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North Pacific Dental

North Pacific Dental

Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, Guanacaste
3.9 / 5  Very Good
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:00

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation Up to $15
Dental Implants From $1650
(1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)
Veneers From $225
(1 hour , 2 sessions)
Teeth Whitening From $250
(45 mins)
Dentures From $200
(1 hour 30 mins, 3 sessions)
Dental Crowns From $295
(1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)
Dental Bridges From $870
(1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)
Extractions From $35
(20 mins)
Teeth Cleaning From $60
(45 mins)
Root canals $150  -  $350
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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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from 21 verified reviews Patient Reviews of North Pacific Dental

"My teeth are beautiful"
Clinic's favourite review
100%Reviewed 12 Jun 2017 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation
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: Diego Total Amount Paid US$4,040
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Pat US
"I had a comfortable experience"
90%Reviewed 19 Jun 2017 Verified user.
Treatment Received: 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: Diego
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Chris US
"All in all a very professional team"
100%Reviewed 21 May 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: 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: Diego
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Gareth Houston
"He is a considerate and conscientious dentist"
80%Reviewed 15 May 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Extractions, Dental Implants
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: Diego Total Amount Paid US$12,000
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Edward US
"Excellent job"
100%Reviewed 12 Feb 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation
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: Diego Total Amount Paid US$85
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John Georgetown
"It was a great experience"
100%Reviewed 16 Jan 2017 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: 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: Diego
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Costa Rica
"I would certainly recommend"
100%Reviewed 27 Oct 2016 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: 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: Diego
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Diana Novar
"recommend Dr Diego to everyone that needs major work done"
90%Reviewed 01 Jul 2016 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Dental Crowns, Extractions, Fillings, Veneers
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: Diego Total Amount Paid US$2,800
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Lara US
"Feel great about my teeth"
100%Reviewed 05 Mar 2016 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: 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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Farrell US
"Instantly won my trust"
100%Reviewed 22 Jan 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: 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.
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Pam US
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  • Zimmer Dental Educational Program (International) 
  • ADA - American Dental Association (US) 



Cosmetic Dentistry


Emergency Dental Services

Endodontic Services

Family Dentistry

Dental Implants

Oral Surgery

Children's Dentistry

Periodontic Services

Dental Restorations


Parking - large parking area

Accessible to disabled people - wheel chair ramp, and wheelchair on clinic

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps - no steps, and wide hallways

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom - safety bars on bath

Wireless access - free wifi

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Text message reminders - uppon request

Open weekends - prior appointment

Travel Services

International travel - we can help choose flights and hotels to make your stay more pleasant

Local travel - we can provide a wide variety of tours and thingd to do

Local accommodation - self catered luxury condos, or rooms to rent in spectacular places, minutes away from the clinic

Local guide - English speaking tour operator

Tours and vacation services - dental vacations, everything you need we can help

Pick up service from hotel - very affortable shuttle to and from your hotel

Pick up service from airport - very affortable airport transport

Languages spoken



Antibiotic and Antifungal Treatment

antibiotics prescription when needed

Bad Breath Treatment
From $500
Bone Graft
From $425
CEREC Dental Restorations (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)
Cosmetic Dentist Consultation (15 mins)

Our cosmetic Dentist will provide a smile desing to meet your needs

From $60
Dental Bonding (30 mins)
From $870
Dental Bridges (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

metal-ceremic (no metal exposed)

full ceramic cosmetic bridges

From $870
3-Unit Bridge (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)
From $12500
All on 4 (1 hour 30 mins, 4 sessions)
Metal Bridge
Permanent Bridge
Porcelain Bridge

Cosmetic Restoration to meet your needs, full porcelain bridges are color match to rest of your mouth, no dark line near gum.

Temporary Bridge
Dental Checkup (15 mins)

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

New Patient Dental Examination
Routine Dental Examination
From $295
Dental Crowns (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

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.

Gold Crown
Permanent Crown
From $425
Porcelain Crown (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

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

Resin Crown
Stainless Steel Crown
Temporary Crown
From $425
Zirconia Crown (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)
From $1650
Dental Implants (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)

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

From $1650
Immediate Implant Placement (1 hour 30 mins)

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, 

Single Implant
Single Implant

single unit implants are the best solution to replace missing teeth, a titanium anchor will be place in your bone and will act as a new root to support your new crown.

From $1650
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

Traditional Dental X-Ray
Up to $15
Dentist Consultation
From $200
Dentures (1 hour 30 mins, 3 sessions)
From $190
Acrylic Dentures (3 sessions)
Chrome Dentures
From $30
Dentures Adjustment (20 mins)
Dentures Repair
Fixed Partial Dentures
From $250
Flexible Partial Dentures (45 mins, 3 sessions)
From $300
Full Dentures (1 hour , 3 sessions)
Removable Partial Dentures
Denturist Consultation
Emergency Dentist Consultation
Endodontist Consultation
From $35
Extractions (20 mins)
From $35
Non-Surgical Extractions (30 mins)
From $97
Surgical Extractions (45 mins)
From $300
Wisdom Tooth Extraction (45 mins)
Family Dentist Consultation
From $60
Fillings (40 mins)
Glass Ionomer Cement Filling
Porcelain Filling
Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Cement Filling
Temporary Filling
From $60
White Filling (1 hour )

Color match to the rest of your tooth, Composite fillings or whiten fillings will restore function and aesthetics to your smile

Fluoride Therapy
Gingivitis Treatment
Gum Surgery
Gingival Flap Surgery
Gum Contouring and Reshaping
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 $150
Composite Resin Inlay or Onlay (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)
Porcelain Inlay or Onlay

preserve and protect your tooth with a color match restoration, lab processed inlay or onlay, 

Lingual Frenectomy
From $100
Mouth Guard (20 mins, 2 sessions)

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
Periodontitis Treatment
Restorative Dentist 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 $180
Incisor Root Canal (1 hour 30 mins)
From $350
Molar Root Canal (1 hour 30 mins, 2 sessions)
From $250
Premolar Root Canal (1 hour 30 mins)
From $300
Root End Surgery (1 hour 30 mins)
Single Visit Root Canal
From $1500
Sinus Lift (45 mins)
From $60
Teeth Cleaning (45 mins)
Scaling and Root Planing
The objective of scaling and root planing, otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, or non-surgical periodontal therapy, is to remove or eliminate the etiologic agents which causeinflammation: dental plaque, its products and calculus, thus helping to establish periodontium that is free of disease
From $60
Ultrasonic Scaling (1 hour )
Teeth Contouring and Reshaping
From $250
Teeth Whitening (45 mins)

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

Home Whitening Kits
Whitening Top Up Treatment
From $250
Zoom! Teeth Whitening (45 mins)

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

Treatment of Dental Abscess
From $225
Veneers (1 hour , 2 sessions)
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).

Porcelain Veneers

Payment Information

Discounts - Family discounts, large group disc, wedding discPayment plansFree initial consultationCredit cards - most mayor credit cards accepted


Private Patients Welcome

Dr Diego Vernava

Job Title:
  Cosmetic Dentistry
  English, Spanish

Dr Karol Trejos

Job Title:
  Conservative Dentistry, Special Care Dentistry
  English, Spanish
Tamarindo, Royal Palms Plaza # 13, Guanacaste