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Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Jehova Rafa Dental Center

(855) 501-5798

Plaza Express Guayabos, Curridabat, San Jose, 11803Costa Rica

5.0 / 5  Outstanding
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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
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sundayclosed
Prices from $60 - Enquire for a fast quote from Jehova Rafa Dental Center. Outstanding ServiceScore™: 5.0 from 1178 votes. Customer Service Award ★ 2018. 38 verified patient reviews. Check out before and after photos.

Popular Treatments

Dental Implants from $600
Veneers from $350
Dental Crowns $200 - $350
Dental Bridges $100 - $1050
Root Canals $100 - $300
Immediate Implant Placement from $600
Porcelain Veneers $200 - $350
Bone Graft $350 - $1000
Complex Root Canal $100 - $300
Sinus Lift $800 - $1000
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About Jehova Rafa Dental Center

We are your best option in Costa Rica because of our quality in the dental work, specialist with amazing experience in complex cases and we have the best quality and best price. We are in Desamparados a town in the east part of San Jose close to the mountains and at just 10 minutes from our own Bed and Breakfast. We are a Medical Center so you can expect a full service, you will be check for a medical doctor at NO COST in our first visit just to take all the necessary precautions for your dental treatment. Also we offer Deal Packages that includes: the dental treatment, welcome gift, tour, massage, make up and hair cut. We offer free local transportation. Our location is great and our services are amazing too. We tell you at every step what we are doing, so no surprises afterwards. We have our own dental lab with Highly Trained staff and top of the line technology. The State of Art is our commitment to you. We are perfectionists and artistic in our work. Our clinical staff is highly trained with US certifications and worldwide certifications. The most important part because in these times money matters! Our prices are the cheapest in Costa Rica with the best materials. 

Come for just 1 week and get the dental work that you need at the price you dream with!!! And remember Jehovah Rapha Medical Center because our Lord provides healing.

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Patient reviews

from 38 verified reviews
13.05.2019
Shelia Bristol, US
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

The clinic was clean and the equipment very advanced

4 50 Porcelain Veneers, Fillings • Paid: $3750

I went for porcelain veneers, however, after I got there he also took all the metal fillings out and replaced with white(6). Put a post and crown in an old root canal, bleached the bottoms and replaced my bonding with the porcelain veneers. They did it all in 4 days. He has several dentists working in different areas. Transportation was provided in both ways.

The clinic was clean and the equipment very advanced. The dentist all spoke English, the rest of the staff tried.

San Jose on the side we were on is a very run down area. Bars and night time security. However, we felt safe but we did not wander. Prices on everything is higher than the States except the dental work. Price was about 1/8 of what I was quoted in the USA.

Treated by: Dr Albert Calvo
30.11.2018
James, US
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone)

Dr Calvo and his staff were very friendly and professional

5 50 3D Dental X-Ray

I started having problems with my 4 unit bridge becoming unglued from the anchor teeth. One of the anchor teeth had degenerated so much that there was no longer enough left to glue to .My dentist decided that we needed to extract the anchor teeth as well as the tooth behind it, insert implants and a new 5 unit bridge. After his price quote, I decided to look elsewhere. Through WhatClinic I discovered Jehova Rapha. I was given a quote of $4200 for the total job which was about a third of what I was quoted at home. Dr Calvo graduated from the U. of Frankfurt and was very professional and easy to work with. He extracted the 3 teeth and installed 2 implants. I return to his clinic in 4 months (after healing) to have the bridge installed. So far, I am very happy with the process.

Dr Calvo and his staff were very friendly and professional.I was picked up at the airport and driven to my appointments free of charge. I used a B&B affiliated with the clinic and was very happy with it. I took my wife with me and we were charged $65 a day which included breakfast and dinner. The meals were delicious and sumptuous, the room very clean, and the staff very friendly. One thing I really liked about Jehova Rapha was that there was no waiting and they saw me right away. I look forward to returning in 4 month to have my bridge installed. I highly recommend Jehova Rapha...........James

Treated by: Dr Albert Calvo

Dear James, we are so thankful for your review. It is such a good notice to know you had a great time in Costa Rica, as well as a a great experience with our Dental Work. We look forward to your next visit! Greetings from the staff.

Dr Albert Calvo
07.10.2018
Anonymous, Canada
( Review verified by phone and email)

Totally satisfied with the service and quality provided

5 50 Dentist Consultation • Paid: $2100

Dr Andrea and her colleague did an excellent job. Thank you very much, ladies!

Totally satisfied with the service and quality provided. Very reasonable prices.

Treated by: Dr Adriana Sanchez

Greetings, thank you for your wonderful review. Dra Adriana Sanchez was in charge of your case, doors are open for you and your friends. Thank you for trusting our services! Best Regards

Dr Albert Calvo
13.08.2018
Oxana, Canada
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

I was very well cared for and would give them the maximum rating

5 50

I compared some reviews, prices and locations Jehovah was the overall best option for my dental implants. I had my follow-ups and will be returning in December to have more work done.

Both treatment and service were great. They picked me up and drove me everywhere. I was very well cared for and would give them the maximum rating. I really like this dentist.

Treated by: Dr Albert Calvo

Hi Oxana! Thank you for taking the time to review Jehovah Rafa Dental Clinic, this is very nice from you. Next visit you will have that beautiful smile for sure. Maybe you'd like to share with your friends who might need some dental work, too? We’d love to continue making smile's dreams come true for awesome customers like you. Thank you one more time, God Bless you!

Dr Albert Calvo
17.07.2018
Joyce, US
( Review verified by phone and email)

The doctor was very good, understanding with my questions and dental work

5 50 Dental Crowns, Dental Implants

I had crowns and one implant. First numbing and procedure was somewhat uncomfortable but the numbing was a must. I would do it again. Dr Cota was very good, understanding with my questions and dental work.

Very pleased with my dental work. Would have had more done not enough time.

Treated by: Dr Albert Calvo

We are at your services Ms. Walker, thank you for visiting us one more time and for all those beautiful pictures.

Dr Albert Calvo
16.07.2018
Renee, US
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This dental office is everything a client desires and more

5 50 Dental Implants

Dental Implant was performed and the entire process was pain-free with no discomfort. If you are considering this type of procedure; think no further and just go for it. It is well worth the value!

Wow! My experience was absolutely amazing!
Dr Calvo and the staff are very professional, loving and compassionate.

This dental office is everything a client desires and more.
I am so blessed to have a dentist who loves life; enjoys helping others and does great quality work at a fair price.

Treated by: Dr Albert Calvo
05.07.2018
Eric, US
( Review verified by phone and email)

They completed the work quick and efficiently and did a good job

4.5 50 Dentist Consultation • Paid: $545

The treatments from Dr. Coto and Dr. Adriana were done with professionalism and I can give them a good recommendation based upon my experience. They were very accommodating with scheduling and speed of service. Above all their pricing was extremely fair and I was happy.

I scheduled this appointment to address what I thought would be major problems since I had not gone to the dentist in 26 years. My childhood memories had me terrified of the dentist. Anyway, they did an evaluation and came up with a treatment plan that was far less work than what I expected so I was very pleased. Dr. Coto was very honest in what I needed and told me that I did not need the services that I had told him I needed.
They completed the work quick and efficiently and did a good job at making me feel comfortable in the chair.

Treated by: Dr Albert Calvo
04.06.2018
Larry, Costa Rica
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

The doctor gives you options to what he can do for you and explains the process of what he will do

5 50 Dentist Consultation, All-on-4 Dental Implants, All-on-4 Dental Implants, PFM Bridge, PFM Bridge • Paid: $12

Jehovah and his team were very helpful. They came and picked me up at the airport, gave me great accomodation. All the people are very friendly.

The doctor gives you options to what he can do for you and explains the process of what he will do.

All in all, I highly recommend Dr. Calvo to anyone.

Treated by: Dr Albert Calvo

Greetings from Costa Rica, Thank you for you review! I hope you are enjoying your new smile, it was great having you around. God bless you.

Dr Albert Calvo
23.05.2018
Deborah, US
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Top notch work and I am ecstatic with the results of my new smile

4.5 50 Dental Crowns, All-on-4 Dental Implants, Dental Implants • Paid: $8000

All on 4 upper and 2 implants plus crowns.

Dr. Coto is the best! I started communication with his office and him personally. I was a bit apprehensive since it was too good to be true. But I was completely wrong for once. His office consists of the latest technology and his team is superstars. I was taken care of since, I arrived everything coordinated from arrival pickup at the airport, appointment transportation and bed and breakfast where I was pampered and taken care of from start to finish.

Top notch work and I am ecstatic with the results of my new smile. I would definitely recommend him in a heartbeat, already have. My smile says it all. Prices are as posted he does not try to upsell.

Thank you, Dr. Coto, see you in 3 months for my crowns.

Treated by: Dr Albert Calvo

Thank you very much. It was a real pleasure to help you.

Dr Albert Calvo
09.05.2018
Ed, US
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

Good service, complimentary rides from/to airport and clinic

5 50 Teeth Whitening, Dental Crowns

Got four crowns. Fit perfectly the first time and no readjustments like they do at home.
Whitening made my smile best ever.

Noted for not trying to sell you service you don't need.
Fair prices.
Good service, complimentary rides from/to airport and clinic.
Easy to set up. Just tell them when your plane lands in CR and they'll do the rest.

09.01.2018
Deborah, US
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So thrilled with the quality of the work and the professionalism of the staff

5 50 Paid: $4000

Hi, my boyfriend, had some implants and other work done there almost a year ago and we were THRILLED with the results. He's been meaning to do a formal review but he keeps forgetting, putting it off. Anyway, I was thinking I have before and after pictures that I can provide so here, they are!

He was (we are) so thrilled with the quality of the work, the cleanliness of the office, the professionalism and helpfulness of the staff and Dr. Coto and the fact that it was so affordable for him to have this work done is beyond words! He was quoted no less than $15k for what Dr. Coto did for less than $5k!! The work he had done was something he had thought he'd NEVER be able to afford but YOU made it possible and we are forever grateful and thankful to have found you! Thank you and God bless!!

Amazing! Top-notch! For those who question the professionalism and quality of the work done here, compared to the level of professionalism that exists in the U.S., I say only one word - DON'T. There is ZERO difference!

Treated by: Dr Albert Calvo
14.06.2017
Tom, Costa Rica
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Fair and professional

5 50 Dentist Consultation

I was told by my young dentist in the states that I needed three crowns. Dr. Coto did digital x-rays and could find no such needs and told me so. He did not try to make money off me unnecessarily. Had digital x-rays, cleaning, and erosion cavity filled for under 200 dollars!
.

Fair and Professional.

12.02.2016
David, US
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I have healed perfectly

5 50 Root Canals

Treatment was just like any other dental treatment in the USA. I felt the tools were clean. The dentist was professional. I didn't feel like they were trying to up-sell me any unneeded services. They picked me up from my hotel and dropped me off all at no additional cost. If you don't have dental insurance in the US why not spend the extra money you would save on a flight and have the work done in Costa Rica

I was nervous about getting dental work in a foreign country but Jehova Rapha made me as comfortable as possible. It's been a month since having two root canals and two extractions and I have healed perfectly and I saved hundreds of dollars. If I ever need dental work in the future I know where I'll return!

Thank you Mr. Sien for your warm and wonderful review of our clinic. We will be more than happy to help you in any other occasion. God Bless you and we hope you all the best.

Dr Albert Calvo
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Accreditations

  • Ministerio de Salud (Costa Rica) (Costa Rica) 
  • Zimmer Dental Educational Program (International) 
  • BIOMET 3i Education Program (International) 
  • ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists (International) 
  • AOCMF (International) 
  • DGOI - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orale Implantologie e. V. (Germany) 
  • ADIA - American Dental Implant Association (US) 

Provides

Dentistry

Premises

ParkingAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport accessWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless accessOn-site pharmacy

Clinic services

Emergency service - Calling at 8723-2046Home visits - In Costa Rica no extra cost. US you will charge for transportation and other extra fees.Open 24 hours - Previous appointment.Open weekends - Previous appointment

Travel services

Local travelLocal accommodationTranslation servicesLocal guideTours and vacation servicesPick up service from hotelPick up service from airport

Languages spoken

EnglishGermanItalianSpanishPortugueseCantonese

Dentistry

$350 - $1000

Bone Graft (30 mins)

We use mineral and cadaver bones and collagen membranes prepared in the US by Synthes company.

$250 - $350

CAD/CAM Dental Restorations (1 hour, 2 sessions)

Full emax rehabilitation - Jehova Rafa Dental CenterFull mouth rehabilitation in zirconium crowns - Jehova Rafa Dental Center
Guaranteed for 10 years.

We have the CAD / CAM machine in our dental lab, we use the Tiziam Cut machine made in Germany to achieve the best result in our Computer made Zirconium Crowns, PFM crowns, Emax Press Porcelain Crowns, Temporary Crowns and very soon our hybrid bar as well.

$100 - $1050

Dental Bridges

Guaranteed for 10 years.

We have several types of bridges as:

Zirconium, PFM, all metal, ceromeric

up to $1050

3-Unit Bridge (3 hours, 2 sessions)

Guaranteed for 10 years.

A 3 unit bridge is a 2 appointments procedure and 3 days to be completed in PFM or 5 days in Zirconium.

$300 - $500

Implant Bridge

Guaranteed for 10 years.

The implant bridge can be done screwed to the implant or cemented to the abutments. The price is per unit.

$200 - $500

Permanent Bridge

Guaranteed for 10 years.

There are several types of bridges: zirconium, PFM, all ceramic, all metal. Each has a different price.

$200 - $350

PFM Bridge

Guaranteed for 10 years.

The metal can be choose between:High noble(Gold), SemiPrecious(Ag-Palladium), regular metal

$250 - $350

Porcelain Bridge

Guaranteed for 10 years.

Press Emax full porcelain bridge. This is a maximum of 3 unit bridge. The material is very good aesthetics and very strong.

$200 - $350

Dental Crowns

Guaranteed for 10 years.

There are several types of crowns:

Zirconium

Captek

PFM

IN-CERAM

EMAX

Porcelain

Full metal cast

$300 - $500

Gold Crown

Guaranteed for 50 years.

It is a full cast gold crown, this look yellow. This is a great option for people looking for a long lasting procedure regardless of the aesthetics implications.

$200 - $400

Permanent Crown

There are several types of crowns:

Zirconium, PFM, all porcelain, Emax, Captek, INCERAM, all metal cast.

$200 - $250

PFM Crown

Guaranteed for 5 years.

This is the most common crown. It is a metal core crown cover by porcelain all over. It is a cheap and not very precise way to solve a crown need.

$300 - $350

Porcelain Crown

from $350

Zirconia Crown

from $600

Dental Implants

After a full implant rehabilitation - Jehova Rafa Dental Center
Guaranteed for 50 years.

We use just high quality implants like Zimmer or Biomet 3i. 

$6000 - $12000

All-on-4 Dental Implants (2 mins, 2 sessions)

from $600

Immediate Implant Placement (30 mins)

from $600

Restoration of Implants (1 hour, 2 sessions)

from $600

Single Implant (30 mins)

$300 - $350

Inlay or Onlay

$60 - $200

Composite Resin Inlay or Onlay

$350 - $500

Gold Inlay or Onlay

$300 - $350

Porcelain Inlay or Onlay

$100 - $300

Root Canals

Guaranteed for 5 years.

This treatment is performed by Dr. Esteban Ulate or his wife Dra. Bianca Amaya both highly trained root canal specialist. The root canal therapy is require when a tooth has an infection or is in constant pain, also can be performed to help to recover the height of the tooth for a crown preparation.

$100 - $300

Complex Root Canal

Guaranteed for 5 years.

Anything is complex when you have the right staff in your office. We have 2 highly trained root canal specialist and it is very unlikely that both of them cant solve a situation in a perfect way. So I really recommend to choose our clinic because 2 brains thinks better than 1.

$100 - $300

Incisor Root Canal

Guaranteed for 5 years.

This tooth has usually 1 canal so this is a very simple procedure and take about 45 minutes to be completed and it is performed by a Root Canal Specialist.

$100 - $300

Molar Root Canal

Guaranteed for 5 years.

This root canal is performed in 1 appointment usually. The root canals are always performed in our clinic for a Root Canal Specialist.

$100 - $300

Premolar Root Canal

Guaranteed for 5 years.

This root canal is performed in 1 appointment usually. The root canals are always performed in our clinic for a Root Canal Specialist.

$100 - $300

Root End Surgery

Guaranteed for 5 years.

The apex surgery how this procedure is called is a very delicate procedure and require of a highly trained professional. So we are the best option for you since we have 2 highly trained Root Canal Specialist very well trained in this technique and they will performed this with micro-surgery. 

$100 - $300

Single Visit Root Canal

Guaranteed for 5 years.

All our Root Canals will be performed in 1 visit if the condition of the tooth allow it.

$800 - $1000

Sinus Lift

The sinus lift is a procedure to make an augmentation of the bone in the back upper part of your mouth to do dental implants afterwards. There are many techniques and approaches and also 3 specialist can make it.

1. Maxillofacial Surgeon

2. Periodontist

3. Implantologist

And our clinic you can choose between our specialist which one do you like to do the procedure.

from $350

Veneers

$200 - $350

Porcelain Veneers

Guaranteed for 10 years.

We offer Emax Press Porcelain Veneers and Zirconium Veneers.

Jehova Rafa Dental Center - Doctors

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Insurance

Private Patients Welcome - by refundPublic Health Insurance - by refundDental Plans Accepted - by refund
Dr. Albert Calvo - Dentist at Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Dr Albert Calvo

Job Title:
  Dentist
Specialisations:
  General Dentistry, Implantology
Languages:
  English, French, German, Spanish
Biography:

2005    Graduated at Universidad de Costa Rica (best in the country)

2007    Postgrade studies in Implant Dentistry

2007    Trained in Biomed 3i Implant System by 3i Company

2009     Latin american Symposium in Colombia 3i Company

2009     ACCO Symposioum and MIS implant company traning

2010     Implant Dentistry Update by Miami University 

2010     ICOI membership of Implant Prosthetic Section and Advance Implant Dentistry

2011     ICOI annual symposium LAS VEGAS

7 years of experience in full mouth rehabilitations and dental implants

Member of International Congress of Oral Implantologist and Association of Osseointegration

Member of the Association of Oseointegration

Over 500 successful dental implants

Dra. Lai Chan - Orthodontist at Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Dr Lai Chan

Job Title:
  Orthodontist
Specialisations:
  Invisalign, Orthodontics
Languages:
  English, Spanish, Chinese
Biography:

CARRIER EXPERIENCE

2005-2010

Owner of Costa Rica Dental Cosmetic.

General dental practice focused on foreign patients. (Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia)

2010-2011

Clinical orthodontics practice at Faculty of Dental Sciences (Veritas University) as a resident.

2005 to present

Active member of the Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica. (Costa Rica´s official dental academy)

2005

Coauthor of the article “Prosthetic Rehabilitation in Pediatric Patients. Case report”. Odovtos Journal N°7, UCR Dentistry Faculty.

Active member of the American Dental Association.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2011

Invisalign ® Certification.

2010-2011

Master´s in Orthodontics and functional jaw orthopedics Veritas University.

1998-2005

Doctor in Dental Surgery University of Costa Rica.

1996-1997

Initial courses in Business Administration Technological Institute of Costa Rica

1991-1995

Liceo Jose Joaquin Vargas Calvo highschool.

1989-1990

Marcelino Garcia Flamenco primary school.

1988

Ricardo Jimenez Oreamuno primary school .

1985-1987

Guapiles Central primary school.

CONFERENCES AND LECTURES

2005

Dental congress week Fundeco-University of Costa Rica.

2006

National Congress of Dentistry Costa Rica.

2007

National Congress of Dentistry Costa Rica.

2008

National Congress of Dentistry Costa Rica.

2010

Transcendental self-ligating lecture.

2011

Orthokinetic Congress Costa Rica.

LANGUAGES

Spanish, English and Cantonese.

Dra. Adriana Sanchez - Dentist at Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Dr Adriana Sanchez

Job Title:
  Dentist
Specialisations:
  General Dentistry
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:
Graduated from General Dentistry at University of Costa Rica
Miss Karla Salas - Dental Auxiliary at Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Miss Karla Salas

Job Title:
  Dental Auxiliary
Specialisations:
  Dental Hygienist
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:

Education

Graduated from Veritas University

Experience

8 years of experience

Languages

English, Spanish

Mr Olger Gonzalez - International Patient Coordinator at Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Mr Olger Gonzalez

Job Title:
  International Patient Coordinator
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:

Customer Care and Operations Manager

Dr. Alex Villalobos - Dentist at Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Dr Alexander Villalobos

Job Title:
  Dentist
Specialisations:
  Endodontics, General Dentistry
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:

General Dentist 

Graduated at Universidad de Costa Rica, 2013

Minor in Root Canal Therapy at Universidad de Costa Rica, 2014

Dr. Jorge Saenz -  at Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Dr Jorge Saenz

Specialisations:
  Periodontics
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:
Graduated from University of Chile
Dra. Sofia Jimenez -  at Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Dr Sofía Jimenez

Specialisations:
  Endodontics
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:
Graduated at University Latina of Costa Rica

Master Degree in Endodontics at Universidad Pontificia Javeriana, Colombia 2010

International Congresses since 2009

Management of Curved & Narrow Ducts with state-of-the-art rotators and their relationship with success and failure of endodontics, 2014


Dr. Luis Diego Camacho -  at Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Dr Luis Diego Camacho

Specialisations:
  Endodontics
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:
Graduated at University Latina of Costa Rica
Master Degree in Endodontics at University Latina of Costa Rica
International Congresses since 2015
3rd Place National Research Award CCDCR
Expositor II & III Symposiums of Endodontics at University Latina of Costa Rica
(855) 501-5798

Plaza Express Guayabos, Curridabat, San Jose, 11803Costa Rica