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Advance Dental Clinic Costa Rica Advance Dental Clinic Costa Rica

About the Clinic

Our clinic has two directors: Dr. Eugenio J. Brenes, director of the restorative area. He studied at Loma Linda University, in Los Angeles California, where he did a 4 year residency in oral restorations and dental aesthetics. He certified both in The United States of America and Costa Rica as a specialist aesthetics. Dr. Brenes is in charge of porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, implant-supported implants, dental bridges, porcelain in-lays and on-lays, hybrid implant prostheses and fixed and removable dentures.

Dr. Luciano Retana coursed his post-graduate studies at New York University and in the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina focusing in advance treatments such dental implant surgery, bone grafts, elevation of the maxillary sinus, atraumatic surgery and dental extractions.
Dr. Retana is currently the surgical director of our practice.

Our team is a highly qualified staff in all dental specialties, so we can guarantee success in your treatments.

In our clinic the education and academic preparation are important, but also external certifications, sterilization and safety protocols. Therefore, we are certified and approved by AAAAFSI, which means our office possesses the same sterilization standards, emergency handling protocols, staff training and facility design that a dental clinic must comply in the United States of America. Thus we can guarantee you will be receiving the highest level of personal safety and that all our instruments, facilities and services are subject to protocols to assure they are sterile and won’t cause any harm to your health.

We are also active members of Promed. This is important because we must comply with the standards this institution requires, and they validate us as a clinic that can offer its dental services to patients from anywhere in the world.

Memberships and affiliations

In Advance Dental Costa Rica, we believe that in order to be transparent we need to be certified by the following Institutions, Associations, and Organizations. With their approval we can provide our patients peace of mind, because we have to provide an outstanding dental treatment. This organizations provide very specific regulations that need to be followed in order to access to  their approval.


The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) was established in 1980. Its primary mission is to ensure the highest quality patient care in the ambulatory surgery setting. AAAASF-accredited facilities must meet stringent requirements.


Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica is the national board of dentistry, In order to practice dentistry in Costa Rica you have to be a member of this organization


The Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine PROMED is the private not-for-profit organization that coordinates the efforts carried out to ensure the quality of services provided by the private health industry in Costa Rica. To fulfill this goal, PROMED develops regulatory standards and promotes the certification of service providers, with the support of international bodies and the training of local certifiers.

Hospital CIMA

CIMA Hospital is designed to meet exacting requirements for patient care and surgical procedures, and offers the best facilities, infrastructure, technology, and internationally trained personnel in Central America, all fully compatible with North American standards. It has a JCI approval.


The American College of Prosthodontists is the professional association of dentists with advanced specialty training who create optimal oral health, both in function and appearance including dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns and teeth whitening. Only specialist with U.S. training are accepted in this organization.

Loma Linda University

Dr. Eugenio J. Brenes, did his 4 year residence at Loma linda university The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics is designed to increase the knowledge base and clinical and laboratory skills of the student in all areas of prosthodontics.


Teeth Whitening Bleaching

$250 - $350

Enjoy the look of a whiter, more radiant smile with a teeth-whitening treatment. We offer different bleaching/Whitening options. This is the ideal complement to dental hygiene or oral restorations.

Composite resins

$100 - $150

After an accident, trauma, cavities or any other dental problems, one of the treatments recommended by our team is a white composite restoration. Such restorations are made when a small portion of the tooth needs to be resconstructed. Resins are applied to the tooth, and after undergoing photo-curing and polishing, these acquire the necessary properties to give you a shiny and natural looking smile.

Porcelain veneers

$440 - $480

Give your teeth a new look with porcelain veneers. This type of restoration covers your front teeth with a porcelain veneer that helps the tooth acquire a fresh new look, since it hides all imperfections caused by pigmentation (stained teeth), small fractures or any other small imperfections.


$300 - $450

Do you have silver or blackened fillings that you wish to change into something more aesthetic-looking? Are your molars affected by small to moderate cavities? Are they cracked, fractured or do they show damages that are still not severe enough for a dental crown? Then this type of restoration may be part of your treatment in order to fulfill your expectations! Remember that in order to qualify for porcelain inlays, your teeth must have at least 80% of their original structure present and intact.

Dental crowns

$435 - $535

This type of restoration is used on teeth that show a significant loss of dental structure. A much damaged tooth is strengthened in its entirety by covering it with a porcelain jacket. This way the tooth recovers its function and natural beauty.

Dental bridges

$435 - $535 (per unit)

When one or more teeth are lost, a bridge may be the recommended solution. The bridge is a structure that spans through space between teeth, which is connected by existing teeth in both side. Lost teeth are replaced by crowns cemented to such structure, and once these are fixed in place, your mouth regains its functions and healtly and natural look.

Dental implants

$1600 (Implant, Abutment, Crown)

These are artificial substitutes of the roots of natural teeth. Restorations are permanently implanted in the oral cavity. Replaced teeth are fixed to the supporting part of the implant. They can support either fixed or removable prosthesis.

Complete dentures 

$600 - $700

These type of removable oral restorations are designed for persons that have lost all their teeth, upper, lower or both, for different reasons. With complete dentures the appearance functionality of the mouth is renewed. They are also utilized in the initial stage before complete fixed rehabilitation through implants.

Partial Dentures

$600 - $700

By employing the teeth that still exist in the mouth, partial dentures help restore empty areas after loss of teeth.

Full mouth rehabilitations

Per arch over implants $9450 | Over natural teeth $6000

These are highly complex rehabilitations involving all or almost all the teeth. When is this treatment necessary? The reasons range from a large quantity of crowns and bridges made during several years, where the materials and colors are different; persons with bruxism whose teeth have been worn due to constant teeth grinding; gastric reflux, or any other disorders causing the loss of dental structure.

Oral surgeries

$100 - $1500

There is a wide variety of surgical treatment designed for different puporses, such as improving gum outline, setting implants, removing teeth and some of an exploratory nature, among others. This type of intervention is mostly perfomed by a team including other highly professional specialists sucha as: periododontists, endodontists and maxilliofacial surgeons.

Root canal treatments, endodontic procedures

$250 - $350

When the vitality of a tooth is compromised, or its nerve has been damaged, a root canal treatment is in order. The affected nerve is then replace by an restorative material and, depending on the amount of the remaining dental structure, it is restored with a resin, veneer, incrustation, crown or bridge in order to provide a more aesthetically pleasing look to the mouth.



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