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Dr Marco Muñoz Cavallini International Dental Clinic

Dr Marco Muñoz Cavallini International Dental Clinic

(877) 519-4628Calles 28-30, Avenida 3 bis 2841, San JoseCosta Rica
4.4 / 5  Excellent
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 19:00
Saturday
Sunday
Prices from $200 - Enquire for a fast quote from Dr Marco Muñoz Cavallini International Dental Clinic. Excellent ServiceScore™: 4.4 from 4370 votes. Customer Service Award Winner 2018. 62 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation from $200
Dental Implants from $600
Veneers from $450
Teeth Whitening from $260
Dentures
Dentures $700 - $2000
Hybrid Fixed Dentures from $2000
Dental Crowns from $300
Dental Bridges $300 - $500
Extractions
Teeth Cleaning
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About Dr Marco Muñoz Cavallini International Dental Clinic

Dr. Marco Muñoz Cavallini, a Costa Rican Certified and USA trained Prosthodontist, began his practice in April, 1968. Not long after, Dr. Muñoz along with a colleague became the first dentists to place a dental implant in Costa Rica.
So, with over 13,000 Implants placed since 1980, Dr. Muñoz Cavallini, has accumulated 30 years of experience in Implant Dentistry. Over the years, Dr. Muñoz gained international recognition for his high quality work and great patient after care.
The Dr Marco Munoz Cavallini International Dental Clinic is one of the best practices in Dental Reconstruction, Dental Implant placement and Cosmetic Dentistry in Costa Rica and globally.
Dr. Muñoz Cavallini's Dental Clinic was the first Clinic in Costa Rica to feature One Stage --Immediate load-- implants and Two Stage --or Delayed load- - Implants. From Companies like OCO Biomedical, Tatum Dental etc..
These breakthrough technologies along with innovative placement techniques mean savings to patients in time and money.
These days the Dental Clinic offers many dental services besides dental Implants which include: Fixed Prosthetics, Veneers, Crowns, Root Canals, Removable Prosthetics etc…
An on-site lab -- on the forefront of technology-- with highly trained technicians speed up and simplify the process. Quality is assured, since all processes are supervised by the doctors.
Sedation is available for patients who request it.

The Dental Clinic is modern and comfortable. The facilities were designed with the patient in mind and filled with state of the art equipment to better serve them. More importantly, the environment at the Clinic is very friendly and humane.
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The Clinic is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood and only three blocks away from a main artery that runs towards downtown San José. Japanese, Peruvian, Colombian, Mexican, French restaurants and USA fast food chains are also in walking distance. Banks and hotels are also close by.

Soon, our Clinic will offer a new service: A Dental Recovery Retreat will operate above our facilities with 12 fully equipped rooms to accommodate out of town or out of country patients that will rest with all comfort and amenities in their own privacy before being called into Treatment Areas! and, with Affordability in mind!

No matter if you need extensive dental treatment that requires closer monitoring, or a simple Dental procedure. Your joyful stay is assured with us.

No need for transportation back and forth to hotels, all done in one place!
Free airport pickup and assistance with all travel arrangements is available.

Our patients from around the world and our local patients pay the same fees

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from 62 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Dr Marco Muñoz Cavallini International Dental Clinic

"I am extremely satisfied"
Clinic's favourite review
5 50Reviewed 27 Mar 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation
I had 6 first stage implants by Dr. Marco (the younger). He was very professional and took time to explain all the details and address my concerns. They took many CT scans and panoramas after each treatment to insure quality. He also had the scans on screen in front of him to consult while he did the implants. Super terrific human being and cared about how I felt and my comfort. I never felt like a cog or part of a mill, even though his office is very busy and might seem like a "churn them out fast" operation; but it's not. I am extremely satisfied and recommend him to everyone who needs more than just a filling.

Ultra modern clinic, with lab on premises. If they need to adjust or re-make a crown, there is virtually no wait time (a few hours). And since it is a busy clinic, I recommend you stay at Casa Marco, just a flight up. You can wait in your hotel room until your appointment is ready (since he runs late -- always). And staying there, you never need to leave the building because you can order out.
Treated By: Marco A. Muñoz
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Mike US
"The dentist respects you, treat you as a human and not a wallet or a number"
5 50Reviewed 02 Aug 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Bone Graft,Dental Crowns,Dental Implants
Entire jaw implant, crowns and a Bone Graft.

One of the best Dental Surgeons in the world. Very well educated they studied in the USA and Europe. They have the best product - identically as Europe, Canada and Europe.

Dr Marco Munoz and his father have an extent of staff at all levels. The dentist respects you, treat you as a human and not a wallet or a number.

They have a good heart and lesson to you. Many Canadian, American and people coming from all other South America.

I met doctors, policemen and lawyers who were extremely happy.
Of course, the fee is 70% less than Canada and the USA for the same product.

They have an amazing structure who follows from the airport to the end of your journey.

Bed and breakfast in the clinic or private apartment. Cheers to all of them. I definitely do have any regrets and all my family goes there plus all our friends.
Treated By: Marco A. Muñoz Total Amount Paid $4603
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review avatarMira Costa Rica
"The staff is the best, the very best"
4.5 50Reviewed 30 Nov 2017 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Bone Graft,Dental Implants,Dental Crowns
Dr. Marco Muñoz Cavallini International Dental Clinic, everything is in a house. Dr. Marco did my entire mouth in about two weeks, would have been about nine days but had to wait for the swelling to go down from the bone graft, five implants and 27 crowns I had done. The staff is the best, the very best. DentalClinic in North America cannot even come close to Dr. Marco Muñoz Cavallini Clinic.

The best, need I say anymore...
Treated By: Marco A. Muñoz Total Amount Paid $9206
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Richard Canada
"The service was above average"
3.5 50Reviewed 23 Nov 2017 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation
I was referred to this clinic and they did great work.

The service was above average.
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Costa Rica
"The staff is very nice"
5 50Reviewed 29 Jan 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation
Dr macro placed 6 upper implants and bone grafts.

The clinic is very busy, but the staff is very nice, they try to accommodate best they can and all of them are always working hard. Even know they are all very busy in the office, you never feel like they don't have time for you or you're being rushed. Very pleased with Dr Marco and his team!
Total Amount Paid $5200
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review avatarBlake US
"I rate this clinic Aaaa+++++"
5 50Reviewed 10 Sep 2016 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
I rate this clinic Aaaa+++++

I was quoted $21900 from Dr Marco and I told him that I had $18000 I needed 24 teeth pulled out and all new implants! The doctor reduced it to $17900 to help me! He quoted 8 implants on top and 6 on the bottom and after he started he said he would like 8 on the bottom and would do it for FREE I was totally impressed and great full! I stayed in his clinics condos which were very nice and did not have to wait in the waiting room they just called me and took me right away. Very clean and a lot of nice staff if you are concerned about going here DON'T be I went down myself and had no problem. He changed my life and now I smile proudly!!
Treated By: Marco A. Muñoz Total Amount Paid $18
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Mike Costa Rica
"I am very happy that I chose this clinic."
4.5 50Reviewed 10 Jun 2016 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants,Bone Graft
I would highly recommend this clinic for much cheaper yet great quality dental work. I had 7 implants put in and had major bone grafts along with it. I chose zirconia implants since I didn't want the metal in titanium and thought porcelain may not last. In Connecticut where I live 2 different dentists gave me a quote for $50,000.00 for only 3 implants & crowns & bridges. This clinic quoted me $17,000.00 for 7 implants and crowns & bridges for many of my teeth besides the 7. Even with the plane tickets lodging & meals I couldn't come close to the $50,000 so yes this was a fantastic value.

I researched online & this clinic kept coming up with good reviews so I chose it. First impression of the area & the buildings was not good as I was picturing Costa Rica with rainforests, waterfalls etc which is there if you travel away from the city. Once inside it was professional & clean. I had Dr. Marco who is an incredible dentist, honest, direct & willing to work with any concerns or needs which I did have. They even offer lodging upstairs from the clinic and another across the street from it which is very convenient. You can stay in the comfort of your room or with other people in the same boat in the dining room until they call you for your appointment to avoid having to wait in the waiting room. I am very happy that I chose this clinic.
Treated By: Dr. Marco Total Amount Paid $17
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Lynn Ashford
"I was treated with courtesy and warmth by very competent staff throughout"
5 50Reviewed 24 May 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants,Dental Bridges
I went from Canada to the Cavallini Clinic in Costa Rica, and wanted to let others know of the wonderful treatment I received there.

I was returning to the clinic as a previous implant came out and I wrote to the clinic about that. I was told it would be taken care of and that is exactly what happened. I was thanked for coming and trusting them to fix the issue, and I was assured that there would be no charges.

The implant was replaced in a very clever way to make sure it would stay, and a new bridge was fitted, I was treated with courtesy and warmth by very competent staff throughout the 4 days that this procedure took. The new implant and bridge feel rock solid.

My impressions of this clinic are entirely positive and I am grateful for the high integrity and friendliness they have shown to me.
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Anonymous Victoria
"This was by far the best dental experience that I have ever had."
5 50Reviewed 26 Mar 2016 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Dental Crowns,Dental Implants,Teeth Whitening,Fillings
I had five crowns, two implants, teeth whitening, and two fillings. He saved the tooth that was gonna cost me $3,300 in the US. It cost me 400 there, and he was incredibly nice. He also showed me his office, all of this computer labs, and how they cut the crowns out of the porcelain on the lab. Took me in his office and showed me his stereo and worked around my schedule.

This was by far the best dental experience that I have ever had. It was my first trip to Costa Rica. I was recommended by my guy, Joe Artavia. I had implants, crowns, fillings, teeth whitening, and saved about $10,000 US. I had no pain, no problems. I will be going back again now that the posts are set. I rarely give reviews, but this man was incredible as a person and as a dentist.
Total Amount Paid $4500
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Patrick US
"Very impressed on initial visit, but not happy with final results."
2 50Reviewed 24 Jan 2016 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Restorative Dentist Consultation,Dental Implants
I visited this clinic in 2011 for and estimate on a full mouth restoration, which included several implants and crowns on the rest of my teeth. I loved the quoted price which was approximately 25% of the same work performed in the US. I was advised that the work could commence immediately, and would require one or possibly two additional visits, as several of the implants would be two-stage. Well, after over four years and seven visits to this clinic I am still having repetitive issues and problems: implants that became loose and had to be replaced, teeth with crowns that broke off at the gum line and had to be replaced by implants, chronic gum infections at implant locations, and cement failure on one implant. Although I did take advantage of the travel insurance offered by them, it by no means covers all the out-of-pocket costs associated with return trips to Costa Rica, not to mention the inconvenience of returning to Costa Rica, the cost of dental work required here in the US for emergencies (infections, extraction of implant at site of infection, and pain relief). I am sure that many people have had satisfactory experiences with this clinic, however, I am definitely not one of them.

Very impressed on initial visit, but as return visits for repairs became frequent I became much less than enthusiastic. In my case, first impressions formed by the quoted cost for treatment, friendliness, cleanliness, and staff were not indicative of final results.
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Accreditations

  • ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists (International) 
  • AAID - American Academy of Implant Dentistry (US) 

Provides

Dentistry

Premises

Parking - Adequate parking in front of the Clinic and also at our on-site recovery center

Accessible to disabled people - Through the premises of our on-site recovery center

Public transport access - Very good public transport access, as the Clinic is centrally located

Wheelchair accessible toilet - In our Recovery Center

Access without steps - Coming soon total access without steps

Disabled parking - There are no restrictive parking areas, so we do have disabled parking areas

Patient bathroom - Gentlemen and ladies bathrooms available at the clinic

Wireless access - We have wireless access and also free telephone service to USA and Canada

On-site pharmacy - we do not have onsite pharmacy, but we have immediate on-call Pharmacy delivered medications for our patients

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Travel Services

International travel

Local travel

Local accommodation - From October on, in our own Recovery Center

Translation services

Pick up service from airport

Languages spoken

EnglishItalianSpanish

Dentistry

 
Air Abrasion
 
Bone Graft
from $200
Cosmetic Dentist Consultation

Including Xrays, Impressions and Dentist Plan

$300 - $500
Dental Bridges

Per Crown depending on material used

$300 - $500
Permanent Bridge

Per Crown depending on material used

from $300
Dental Crowns

A crown is an artificial tooth used to replace or to reconstruct an existing tooth.  Can be Porcelain Fused to Metal or all Ceramic (Zirconium).

 
PFM Crown

Crowns ( metal porcelain)

 
Porcelain Crown

Pure porcelain crowns

Inquiries welcome!

from $600
Dental Implants
One stage (immediate load implant ), Two stage ( delayed load implant )

A dental implant is a root form device that replaces missing teeth. It is screw type. Made out of Titanium and more recently in Zirconium as a non metal option.  

 
Mini Implants

Mini Implants.     

 
Dental X-Ray
 
3D Dental X-Ray
 
Digital Dental X-Ray
 
Digital Panoramic Dental X-Ray
 
Panoramic Dental X-Ray
from $200
Dentist Consultation

Including Xrays, Impressions and Dentist Plan

Dentures
$700 - $2000
Dentures

Dentures are acrylic structures that replace complete teeth arches or partially.  

Inquiries welcome!

from $2000
Hybrid Fixed Dentures
Per Jaw.
from $700
Full Dentures

Per Jaw. Dentures are acrylic structures that replace complete teeth arches or partially

from $700
Removable Partial Dentures

Per Jaw.

Removable Partial dentures each upper or lower. 

Dentures are acrylic structures that replace complete teeth arches or partially

 
Denturist Consultation
 
Emergency Dentist Consultation
 
Endodontist Consultation
 
Extractions

When teeth extracted are going to be replaced by Implants, extractions are not charged.

 
Surgical Extractions

Extraction of Impacted teeth.

Inquiries welcome!

 
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
 
Fillings

Dental fillings are a procedure where Dental composite restorations are done in order to replace dental structure after cavity removal or teeth reconstructions.

Inquiries welcome!

 
White Filling

Fillings ( only resin composite)

Inquiries welcome!

 
Gum Surgery

Periodontal treatment ( per quadrant )

Inquiries welcome!

 
Gum Contouring and Reshaping
Gingival Cosmetic recontouring.
from $200
Implant Dentist Consultation

Including Xrays, Impressions and Dentist Plan

from $200
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Consultation

Including Xrays, Impressions and Dentist Plan

from $200
Periodontist Consultation

Including Xrays, Impressions and Dentist Plan

 
Periodontitis Treatment
from $200
Restorative Dentist Consultation

Including Xrays, Impressions and Dentist Plan

from $300
Root canals

( all types of teeth)

Treatment of affected teeth by refilling of canals in their roots.

 
Root End Surgery

apicectomy

 
Sedation for dental treatments
 
Teeth Cleaning

General cleaning

Surface cleaning and polishing, gum massage

 
Teeth Contouring and Reshaping

Cosmetic Recontouring of teeth

from $260
Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening.  Includes General Cleaning

On-site laser whitening in 2 hours. Home kit available also.

from $250
Home Whitening Kits

Teeth Whitening ( Home Kit )

from $450
Veneers
from $450
Porcelain Veneers

Veneers, porcelain laminates.

Pressed porcelain veneers to enhance cosmetics in a way that color and any deffects are covered up.

Payment Information

Payment plansFree initial consultationChequesCredit cards

Insurance

Private Patients Welcome

Dental Plans Accepted

CIGNA Healthcare - We accept Cigna Insurance

Denplan

Dr Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini

Job Title:
  Principal Dentist
Specialisations:
  Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Examinations, Endodontics, Functional Aesthetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Implantology, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Prosthodontics
Languages:
  English, Italian, Spanish
Biography:

EDUCATION:

Liceo de Costa Rica, Bachelor in Sciences, December, 1959-

University of Costa Rica, Doctor in Dental Surgery, May 1968

-University of Missouri, Graduate Removable Prosthodontics, May 1979

OTHER STUDIES AND AWARDS-

• The American Society of Dentistry for Children. Certificate of Merit, 1968-
• Dental Association of Costa Rica. “ Some aspects of the Problems in Removable Partial Prótesis.” December 1976.
• IV Costa Rican-Panamanian Dental Meeting. Chiriquì Panama. Junio 1982.
• Philadelphia College of Ostheopathic Medicine. Predoctoral course of Maxillo Temporomandibular Dysfunctions. May 1983.
• Normandie Study Group for TMJ Dysfunction. Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ disorders. May 1983-
• American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) “ State of the Art Implantology” Annual Meeting World Assembly, September 1983.
• Alabama Implant Study Group. 1984 Alabama Implant Congress X
• American Academy of Implant Dentistry. AAID Research Foundation. University of California, San Francisco. “ Innovations in Implantology” October, 1985.
• Dr. Dale Hall. Dental Implant Seminar. April 1987.
• American Dental Association. Annual Session. Las Vegas Nevada, 1987
• American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Annual Scientific Program. World Conference-Oral Implants. Las Vegas Nevada, 1987.-
• Ivoclar AG-Vivadent AG. Isosit, Inlay, Onlay, IPS Ceramic Course. March 1990-University of Costa Rica. “ Technical Application of Isosit Resin Inlay/Onlay in Laboratory and Clinical Applications”. June 1990. San José, Costa Rica.-
• Core Vent System of Osseointegrated Implants. Surgical & Prosthetic Training Program. Ventura California, November 1990.
• Western District of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Implant Oral Reconstruction, Prosthetic and surgical Techniques”. California USA. November 1990.
• American College of Oral Implantology. Annual ACOI Winter Symposium. Sub-periosteal Implants. Surgical Demonstration Course. Lake Worth Florida, January 1991.
• The Midwest Implant Institute & Center for the Advancement of Dentistry. S-371 SubPeriosteal Implant Course. June 1991.
• The American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the AAID Research Foundation. 41ST Annual Scientific Program. “Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry” Orlando, Florida, 1992.
• CIOCAP. 1ST Congress of Oral Implantology of Central America and Panama. February 1996. San Josè, Costa Rica.
• The Western District of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry. “Implants, Longterm Successses and Failures”. NewPort Beach , California March 1997.
• Boston Institute of Dental Implantology and Bone Augmentation. “ Fundamentals of Oral Implantology”. October 1998.-
• MAP International Seminars. “ Advanced Bone Grafting” Palm Harbor, Florida. September 1999.
• Sulzer Medica, Sulzer Calcitek, Inc. Coastal Jaw Surgery & Sulzer Calcitek presents:“Advanced Bone Grafting Course”. Palm Harbor, Florida September 1999.-
• The Costa Rican Board of Dentists. San Jose Dental Meeting. October 1999.-
• University of Miami School of Medicine. 1ST symposium on Platelet Rich Plasma & its Growth Factors”. February-March 2002. Orlando Florida.-
• International Congress of Oral Implantologists ( ICOI) . Implant Prosthodontic Section. “ICOI World Congress XXII and 7TH Implant and Prosthodontic Symposium” Las Vegas Nevada, June 2004.

  • MEMBERSHIPS-
          The Costa Rican Board of Dentists. 1968-
          National Geographic Society, The Officers Board of Trustees. July 1976-
          American Academy of Implant Dentistry. 1992-
          Implant Prosthodontic Section (IPS) of ICOI. May 1999.-
          International Congress of Oral Implantologists. (ICOI) May 1999.-
          Costa Rican Academy of Prosthodontics.

Dr Marco A. Muñoz Peralta

Job Title:
  Dentist
Specialisations:
  Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Examinations, Endodontics, General Dentistry, Implantology, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:

EDUCATION
Saint Francis College, Bachelor in Sciences, December 1989
University of Costa Rica, Doctor in Dental Surgery, April 1997

OTHER STUDIES
• Dental Scientific Congress Association. Restorative Dentistry May 1994 –
• Dental Scientific Congress Association. 9th Congress. September 1994.-
• Dental Federation of Central America and Panama. XXVI Congress May 1995-
• 1st Congress of Implant Dentistry of Central America and Panama. February 1996.-
• Dr. Gerard Chiche. LSU-Dental School “ Dental Cosmetics”. 1st Congress of implant Dentistry of Central America and Panama . February 1996.-
• University of Costa Rica-Baylor School of Dentistry, USA. VII Congress. March 1996.-
• Foundation for Continuous Education in Dentistry. Dental Restoratives Course. November 1996.-
• The Western District of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry. AAID“ Implants, Long Term Successes and Failures”. NewPort Beach, California. March 1997.-
• Foundation for Continuous Education in Dentistry. “Course: Crowns and Bridges for Predictable Esthetics”. August 1997-
• Foundation for Continuous Education in Dentistry. “ Construction of a Cosmetic Dental Practice with the Latest Trends”. Dr. William Dorfman-“Extreme Make Over” TV Show.- Boston University- Dental Scientific Congress Association. “ Periodontics, Occlusion and Implants Course”. February 1998.-
• Baylor School of Dentistry USA- Foundation for Continuous Education in Dentistry. “Endodontics: New Techniques”. Including Thermoplastic. 1998.-
• Boston Institute of Dental Implantology and BoneAugmentation. “Fundamentals of Oral Implantology.” October 1998-
• International Congress of Oral Implantologists ( ICOI) – Implant Prosthodontic Section (IPS). 1st Dental Implant Congress of Guatemala. July 1999-
• Sybron Dental Specialties and Odontomèdica. “ Esthetic Restorative Dentistry, Techniques for a Technological Vanguardist Practice”. September 1999.-
• The Costa Rican Board of Dentists. San Jose Dental Meeting. October 1999.-
• Dr. Hilt Tatum. “ Sinus Graft and Sterilization Training”. April 2000.-
• 3rd ICOI-IPS Implant Prosthodontic Symposium, National Association of Dental Laboratories, American Association for Dental Research. August 2000, Chicago Illinois USA.-
• International Congress of Oral Implantologists ( ICOI) – Implant Prosthodontic Section (IPS) “ ICOI World Congress XXII and 7th Implant Prosthodontic Symposium, June 2004. Las Vegas, Nevada.-
• OCO Biomedical. “ One Stage, One Piece, Immediate Load Implants, ISD-ISI System” November 2005.-
• OCO Biomedical. “ One Stage, One Piece, Immediate Load Implants, ISD-ISI System” February 2006.
• AWARDSDental Scientific Congress Association. -IV Award for Scientific Research in Dentistry September 1997
MEMBERSHIPS
The Costa Rican Board of Dentists 1997-
The International Congress of Oral Implantologists ( ICOI) November 2001-
The Implant Prosthodontic Section (IPS) of the ICOI November 2001

Edward Migliaccio

Biography:
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