental clinic. I will be returning in another month to have two more fillings replaced.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava

We are very happy that you enjoyed your dental appointment, patient satisfaction is important to us, have a great day!

Dr Diego Vernava
08.01.2016
Del, US
( Review verified by phone and email)

The results are meticulous and fantastic

5 50 Dental Crowns, Dental Implants

I couldn’t be happier!
Dr. Diego is a bright young Doctor meticulous in his work, who speaks excellent English and does everything in his power to make the experience hassle free. He arraigned transportation from the airport, and to and from each visit. Talk about making it easy.

My work was porcelain crowns on my six upper front teeth, and five upper implants.

Monday: Transport to Santa Cruz for a CAT scan, two hundred bucks. Try that in the US. On to the office where Dr. Diego reviewed the CAT scan, examined the teeth, and came up with a treatment plan to which I eagerly agreed. I would note that on one side of my upper, I have only one remaining molar (for now). My US Dentist wanted to pull that tooth and put in an implant. Dr. Diego pointed out that the jaw on that side would be able to collapse in the six month before the implants were crowned. Good catch doctor.

Tuesday: Dr. Diego prepared my upper front teeth for crowns, made impressions, and fitted temporaries. The guy is a wizard with the needle, even the palate shot didn’t hurt. I asked why he was being so meticulous with the forming of my teeth. He pointed out that the upper front teeth have to be perfect on the curve, or they look terrible. He certainly did mine right as the results are fantastic.

Thursday: Dr. Diego brought in a surgeon for the five implants. Another late thirties doctor with good English that knows what he is doing. A little more than an hour later, I was done. No pain, none, for the first three days, then aspirin level tenderness for two days.

Following Wednesday: The new crowns were put on, and I was done for now. You just can’t know what it means to me to be able to smile again.

In six months, back to have crowns put on the implants.

Cost: Less than half of what my dentist in the US proposed.

The experience was a little different than with a dentist in the US. When you call, you reach the doctor. No receptionist, no assistant, just the doctor who has everything he needs within reach. Not bad, just not what we are used to in the US.

As to the area, Tamarindo is a beautiful long beach that attracts surfers from all over the world. It is not as cheap as other places in Costa Rica, but the view, and compact little town are worth it. For a beach front hotel, I paid about what I would pay for a regular, in town hotel in the US. It is the food that is a little pricy unless you go to a Soda (Café). The food is great to fantastic either place.

Would I do it again with Dr. Diego, in a heartbeat. Back down for the new crowns in six months, and I am so happy, I may have him crown my lower front teeth.

Professional office, everything he needed was within reach. As I noted, the doctor took care of everything, and answered himself whenever I called. It is not a bad thing when you reach the doctor directly, instead of going through a receptionist.

Treated by: Dr Diego Vernava

We are very happy that your dental experience was successful, we look forward to see you soon,

Dr Diego Vernava
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Accreditations

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

Provides

Dentistry

Premises

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

EnglishSpanish

Dentistry

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)

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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)

free

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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:
  Dentist
Specialisations:
  Cosmetic Dentistry
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:

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:
  Dentist
Specialisations:
  Conservative Dentistry, Special Care Dentistry
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:

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