Costa Rica Dentistry

Costa Rica Dentistry:

Almost Like Home


Tourism may be down and economies hurting but Costa Rica dentistry is booming. Of course prices are extremely low – up to 75% off some North American prices – and standards are also high. What a winning combination!

View of San Jose from El Castillo Country Club Costa Rica

One of the greatest draws of Costa Rica cosmetic dentistryDentists Association, which was established in 1898. It maintains a list of active members and if you’re in doubt about whether any Costa Rican dentists or surgeons are accredited, just check their registry (just click on Miembros on their website at ).

To become dentists in Costa Rica, students have to complete a six-year program leading to a DDS, or Doctor of Dental Surgery. Many dentists then opt for a two-year course of specialization.

Others have gone abroad to specialize and undertake continuing education. Most dental websites are proud to display their dentists’ credentials, so you should have no trouble finding out about them.

Several respected universities offer dentistry degrees in the country. The Universidad de Costa Rica, the country’s largest university, has had a dentistry program since 1942 and awards a Doctor of Dental Surgery, or DDS, after six years. Since 1994, ULACIT, the Latin American University of Science and Techonology, a private institution, has offered both Bachelors and Masters degrees in dentistry.

While this doesn’t reflect on the quality of their work, a number of dentists in Costa Rica also belong to the American Dental Association or to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Costa Rica dentistry handles all major specialities.

Here are just a few of the interventions handled by Costa Rica dentists:

  • bleaching
  • implants
  • crowns
  • veneers
  • dentures
  • bonding
  • oral surgery
  • periodontal surgery
  • orthodontics
  • root canals…

In Costa Rica dentistry is quite similar to that in North America – procedures, training and equipment are excellent, but prices far lower. Why not save money, get a great job done on your teeth, and discover a magnificent country while you’re at it?

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