Costa Rica Dental

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Since: Jun 12

San Josť, Costa Rica

#1 Jun 20, 2012
This forum is for people who have questions about traveling to Costa Rica for dental care. I came to Costa Rica many years ago as a dental tourist and now live in CR and work within the dental tourism industry. I know many of the dentists and dental clinics here which cater to dental tourists and will gladly answer any questions you have on the matter.
Denra Jo Bright

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#2 Aug 29, 2013
We are coming to Costa Rica for a week for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. I have really wanted to get veneers and have heard Costa is a good place for less expensive care. True? And where is the best for veneers?
Dental Pro

San Josť, Costa Rica

#3 Aug 29, 2013
I believe there are only a few "high-end" dentists in Costa Rica, and that is likely where you should seek the "best" veneers.

Dr. Alberto Meza has a great reputation internationally, and does Dr. Mario Garita. Dr. Luis Kaver is very popular for Costa Rican Nationals and also caters to dental tourists. Do your own research, but those would be a good place to start!

Good luck, and enjoy your new veneers!

“thedentaltourist .com”

Since: Jul 13

Santa Cruz born. Now in Oregon

#4 Aug 29, 2013
Denra Jo Bright wrote:
We are coming to Costa Rica for a week for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. I have really wanted to get veneers and have heard Costa is a good place for less expensive care. True? And where is the best for veneers?
Denra...have a look at this thread http://bit.ly/bdEGzP

That is where the majority of CR dentist chat is happening. As you can see it was started in 2007 but you can jump to the current discussion by clicking on "Go To Last Page".

The skinny:(these are some opinions I've gathered, via research, from people that have been to CR)

avoid- Prisma Dental
avoid- Alberto Coto Calvo

Recommended by many...(not a complete list...just the names that I've seen pop up the most lately)
Cavallini http://bit.ly/rMNe5N
Anglada & Castro http://bit.ly/1a3I1Az
Prada & Gonzalez http://bit.ly/13sXxAx
Kaver http://bit.ly/17pYlGd
Brenes http://bit.ly/14IgikG
Obando http://bit.ly/1dUVwBB
Meza http://bit.ly/3ClcL
Gil http://bit.ly/159numm (although I've heard good reviews of the Gil Clinic, I for some reason can't get them to help me. I sent them my xrays and photos of my teeth, as I did with a lot of dentists, and they responded by asking for my phone number. I gave it to them but no call. So I sent it again and they asked what was the best time to call...I told them but still no call. Every other dentist I contacted responded quickly with treatment options and prices)

I'm going for major work, all upper teeth extracted and replaced with a porcelain or zirconia teeth. That procedure in the U.S. would be approx $30,000. In Costa Rica (CR) it's about $9k -$12k depending on which doctor you choose. So even with the cost of air travel, lodging, food and such it's still a deal. Probably not worth it if you just need a single crown or something like that.

“thedentaltourist .com”

Since: Jul 13

Santa Cruz born. Now in Oregon

#5 Aug 29, 2013
Oh...forgot one that I've recently heard good things about

sonriacr.com
John

Charlotte, NC

#9 Jan 2, 2014
I'm starting to gather info CR dentists. Can anyone tell me about New Smile Dental Group in San Jose. Dr Mario Bonilla D.D.S.

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