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Costa Rica Dental Services

Costa Rica Dental Services

(866) 260-9546Calle 1, Avenida 6, San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San José, San Jose, 2050Costa Rica
4.4 / 5  Excellent
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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™: 4.4 from 3867 votes. Customer Service Award Winner 2018. 36 verified patient reviews.

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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from 36 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Costa Rica Dental Services

"All in all, a fantastic experience"
5 50Reviewed 13 Aug 2018 Verified user.
Treatment Received: 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: Rodolfo
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Sylvie Canada
"They are comfortable and I smile more than ever now"
5 50Reviewed 12 Jul 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: 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: Rodolfo
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Unknown Costa Rica
"It was an amazing experience and very affordable as well"
5 50Reviewed 10 Jul 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Wisdom Tooth Extraction
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.
Total Amount Paid $200
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review avatarAnthony US
"Services was great - their customer service was friendly, professional and very accommodating"
5 50Reviewed 10 Jul 2018 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Gingivitis Treatment
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: Rodolfo Total Amount Paid $2103
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review avatarLily Canada
"I didn't have to come back for follow up appointments, the work was done well and professionally"
5 50Reviewed 23 May 2018 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation
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: Rodolfo Total Amount Paid $491
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Claire US
"They are very friendly and have a great service"
4 50Reviewed 06 May 2018 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: 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.
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Michelle US
"I’ve found my courage and my dentist"
5 50Reviewed 30 Apr 2018 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: 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: Rodolfo
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"They are all professional, with superb workmanship, artistry, and state of the art equipment"
5 50Reviewed 25 Apr 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: 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: Rodolfo
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Unknown Costa Rica
"The doctor was very friendly and forthright with his treatment plan and cost"
5 50Reviewed 27 Feb 2018 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received:
I would highly recommend Costa Rica Dental Services.

The doctor was very friendly and forthright with his treatment plan and cost.
Treated By: Rodolfo Total Amount Paid $12016
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Renee US
"They are professional, compassionate and most importantly genuine"
5 50Reviewed 10 Sep 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants,Dental Crowns,Temporary Bridge
My teeth were in poor condition from years of sports, smoking and neglect. After obtaining different quotes and treatment options including implants in Canada, all unaffordable, I decided to research medical tourism. Costa Rica came highly recommended. Dr. Gadea 's clinic stood out for me including previous testimonials. I contacted the clinic and received a quick response. Juan instructed me to forward my panoramic X-ray and Dr. Gadea himself called me back.

We discussed my detailed treatment plan that had been e-mailed to me. His knowledge, genuine interest, and reassuring nature convinced me to move forward. Juan made all the arrangements including picking us up at the airport after a 2 day weather delay. Everything was rearranged. Nervously walking into the clinic I was immediately impressed. Laura warmly welcomed us. Returning patients from New York began extolling how they LOVED Dr. Gadea and that I had made a great choice. After an examination and scan using modern equipment, Dr. Gadea excitedly informed me that I didn't need to lose all of my remaining teeth.

We reworked a treatment plan with implants, crowns and a temporary bridge. After the surgery, I was pain-free with no swelling. I saved a minimum 40% from the different quotes I received in Canada. I can't say enough about my experience with Dr. Gadea and his staff. They are professional, accommodating, compassionate and most importantly they are genuine. They really do care. Looking forward to returning to beautiful Costa Rica soon for my new teeth. Thank you again, Dr. Gadea.

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





Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Travel Services

International travel

Local travel

Local accommodation

Translation services

Local guide

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Pick up service from hotel

Pick up service from airport

Languages spoken



Bone Graft
CAD/CAM Dental Restorations
CEREC Dental Restorations
Cosmetic Dentist Consultation
Dental Bonding
Dental Bridges
3-Unit Bridge
Implant Bridge
Maryland Bridge
Metal 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
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

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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) 260-9546Calle 1, Avenida 6, San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San José, San Jose, 2050Costa Rica