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DentaVac Dental Clinic

DentaVac Dental Clinic

Show Phone NumberSan Rafael, 800m Oeste Del Centro Comercial Paco, Provincia de San José, San José
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Opening Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation
Dental Implants $650  -  $900
Veneers $300  -  $450
Teeth Whitening $280  -  $350
Dentures $650  -  $550
Dental Crowns $395  -  $400
Dental Bridges $395  -  $600
Root canals $320  -  $350
Fillings $50  -  $150
Composite Fillings From $85
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About DentaVac Dental Clinic

DENTAVAC is a dentistry company devoted to providing patients with the best San Jose, Costa Rica dentistry. Dentists at Dentavac are an integrated group of highly trained dentists and specialists with well known DDS degrees. Our dental clinic of serious professionals proves that Costa Rica dentistry is an industry leader. Thousands of people each year come here to obtain quality, yet affordable dental services here. These dentists receive the best dentistry education training in Latin America and the staff continues receiving international dentistry courses throughout the year. The quality dental services you receive from our office will be better than the quality of dental services from your own hometown but without the high dentistry costs. We fulfill all dental care needs with the most modern technology available today. Our dental tourism plans offer dentistry on the go to give you that beautiful smile together with fond vacation memories. Our specialized dental clinic includes dentist, doctors of dental surgery (DDS), orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and aesthetic surgery all in one place. Along with these specialized dentistry services we also staff professional dental hygienists which help patients with Dental Clinic Prevention Programs. Our dentist and staff come from well known national / international universities and have been handpicked to provide patients with the best dentistry in this country. Dentist appointments are scheduled within travel packages for a nice and relaxing recovery. Get dental solution, transportation, day tours and visit amazing places all at the same time. Take advantage of high quality dental services for much less than the United States cost. Make the most of your money and time off by touring amazing beaches and rainforests with Costa Rica dental tourism. Dental surgery and treatments here are one third of what people pay in the United States, yet, the dentistry facilities and professional DDS staff offer dentistry at reasonable prices. We will help find everything you need before getting here and while receiving your dental treatments. Our main concern is your comfort and to give customers high quality dental care.TREATMENTS WE OFFER: Bridges; Crowns; Dentures; Filling; Implants; Porcelain Veneers; Root Canal; Surgery; Tooth Whitening.

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from 13 verified reviews Patient Reviews of DentaVac Dental Clinic

"DentalVac has crowned four of my teeth and performed one root canal with great results"
90%Reviewed 04 Sep 2016 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Dental Crowns, Fillings, Root Canals
My wife and I have lived fulltime in Costa Rica for 11 years. During this time, we have used 5 different dentists. The last five years we have used Dental Vac for crowns, fillings and a root canal. Dental Vac also performs more advanced dental procedures, including implants and complete restorations. Dental Vac operates out of a clean, modern and well equipped facility located on the main road between Santa Ana and Escazu.

DentalVac has crowned four of my teeth and performed one root canal. The crowns were made by Dra. Gabriela Sibaja D.D.S.. Gabriela speaks fluent English and does excellent work. When my wife and I lived in the United States, we had excellent dental insurance and our choice of dentists. Gabriela’s skills are comparable to our dentists in the USA. She has been our primary dentist for five years, and has never disappointed us. Gabriela is friendly, highly skilled and a good communicator.

Dental Vac has modern equipment and utilizes the latest technology. All of the dentists, dental assistants and office staff are conscientious and service oriented. Dental Vac dentists often inspect and discuss each others work. I appreciate their team approach.

I highly recommend Dental Vac to English speakers who are planning to have dental work performed in Costa Rica. Dental Vac’s prices are reasonable and you will not be disappointed in the quality of their work.

Treated By: Gabriela
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Ron Costa Rica
"I can highly recommend their dental service."
100%Reviewed 19 Jul 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants, Dental Bridges, Root Canals, Dental Crowns
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John US
"My highest recommendation has been made/will be to friends."
90%Reviewed 07 Jul 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants, Root Canals, Dental Crowns, White Filling
Four implants, two root canals, two crowns, twelve composite fillings. DentaVac exceeded my expectations on multiple procedures in every way. Every staff member and team was highly professional, revisiting issues when necessary in the most concerned and friendly manner, and thoroughly explaining procedures and modifications to the treatment plan in a clear way; a joy to work with. Perfect communication in English. Most important was the personal concern shown to me by everyone on the staff, medical and support. Altogether, a huge confidence building environment and highly successful dental experience. Also, they are to be commended for their help in transportation and other needs while in Costa Rica. Meeting and delivery to airport as well providing transportation to and from the clinic when desirable, and in making other local recommendations to ensure your comfort with being in their care. A personal concern that goes beyond the doors of the clinic. I can honestly say I look forward to completion of my treatment plan in early December. My highest recommendation has been made/will be to friends, not only on the basis of the highest dental standards, the personal concern for patients, but on excellent value. Compared with treatment plans by my long-standing dentist in Atlanta, DentaVac cost less than 30%. This huge value even took into account travel expenses to and from the U.S., although in my case, there are direct flights. In addition, there is the vacation option.

DentaVa is located a bit further out than other clinics, a quieter section of Escazu. There are nearby hotels in a quiet but safe neighborhood within walking distance of the clinic, as well an excellent shopping mall with a super market, drug store, ATM, and restaurant choices. My first impression of DentaVac Clinic was a feeling that I definitely had made the right choice. The clinic exceeds what you would expect in the U.S.
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Frank US
"Excellent experience."
100%Reviewed 07 Jul 2016 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Root Canals
Three crowns, one bridge with dongle, and two root canals.

The clinic is modern and state of the art with the latest equipment. The staff are friendly and experienced. All the doctors and technicians work together to make sure you are cared for in the best possible way. They are all so friendly and speak excellent English, so communication is never a problem. I am totally impressed with how careful they were with me, and the procedures were done with as little pain and stress as possible. I have had root canals before and they were a terrible experience, but at Dentavac, a specialist came in and did an amazing job and was quick and competent, and before I knew it, two root canals were done! They have a lab right in the building, and as my teeth were being worked on, the lab tech came in and did impressions, matching, and other prep work for my crowns and bridges. I had root canals on Friday, prepping on Monday, and new crowns and bridges on Thursday. I dare any dental office in the States to be that efficient. In between, I went on a couple of tours to see the beauty of Costa Rica.
Total Amount Paid US$2,700
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Marilyn US
"The best decision I have ever made."
90%Reviewed 06 Jul 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Sinus Lift
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Sally US
"I can highly recommend their dental service"
100%Reviewed 26 May 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Crowns
As far as Dentavac in San Jose, Costa Rica goes, to say the least; I can highly recommend their dental service. This place is unmatched in every aspect, and I am not just making a comparison to Dental clinics in Costa Rica, but in the USA as well. I have never been better served on my dental work, anywhere!
The staff is highly qualified and diverse in their specialties. The intense interest in every step of my procedure included not only examined by one dentist, but sometimes three or four. The communication between the doctors and through me was something that I had never experienced before. The care, diligence and drive to get it right were unusual in comparison to my past dentistry. Usually, one profession sees me, treats me and sends me on my way. At Dentavac usually two doctors or professionals were working on me and continually assessing their work by communicating between each other.
The work on my mouth included the following:
Full lower restoration with seven implants and three bridges
The upper included two root canals and four crowns central to my mouth, and one cantilever bridge in the back, which included two crowns.

The office was the most modern and comfortable medical facility that I have ever been in, including vaulted ceilings, leather upholstery and a friendly greeting staff that spoke English and Spanish fluently.
Importantly enough, many like myself cannot afford extensive dental work in the USA, so it comes as a blessing to have a dental clinic like Dentavac.
Total Amount Paid US$14
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John US
"Dentavac saved over 50% on my implants and gave me a nice vacation to boot!"
100%Reviewed 22 May 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
I struggled with tooth loss for years. Dentures were an unfortunate reality for a few years until I discovered that implants were affordable at Dentavac. I had estimates as high as $54k in the states but Dentavac saved over 50% on my implants and gave me a nice vacation to boot!

I was very impressed with the professionalism and care given by all. From the support personal to the doctors, everyone was so helpful and involved with a coordinated effort to make this as pleasant as possible. While looking for dentists out of the country, I read a review someone else posted who had a positive experience with Dentavac. Trust me this is the place you want!!
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Doug US
"the only clinic and staff that I trust to manage my dental and oral health"
100%Reviewed 20 May 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Crowns, Dental Implants, Extractions, Dental Bridges
My first visit July 2015, comprised of a multi-phase treatment plan which included crowns, implants, extraction and bridges. Phase 1 (crowns and implant) results were so dramatic in personal appearance and confidence that one just couldn't wait to come back and continue with the additional phases. April 2016 was the completion of phase 2 (bridges, additional crowns extraction) , which again provided me with another dose of dental magic. That being said, I still have another and possible final phase (I say possible because I love the added benefit visiting Costa Rica, so, the more trips the better....for me anyway) to complete my treatment plan. Come back next year to read my review as once again I plan to visit Dentavac, the only clinic and staff that I trust to manage my dental and oral health. Thank you Dentavac, especially all the staff, for incredible work and care you provided me as well as all your other patients I'm sure.

If you want to know how happy I was with the treatment I received at Dentavac, then one only needs to know that I'm a repeat patient. Treatment, professionalism and care that is demonstrated at Dentavac is far superior to any Canadian dentists or dental clinics I've visited prior to engaging Dentavac as my dental care specialists.
They (Adrian and/or Juan) picked me up and dropped me off for every appointment without fail, going well beyond any expectations any clinic has ever offered me. Has your dentist ever offered to pay for your parking let alone give you a taxi chit? I highly doubt it. They have on both my visits, picked me up and dropped me off at the airport regardless of my flight schedule. I say that because this year, my departure flight was a 7:30 AM flight, for which I had to get there 2 hours in advance. Adrian, graciously offered me a bedroom in his and his wife's home in order to make the airport ride shorter and allowed for a night of sleep. Would your dentist do that? Put you up for a night? Again I highly doubt it. I can't gush enough about my experiences with the clinic and staff but I have to if only to light a curiosity fire in those who are seeking dental treatment and want to stray from the norm. Hope my words incite your desire to expand your dental horizon. Ok I'll stop with the dental talk. Wait! Further to the dental treatment, I discovered that they have a product to treat sleep-apnea. An appliance, much like a mouthguard that rests on your teeth and ensures no air blockage while sleeping. Results I read were overwhelmingly positive, with an almost 100% satisfaction rate This will warrant another visit (yeah) as I currently cannot use the CPAP device that is currently supposed to treat my condition. They are more than simply a dental clinic but almost a holistic center for better overall health. Don't vacation, give yourself a treat and take a "Dental Vacation " at Dentavac. Get the results you desire for your dental needs and absorb the wonders that Costa Rica and their people will surely provide you.
Total Amount Paid US$5,165
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Giuseppe Canada
"Very satisfied with all the work, cleaning and whitening"
100%Reviewed 13 Apr 2016 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Teeth Whitening, Teeth Cleaning
Dentavac Best Clinic in Costa Rica.
I went to Dentavac to have dental work done and it was great! Dentavac has the best dentist and great costumer service. I was very satisfy with Dentavac's dental work. I really recommend Dentavac for everyone that looking for high quality dental work and low costs.

I had very satisfy experience a Dentavac.I did a teeth thorough cleaning and teeth whitening, by lacer, that was so fast and with out pain and they also did dental fillings that was great for me because the sensibility I had before its gone.I will go back again for my next dental work.
Its was a good people work in the clinic; professional and friendly
thank you Dentavac for your professional work.
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Rebecca Canada
"I can't remember having such beautiful teeth"
100%Reviewed 13 Apr 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants, Dental Bridges
Needed to get implants. At age 70 I thought there were still a few good years left to maintain proper chewing. I also needed to get a bridge replaced. My first appointment was August, 2015. My recent appointments were May31 and April 8th 2016.

DentaVac is a godsend! They offer a complete list of dental services at extremely affordable prices compared to anything in the USA. The offices are spotless and safe. Everyone speaks English so it was easy to converse with them. They are a very professional, on time, caring dental office. This was my second trip to complete implant procedures that I started in August. Staying up the street at Out of Bounds hotel it was an easy 1 block walk to the office. My appointment was on time and my work was done by as many as 6 specialists and hygienists. As procedures were being done, everything was being checked continually. The time frames they gave were accurate. The work was efficient and although it did take some time, I am very pleased with the work and can't remember having such beautiful teeth. The people that work there go out of their way to be helpful. They still provide airport transportation if you inquire. They provide personal follow up from the dentist which you would NEVER find in the USA!
My neighbors have also both been there for implants and crowns. We are a very happy, smiling neighborhood!
Total Amount Paid US$11,000
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Robert US
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  • ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists (International) 
  • ADA - American Dental Association (US) 



Cosmetic Dentistry


Endodontic Services

Family Dentistry

Dental Implants

Oral Surgery

Periodontic Services

Dental Restorations

Languages spoken



CEREC Dental Restorations
Cosmetic Dentist Consultation
Dental Bonding
$395  -  $600
Dental Bridges
Dental Checkup
$395  -  $400
Dental Crowns
$650  -  $900
Dental Implants
All-on-4 Dental Implants
Immediate Implant Placement
Dental X-Ray
Digital Dental X-Ray
Panoramic Dental X-Ray
Dentist Consultation
$650  -  $550
Fixed Partial Dentures
From $650
Removable Partial Dentures
Full Mouth Restorations
Endodontist Consultation
Family Dentist Consultation
$50  -  $150
From $85
Composite Fillings
Glass Ionomer Cement Filling
$100  -  $500
Gum Surgery
$750  -  $850
Implant Dentist Consultation
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Consultation
Periodontist Consultation
Periodontitis Treatment
Restorative Dentist Consultation
$320  -  $350
Root canals
$280  -  $350
Teeth Whitening
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
$300  -  $450
From $440
Porcelain Veneers


Private Patients Welcome

Dental Plans Accepted

Dr Luis Alberto Baez Astua

  English, Spanish

Dr. Baez has been a part of our group for 11 years.

In 1994 he graduated from the University of Costa Rica as a D.D.S. with a emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Over the past few years he has completed multiple advanced training courses focused on this field and implantology.

Most continuing education courses are in the USA but also in other Latin American countries as well. Dr. Baez has been a member of the School of D.D.S. since 1994 as well as a member of the Editorial Council of the Entrepreneur Dentist magazine, which is the most widely distributed magazine in the country.

He has also completed an advanced training program in Implant dentistry and has become a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

Currently Dr. Baez is dedicated exclusively to private practice and the care of his patients.

Dr Arturo Acosta Mora

  English, Spanish, Portuguese

In 1986 Dr. Acosta graduated as a D.D.S. from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and again in 1987 he graduated as a D.D.S. from the University of Costa Rica.

In 2002 he completed his Masters in Unibe Hospitality Management. During the 20 years of his career, he has focused mainly on oral rehabilitation and cosmetic dentistry.

Annually he participates in conventions by completing ongoing advanced training courses in the USA and other Latin American countries. Dr. Acosta has been a member of the School of D.D.S. since 1988.

He is the founder and head of the Entrepreneur Dentist magazine since 1997. Dr. Acosta was also a member of the Financial Committee of School of Dentist Surgeons (2003-2004), member of the FDI (International Dental Federation) as well as member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Dr Carlos Meza Barrantes

  English, Spanish
University of Illinois at Chicago Member of Costa Rica Academy of Periodontist Professor of periodontics at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica.
Show Phone NumberSan Rafael, 800m Oeste Del Centro Comercial Paco, Provincia de San José, San José