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Goodness Dental

Goodness Dental

(202) 836-6702

Habitat Empresarial Escazu, Floor #3, Escazu, 10201Costa Rica

4.7 / 5  Outstanding
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Opening hours

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Prices from $40 - Enquire for a fast quote from Goodness Dental. Outstanding ServiceScore™: 4.7 from 66 votes. 8 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation $125 - $150
Dental Implants $925 - $950
Dentures $500 - $800
Extractions $80 - $180
Wisdom Tooth Extraction $180 - $250
Fillings $100 - $120

Gum Surgery

Scaling & Root Planing (Per Quadrant) $220 - $225
Gum Surgery $300 - $500
Bone Graft $350 - $400
Full Mouth Rehabilitation $10000 - $25000
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About Goodness Dental

Goodness Dental is ranked as the Best Dental Clinic and Best Dental Tourism Clinic in Costa Rica by CostaRicaDentalGuide.com and Global Clinic Ratings (GCR.org).  Global Clinic Rating ranks Goodness Dental as the #6 dental clinic in the world, out of more than 126,000 dental clinics for clinical results and overall patient satisfaction. No other dental clinic in the Americas, including the USA and Canada is ranked higher than Goodness Dental. 


Team of Specialists

Staffed by a team of 20 specialists, Goodness Dental is the only dental clinic in Costa Rica to have a fully bi-lingual specialist team comprised of Prosthodontists, Periodontists, Endodontists, Oral Surgeons and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The Goodness Dental team of specialists offers more than 250 Years of combined experience. Our specialists have trained at the best universities and dental schools in the USA. Goodness Dental consistently ranks as the best dental clinic in Costa Rica for Dental Implants, All on 4, All on 6, All on 8, Full Mouth Restorations and Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. 


Accredited:

Goodness Dental is fully accredited and meets all international dental and healthcare standards. As a member of the ADA, Goodness Dental also meets all ADA criteria as well as OSHA standards. All specialists and general dentists are full licensed to practice in Costa Rica. Many of our specialists are also licensed to practice in the USA and Europe.


American-Owned

Goodness Dental is American-owned and operated. Patients can expect the entire staff to speak fluent English and to operate according to American standards for care. Our patient coordinators are retired US dentists. Their only goal is to help patients find safe, affordable dental care. No high-pressure sales…just respected American dentists giving solid advice and guidance.


Cutting Edge Technology

Goodness Dental has the most sophisticated dental practice in all of Latin America. In fact, most patients comment about how Goodness Dental exceeds the standards of their dental clinics in the USA an Canada. Our clinic is equipped with the latest diagnostic and procedural technology, including a state-of-the-art radiology department to provide our patients with onsite x-rays, CT scans and cephalometric readings. We also possess the only ten thousand micron endodontic microscope in the nation, providing our patients with the highest level of safety and security for all endodontic treatments including root canals. 


Lifetime Guarantee on Dental Implants

Goodness Dental places more dental implants than any other clinic in Costa Rica. Every month, our team places more than 200 dental implants with a 97% to 99% success rate. We guarantee our dental implants for LIFE. If your dental implant fails for any reason, you can  return to Goodness Dental for a full replacement at no charge. 


On Site Dental Lab

We offer our patients the benefit of our on site dental lab, ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality materials and service. 


Affordable Pricing: 50% to 70% Savings

Goodness Dental offers the best possible care, the highest level of patient satisfaction and iron-clad guarantees at competitive pricing. Our pricing is not the cheapest. We can't offer the best care, the top specialists and the highest quality materials at the lowest price. No one can. What we offer is the best value. Don't make the mistake of choosing the lowest-priced clinic. You may save money, but in the end, you will receive less than quality care, which will cost you more money in the long-run. Choose the leading dental clinic with hundreds of five star patient reviews. Choose Goodness Dental.


Location

Goodness Dental is located near the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica in the upscale suburb of Escazu. Our clinic is located close to many leading hotels and apartments, and within walking distance to malls and incredible shopping and dining. Our neighborhood is safe and welcoming. 


Free Transportation
We'll pick you up at the airport and will take you back and forth from your hotel to your clinic appointments. This is a free service for all Goodness Dental patients that stay in the local area.


10 Best Dental Clinics in Costa Rica (English speaking) For more information, check the full report - www.bit.ly/cr_costarica According to the GCR's latest analysis of Best Dental Clinics 2018 in Costa Rica, Goodness Dental ranks as the leading clinic in Costa Rica, when it comes to overall international clinic reputation. A total of 334 dental clinics were included in the study. The average GCR dental clinic quality score was 2.90. This demonstrates the huge range of rising healthcare standards available in the country. 05/29/2018 15:47:10
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Patient reviews

from 8 verified reviews
11.05.2019
Tammy Zechman, Greece
( Review verified by email)

I’m so happy I chose to travel from the States to Costa Rica

5 50 Dentist Consultation

Fabulous staff, excellent work and incredible prices. I’m so happy I chose to travel from the States to Costa Rica and Goodness dental. I encourage everyone to do this for themselves.

Thanks so much Tammy. We are so grateful for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to take care of you. Be well!

Dr Peter Aborn
07.05.2019
Walter Hamel, US
( Review verified by email)

Language is not an issue as they all speak very good English

5 50 Root Canals, Dental Crowns, Dental Implants, Mouth Guard

I had a crown replaced and found out that a root canal was also needed. My wife had two crown replacements and found that a tooth was cracked below the gum line. Her options were an extraction or an implant with a crown. We opted for the implant. In the US an implant would be $3,000-$4,000. Goodness Dental charges $2,200 for a bone graft, implant and crown.

My dentist charges $1,200-$1,500 for a crown and Goodness Dental charges around $450.00. Root canals are about the same price. My wife had a night guard made for $150.00, in the US it is around $450.00. The clinic is approved by the ADA. The dentists are all specialists in their field. It is a one stop practice for all procedures. The staff and dentists are exceptional in practice and attitudes toward patients. Their equipment seems to be the latest technology dentistry uses in the US. My wife sent an email when we arrived home about the implant and they responded in a timely manner. They treat you the same way as a local dentist would even though they are in another country. Language is not an issue as they all speak very good English.

Walter...thanks so much for such a thorough review. Getting the best dental care doesn't have to cost more. It's so wonderful that you shared the details of your patient experience and the approximate prices you paid for dental care. The biggest differentiating factor is that our doctors are specialists...not general dentists. This is the difference between average and truly excellent dental care. We're very happy that you are so satisfied with your dental care. Thanks for sharing your story!

Dr Peter Aborn
01.05.2019
Christopher Weinland, US
( Review verified by email)

I made to the final results these people have been nothing short of amazing

5 50 Dentist Consultation • Paid: $30000

I can’t say enough good things about Goodness Dental. I know first hand how scary it is, knowing that you have some trouble, in my case, probably life-threatening.

From the very first call, I made to the final results these people have been nothing short of amazing. Nowhere in the US would you get this level of attention, care, honesty and results. I needed very extensive work and not only did they do this work to a super high degree, but they also lowered my apprehension and fear, they made me feel like they really cared and they delivered with honesty, love and understanding. If there was a rating higher than 10 I would surely give it.

Thanks so much Christopher. We are so grateful for your thoughtful review. Thanks for sharing your experience with other patients. We are truly grateful for your support and encouragement. It makes us so happy to know that you are happy!

Dr Peter Aborn
24.04.2019
Karl O. Kluever, US
( Review verified by email)

Their professionalism, quality of service and overall attention is really outstanding

5 50 Dentist Consultation

Going to the dentist was never something I looked forward to until I got the opportunity to be cared for at Goodness Dental. Their professionalism, quality of service and overall attention is really outstanding. Cost (price) wise it is far more convenient than here in the US even after airfare to Costa Rica. My blessings to all of you at Goodness Dental.

Thanks a million Karl. Your comments are truly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Goodness Dental. Hope to see you again soon!

Dr Peter Aborn
24.04.2019
Marco Verges, US
( Review verified by email)

They have truly changed my life

5 50 All-on-4 Dental Implants

I just returned home to South Florida from my 2nd phase visit to Goodness Dental. I’ve had major dental work completed. I feel very blessed and grateful to have had to opportunity to do this work and to have trusted the team at Goodness with the process. 6 months ago, on my first visit, I brought a couple of family members with me for emotional support. I was terrified. If you read my review from my first visit, you will see what a great experience that first trip was. This time around, I didn’t feel it necessary to bring anybody along with me, because I felt that I was already in the care of the family. That is everything. I believe that above all else is what sets Goodness apart from other clinics, and give them the standing they enjoy. The team here has become like family to me. They genuinely care about my well being. You can contact them at any hour of the day, and get an immediate response. I had the comfort of knowing I was in the hands of the most qualified professionals, and all of my questions and concerns where addressed immediately. Even now that I have returned home, I reach out with a question and get an answer right away. I feel like I have friends for life with those guys. They have truly changed my life. Just look at the photos of me on their Facebook page, and you will see what they have done for me.

Treated by: Dr Andres Brenes

Marco, thanks so much for your detailed and thoughtful review. It's truly a joy for us to see our patients so happy. we hope that you enjoy your smile for many, many years. Thanks for your confidence and for spreading the word about Goodness Dental We are grateful.

Dr Peter Aborn
23.04.2019
Dawn Garski, US
( Review verified by email)

They took care of everything for me and made me feel so welcome

5 50 All-on-4 Dental Implants • Paid: $24750

Goodness Dental is a great clinic with an incredibly kind and compassionate staff. They took care of everything for me and made me feel so welcome. I received an all on 4 with dental implants. They were not the cheapest clinic, but out of the four clinics I visited in Costa Rica, I felt the most comfortable at Goodness Dental. The actual clinic has a WOW factor when you walk in. The people they have on staff are the sweetest people I have ever met.

Dawn...thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased to know that our team met all of your needs and made you feel so welcome. So many patients come to Costa Rica looking for the lowest prices and end up choosing a clinic that seems like a bargain, but ends up costing more in the long-run. The most savvy patients come seeking the best value. When they do, they often choose Goodness Dental. Please reach out to us with any additional needs. Our doors are always open for you!

Dr Peter Aborn
23.04.2019
Richard Davis, US
( Review verified by email)

It was fairly pleasant, the equipment and facilities were of the highest standards

5 50 Dentist Consultation • Paid: $2300

There are two reasons that people come to Costa Rica for dental care. They want quality and they want to save money. That's what motivated me to go to Costa Rica. I chose Goodness Dental and am glad I did.

At the clinic, I was greeted as if I was a returning war hero. I was given a great cup of coffee and then went into consultation with Aborn and Dr Karen Yurell, the primary care coordinator after they had spent about a half hour reviewing my case. They reviewed my x-rays and then presented me with their findings, options for treatment and a print out of details, including cost.

Initially, I was planning on one root canal and a crown at $900. I was quoted $3500 by my dentist back home I ended up with three root canals (two new infections revealed in x-rays), one crown and two posts at a cost of $2300. The U.S. cost for that work would be in the range of $6000-$8000. Almost all of the work was done as I sat in the chair for 4 ½ hours. It was fairly pleasant, the equipment and facilities were of the highest standards. Dr Aborn told me they use U.S. materials, follow U.S. protocols and OSHA infection control standards. Everything looked up to par for me. I visited their new clinic in Escazu recently and was impressed. It is probably the nicest dental clinic I have ever set foot in. They have been good at follow-ups and keep me on their mailing list, which is nice.

Treated by: Dr Peter Aborn

Thank you Richard for your wonderful review. We're so glad that you are happy with your care, which you received almost two years ago. We recently received some good news as Goodness Dental was ranked the #1 dental clinic and dental tourism clinic in Costa Rica by Costa Rica Dental Guide. Global Clinic Raing also ranks Goodness Dental as the #6 dental clinic in the world out of 126,000 dental clinics across the globe. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Goodness Dental. We are truly grateful.

Dr Peter Aborn
23.04.2019
Delbert Amundsen, US
( Review verified by email)

Even with my temporaries, I look so much better and I feel great

5 50 Dentist Consultation • Paid: $24000

I called and emailed several dental clinics in Costa Rica before choosing Goodness Dental. Most of the clinics had similar pricing for the all on 4 treatment I needed. I was quoted $65,000 for all on 4 surgery in Atlanta. Goodness Dental did it for 1/3 the price. When I was researching clinics, I called several clinics and asked about the quality of their competitors. Surprisingly, many of them spoke poorly of each other. When I called Goodness Dental and asked about their competitors, they told me that there are many excellent dental clinics in Costa Rica and that they did not comment about other dental clinics. I liked that immediately and thought it conveyed their character and ethics. I was completely happy during my treatment and was given so much personal attention from Dr Karen, Dr Natalia, Dr Peter and everyone on the team. Even with my temporaries, I look so much better and I feel great.

I'm not a big fan of going to the dentist, but Goodness Dental took good care of me and made me feel welcome and in good hands. I'll be back in 6 months for my permanent teeth.

Treated by: Dr Peter Aborn

Hi Delbert. Thanks so much for your excellent review. Costa Rica has many excellent dental clinics. Goodness Dental is proud to be ranked as the best dental clinic in a nation of great clinics and specialists. One of the things that patients notice about our clinic is how well we take care of our patients and how much we love our work. It really is a team effort...and Goodness Dental has the largest team of specialists in the nation. No other clinic has more dedicated specialists than Goodness Dental. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. Our team says Hello!

Dr Peter Aborn
13.04.2019
Michael Shah, US
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I could never have imagined that we would be so happy with our new smiles

5 50 Dentist Consultation

I’ve read all of the reviews about Goodness Dental and found it hard to believe that a dental clinic could be so many things to so many people. We chose Goodness Dental in Costa Rica, and all I can say is that Goodness Dental has changed our lives. My son and I both came to Goodness Dental in need of full mouth restorations. What we received was so much more.

As a professional nurse, I understand the dynamics of medical care. In all of my years in healthcare, I have never seen an organization operate with such personal attention and efficiency as Goodness Dental. Every person seems to be concerned with ensuring that we were 100% happy. We consider every member of the Goodness Dental team a true friend, concerned for our well-being, and working together to give us the best possible dental care and patient experience.

Dr Andres is meticulous and ensures that everything is perfect, going way beyond what is expected. I could never have imagined that we would be so happy with our new smiles, but we are. Patrick Goodness has built a team that no other dental clinic in Costa Rica or anywhere can match. The level of service is incredible. The clinic itself is stunning and has the latest equipment and technology. Honestly, I don’t know of any dental clinic in the USA that could match Goodness Dental. We are telling everyone we know about our incredible experience and care. If you’re considering dental care in Costa Rica, there is only one choice: Goodness Dental.

Treated by: Dr Andres Brenes

Thanks so much Michael. We are so grateful for your review. It makes us so happy to know that you and Aaron are so pleased with your care and final results. Thank you for sharing your experience with others.

Dr Peter Aborn
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Accreditations

  • Ministerio de Salud (Costa Rica) (Costa Rica) 
  • ISQua - The International Society for Quality in Health Care (International) 
  • ISO Certification - International Organization for Standardization (International) 
  • Zimmer Dental Educational Program (International) 
  • BIOMET 3i Education Program (International) 
  • ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists (International) 
  • ICP - International College of Prosthodontists (International) 

Provides

Dentistry

Premises

ParkingAccessible to disabled people - Full Elevator and Disabled Access Bathrooms with BarsPublic transport accessWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless accessOn-site pharmacy - Pharmacy located just 50 meters from the clinic

Clinic services

Emergency serviceText message remindersHome visits - Visits to the patients hotel accommodations are available as needed.

Travel services

International travel - We offer helpful travel planning services from our Patient Travel Desk.Local travel - We offer Free Local Transfers for patients staying in the local Escazu area.Local accommodation - We are happy to help patients find affordable, safe local accommodationsTranslation services - Our team speaks Spanish & EnglishLocal guide - We are happy to help arrange a local guide and driver.Tours and vacation services - We offer travel planning services.Pick up service from hotel - We offer a complimentary pickup service from all local Escazu hotelsPick up service from airport - We offer free airport pickup for all patients.

Languages spoken

EnglishSpanish

Dentistry

$350 - $400

Bone Graft

$125 - $150

Cosmetic Dentist Consultation

$525 - $850

PFM Crown

$525 - $850

Porcelain Crown

$525 - $850

Zirconia Crown

$75 - $125

Dental CT

$925 - $950

Dental Implants (2 sessions)

$13500 - $13760

All-on-4 Hybrid Bridge Over Dental Implants: Porcelain Fused to Metal (Price per Arch) (2 sessions)

All-on-6 Dental Implants
$15000 - $15200

All-on-5 Fixed Bridge Over Dental Implants (Zirconium) (Price per Arch) (2 sessions)

$16995 - $17075

All-on-5 Hybrid Bridge Over Dental Implants (Porcelain Fused to Metal) (Price per Arch) (2 sessions)

$16250 - $16500

All-on-6 Fixed Bridge Over Dental Implants (Porcelain Fused to Metal) (Price per Arch) (2 sessions)

$40 - $45

Dental Sealant

$75 - $80

3D Dental X-Ray

$75 - $80

Digital Dental X-Ray

$75 - $80

Digital Panoramic Dental X-Ray

$75 - $80

Panoramic Dental X-Ray

$75 - $80

Traditional Dental X-Ray

$125 - $150

Dentist Consultation

$500 - $800

Dentures

$500 - $525

Acrylic Dentures

$80 - $180

Extractions

$80 - $85

Non-Surgical Extractions

$180 - $185

Surgical Extractions

$180 - $250

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

$100 - $120

Fillings

$100 - $120

Porcelain Filling

$100 - $125

White Filling

$10000 - $25000

Full Mouth Rehabilitation (2 sessions)

$700 - $750

General Anesthesia for dental treatments

Gum Surgery
$300 - $500

Gum Surgery

$220 - $225

Scaling & Root Planing (Per Quadrant)

$375 - $400

Gingival Flap Surgery (Per Quadrant)

$300 - $350

Gum Contouring and Reshaping (Per Quadrant)

$495 - $500

Soft Tissue Grafts - Gingival Tissue Grafting

Goodness Dental - Habitat Empresarial Escazu, Floor #3, Escazu, 10201,

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Mr Patrick Goodness

Job Title:
  Chief Executive
Dr Peter  Aborn - Administrator at Goodness Dental

Dr Peter Aborn

Job Title:
  Administrator
Biography:
Goodness Dental is managed by respected US Dentist Dr. Peter Aborn.
Dr. Aborn is the only licensed US Dentist who is also licensed to practice in Costa Rica. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Dr. Aborn trained at NYU and practiced for more than twenty years in New York. Dr. Aborn has a distinguished history that includes active service as a US War Veteran.
Dr. Aborn now manages the patient process for Goodness Dental. 
Dr Andres Brenes - Dentist at Goodness Dental

Dr Andres Brenes

Job Title:
  Dentist
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:
Dr. Brenes is a trusted prosthodontist and top provider of dental implants in Costa Rica.He specializes in a wide variety of complex dental treatments, all delivered with the utmost care and attention to each patient’s individual needs.Dr. Brenes is grateful for the daily satisfaction
of serving others that dentistry provides. Whether it is getting someone out of pain,building confidence by improving their smile or having a positive effect on their overall health, he believes that every patient encounter is an opportunity to help someone.
Dr Daniel Alfaro - Dentist at Goodness Dental

Dr Daniel Alfaro

Job Title:
  Dentist
Biography:
Dr. Alfaro has a passion for improving patient’s oral health as well as boosting their confidence
in their smile. His specialty training allows him to provide his patients with the highest quality and expertise in meeting their dental goals. Dr. Alfaro began his career in dentistry as a dental hygienist. He completed his DDS at ULACIT University, San Jose Costa Rica with an emphasis on Prosthodontics and Endodontics. His postgraduate work was completed in 2013 at Javeriana University, Bogota Colombia.
Dr Josué Chaves - Oral Surgeon at Goodness Dental

Dr Josué Chaves

Job Title:
  Oral Surgeon
Biography:
Dr. Chaves is dedicated to his patients as part of the dental team.He understands that most of the patients who are undergoing oral surgery treatment are anxious and frightened, he makes an
extra effort to provide individualized and compassionate treatment. He stays up to date with the most current research and techniques through attendance at national meetings put on by the world’s experts in their respective fields and is able to offer the new best practices, complex treatment plans and intricate surgeries. 
Dr Mauricio Madrigal - Dentist at Goodness Dental

Dr Mauricio Madrigal

Job Title:
  Dentist
Dr Daniel Rodríguez - Oral Surgeon at Goodness Dental

Dr Daniel Rodríguez

Job Title:
  Oral Surgeon

Mr Ronald Rojas

Job Title:
  Practice Coordinator
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:
Ronald is an experienced Patient Coordinator with Goodness Dental. His role is to assist patients through the patient process and coordinate patient visits to Goodness Dental. Ronald is a kind and compassionate patient coordinator with a passion for ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care. He is present to his patients throughout their visit to Goodness Dental.
(202) 836-6702

Habitat Empresarial Escazu, Floor #3, Escazu, 10201Costa Rica