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Jehova Rafa Dental Center

Jehova Rafa Dental Center

(202) 963-7828

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

ServiceScore
Outstanding
from 585 users
9.8
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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 ★ Outstanding ServiceScore™ 9.8 from 585 votes ★ Customer Service Award 2023 ★ 41 verified patient reviews. Visit our Dentist - Plaza Express Guayabos, Curridabat, San Jose, 11803, Costa Rica.

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation
Dental Implants from $660
Veneers from $350
Dental Crowns $200 - $350
Dental Bridges $100 - $1050
Root Canals $100 - $300
Wisdom Tooth Extraction $100 - $200
Immediate Implant Placement from $600
Porcelain Veneers $200 - $350
Bone Graft $350 - $1000
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About Jehova Rafa Dental Center

We are your best option in Costa Rica because of our quality in dental work, a specialist with amazing experience in complex cases and we have the best quality and best price. We are in Curridabat a town in the capital city, San Jose close to the mountains and just 10 minutes from our own Bed and Breakfast.

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 work with a Dental Laboratory, top-of-the-line technology and with a perfect timeframe to deliver your dental work. 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 is that 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 of!!! And remember Jehovah Rapha Medical Center because our Lord provides healing.

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Patient reviews

4.8 from 41 verified reviews
07.03.2024
David D., US
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

They are professional and accommodating

5 50 Dentist Consultation

I went to their clinic in early February.

They did a great job an no editing around like most dental clinics.

I ended getting a dry sicket which messed my schedule up but they went out of their way to get me back and going.

The work was excellent and I highly recommend them. They are professional and accommodating.

20.04.2023
Cathy H, Costa Rica
( Review verified by email)

The office is well equipped and very clean

5 50 Teeth Cleaning, Root Canals, Dental Bridges • Paid: $500

Seven of my family members and a few coworkers have gone to Dr Calvo for dentistry work. So while my sister was travelling to have work done that she was quoted $31,000 in the USA, I decided to go with her and have some minor work done. I was so amazed how smooth the whole process is. From the second you land at the airport and Olger picks you up, through the initial check-up by Dr Calvo and the estimate to go the work to the work being done for a fraction of the cost of US dentist. Dr Calvo and his staff are very professional, speak fluent English explains everything he can do for you and the price. While having the work done they are caring and gentle. My sisters total price was $3400 compared to the $31,000 estimate she received in the USA. She didn’t need as much as she was told by the US dentist but did receive four root canals and a bridge with six teeth, as well as a deep cleaning. All done within two visits/ two days. Surprisingly she had NO PAIN whatsoever. I just had a deep cleaning, three silver/mercury fillings I got when I was a child replaced, and a whitening treatment and paid right at $500
No pain and now I have the most shiniest teeth that I have had in years.

The office is well equipped and very clean. The shopping centre is very nice and clean

At the end of the shopping center is a very nice grocery store that has everything you could possibly need. So happy I finally decided to come to see for myself how wonderful Dr Calvo and Olger are. Absolutely the BEST.

Treated by: Albert Calvo
27.09.2022
Wiebke, Germany
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It gives me so much confidence and I can finally smile like a beautiful butterfly

5 50 Dental Bridges • Paid: $1200

I highly recommend Dr. Jehova Rafa without reservation! I have been at dentists around the world due to an accident I had when I was 11 years old.

I had a lot of operations until I was 28 years old, but there were still some things to do on my lower jaw. I was looking for a relatively pain-free and affordable treatment. A dentist in Germany suggested implanting gum from my palate to give my lower jaw more stability. Others from the U.S suggested implants or bridges. All this means destroying additional teeth that are basically still healthy.

Dr. Jehova Rafa on the other hand suggested veneers and he corrected four teeth within a week. I can't tell you enough how happy that makes me. Finally, a dentist who's not just seeing a "money-making-machine" in me, but has my best interests in mind!

I love the result! It gives me so much confidence and I can finally smile like a beautiful butterfly!

If you're looking for a trustworthy dentist, Dr. Jehova Rafa is the way to go!

Treated by: Albert Calvo
24.12.2021
Robert, US
(We were unable to verify the reviewer)

Everyone who assisted the dentist was very professional

Dental Implants, Root Canals, Dental Crowns

Dr Coto is a trained professional. I was what is called a tetracycline baby. Mothers who took tetracycline before 1964 gave birth to kids without enamel causing discoloration of the teeth. Dr Coto performed a full mouth restoration (22 titanium crowns, 7 root canals and 6 implants). He did this work over six days at eight hours a day. There was never an issue with sedation. Dr Coto was in charge and everyone who assisted him was very professional. I’ve grown up my entire childhood and young adult life in a dentist and orthodontist chair in Dallas, Texas. From pulling teeth to cavities to braces and retainer and even headgear for an overbite…I KNOW.
I also KNOW the same professional work you get done in the States you can get done with Dr Coto at a fraction of the cost.

Treated by: Dr Coto
25.06.2019
Neil Stevenson, US
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My new teeth are beautiful and feel like I was born with them

Dental Crowns

I am a patient of Dr Alberto Coto. I recently had 13 crowns installed. It was amazing, thorough and effective and the only dentist that has ever been painless. I was picked up at the airport and accommodated in a very nice B+B and shuttled to my appointments every day. English was spoken and it couldn't have been easier. My new teeth are beautiful and feel like I was born with them!

Treated by: Albert Calvo

Thank you Neil for your kindly review.

Albert Calvo
Albert Calvo
13.05.2019
Shelia Bristol, US
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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: Albert Calvo
30.11.2018
James, US
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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: 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.

Albert Calvo
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

Albert Calvo
Albert Calvo
13.08.2018
Oxana, Canada
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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: 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!

Albert Calvo
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: Albert Calvo

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

Albert Calvo
Albert Calvo
16.07.2018
Renee, US
(We were unable to verify the reviewer)

This dental office is everything a client desires and more

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: 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: 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, 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: 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.

Albert Calvo
Albert Calvo
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Accreditations

  • Costa Rica Ministry of Health (Costa Rica) 
  • Zimmer Biomet Dental Education Program (International) 
  • BIOMET 3i Education Program (International) 
  • ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists (International) 
  • AOCMF (International) 
  • DGOI - German Society of Oral Implantology (Germany) 
  • ADIA - American Dental Implant Association (US) 

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 mouth rehabilitation in zirconium crowns - Jehova Rafa Dental CenterFull emax rehabilitation - 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 - $600

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 - $550

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 - $350

Permanent Crown

There are several types of crowns:

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

$200 - $280

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 $660

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 - $9000

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

$7200 - $10200

All-on-6 Dental Implants

from $600

Immediate Implant Placement (30 mins)

from $600

Restoration of Implants (1 hour, 2 sessions)

from $600

Single Implant (30 mins)

 

Dentist Consultation

$100 - $200

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

$300 - $350

Inlay or Onlay

$60 - $220

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 is a highly trained root canal specialist. Root canal therapy is required 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

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 Symposium and MIS implant company training
  • 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 the International Congress of Oral Implantologist and Association of Osseointegration.

Member of the Association of Osseointegration.

Over 500 successful dental implants.

Dra. Lai Chan - Orthodontist at Jehova Rafa Dental Center

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 the Faculty of Dental Sciences (Veritas University) as a resident.
  • 2005 to present- An 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.

An active member of the American Dental Association.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • 2011- Invisalign ® Certification.
  • 2010-2011- Masters in Orthodontics and functional jaw orthopaedics 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

Sofía Jimenez

Specialisations:
  Endodontics
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:
  • Graduated from the 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

Luis Diego Camacho

Specialisations:
  Endodontics
Languages:
  English, Spanish
Biography:
  • Graduated from the University Latina of Costa Rica
  • Master's Degree in Endodontics at the University Latina of Costa Rica
  • International Congresses since 2015
  • 3rd Place National Research Award CCDCR
  • Expositor II & III Symposiums of Endodontics at the University Latina of Costa Rica
(202) 963-7828

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