Costa Rica Dental Reviews

The Costa Rica Dental Team is a dental office located in San Jose, Costa Rica that specializes in dental tourism. This means we offer patients from the United States, Canada and all over the world an alternative to rising costs for dental work. We strive to offer high quality dentistry at a fraction of the cost. Our skilled staff has more than 12 years’ experience in extensive dental work and full mouth restorations. Many of these involve one or multiple crowns, bridges, and dental implants.

We change lives.

Oftentimes, patients come to us looking for a perfect, bright smile. Others come to us with missing, broken or damaged teeth and they ask for help to restore their function. When teeth are lost due to disease or injury, patients can experience complications due to rapid bone loss, shifting teeth, or changes in speech and mastication patterns. This results in significant discomfort. Dental implants can truly improve overall health and quality of life.

Our experienced dental surgeons have placed hundreds of implants at our clinic. We use Zimmer titanium implants, an FDA-approved implant system widely used in the United States as well. Here is what our patients have to say about their experience.

Steve Lenox
Steve Lenox
Professional and very personable. My procedures were flawless. Highly recommend CRDT!
nisi baier
nisi baier
Friendly, professional, detailed, and understanding of my anxiety in getting dental work done.
Christopher Bernard
Christopher Bernard
My experience was excellent. The dentistry work performed was high quality. The staff was very friendly. Transportation to and from hotel was a bonus.
Stephanie Howard
Stephanie Howard
I love this place. I have never before coming here had a painless dental experience. I had 3 root canal treatment and 3 crowns. All perfect and beautiful, all with out pain. I highly recommend Costa Rica Dental Team!
Colby Adams
Colby Adams
I had a whole mouth reconstruction and am blown away by the results. Everyone here is friendly, caring, and professional. They kept me informed and made me feel more comfortable than any dental office I have ever been too.
carrie williams
carrie williams
Everyone here is very compassionate. They do amazing work and basically have a lab on site so everything is done as close to perfect as possible. I have gotten most of my implants Plus the guarantee their work for 10 years which is unheard of. I love this place and will continue coming back. They have given me my smile back again, I was missing teeth from the front. I now have a partial until the implants heal and get crowned.
Tommy Harper
Tommy Harper
3rd time visiting Costa Rica and the Costa Rica dental team. Each experience is better than the last. The staff is amazing and they make everything go so smoothly. They have done an amazing job fixing my dental issues and bringing my smile back to life. I have had root canals, crowns, fillings, bone graphs, and implants. I would recommend to anyone from anywhere for any dental needs!
Mark Szymankiewicz
Mark Szymankiewicz
Best dental experience of my life! I always had anxiety about visiting a dentist since childhood. The team at Costa Rica Dental are professional and courteous During a prior visit, I fell sick from food poisoning and the staff took awesome care of me. They drove me to the Dr and really made me feel special! Dr Jessica is the best
Hardy Underhay
Hardy Underhay
This place is like a well oiled machine !!! Every part of dealing with them has been seamless and smooth. From landing at the airport to pick up, drop off, being seen by the dentists, their bedside manner is OUTSTANDING, the actual work, etc. Wow !!!! They put the USA to shame !!! Even getting my prescriptions at the pharmacy was a great experience. You walk in, hand them your prescription and 5 minutes later you have all your drugs in hand. Not to mention that they are very cost-effective and not a total insurance scam rip off. I am feeling good, no pain whatsoever. 👍 I would recommend Costa Rica Dental Team to anybody that has questions about taking the trip and not sure if it would be worth it.
I had a great experience during my two trips at Costa Rica Dental Clinic. The entire team is fantastic. Laid back , joyful but very professionals. Dr Mora, Dr Vitola, and Dr Briceno are amazing . Highly recommended !


The things that I can say about Costa Rica Dental team cannot be expressed in the little amount of space I have here. I came here to Costa Rica in May of 2022 to a different dental place that put me through 15 days of horror. I thought I was permanently disfigured. On my plane ride home The 3 people around me were exchanging fishing pictures talking about the fun they had here. I shared my horrible experience after being told I was going to be able to go enjoy Costa Rica like they did. Instead I was prisoner at home without teeth just wondering if I would ever get to go home. They all said they were here in Costa Rica for the same exact job and all 3 said they went to Costa Rica Dental Team. I messaged them instantly before the plane started moving and gave a bit of a description of what I just went through and I am stuck without a bite and crooked teeth. Who does that? I went in with perfectly straight white teeth and came out all b butchered up with crooked teeth. By the time the plane landed I was so thankful that Costa Rica Dental team was already in contact with me. I couldn’t even eat as only one tooth touched the bottom. That’s how crooked this was and the other place had no shame to steal my money and ignore the botched up job they did. Maria scheduled me; she sent me links to rental places and answered any questions I had. By the time I met the staff at Costa Rica Dental team I couldn’t believe the difference in organization and professionalism. Then I got to meet Dr Mora and her lovely personality. It reminded me of when I was on the plane trying to write my message as fast as possible and the guy next to me couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved Dr Mora. I got to experience her expressions and her positive energy. She started grinding like she sculpting a piece of art and before too long she was able to take what was impossible to live with and made it to where I could eat until the implants healed and come redo this terrible job done by other dentist in Costa Rica. The unfortunate part is this zirconia junk that was forced in my mouth was so crooked and never allowed me to bite down ended up breaking in the middle of the night wearing a night guard. It didn’t even break anywhere near the grinding work done but it was so poorly made that the minute I was able to have a bite the zirconia that was sold to the lowest bidder snapped into 2 pieces. Thank god I was still in Costa Rica and able to be rescued by costa Rica dental team once more. I was scheduled to come back in November of 2022. I had to endure the embarrassment caused by the other dentist having a hard time eating and so many other problems including the top section falling out of my mouth. Finally November is here and I am finally going to have corrected dental work. The procedures and excellent knowledge of these people was completely opposite of my last experience with the dentist who stole my money. First temp was better than the last attempt at the other place. Seeing Dr Mora in action is something on its own but they all get together and make sure they collaborate and come up with the little they needed to change for the second temp. The lies and excuses I got from that other place were such easy fixes with these dentists at the other Dental Team. These professionals corrected my smile. I am now able to eat normal and smile without embarrassment. I cannot praise Costa Rica dental team enough. I wrote a short version of the horror I had before finding Costa Rica Dental team. I highly recommend everyone to come here. From Maria at the front desk to Dr Mora’s incredible personality who works magic. These people are perfectionists and will not give up until they are satisfied with their work. Everyone I saw this week all greeted me with smiles and kindness. They speak very good English for people like me who did not know Spanish. Thank you for everything you guys are amazing. I don’t know why anyone who reads this would go anywhere else. Come to Costa Rica Dental team and please stay out of Escazu
Gilles, US
Costa Rica Dental Team met us at the airport and picked us up. Great service. When we arrived, we were impressed with the technology in the dental offices. They have a small "pen-like" camera hooked to a widescreen monitor to view the inside of the mouth. They pointed out to me the gingivitis and specifically that at each nickel-metal crown. This was an allergic reaction to the nickel! The crowns were porcelain on nickel. They not only did the other necessary work, but removed these problematic crowns, so that my gums will get better. They also intended to remake a crown on a canine upper tooth. It had been a root canal sometime before. About 2 months ago, the crown came loose and was hanging by a very narrow fiber post. Our local dentist put a new crown on with a bigger fiber post. Just a couple days before our CR trip, it broke loose again. At the CR dental office they pointed out that it was simply a “butt joint,” and the root should have had a crown lengthening for the crown to wrap some of the root. Then they discovered some decay inside the root canal. And they had to extract the root! I personally think that our local dentist failed to give good dentistry. That would have been a crown lengthening instead of the weak joint, a significantly sturdier post, and identifying the decay that had already started. Our local dentist…examined the work done by Costa Rica Dental Team and said that the materials and workmanship were superior to their own services. There is much more that I could say.
Dwayne DeWhitt
I had an implant, scaling, whitening and cleaning done. I want to congratulate you on running a world-class operation. You have a wonderful team that takes their profession to a new high with their demeanor and caring and friendly disposition. Alex did an awesome job on my implant and I will be returning with my wife for several implants, veneers and crowns that she needs. Then there is Natalie, a wonderful human being and a rock-star dentist. I had been misdiagnosed in USA and thanks to her expert judgment, it ended up being a case that required deep cleaning and scaling. She did a great job in doing that and my problematic gum started to heal the very next day when I returned for the implant procedure. Can’t praise her work enough!
Khalid Mahmood
Once again I would like to thank you for wonderful work. It feels great and looks awesome. I am very happy with everything. Thank you very much.
Sergey Rudoy
Mike and Natalie – I would like to express my gratitude to the both of you for promptly resolving my situation with my old crown. When I get back from my deployment I would like to get all of my other work done. I am trying to convince my mom to travel to Costa Rica with me so she can get some quality dental work done. You and your staff are the best.
Roberto Ruiz
Mike, It has been 7 months now since I got my new teeth and I LOVE them! Thank for for talking me into the “whitening color”. It is just what I wanted and they look so natural.
Margaret Riley Murphy
Super TLC! Your staff is awesome. You are so superior to our dentist at home. Thank you.
Carol Cummings
My teeth are great and I really enjoyed my visit and appreciate your great staff…
Sandi Nilsson Hanzel
I recently had 11 root canals and crown lengthening surgery on three quadrants of my mouth from the professionals at Costa Rica Dental Team (returning in 2 months for 28 crowns). The professionals here make even the most dreaded dental work seem like a breeze. The day after having surgery on 75% of my mouth I was able to take an all day excursion to the Arenal hot springs! I did not have any pain or discomfort and everything healed perfectly. I will be saving $40k on my dental work and have had time to squeeze in some beautiful sites of Costa Rica. Their technology is as good, or better, than my dentist in the U.S. and of course the price savings is more than worth the trip. The most important thing for me is that the everyone at this dental practice treats you like family and actually considered my preferences when working up a treatment plan.
Erin Adkins
The professionalism and “art” performed by Dr. Yelda Fernandez at Costa Rica Dental Team, has been beyond description. Thanks to all of you for restoring my smile. Thanks to Jeff for all of his assistance in making my stay as convenient and enjoyable as possible. Will return if for no other reason to just say hello and enjoy Costa Rica.
Dr. Ron Fudala
Just a quick note to say how happy I am with the treatment I received. Your staff is great and I appreciate how caring they are. I have had no problems with any of the procedures and the crowns are perfect. They dental guard already arrived and it is good, just have to get used to it. Tell everyone how pleased I was and how fantastic they are!
Kim Brunner
You were 110% correct about the staff and quality of work. I am pleased and look forward to my return in a couple months for the implants. I will direct all persons in need to your office. Thanks again!!!
Steve Blewitt
My October trip to San Jose was mainly for dental work at Costa Rica Dental Team. I had 22 crowns and one root canal done in one week. I can`t tell you how happy I am with the the final product . WOW, now I have a great smile and feel I received the best service possible. It is so great having a lab on site and the most to date dental equipment and you can`t beat the price. I would recommend Costa Rica Dental Team to anyone in need of any dental work.
Steve Howland
We liked the personal service and results of their work so much, that we are actually thinking about going back and getting more elective work done. We could get get this work done in the states, but why not get some cost savings and a vacation for the same price!!!
Rod Kreinbrink
I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet you while I was there to tell you in person how impressed I was with your clinic and the great staff you have working for you. I was absolutely amazed at the quality of care given to me by Dr Yelda and Dr. Maripaz. It wasn’t just the excellent work they performed every day it was also how they came across with their patient. I was made very comfortable by them and I feel like I made true friends. After the first day in the chair I had complete confidence in Yelda and Maripaz. I was also impressed with your other staff, particularly Paola, Paul and Eugenio. They were immensely helpful during my stay. I could go on and on but I’m sure that you have heard this many times before. Again I thank all of you and your team for a pleasant experience and should I need further dental work you will see me again.
Richard Ross
We have finally stopped traveling and we are home. Paul is doing extremely well with his teeth. He eats everything, it’s amazing!!! He just loves them!!!
Paul Silfee
I wanted to speak with you before I left today to compliment you and your staff for their efficiency, professionalism, and friendliness. Dr. Fernandez, Carolina, Paola, Michelle, Eugenio, and Pauli are all assets to your practice and make a daunting experience very comfortable.

You have put together a remarkably sensitive and caring team and I want to congratulate you on that.

Thank you a thousand times for your professionalism, I will wholeheartedly recommend Costa Rica Dental Team without reservation.
Gerry Ahern
As the week winds down I want to extend my appreciation for all the work that has been done and the happiness it has brought Myrna. This is something she has wanted for a long time and going “overseas” certainly was not without apprehension but your hospitality and in- patient attention and care are unsurpassed based on Myrna’s previous experiences. I really cannot imagine doing anymore dental work with anybody else.

Once again thank-you very much for everything and rest assured that you will receive the highest recommendations to our friends, associates and on social media..

Gregg Hall
First… how wise was I to choose to have you good folk work with me! Could not have done better. I am sure you appreciate there is some anxiety about choosing dental services at a distance. However, Costa Rica Dental Team does such an excellent job of presenting its services and the comments on the dental tourism blogs provide a good basis for forming an intuition. My best guess fell far short of the actual experience. You almost make dental work FUN!

I experienced absolutely no discomfort or pain following the insertions (good work and thanks, Alex).

Thanks and good wishes.
Robert Duckmanton