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Cleo Dental

Cleo Dental

Avenida 14, Cale 42, 100 S McDonalds, Sabana Sur, San Jose, 1007Costa Rica

4.5 / 5  Excellent
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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Enquire for a fast quote from Cleo Dental. Excellent ServiceScore™: 4.5 from 11 votes. 2 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation
Dental Implants
Veneers
Tooth Whitening

Dental Crowns

Metal Crown
Dental Crowns

Dental Bridges

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About Cleo Dental

CLEO is a dental care company established 30 years ago. We have become the dental service provider of choice for many Americans looking for affordable and outstanding dental services. We staff an experienced professional dentistry team providing cost effective and credited dental services in Costa Rica. We use the best technology, materials and procedures in the industry. This will assure you a high level service in a safe, controlled and hygienic environment, while meeting American standards.

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Patient reviews

from 2 verified reviews
01.03.2019
Susan Liguori, US
( Review verified by email)

The dental standards in CR are very high

5 50 Fillings, Dental Crowns, Dental Implants

I have been using this clinic for 6 years (3 visits from the US for implants, crowns and a recent check-up as I was in San Jose for other business). Dr. Castro did 8 crowns for me 4 years ago after I had had implants at the same clinic by Dr Anglada. The dental standards in CR are very high, esp. for clinics that have a large American (and Canadian) clientele, as is the case with Cleo Dental. Dr Castro's work was meticulous, the crowns look and feel like real teeth, I have had no issues with them. He also replaced my old mercury fillings. I saved thousands of dollars between the implants and crowns. Everyone speaks English. Don't throw your money away in the US on expensive work. San Jose is full of Americans getting dental (and cosmetic) work. You get a nice trip in the bargain. The arrow in the picture points to one of the crowned implants, you can't see it too well. The rest are in the back. I am happy to answer any questions about this clinic or travel, hotels, San Jose, etc.

Treated by: Dr Eduardo Castro
18.11.2018
Unknown, Costa Rica
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The dentist is a very sensitive dentist who made sure that I was never in pain

4.5 50 Dental Crowns, Teeth Cleaning, Dental X-Ray

Costa Rica: Dr Eduardo Castro

Several years ago, I was looking for affordable dental care outside of the U.S., since preventive dental care here was out of the question due to cost.

In Costa Rica, I found the perfect Dental Practice by reading many reviews, and also by the recommendation of a local plastic surgeon. The Clinica Integral y Estetica Dental is a Dental Clinic managed by Dr Arnoldo Anglada, a dental surgeon and implant specialist, and by Dr Eduardo Castro, an orthodontist for crowns and bridges, who earned his graduate degree at the NYU Dental Clinic in New York City; Dr Irene Salgado is their root-canal specialist.

The dental office picked me up at the airport and brought me directly to Dr Castro for an initial consultation and cleaning. When I mentioned that I would like to have all of my 11 old crowns replaced, Dr Castro suggested seeing first what exactly needed to be done. After a very thorough examination, he found 6 crowns to replace, not the 11 crowns I had mentioned. I was quite impressed! Any dentist in the States would have been gladly following my suggestions and replace all of them at an astronomical cost. Dr Castro instead was doing the right thing. On the second day, I met him at 9 AM for about 4 hours to remove the old crowns, 4 molar crowns on one side, 2 on the other side. Dr Castro is a very sensitive dentist who made sure that I was never in pain!

Two days later, I was back at the office for an initial sizing and colour matching of my new crowns. Their lab is in-house, which makes it easy for quick and necessary changes.

After a weekend, it was back at the dental clinic. The new crowns were spaced to perfection and colour adjusted before they were cemented in. One of my old crowns had been ill-fitted in the past with a space between my teeth that caught food constantly. The new crown fit to perfection, eliminating that extra space. On this day, Dr Castro had all sorts of unexpected patients. As a consequence, his schedule ran a bit late. In addition, I required some extra time as well. Dr Castro stayed with me until 8 PM to make sure that all of the necessary work was completed correctly before I left. When was the last time you met a dentist willing to work until 8 PM to make sure that the patient gets all of the work finished? The following day, I came back for a quick visit to even out the bite, before saying goodbye and flying back to the States.

I can truly say that Dr Eduardo Castro and Dr Irene Salgado, who both worked on my teeth are the best and most sensitive dentists, providing the very best dental care I have ever experience in my life!

As a side note: Hotels listed on the clinic's web site will provide you with a discount if you mention your dental care. Call the hotel directly! They will, however, require you pay in cash. I chose the Cristina and was very happy with a large suite, full kitchen, TV and internet access. The fact that they have a restaurant in the hotel was a real bonus. You may not feel up to searching for a restaurant in a strange country/city after your arrival and after your first dental care!

In Costa Rica, you can pay for everything in US $ or in their local currency. My suggestion is to bring lots of single US $ bills with you for taxis and tips.

Costa Rica is beautiful! Since I was there over the weekend, I toured the countryside, watched an erupting volcano, enjoyed a rainforest tour, and observed fascinating wildlife. I'm looking forward to visiting Costa Rica again!

Crowns $490 - pay cash in US $
Cleaning and X-rays $90

Hotel Cristina $70/night for a suite - pay cash in US $ (for 2 people);
(High season is $5.00 more, Dec - April)
2 BR 1 Bath is $80
2 BR 2 Bath is $90


The hotel is in walking distance to the dentist. You can also take a taxi for $4.00, or a bus "Sabana" for 175 colonies (= 40 cents) and then walk back. There is no bus to bring you back.

Last week, I stayed again at the Cristina for $75/night, breakfast included.

Superb!

Treated by: Dr Eduardo Castro
24.06.2017
Angela, Costa Rica
( Review verified by phone and email)

The best of the best

5 50 Dentist Consultation • Paid: $8500

I needed extensive work on my bottom teeth- 2 root canals, a bridge, 2 veneers, and caps. As well as, a gum scaling.

The best of the best. Dr. Castro and his team are perfectionists, and gave me a level of care second to none. I've had similar work done in the U.S., for three times the price, dragged out over a period of years. My time in CR was limited, Dr. Castro and his team worked overtime on two separate nights, so I could leave CR with a beautiful smile. From the girls at the front desk to Dr. Castro and the rest of his team, professionalism at its finest. Thank you, CLEO Dental!

Treated by: Dr Eduardo Castro

Accreditations

  • Ministerio de Salud (Costa Rica) (Costa Rica) 
  • IADR - International Association for Dental Research (International) 

Provides

Dentistry

Premises

ParkingPublic transport accessDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless access

Clinic services

Emergency serviceText message remindersOpen weekends - Open Saturday

Travel services

International travelLocal travelLocal accommodation - We work with hotels around the area that will provide discounts to our patientsTranslation servicesTours and vacation services - We work with local toursit companies that can help our patients with vacation services.Pick up service from airport

Languages spoken

EnglishSpanish

Dentistry

 

Bone Graft

 

CAD/CAM Dental Restorations

Dental Bridges
 

Dental Bridges

 

Metal Bridges

Dental Crowns
 

Metal Crown

 

Dental Crowns

 

Dental Implants

 

Dentist Consultation

 

Endodontist Consultation

 

Extractions

 

Impacted wisdom teeth (third molars)

 

Fillings

 

Composite fillings

 

General anesthesia for dental treatments

 

Gingivitis Treatment

 

Gum Surgery

 

Implant Dentist Consultation

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Consultation

 

Periodontist Consultation

 

Periodontitis Treatment

 

Restorative Dentist Consultation

 

Root Canals

 

Sedation for dental treatments

 

Teeth Cleaning

 

Tooth shaping

 

Tooth Whitening

 

Veneers

 

Porcelain Veneers

Cleo Dental - Avenida 14, Cale 42, 100 S McDonalds, Sabana Sur, San Jose, 1007,

Payment information

Insurance

Private Patients WelcomeDental Plans Accepted
Dr Eduardo Castro - Dentist at Cleo Dental

Dr Eduardo Castro

Job Title:
  Dentist
Specialisations:
  General Dentistry, Prosthodontics
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:
Founding member of CLEO • Doctor in Dental Science (D.D.S.) 1978. • C.R. Dental Association Member since 1980. • Dentist of U.S. Peace Corps since 1985. • Listed Dentist for U.S. Embassy members. • Member of Costa Rica Dental Association. • Dental Council of Dole Fruit Company. • Active participation in numerous seminars.
Dr Irene Salgado - Dentist at Cleo Dental

Dr Irene Salgado

Job Title:
  Dentist
Specialisations:
  Endodontics
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:
Doctor in Dental Science (D.D.S.) 2003. • Member of Costa Rica Dental Association. • Master`s degree in Endodontic 2006. • Active participation in numerous seminars.
Dr Arnoldo Anglada - Dentist at Cleo Dental

Dr Arnoldo Anglada

Job Title:
  Dentist
Biography:
Professor of University Latina de Costa Rica • Costa Rican Board of Oral Surgeons member • One of the only three Certified Specialists in Dental Implants in the country • Forteen years of experience. More than 5000 implants placed. • International Association for Dental Research member • Iberoamerican Academy of Oral Implantology member.

Avenida 14, Cale 42, 100 S McDonalds, Sabana Sur, San Jose, 1007Costa Rica