Established in 2007, Advance Dental Costa Rica is located in JCI-accredited CIMA Hospital (for further details on CIMA, see listing). Its Director, Dr. Eugenio Brenes, was trained at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California, where he completed his residency in oral restorations and dental aesthetics. He is certified both in the United States and in Costa Rica as a specialist aesthetics, is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists (all ACP members must be in or have completed an American Dental Association-accredited advanced education program in prosthodontics).
The Clinic´s Specialties include dental aesthetics, prosthodontics, dental implantation, periodontics, and general dentistry. All treatments are peformed or supervised personally by Dr. Brenes. Advance Dental is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International, which means the clinic possesses the same sterilization standards, emergency handling protocols, staff training and facility design that a dental clinic must comply with in the U.S.
All dentists are fluent in English; international patients enjoy transportation from the airport to their hotel, from the hotel to the clinic for the first appointment, from their hotel to the airport (including diplomatic privileges at the airport when they arrive).
International Patients also enjoy special rates at nearby hotels such as the Marriott Residence Inn, the Holiday Inn and the Wyndham Garden, as well as discounts at restaurants and selected business located within walking distance from the clinic.
Last updated on 25 May 2016
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