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The Ultimate Guide to Dental Tourism in Colombia

Every year, thousands of Americans and Canadians seek affordable dental work. The dental work in Colombia is an answer to someone who needs quality dental care without digging a hole in their pockets.

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Why Choose Colombia for Dental Tourism?

Colombia has seen a remarkable thrust in the tourism industry. This is because of many reasons,

  • First of all, the country is working on strengthening its security system. [1]CGTN America
    Colombia increases air connectivity to help grow tourism“The estimated survival rate was 94.4% after 5 years, 93.5% at 10 years, and 82.93% at 20 years.”View in Article Therefore, Colombia is quite safe for the visitors.
  • Americans and the Canadian Snowbirds find cheap dental services in Colombia where they can save nearly 70% on the cost.
  • Along with the dental care, you also get a chance to savour a tropical vacation in Colombia.

Cost of Dental Work in Colombia

The cost of dental work in Colombia lets you save more than 70% on the cost. Here, the cost of all-on-4 implant procedure begins at just $7,000 which is $24,000 in the USA. Similarly, you can see a huge price difference for dentures, crowns, fillings, veneers, and other dental procedures.


Common procedures

Deep Cleaning$800$150
Laser Whitening$900$300

Restorative procedures

Tooth-colored Filling$165$75
Porcelain Crown (with Abutment)$1,500$600-700
Root Canal treatment$1,000-2,000$110-140
Veneers (Per Unit)$800-2,000$400-490

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Snap-on Denture$12,300$2,100-4,300
Full Denture$2,000$500-600


All on 4 with Acrylic denture$24,000$7,000-7,895
All on 6 with Acrylic denture$29,500$9,000-9,580

*Prices may vary with the complexity of the case.

Top Dental Clinics

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Estetica Dental Avanzada – Cali

I have been coming to Dr. Uribe for almost a year and I have gotten a few things done. He alway...

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Carlos Acevedo Odontología – Barranquilla

Dr. Carlos Acevedo and his staff went above and beyond in following all preventive measures and...

cat-icon Calle 106 No 50-67 Local 405 CC. Grand Boulevard Barranquilla, Colombia.

Dentica by Cristina Suaza, Bogota

I am 110% satisfied with the dental cleaning / service that was performed by Cristina Suaza and...

cat-icon Consultorio 514 515, Carrera 19a #82 - 85, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

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Why is Dental Treatment Cheaper in Colombia than USA or Canada?

There are multiple factors which make the dental procedure prices in Colombia cheaper. Primarily, the cost of living in Colombia is low and it offers affordable quality healthcare as well. [2]Forbes
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“The politically stable country has terrific weather and scenery, coupled with a low cost of living and affordable quality healthcare.”
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Another important factor is, unlike dentists in the USA, the dentists here do not pass out from their colleges with student debt. This student loan is usually reflected in the procedure cost in America which increases the overall dental cost.

Dental Tourism Destinations in Colombia

Our partner clinics in Colombia are present in three locations, namely, Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena.


Dental Tourism in Colombia

Dental Tourism in Bogota

Bogota is the capital city of Colombia. Unlike Cartagena, this city is away from the coastlines and is located at an high altitude. Therefore, the weather here in Bogota is a bit cooler.

Dental Clinic in Bogota

Our partner clinic in Bogota is fully equipped with latest equipments. It has an in-house radiology lab, permanent power plant service, basic life support system, rainwater recycling plant and anxious patient management system.

Dentists in Bogota

Our partner dentist in Bogota holds an experience of 10 years in the industry. She is a graduate from the San Martin University.

She has hands-on experience in oral surgery, aesthetics and facial orthopedics, dental implantology, and orthognathic surgery and is an active member of the Colombian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ACCOMF) in Latin America.

Dentist in Bogota-Dr Cristina Suaza

Dentist in Bogota-Dr Cristina Suaza-Real Patient

Dentist in Bogota-Dr Cristina Suaza-Patient Treatment

Dental Tourism in Cartagena

Cartagena is located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. The white-sand beaches and the turquoise blue waters make it the most favorable hot-spot for tourists coming to Colombia.

Dental Clinic in Cartagena

Our partner clinic offers great dental work in Cartagena. It is fully-equipped dental establishment. You will find a comfortable waiting area, with high-quality equipment and trained bilingual staff here.

Dentists in Cartagena

The Cartagena Dentist is a specialized Implantologist and Endodontist who have completed his degrees from accredited institutions like the Veracruzana University of Mexico and the University of Cartagena. He has also completed his Master’s degree in Oral Rehabilitation and Clinical Biochemistry. The dentist is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dental Clinic in Cartagena- Dr. Oliver Julio- Real Patient

Dental Clinic in Cartagena- Dr. Oliver Julio- Real Patient

Dental Clinic in Cartagena- Dr. Oliver Julio

Dental Tourism in Medellin

Medellin, also knowns as the “City of Eternal Spring” is the second largest country of Colombia. Over here, you will enjoy the flower festival which is celebrated with great pomp-and-show.

Dental Clinic in Medellin

Our partner clinic in Medellin offers state-of-the facilities to its clients. They have an in-house dental laboratory which helps them to deliver timely results.

Dentists in Medellin

We have a team of dentists working with us who are specialized in various areas of dentistry. The orthodontists are certified by the Colombian Society of Orthodontics. The implantologists, endodontists, pedodontists and other staff is also certified from accredited institions.

Dentist in Medellin- Dr. Johana Ossa-Oral Rehabilitator

Dentist in Medellin- Dr. Arles Restrepo-Orthodontist

Dentist in Medellin- Alejandro Martinez-Periodontist

Dentist in Medellin- Dr. Carlos Alberto Sanchez-Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

How to Reach Colombia?

If you are travelling from USA or Canada, the travelling to Colombia through air is the best option. Here is a list of flight details to reach two major cities, Bogota and Cartagena in Colombia.

Flights to Bogota, Colombia

CityDurationDistanceNo. of Stops
Miami (MIA)3 hrs 30 min1,509 miNon-Stop
New York (JFK)5 hrs 48 min2,486 miNon-Stop
Los Angeles (LAX)7 hrs3,476 miNon-Stop
Toronto (YTZ)13 hrs 5 min2,708 mi2 Stop

Flights to Cartagena, Colombia

CityDurationDistanceNo. of Stops
Miami (MIA)2 hrs 46 min1,105 miNon-Stop
New York (JFK)5 hrs2,096 miNon-Stop
Los Angeles (LAX)8 hrs 40 min3,151 mi1-stop
Toronto (YTZ)7 hrs 35 min3,715 mi1-Stop

How Can I Find a Genuine Dentist in Colombia?

We suggest you should do thorough research about the clinic and the treating dentist.

  • Find out the qualifications of the dentist. The dentist could be Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and may have done specialization in any field; Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) or a Fellowship program.
  • Check if the clinic has an in-house dental lab. In-house labs quicken the prosthesis turnover and maintain higher quality standards. The dentist can give inputs immediately.
  • Sterilization is of extreme importance. The dental clinic must meet the set international standards.
  • A long experience of dealing with foreign patients and dental work is recommended.

Tips for Communication in Colombia

Spanish is the language spoken in Colombia. However, the Spanish here in Colombia is a little different. So, it is better that you know some Colombian slangs so you are not stuck with a language barrier.

Some common Colombian words & phrases are:

  • How are you? – “Qué más?” or “Bien o no?”
  • Pardon- “Cómo?”
  • Later or “in a little bit”- “Ahora”
  • Mate or Pal- “Parce’
  • Really good or Cool – “Muy Bueno”/”Bacano”/”Chévere”
  • Beer- “Polas”
  • Colombian Pesos- “Lucas”
  • Police- “Los Tombos”
  • Do me a favour-“Hágame un catorce”
  • Tired- “Mamada”

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