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Goodness Dental Clinic is one of the most popular dental tourism clinics among patients looking to travel abroad for treatment. It is located in Escazu, Costa Rica. Dr. Peter Aborn, who has worked for 20 years in NY, United States, now heads this clinic.
Cutting edge diagnostic tools include a complete radiology center and state-of-the-art American, German, and Scandinavian dental technology. These have helped Goodness Dental earn a coveted spot as one of the Top Dental Clinics in the world.
The clinic offers a variety of amenities to help patients feel as comfortable as possible during their stay. A post-surgery recovery room with leather reclining chairs and blankets helps patients recover and relax in comfort.
Goodness Dental has more than 20 specialists with a total of more than 250 years of combined experience. Following are the procedures available at the clinic:
Full Mouth Restoration
Goodness Dental ensures that every procedure is performed by a licensed, qualified specialist. Such as:
Dr. Peter Aborn
License: New York, Massachusetts, and Costa Rica
After completing his DDS from NYU, the doctor continued to practice dentistry in the US for more than two decades. Dr. Peter is the only licensed US dentist who also has a license to practice in Costa Rica.
He has over 10 professional memberships, including the American Dental Association (1973-1995), American Prosthodontic Society (1974-1977), and International Association of Dental Research (1977-2000; 2012- Current).
Dr. Andrés Brenes
License: Costa Rica
Dr. Brenes is the chief prosthodontist here. After DDS, he specialized in Prosthodontics from Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá. While the dentist practices in Costa Rica, he keeps himself updated with the latest developments by participating in research [ORCA*].
Professional Memberships include The American Prosthodontic Society, Academia Costarricense de Prostodoncia (Costa Rican Prosthodontic Academy), and Board of the Costa Rica Dental Surgeons.
*ORCA (The European Organization for Caries Research)
With a focus on personal attention and specialized care, Goodness Dental ranked highest in patient satisfaction, patient confidence, and overall patient experience.
ADA – American Dental Association
AACD – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
AAID – American Academy of Implant Dentistry
ICOI – International Congress of Oral Implantologists
APS – The American Prosthodontic Society
AAOMS – American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
AAP – American Academy of Periodontology
As an American-owned dental clinic, we set high standards for patient care and we make sure every patient receives the most personal attention as possible. We pick our patients up at the airport, help them plan their hotel accommodations, and even help them plan special events.
– Patrick Goodness
CEO, Goodness Dental
Procedures & Prices
Price (USD $)
Titanium Implant (including abutment) (Zimmer)
All-on-4 Dental Implants (including Fixed Hybrid Denture per jaw) (Zimmer)
$10,700 - $12,750
All-on-5 Dental Implants (including Fixed Hybrid Denture per jaw) (Zimmer)
$14,350 - $15,350
All-on-6 Dental Implants (including Fixed Hybrid Denture per jaw) (Zimmer)
$16,500 - $17,850
All-on-8 Dental Implants (including Fixed Hybrid Denture per jaw) (Zimmer)
$19,000 - $20,000
Bone graft (per unit)
Zygoma Implants (including abutment)
DENTAL CROWNS & BRIDGES
Price (USD $)
Porcelain Crown for Implants (with Abutment)
Porcelain E-Max Crown for Implants (with Abutment)
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown
Full Porcelain Crown
Price (USD $)
Snap-on Denture (includes 2 implants, locators, final denture)
Snap-on-Denture (includes 3 implants, locators, final denture)
Snap-on-Denture (includes 4 implants, locators, final denture)
High-Quality Full Denture / Arch (Permanent)
Immediate Acrylic Full or Partial Denture (Temporary)
Connectors / Locators (for Dentures)
TEETH WHITENING / DENTAL BLEACHING
Price (USD $)
Regular teeth cleaning
Perio - Maintenance Cleaning (Whole Mouth)
Perio - Scaling & Root Planing / Quadrant
Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening (in office)
Teeth Whitening (take-home kit)
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Price (USD $)
Root Canal (anterior)
Root Canal (pre-molar)
Root Canal (molar)
Root Canal Retreatment (any tooth)
Cast Post in Addition to Crown
EXTRACTIONS AND FILLINGS
Price (USD $)
Replacement of Amalgam Filling
Extraction (surgical or impacted)
$180 - $275
Wisdom Tooth Extraction - Simple
Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Fully Impacted)
Price (USD $)
Porcelain Veneer per unit
Zirconium Ceramic Veneer per unit
CT Scan/3D Scan
Occlusal Mouth Guard
IV Sedation (by an anesthesiologist)
Goodness Dental accepts cash, debit/credit cards, and wire transfer as payment modes.
Following is the list of hotels recommended by Goodness Dental Clinic
Villas del Río
Residence Inn by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott
AC by Marriott
Costa Verde Inn
Posada El Quijote
Vista Canyon Inn
Frequently Asked Questions
QWhat kind of warranty/ guarantee does the clinic offer?
For Implants: Lifetime guarantee; For Crowns and Bridges: 1-year guarantee.
QWhich languages does the staff speak?
The staff speaks English and Spanish.
QHow skilled are dentists at Goodness Dental Clinic?
Yes. Besides basic qualifications, our licensed dentists here received international training. Some have even practiced dentistry in the U.S. before working at Goodness Dental, Costa Rica.
QWhat kind of anesthesia is used at Goodness Dental?
Local anesthesia such as Novacaine is used for most patients. The use of Nitrous Oxide is not practiced due to national health regulations in Costa Rica.
An attendant or anesthesiologist will continuously monitor you during the treatment performed under anesthesia.
QDoes Goodness dental charge a consultation fee?
Yes, the clinic charges 100 USD basic fees for a consultation. Extras include $75 for panoramic X-rays or $100 for 1 Pano and 1 CT scan, if the patient needs implants.
If the patient receives care with Goodness Dental, the $100 for the consultation will be credited to the treatment plan.
QDoes Goodness Dental accept insurance?
Yes, the clinic can assist with the necessary paperwork to help patients get reimbursement for their dental bills from the insurance company.
QHow should I plan the duration of my dental trip?
Apart from the number of days recommended for your treatment alone, consider adding three more.
The clinic suggests that you arrive in Costa Rica a day before and depart only after spending at least 2 days post-treatment. These two days allows the dentist to cross-check your new oral conditions and ensure that you won’t have to face any problem after reaching back home.
QHow far is Goodness Dental Clinic from the hotels?
Not far, some are only 5 min driving distance away! You can find many hotels in the vicinity of where the clinic is located.
QDoes the clinic offer any lodging facility?
When choosing any of recommended hotels, lodgings can be arranged at a discounted price, given you book through us.
QDoes the clinic provide airport pick-up and drop-off?
Yes, Goodness Dental Clinic offers transportation airport-hotel-airport and hotel-clinic-hotel for every appointment.
QDoes the Goodness Dental Clinic have a parking space?
Yes, the clinic has a dedicated space for patients.
7 Reviews for Goodness Dental, Escazú, San Jose
not scared anymore, loved it
I want to give many thanks to Goodness Dental for the care they took with this very scared gal!!!! They couldn’t have done anything more to make me feel comfortable from the first time I walked in their doors to the hugs we exchanged on the last visit. They helped ease my fears and made my experience one that I certainly don’t regret! Everything is planned out so well from hotel recommendations to the pick up at the airport on day of arrival. I will be back this fall to wrap up my “All on 4” Implants. I’m no longer scared thanks to Goodness Dental!
Outstanding facility and service
I did an extensive amount of research prior to making an appointment at Goodness dental, and it really paid off. I have never been more pleased at having a dental procedure done, by such wonderful, compassionate & professional staff. I estimate that I most likely saved about 30K compared to US dental costs. Having my procedure done has changed my life, I can chew again and smile and I owe it all to an outstanding facility. I really can’t say enough good things about my experience & look forward to returning to have my permanent implants installed. Richard Adler
amazing team, fantastic work
The “TEAM” at Goodness Dental is actually a “Team”. They look after you from start to finish. I came for one implant and will be back for others because they do FANTASTIC work. I talked to other dentists at home and they could not touch the work nor the pricing of GOODNESS Dental. You need to come to Escazu Costa Rica and experience perfection!
very caring and comforting
I heard about Goodness Dental from my daughter and I needed a lot of dental work done.The people could not have been nicer and that carried over to when I got here. They really care about your comfort, your confidence in them and how you’re feeling. And, I’ve gained new friends since I’ve been here. Thank you so much!
I would definitely recommend Goodness Dental. The quality of care is amazing, and everyone on the team is extremely skilled in their field and very professional. The people are very kind and friendly, and they make sure you are happy with the final result. I am very happy with the work I had done and can see why Goodness Dental is #1 in Costa Rica. I am excited to return in six months! Thank you.
Very professional, caring, meticulous
I’ve read all of the reviews about Goodness Dental and found it hard to believe that a dental clinic could be so many things to so many people. We chose Goodness Dental in Costa Rica, and all I can say is that Goodness Dental has changed our lives. My son and I both came to Goodness Dental in need of full mouth restorations. What we received was so much more. As a professional nurse, I understand the dynamics of medical care. In all of my years in healthcare, I have never seen an organization operate with such personal attention and efficiency as Goodness Dental. Every person seems to be concerned with ensuring that we were 100% happy. We consider every member of the Goodness Dental team a true friend, concerned for our well-being, and working together to give us the best possible dental care and patient experience. Dr. Andres is meticulous and ensures that everything is perfect, going way beyond what is expected. I could never have imagined that we would be so happy with our new smiles, but we are. Patrick Goodness has built a team that no other dental clinic in Costa Rica or anywhere can match. The level of service is incredible. The clinic itself is stunning and has the latest equipment and technology. Honestly, I don’t know of any dental clinic in the USA that could match Goodness Dental. We are telling everyone we know about our incredible experience and care. If you’re considering dental care in Costa Rica, there is only one choice: Goodness Dental.
Happy with their wonderful treatment; people around me like my smile now. Great company and its personnel are friendly, professionals and talented. I am happy with Goodness Dental in Costa Rica. Sincerely, Tony Guerra