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Costa Rica Dental Services

Costa Rica Dental Services

(866) 260-9546

Calle 1, Avenida 6, San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San José, San Jose, 2050Costa Rica

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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
Enquire for a fast quote from Costa Rica Dental Services. Excellent ServiceScore™: 4.5 from 1267 votes. Customer Service Award ★ 2018. 40 verified patient reviews. Check out before and after photos.

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation
Dental Implants
Teeth Whitening
Dental Crowns
Dental Bridges
Root canals
Laser Teeth Whitening
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About Costa Rica Dental Services

There is no doubt about it... A healthy smile can improve your confidence and enhance your personal and professional life. Your smile is the first thing someone notices about you always, and people often make a judgement about your personality based on it.

No matter how old you are or where do you work, a great smile is one of your most important assets to feel confidence about social and professional relationships. Cosmetic dentistry can change your appearance and health forever through the highest quality procedures. In Costa Rica Dental Services we work with the utmost care because we understand that first impressions are actually important for you and everybody. 

If your teeth not looking perfect and you are uncomfortable because they need whitening, straightening or a different treatment to help more complicated problems, please do not worry about it anymore. We can help you to get it.

We have a very kind and well trained dentist team who will make it easy for you to have a beautiful smile again. At Costa Rica Dental Services we have helped hundreds of local and foreign patients to have a wonderful smile to be proud of. The very latest technology and specialized dentist in many different dentistry areas guarantee the highest quality in all dental works we do.

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Patient reviews

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Steven Tuttle, US
( Review verified by email)

I can't say enough about this clinic

5 50 Dental Crowns, Bone Graft, Dental Bridges, Surgical Extractions

I think the best way to review my great experience with Costa Rica Dental Services is to paste the four successive posts I made on Facebook to share with my friends. I'm staying in Costa Rica and Panama for four months to avoid winter at home but the primary reason for coming is my dental work.

December 6, 2018
I had my initial appointment with Dr Rodolfo Gadea at his Costa Rica Dental Services clinic and I'm highly impressed. Everything about it was excellent. The staff is very efficient and capable and the facility and equipment are state of the art. Better than my former dentist in Rochester, NY and more advanced x-ray technology than Summit Dental in Geneseo. Most importantly, I save $3000 on the cost of the work at home. I go back Monday for the two surgical extractions and bone grafts and will be fitted with a temporary bridge. I'll return in 8 weeks for my permanent 4 unit bridge. I couldn't be more confident and comfortable with this clinic.

December 10, 2018
The first phase of my dental work is finished and went very well. Surgical extractions of the remaining foundations of my two upper front centre teeth followed by bone grafts in their place and shaving down the two teeth on either side for the anchor crowns of the four-unit permanent bridge. It was the most involved dental treatment I've ever had. I have a couple of follow-up checks over the next week. I'll return to the clinic in eight weeks, after the grafts have taken, to get my permanent, four crown bridge. It will be full ceramic zirconia which is better quality than the standard porcelain fused to metal crowns that dentists at home proposed.

I was highly impressed with every part of the procedure. Dr Gadea is a master, his technicians are skilled and polished pros. My mouth is a bit sore but not a problem and I have medication. Surgical extractions are more involved than regular ones. The Dr. instructed me to consume only cold soft foods and drinks today so I've had several ice creams and smoothies and will enjoy a couple of beers later under doctor's orders.

February 13, 2019
Monday I had my first of three appointments this week at Costa Rica Dental Services. Now that the two bone grafts from December have established themselves I needed an impression mould for my permanent four units upper front bridge which I'll receive Thursday. I am also having a three-unit bridge that had badly deteriorated replaced. One of the two supporting teeth required a root canal and both needed extensive buildup to prep for the new bridge. I spent three hours in the chair but it went very well. I am once more fully impressed with the skilful treatment I received from Dr Gadea, Dr Hernandez, and their technicians.

The second bridge will cost an additional $2100, including the root canal and buildup, but it had to be done. It raises my total cost to $4300 but the work would have cost well over $10,000 at home so I've saved at least $6000, which is absolutely amazing. I'll report on the final results in a couple of days.

February 15, 2019
I had my three and four crown permanent bridges put in yesterday and are very happy with their look, feel, and quality. They are full ceramic Zirconia which is highly durable and better than porcelain fused to metal crowns, which is the material I would have gotten at home. It's great to have my full biting and chewing capability back after more than a year of ongoing problems. Dr Gadea and his team are the best I've ever experienced and I saved $6000. I can't say enough about this clinic!

Treated by: Dr Rodolfo Gadea
David Smith, US
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I now have a full set of pearly whites and can smile again without embarrassment

5 50 Dental Crowns, Bone Graft, Extractions, Dental Implants • Paid: $4540

I met with Dr Gadea of Costa Rica Dental Services after doing an online review of several dentists in the San Jose area. This particular surgery had not been on my short list of dentists; it just caught my eye as I walked by and I decided to pay an exploratory visit. I’m glad I did! The cleanliness of the place, the sophistication of the equipment, and the professionalism of both Dr Gadea, who is perfectly fluent in English, and his staff, were impressive. I knew right away that I was in good hands.

On my first appointment, Dr. Gadea made a thorough visual examination of my teeth while his assistant took written notes of his findings. Next, his assistant took x-rays of my upper and lower jaws, which a computer-compiled into a three-dimensional on-screen image. I was shown the x-rays and kept fully informed throughout all the procedures. My dental work required the extraction of an abscessed tooth, a bone graft (since the abscess had resulted in bone loss) and a total three implants and associated crowns.

Dr Gadea’s skill was exemplary. As a result of his good work, I now have a full set of pearly whites and can smile again without embarrassment, all at a fraction of the cost of the same dental surgery in the United States. I do not hesitate to highly recommend him.

Treated by: Dr Rodolfo Gadea
Albert Rerick, US
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His practice is state of the art, his staff is professional and courteous

5 50 Dentist Consultation • Paid: $25

After 57 years of severe tooth, gum and bone disease I had reached ground zero. My mouth required total reconstruction. Every tissue, tooth, gum and bone had deteriorated.

My experience at Dr Gadea Ramirez Costa Rica Dental Services was excellent! His detailed approach with advanced diagnostics resulted in the most minimally invasive procedure that could be done. His practice is state of the art, his staff is professional and courteous. Just an overall great experience.

Highly recommend this practice.

Edward, US
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Did an extremely magnificent job with my mouth, I finally have the smile I've always wanted

5 50 Dentist Consultation

I first spoke to Dr Gadea and his staff in August about doing a whole mouth restoration. I needed quite a bit of dental work and was extremely nervous about coming down to Costa Rica from Long Island, New York. However, after talking to a former patient who was a friend's friend I decided to make the trip down. I emailed all my X-rays and scans down and we set up an immediate appointment for September 3 2018. Dr Gadea did a fabulous job at the price he quoted me. I couldn't be happier.

I chose Costa Rica Dental because the prices I got in Florida and New York was beyond what I could afford. Dr Gadea did an extremely magnificent job with my mouth, I finally have the smile I've always wanted. The staff were very helpful answering any and all questions I had. The office was nicer than my old dentist back home, my wife came along for the trip down also and ended up having some dental work done as well. Thank you to Dr Gadea and the staff.

Treated by: Dr Rodolfo Gadea
Sylvie, Canada
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All in all, a fantastic experience

5 50 Dental Implants

The service at Costa Rica Dental really exceeded my expectations. Before I chose them, I’d sent the panoramic view of my teeth to a few other clinics and most gave me similar prices for implants, but I chose this one because they were courteous and interested in more than just my money. I assumed we’d need to have all my teeth extracted, but they said this wasn’t necessary, and that it was possible to work with some of the existing teeth and simply crown them. They really listened to what I wanted. The photos on the website looked great, and I wasn’t disappointed when I arrived.

It was an awesome clinic - clean and professional. The staff were very polite and accommodating. I had about 6 months worth of work done in five days, and this put me in a lot of pain. Having your mouth stretched open everyday for a whole week is bound to be painful. But the clinic stayed open past four to accommodate me and they even provided medication (antibiotics). They were so kind and tried to keep me as comfortable as possible. The clinic also helped me find suitable lodgings and even sent me a sheet of available places nearby. I rented a room near the clinic, which worked out perfectly. They also had a driver pick me up at the airport. All in all, a fantastic experience. I’d go back to them. A lot of my friends were concerned about how sterile the clinic was, but this practice was actually a lot cleaner than any of the dental clinics I’ve visited. I’d be happy to recommend them to anyone.

Treated by: Dr Rodolfo Gadea
Unknown, Costa Rica
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They are comfortable and I smile more than ever now

5 50 Veneers

I love my veneers!

I chose to do four and the end result was great, natural looking teeth! They are comfortable and I smile more than ever now! I am grateful for Dr Gadea and the wonderful staff for taking their time and giving the best service possible!

Treated by: Dr Rodolfo Gadea
Anthony H, US
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It was an amazing experience and very affordable as well

5 50 Wisdom Tooth Extraction • Paid: $200

I got both my wisdom tooth pulled. It was relatively quick and painless. I would recommend this dentist, it was an amazing experience and very affordable as well. The receptionist was really friendly and the doctors were as well. They knew that I was practising Spanish and so they helped me learn a couple of words while giving me a pleasant first-time experience. Thank you so much!

I chose this clinic because it had high reviews on Google. I was looking for a place to get my wisdom teeth extracted. I decided on this one because of the price, location, and customer service.

Lily, Canada
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Services was great - their customer service was friendly, professional and very accommodating

5 50 Gingivitis Treatment • Paid: $2100

I went to Costa Rica to have gum surgery (gingivoplasty) as I was suffering from severe gum recession. I had read that Costa Rica had high-quality dentists at a much more affordable rate than Canada, which turned out to be quite true! For gum surgery in Costa Rica on most of my front teeth. I spent just over a quarter of what I would have been charged in Canada and for the same, if not higher, level of service.

Costa Rica Dental Services was great - their customer service was friendly, professional and very accommodating. The periodontist who performed my gum surgery was more gentle than my periodontist in Canada and he did an excellent job. He was also very informative, upfront with me about my options, the pros and cons of each without being pushy or judgemental.

Overall, based on my experience at this clinic. The level of professionalism, knowledge and skill of Costa Rica's dental profession is higher than what I have experienced in Canada.

Treated by: Dr Rodolfo Gadea
Claire Sebesta, US
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I didn't have to come back for follow up appointments, the work was done well and professionally

5 50 Dentist Consultation • Paid: $490

I conversed via email with the team. They were responsive and quoted me a price that was reasonable. I went in and they did the consultation and treatment same day. I didn't have to come back for follow up appointments, the work was done well and professionally. I'm glad I went to Costa Rica Dental Services.

Experience was great, quality was great and people were friendly.

Treated by: Dr Rodolfo Gadea
Michelle Thomas, US
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They are very friendly and have a great service

4 50 Root Canals, Dental Crowns

I was there for my sister who got a wonderful job done. She had 7 root canal treatments, and 18 crowns put on. She now has a gorgeous smile and no pain! I only had my bond in my front tooth re-done, it's okay, but a little rough in places, and a little uneven. I'll survive. All in all, I highly recommend this clinic!

They are very friendly and have a great service. However, the front staff has a little bit of a language barrier. The owner speaks and understands English perfectly, but he is doing the work in the back.

Jody Johnsen, US
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I’ve found my courage and my dentist

5 50 Fillings, Root Canals, Dental Implants

I grind my teeth at night when I’m sleeping. This has ruined my teeth, given me headaches and damaged the Dental work I’ve already had. If that’s not enough I’ve had a disastrous encounter with an endodontist that resulted in 2 surgeries, a root canal, 2 crowns and finally the loss of the tooth. The pain was so traumatic that I’m afraid of the dentist. Thank goodness my moment of courage occurred at Costa Rica Dental Services.

After careful consideration, we (yes, I was included) determined I needed 2 root canals redone (because 2 different US dentists failed to notice roots with more than 1 nerve.) A broken tooth needed a root canal (that was the reason for the courage) and 3 implants - 1 from the endodontist nightmare and 2 from root canals that couldn’t be completed without agony. (I’m wondering how many other teeth I had with 2 nerves per root.)

Before I left I had a largely failed filling replaced and small worn places on my front teeth filled so I could smile.

Up to this point, any exceptional dentist could have done the work I had. I have never met an exceptional dentist before but I’m sure they exist somewhere other than this office.

In addition to bonding (my word not the dentists), my front teeth to fill the worn off enamel Dr. Gadea built up a tooth that was pushed behind the other front tooth and blended the effect so my crooked teeth look straight. Not straighter - straight! He also used that same bonding to make a rough line on the bottom of my teeth smooth and even. When I gasped and stared at him unable to speak from shock at my suddenly improved appearance he said,”This is what I love to do. When I get started I just have to make the teeth look better.”

I have to go back to have the crowns when the implants have healed but I’ve found my courage and my dentist. I would dream of going anywhere else.

In a scale of 1 to 10, Costa Rica Dental Services is a 20.

Treated by: Dr Rodolfo Gadea
Unknown, Costa Rica
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They are all professional, with superb workmanship, artistry, and state of the art equipment

5 50 Cosmetic Dentist Consultation

Highest recommendation for Dr. Gadea and his team. My experience was truly second to none. Dr. Gadea is an excellent cosmetic Dentist whose main priority is making sure his patients are comfortable and get the best dentistry he can offer. He has a great team. They are all professional, with superb workmanship, artistry, and state of the art equipment. He has transformed all my ugly grind down teeth into a beautiful smile. His fees are very reasonable and affordable for all incomes, and will work with you. If you need quality work done, call Dr. Gadea. You will thank god you did? I do every day. Thank you for giving my smile back.

Treated by: Dr Rodolfo Gadea
Renee Queen, US
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The doctor was very friendly and forthright with his treatment plan and cost

5 50 Paid: $12000

I would highly recommend Costa Rica Dental Services.

The doctor was very friendly and forthright with his treatment plan and cost.

Treated by: Dr Rodolfo Gadea
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  • AACD - American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (US) 
  • ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists (International) 
  • ADA - American Dental Association (US) 




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Bone Graft


CAD/CAM Dental Restorations


CEREC Dental Restorations


Cosmetic Dentist Consultation


Dental Bonding


Dental Bridges


3-Unit Bridge


Implant Bridge


Maryland Bridge


Permanent Bridge


PFM Bridge


Porcelain Bridge


Temporary Bridge


Dental Crowns


Permanent Crown


PFM Crown


Porcelain Crown


Resin Crown


Temporary Crown


Zirconia Crown


Dental Implants

***We do not provide Zirconia Implants*** The dental implants are artificial roots that can be place in the maxilla or in the mandible creating a solid base where it can be perform either individual or a whole mouth restoration. The implants will allow you to chew, smile and talk secure and comfortable. This is the most natural, new and healthy way to replace lost teeth.The dental implants are made of titanium because it doesn’t reject tissues and fits perfectly with the bone. At Costa Rica Dental Services we use only the best implants on the market such as ZIMMER, 3i or MIS.

Immediate Implant Placement


Restoration of Implants


Single Implant


Dental Sealant


Dental X-Ray


Digital Dental X-Ray


Digital Panoramic Dental X-Ray


Panoramic Dental X-Ray


Dentist Consultation




Acrylic Dentures


Chrome Dentures


Fixed Partial Dentures


Full Dentures


Immediate Dentures




Removable Partial Dentures




Non-Surgical Extractions


Surgical Extractions


Wisdom Tooth Extraction



The fillings is a process that eliminates decays from affected teeth and replaces the lost structure with healing material that will recover the original shape and functions. The white fillings are made with a special resin that can be as the same color of the tooth so nobody knows the difference; this is a huge advantage because it looks much better than black fillings or amalgams. The new resins are free of mercury, which solves another big problem present in traditional amalgams

Glass Ionomer Cement Filling


Porcelain Filling


Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Cement Filling


Root Filling


Temporary Filling


White Filling


Fluoride Therapy


General anesthesia for dental treatments


Gingivitis Treatment


Gum Surgery

Sometimes gums are stain or are not well proportionate and it’s becomes difficult to show them in public. Having big gums, small or even too large teeth are aesthetic problems that some people face all the time and even having them healthy doesn’t mean they can show them how they would like to. The esthetic gums surgery allows you to correct pigmentation problems, get the right level to your gums and get even the space between teeth, providing your mouth a healthiest look and a better function.

Gingival Flap Surgery


Gum Contouring and Reshaping


Soft Tissue Grafts


Hygienist Session


Implant Dentist Consultation


Inlay or Onlay


Composite Resin Inlay or Onlay


Porcelain Inlay or Onlay


Lingual Frenectomy


Mouth Guard


Periodontitis Treatment




Root canals


Complex Root Canal


Incisor Root Canal


Molar Root Canal


Premolar Root Canal


Root End Surgery


Single Visit Root Canal


Sedation for dental treatments


Sinus Lift


Scaling and Root Planing


Ultrasonic Scaling


Teeth Contouring and Reshaping


Teeth Whitening

The color of the teeth is a unique feature for every human being and it’s influenced in the genetic of every person. It´s inevitable that because of pass of the time the natural shiny white teeth´s color doesn’t change from clear tones to darkest tones. Besides, people becomes old and with decalcification, bad mouth hygiene or just drinking too much coffee, tea, wine, eating chocolates or smoking cigarettes will causes stains and darkening of the teeth. Costa Rica Dental Services provides you with the most modern and simple whitening laser techniques without damaging your teeth or tissues and of course with proven results.

Chemical Teeth Whitening


Home Whitening Kits


Laser Teeth Whitening


Zoom! Teeth Whitening





Some of the often problems that teeth presents are bad positioning, stains, dark coloring, fractures and can be solved through the application of porcelain veneers. The veneers are thin sheets prepared just for your size and it sticks to the front tooth, obtaining a better appearance, younger and healthier. In only two sessions you will not have any type of dental problem and you can brag with a beautiful smile. The Porcelain is perfect for dental reconstruction because it’s similar to tooth enamel and its resists any kind of chewing. Plus the smooth surface prevents bacterial attack.

Composite Veneers


Porcelain Veneers

Costa Rica Dental Services - Calle 1, Avenida 6, San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San José, San Jose, 2050,

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Dr Rodolfo Gadea - Principal Dentist at Costa Rica Dental Services

Dr Rodolfo Gadea

Job Title:
  Principal Dentist
  Cosmetic Dentistry, Implantology, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics
  English, Spanish
  • Member of Costa Rica´s Board of Dentistry
  • Member of Costa Rica´s Board of Dental Surgeons
  • Member of American Dental Association
  • Faculty member of the Prosthodontic section, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
  • Posgrad course  in Oral Implants, University of Miami. 2008
  • DDS - 1996 (University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica)
  • Esthetics Program. UCLA, California. 2010

Dr Marisel Ramírez

Job Title:
Member of the American Dental Association (ADA) Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Member of Costa Rica’s Board of Dentistry Member of Costa Rica’s Board of Dental Surgeons Faculty member of the Diagnostic and Oral Medicine, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica Postgraduate Degree in Educative Technologies in Dentistry, Universidad Tecnológica de México

Dr Magali Carvajal

Member of Costa Rica’s Board of Dentistry Member of Costa Rica’s Board of Dental Surgeons Faculty member of the Prosthodontic section, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica Postgraduate Degree in Educative Technologies in Dentistry, Universidad Tecnológica de México
(866) 260-9546

Calle 1, Avenida 6, San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San José, San Jose, 2050Costa Rica