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Goodness Dental

4.5 GCR Quality Score (Learn More) | GCR Accredited
Dental clinic in San Rafael, Costa Rica. | 95 reviews | Ranked 16 globally.

About

The Most Respected Team of Specialists in Costa Rica. We’ve assembled a team of the leading cosmetic dentists, dental implant specialists, maxillofacial surgeons, full mouth reconstruction specialists & bio-dentistry leaders in the nation. US Owned - Ranked Best International Patient Dental Clinic by CostaRicaDentalGuide.com Lifetime Guarantee on Dental Implants - 20 Year Guarantee on Restorations: Compare our guarantee to other clinics. ADA Compliant - Free Airport and Clinic Transportation

Accreditation

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This clinic has officially proven to have a level of expertise, facilities, services & patient responses well above current international clinic standards.

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Expertise: Expertise score 4.5/5 (+76% vs country avg) )

Key dental treatment metrics

Dental implant treatments

Dental implants
960 / year

Dental implants success rate

Dental implants readmissions
97%+

Dental crown treatments

Dental crowns
1120 / year

Dental crowns success rate

Dental crowns readmissions
97%+

Root canal treatments

Root canals
357 / year

Root canals success rate

Root canals readmissions
97%+

Doctors & Medical Staff

Languages spoken at the clinic include English and Spanish.

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Dr. Peter Aborn, DDS (50 years of experience) years)
  • Master of Dental Science (University of Rochester (US))
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (New York University (US))
  • Bachelor of Science (George Washington University (US))
  • Accreditations: APS - American Prosthodontic Society (US), ADA - American Dental Association (US), and ACP - American College of Prosthodontists (US)
  • Specializations: Odontology, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, and Prosthodontics
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Dr. Karen Yurell Alea (23 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Universidad de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Master of Dentistry (Medical University of Santiago de Cuba (Cuba))
  • Accreditations: CCDCR - The College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
  • Specializations: General Dentistry (Dental Assistant)
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Dr. Vivian Porras Lacayo (17 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (CR))
  • Specializations: Implantology and Periodontics
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Dr. José A. Solano C., DDS (16 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Universidad de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Specializations: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Dr. Med. Dent. Marcela Zapata (16 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Accreditations: AAOMS - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (US), ALACIBU - Latino-American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, IAOMS - International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (International), and ACCOM - Costa Rican Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Specializations: Oral Rehabilitation, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Aesthetic and Cosmetic dentistry, Maxillofacial Surgery, Cosmetic dentistry, Dental Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial pathology, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Dr. Mauricio Madrigal Herrera (15 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Specializations: Endodontics
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Dr. Carlos Sevilla Gaitan, DDS (11 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Accreditations: AAFP - American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (US), ACP - American College of Prosthodontists (US), and CCDCR - The College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
  • Specializations: Prosthodontics
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Dr. Natalia Guillén Solano (9 years of experience) years)
  • Master of Dentistry (Universidad de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Doctor of Dental Science (Universidad de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Accreditations: CCDCR - The College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
  • Specializations: Prosthodontics
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Dr. Luis Diego González Aguilar, DDS (9 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (CR))
  • Accreditations: AAOMS - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (US), ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists (International), IAOMS - International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (International), ASDA - American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (US), and ALACIBU - Latino-American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Specializations: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Dr. Luis Adrián Herrera Ocampo (9 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Specializations: Prosthodontics
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Dr. Daniel Alfaro Montealegre (9 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (CR))
  • Specializations: Endodontics and Prosthodontics
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Dr. Josué Chaves Alfaro, DDS (8 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Accreditations: IAOCI - International Academy of Ceramic Implantology (International), AAID - American Academy of Implant Dentistry (US), AAP - American Academy of Periodontology (US), ITI - International Team for Implantology (International), and CCDCR - The College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
  • Specializations: Implantology and Periodontics
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Dr. Andrés Brenes Carmona, DDS (7 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Universidad de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Accreditations: CCDCR - The College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
  • Specializations: Prosthodontics
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Dr. Maria Fernanda Hernández Navarro (5 years of experience) years)
  • Master of Dentistry (Universidad de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Specializations: Odontology
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Dr. Julián Sesín Crespo, DDS (4 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (CR))
  • Specializations: Odontology and Implantology

Top procedures at the clinic

This clinic specializes in following dental procedures such as dental implants, root canal, and veneers along others with the technological support such as panoramic x-ray (opg), , , , and t-scan (digital bite recording) devices for diagnosis., and a kcp (kinetic cavity preparation - painless drilling), hard laser, digital shade-matching, dental microscope, and interoral camera items medical treatment facilities.

All-on-4 dental implants
Dental Bridges
Dental Crowns
Dental Implants
Dentures
Inlay / Onlay
Root Canal
Teeth Whitening
Tooth Extraction
Veneers

Feedback: Feedback score 5.0/5 (+23% vs country avg) )

Goodness Dental reviews

5.0 (95 reviews)

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My experience with goodness dental thus far has been nothing ...

my experience with Goodness Dental thus far has been nothing short of stellar. From the initial arrangements out of country, to my reception here, to the work done, the entire staff has been both proffesional and kind and caring. i feel it necessary to state that my case is likely fairly extreme in nature. my teeth were horrible.. many had already fallen out and the remaining ones were extremely cavitized and weak. a life long struggle with my teeth and im only 42 years of age! anyway, my mouth was in need of a full restoration. and they pulled it off! i have to return in 4 months to finalize the procedure and im looking forward to it !!

By Corey , United States (Published ago on Gcr star )
Our experience in costa rica with goodness dental

My husband Lou and I decided to look into dental options outside the US because the dental procedures we needed to address were just so expensive in the US. After many days of searching the internet and reading reviews of several clinics and Dentists in Costa Rica, we decided on Goodness Dental. We had a great experience with the Goodness Dental Clinic from start to finish. Dr. Peter Aborn was our contact and he was so helpful in explaining things to us. Dr. Karen was especially nice to us and even took us to the Christmas celebration parade. All the Dentists in the office were very kind and made us feel very comfortable with treatment plans. We had some fillings redone with new composite, and had some extractions and implants placed. New crowns and teeth cleaning. We were a bit hesitant, but now feel comfortable referring family and friends to Goodness Dental. The clinic also helped us with our hotel reservations, picked us up at the airport, and picked us up and returned us to our hotel for each appointment and returned us to the airport for our flight home.

By Cindy zackman , United States (Published ago on Gcr star )
My husband and I have had a great experience here in Costa Ri...

My husband and I have had a great experience here in Costa Rica at Goodness Dental. We were hesitant to have our teeth done outside of the USA, but can now say we feel comfortable referring our family and friends to Goodness Dental. I began to research alternatives to US treatment and found Goodness Dental to be the best option for us. Dr. Peter Aborn and Dr. Patrick Goodness have a great staff of specialists for all treatments. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. They helped us with our hotel reservations, rides to and from the airport and for our appointments. They even took us to the grocery store to get some things we needed. We felt completely safe, and the Marriott residence Inn is the perfect place to stay. Escazu is a very nice area to stay in, with restaurants and all kinds of shopping if your into that. In 6 months we will return for our permanent crowns, and to complete our treatments.

By Cindy (Published ago on )
Very helpful staff. Answered all my questions and explained e...

Very helpful staff. Answered all my questions and explained each procedure. A specialist for each phase of the process assures that you get the best person for each job. I recommend that anyone coming to the clinic get panoramic scans before coming and send them to the Dr. so they can better plan your treatment and advise you on how much time will be needed in Costa Rica. This will also help in knowing the approximate cost of the work and allow you to plan a method of payment.

By Alfred (Published ago on )
Honest, trustworthy and the most friendly people you will ever meet

I called and emailed back and forth with several dental clinics in Costa Rica before choosing Goodness Dental. Most of the clinics had similar pricing for the all on 4 treatment I needed. I was quoted $65,000 for all on 4 surgery in Atlanta. Goodness Dental did it for 1/3 the price and offered a lifetime guarantee on the titanium implants. When I was researching clinics, I called several clinics and asked about the quality of their competitors. Surprisingly, many of them spoke poorly of each other. When I called Goodness Dental and asked about their competitors, they told me that there are many excellent dental clinics in Costa Rica and that they did not comment about other dental clinics. I liked that immediately and thought it conveyed their character and ethics. My treatment was almost pain free, which was a first for me. Dr. Karen, Dr. Natalia, Dr. Peter and everyone on the team went out of their way to make me happy and comfortable. I love my provisional bridges and look forward to completing my work soon. Goodness Dental took good care of me and made me feel welcome and in good hands. I'll be back in 6 months for my permanent teeth.

By Delbert , United States (Published ago on Gcr star )
I couldn't be happier not only with the results...

I couldn't be happier not only with the results of my extensive dental work but the incredible staffs handling of care that they gave to me.Highly recommend Goodness Dental Clinic.Look forward to returning to complete my work in February. Love you all and thank you SO MUCH XOXO

By Denise , Costa Rica (Published ago on Gcr star )
We were happy to know that everyone at goodness dental works ...

We were happy to know that everyone at Goodness Dental works as a team and each doctor that works with you has their individual specialty. Your treatment plan is explained to you and work is started. English is spoken. For the most part, my wife felt little to no pain while we were there for two weeks. Surgery went very well and we can't wait for our second trip in April to finish up! We were always made to feel as part of the team!

By Mario , Costa Rica (Published ago on Gcr star )
Beyond expectations.

Highly proficient, extremely caring, adaptable to person needs; fully inform patients prior to treatment; continuing support and communication throughout treatment plan.
Well organized and personable staff; immaculate facility.

By William , Costa Rica (Published ago on Gcr star )
We came from Alaska so my husband could get oral surgery. I t...

We came from Alaska so my husband could get oral surgery. I thought while I was waiting I would get a cleaning and probably a few fillings. However, after getting X-rays, we discovered that I needed 2 extractions, implants and a sinus lift! I was extremely nervous but the doctors here explained in great detail what the procedure would entail and what to expect. The maxilla-facial surgeon was extremely gentle throughout the entire procedure, explaining everything as she went. I felt very comfortable from beginning to end. Dr. Karen took excellent care of us during our post-op care, making sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed during the healing process. The customer service is exceptional and I highly recommend Goodness Dental!

By Cindy (Published ago on )
I called and emailed several dental clinics in Costa Rica bef...

I called and emailed several dental clinics in Costa Rica before choosing Goodness Dental. Most of the clinics had similar pricing for the all on 4 treatment I needed. I was quoted $65,000 for all on 4 surgery in Atlanta. Goodness Dental did it for 1/3 the price. When I was researching clinics, I called several clinics and asked about the quality of their competitors. Surprisingly, many of them spoke poorly of each other. When I called Goodness Dental and asked about their competitors, they told me that there are many excellent dental clinics in Costa Rica and that they did not comment about other dental clinics. I liked that immediately and thought it conveyed their character and ethics. I was completely happy during my treatment and was given so much personal attention from Dr. Karen, Dr. Natalia, Dr. Peter and everyone on the team. Even with my temporaries, I look so much better and I feel great. I'm not a big fan of going to the dentist, but Goodness Dental took good care of me and made me feel welcome and in good hands. I'll be back in 6 months for my permanent teeth.

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Facilities: Facilities score 4.5/5 (+51% vs country avg) )

Medical Facilities

  • Digital Intraoral X-ray
  • External Power Source
  • Dentin Grinder
  • Computer Assisted Anesthesia System
  • Wireless X-ray
  • Portable X-ray
  • Laboratory: Lab: In the same town / city
  • Digital Impression Taking (Intraoral Scanner)
  • Intraoral X-ray (Bitewing)
  • Panoramic X-ray (OPG)
  • T-Scan (Digital Bite Recording)
  • Dental Microscope
  • Digital Shade-Matching
  • Hard Laser
  • Intraoral Camera
  • KCP (Kinetic Cavity Preparation - Painless Drilling)
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Soft Laser

Non-medical facilities

  • Air conditioning (all treatment rooms)
  • Bank / ATM
  • Beauty / massage / hair salon (in clinic)
  • Disabled patient access
  • Free private parking
  • Pharmacy (on-site)
  • Post treatment relaxation room available
  • Smoking area

Services: Services score 4.0/5 (+82% vs country avg) )

Patient manager

  • Available 24/7

Service Transparency

  • Price list displayed clearly on premises
  • Transparent billing / Detailed invoices
  • Written treatment guarantee provided

Clinic communication

  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Active Facebook page
  • Active Twitter account
  • Active website
  • Complaints / feedback protocol displayed clearly on premises
  • TeleHealth Appointments Offered
  • Treatment follow-up call
  • Treatment follow-up email

Patient Services

  • Assistance with translation
  • Free assistance with arranging flights to clinic
  • Free assistance with arranging local accommodation
  • Free assistance with arranging visa
  • Free calls / telephone provided for patients
  • Free clinic pick-up service (from home, hotel, train station, airport)
  • Free local transportation
  • Free online consultation
  • Free sightseeing tours
  • Payment by card (Visa/Mastercard/AmericanExpress)

Free Services

  • Annual check up
  • Crown / bridge removal
  • Dental hygiene session
  • Drinks available (Hot/Cold)
  • Flights
  • Free Wi-Fi (all areas)
  • Initial medical consultation
  • Own music can be played during treatment
  • Public transport less than 5 mins walk
  • Tooth extractions
  • Weekend appointments available
  • Welcome pack provided / complimentary gifts
  • X-rays (intraoral only)

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