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.

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 !
Frank Sevek
Frank Sevek
A great team. CRDT is easy to schedule and they will pick you up from downtown and take you back after your visit. They have a lab on site. They use modern equipment.
Douglas Wilson
Douglas Wilson
This is my 4th visit to the Costa Rica dental team in San Jose Costa Rica and I'm amazed by the professionalism the professionalism and the quality of work and care that is given Doug Wilson
Jovite Nguembou
Jovite Nguembou
If you have any type of dental issues, medical of cosmetic, think no further. Costa Rica Dental Team is your place. I flew into Costa Rica from NYC to meet with Costa Rica Dental Team. Dr Jesica Mora was absolutely amazing in guiding me on how to prepare for the visit. I arrived on Sunday and my first visit was Monday morning with Dr Jesica Mora. The entire team was very welcoming. Dr Mora explained in detail to me what my treatment plan was. I needed 24 teeth crowned. All preparation was done on Monday and Tuesday. I was given a rest day on Wednesday. On Thursday all 24 crowns were cemented. On Friday, final checkups were done along with confirmation X-rays. I returned to nyc on Saturday. THE RESULT WAS IMPECCABLE. I couldn’t stop smiling and showing off my brand new teeth. The price is affordable and unbeatable. The team is knowledgeable. The treatment is highly professional. I strongly recommend you book your appointment today with Dr Jesica Mora.
Joel Nelson
Joel Nelson
I thank the entire team of dentists for their great experience and professionalism. I am very satisfied with my results. I recommend them for any dental work.
Wendy Waldrop
Wendy Waldrop
My experience started out with a visit to my local dentist because I was having pain in a tooth. It cost me over 400.00 to get an exorbitant quote for necessary work. I had heard something about dental work in Costa Rica, and started asking around for recommendations. After contacting a few of the clinics, I was referred to Costa Rica Dental Team. Very soon after contacting them, Mike, the owner, called me and talked to me for almost two hours, explaining everything and suggesting the best way to proceed. He recommended a total mouth reconstruction, which included 18 crowns, a number of implants and some other work. I ended up going alone, but never felt uncomfortable. The clinic recommended the Hyatt Place, which was a great hotel surrounded by restaurants and shops. I felt very safe there. Jose, the driver, picked me up at the airport and drove me to the hotel and made sure I got checked in with no problem. My first appointment was at 8 on Monday morning. Dr. Jessica actually picked me up herself, as Jose had car issues that day. Monday was a long day with all the drilling and crowns. Dr. Jessica was wonderful, as were the other staff that day who helped her. But I had no pain to speak of. My temporary crowns were placed that day. My next appointment was Wednesday. I had 4 implants placed that day along with a bone graft to prepare for another implant. The surgeon was very good and all of that only took about an hour and a half. They gave me a pain shot and medicine, but I never had much pain from the surgery. On Friday, I got all the permanent crowns placed, and got a temporary partial to use until the implants are completed. All in all, I felt that everyone was very professional and nice. Jose, the driver, went to the pharmacy with me to pick up a couple of prescriptions to make sure I didn't have any problems there. He was a great driver, very friendly and always right on time. On my last day, he even took me to a grocery store to pick up some coffee to bring home. I still have 2 trips to go for the completion of the implants, but I am so pleased. I have never had really pretty teeth all my life, but I certainly do now. I am going back in about 2 months for more work, and I actually look forward to it. Everyone at the clinic is so nice, and I never waited more than a few minutes. I recommend them to anyone. My experience so far has been excellent.


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