Dr. José Francisco Dittel


Academic Training

2013 (Junio) Certificate Penn International Implant
Continuum Program 2012-2013.
University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA.
2010 Medical degree,
Universidad de Iberoamérica. Costa Rica.
2008 Bachelor of Medicine
Universidad de Iberoamérica.
1993 General Practice Residency.
Universidad de Puerto Rico. USA.
1998 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Universidad de Puerto Rico. USA.
1991 Dental Degree.
Universidad de Costa Rica.
1984 Bachelor of Science and Letters.
Colegio de San Luis Gonzaga, Cartago, Costa Rica.
1978 Elementry School.
Escuela Sir Winston Churchil, Cartago.

Profesional Titles:

1992 Doctor in dental Surgery, Universidad de Costa Rica.
1998 Dental Surgeon, Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas.
2002 Advance General Dentistry Specialist, Colegio de
Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica.
2002 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Specialist, Colegio de
Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica.
2010 Medicine and Surgery Doctor, Universidad de
2010 Doctor and Surgeon Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos.

Experiencia Laboral:

1992 Odontólogo General, Servicio social Obligatorio,
Ministerio de Salud. Centro Integrado de Salud de
1993 Odontólogo General, Departamento de Odontología,
Centro Integrado de Salud de Abangares.
1998 – 2001 Cirujano del servicio de cirugía Maxilofacial del
Hospital Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia.

1998 a abril del 2008. Cirujano miembro de la clínica de
Labio y Paladar Hendido del Hospital Nacional de Niños.
1998 a Abril del 2008. Cirujano miembro de la clínica de
Cirugía Craneofacial del Hospital Nacional de niños.
1998 a la fecha Práctica privada exclusiva de Cirugía Oral y
1998 al 2003 Coordinador del post grado de
Odontopediatría de la UCR en HNN.
1998 al 2003 Profesor del curso de pediatría para residentes
I y II del post grado de Odontopediatría de UCR.
1998 al 2006 Profesor de externado clínico y énfasis de
Cirugía UCR.
2001 al 2003 Coordinador y profesor del curso de Cirugía
Oral del pregrado de la Universidad Latina de Costa Rica.
2015 a la fecha Director de la Clínica iSmile Costa Rica.
A la fecha… Conferencista Nacional e internacional en
múltiples ocasiones, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Panamá, Colombia,
Venezuela, República Dominicana, Puerto Rico, EUA.
A la fecha… Múltiples publicaciones relacionadas con la
cirugía maxilofacial.

Entrenamiento Especializado:

1989 RCP, UCR San José Costa Rica
1993 Hands – on 3i dental implants San José Costa Rica.
1993 ,1995 y 1997 BCLS. Certificación en Resucitación
Cardio Pulmonar. Universidad de Puerto Rico. American
Heart Association.
1995 Manejo y obtención de de Tejidos Humanos. Miami
Tissue Bank. Universidad de Miami. Miami (Pasantía)
1996 ATLS. University of Puerto Rico. (American College of
1997 Distraction Osteogenesis Hands On “The Complete
Picture”. Boston .USA.
1998 PALS. Saint George Children Hospital. Santurce, Puerto
Rico. (American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart
1998 ACLS. Riders Hospital. Humacao Puerto Rico (AHA).
1999 Curso de Protección Radiológica. CENDEISS. Costa

2003 a la fecha miembro Ao alumni.
2003 curso Básico trauma CMF Melgar Colombia. Ao
2003 Profesor asistente de taller curso básico de trauma
CMF San José Costa Rica. Ao
2007 Curso especializado de distracción osteogénica,
Bogotá, Ao. 2008
Curso latinoamericano de Implantología IMTEC, Miami.USA.
2009 Año de internado clínico rotatorio. SENDEISS.
2011 The Advance Ortognatic Surgery and TMJ treatments
Course . Lorenz Skills Academy. Jacksonvile, FL.
2012 RCP Básico, San José Costa Rica.
2012 Soporte vital Avanzado. San José, Costa Rica
2012 Microvascular Surgery Skills Training Course from
Biomet Microfixation. Lorenz Skills Academy .Jacksonville,
2012 (Abr) AOLAT Curso Avanzado de Cirugía Ortognática
(Instructor). San
José, Costa Rica.
2013 (Abril) Trauma Workshop Training Course. Biomet

Lorenz Skills Academy. Jacksonville, Florida, USA
2013 (Mayo) AOLAT. Seminario AOCMF de Reconstrucción
de Órbita
(Co-Director). San José, Costa Rica.
2014 AOCMF Advances en Recuntrucción Maxilo
Mandibular San Jose Costa Rica.
2015 AOCMF Regional Course  Orthognatic Surgery FL
2016 AOCMF Regional Seminar Advances in Orthognatic
2016 AOCMF Programa Educación de Profesores (FEP),
2017 Planmeca Digital Dentistry ,Finlandia.
2017 Glidwell Symposiun (Digital dentistry ) Dallas USA.
2018 AOCMF Curso—Manejo del Trauma
2018 AOCMF Seminario—Reconstrucción Mandibular y
sus Complicaciones


1991 Premio de Investigación otorgado por la Colgate
internacional por originalidad y uso de la tecnología.

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Kathya VillalobosKathya Villalobos
21:42 21 Jul 23
I had the opportunity to visit the ConfiDental dental clinic in Costa Rica, and I must say it was... an exceptional experience from start to finish. ConfiDental is really amazing. The level of service and expertise overpassed my expectations. From the patient coordinator to the administrative team and the medical staff, you can really notice the expertise and professionalism, always warm, friendly and very helpful. Dr. Garita is really professional and skilled, taking the time to explain every step of the procedure I needed clearly and reassuring, which significantly eased any apprehensions I had. The clinic is really comfortable, clean and equipped with modern technology and strict protocols for sterilization. I highly recommend ConfiDental to those looking for a dental clinic that prioritizes high quality and patient satisfaction.Thanks ConfiDental!P.S. Love their coffee! 👌🏼☕️read more
Harold LaBonteHarold LaBonte
23:19 13 Jul 23
Very capable dentist and team solved complex problem for my wife. Total professionals took time to... understand the problem thoroughly. Outcome a success. Cost reasonableHaroldCaliforniaread more
Darwin GDarwin G
00:29 02 Jul 23
I traveled out of the country to come here. The staff is excellent and profesional. I am extremely... happy with dental work I received. I highly recommend this establishment!!read more
Kevin GarciaKevin Garcia
01:42 01 Jul 23
Probably the best dental experience I’ve ever had. As an American, getting dental work in the... states is tough and very expensive. It is a fraction of the cost here and with way better care than most U.S. dentists! The staff and dentist are so great and helpful. I got implants done and was terrified at first, but after consulting with the doctor they made the procedure a breeze. I want to thank Dr. Garita and the staff who gave me my smile and bite back! The process was smooth and easy! If you’re considering doing dental tourism go here. They are seriously the best dentist in Costa Rica! Thank you all so much!read more
Am LAm L
10:32 23 Jun 23
I'm so upset with this place that I don't even know where to start.After viewing the video that... Benjamin did, I realized I got so ripped off.They never offered a ride from the airport. I paid 45$ in a cab at 11 pm, due to the plane being delayed.They never offered to pick me up for my appointment. I took an Uber, which is cheaper than a Taxi, but still paid 15$, one way.When I got to my appointment, I asked questions about the treatment plan, and the office lady said 100$.Long story short, they charged me 200$! I already sent them a pano and bitewing, but they insisted on the 3D scan. I've been a dental hygienist for 25 years, and saying you need a 3D scan is a total scam.I'll post pics of the messages that I received saying I need a sinus lift and get this-250 for antibiotics!!I feel like reporting them to the Dental Society. I'm running out of room. Will post pics of our convo once I figure out how to do it.Oh, and he wouldn't let my service animal in! I will probably file a complaint with the American Disability Act.read more
Phil PatonPhil Paton
21:17 24 May 23
I had “the works” done at Confidental - 11 extractions and 9 implants! Major, major work. 6... months start to finish. With such a great amount of work we were very careful to choose the right dentist for this journey. Dr Garrita and his staff are beyond wonderful. In addition to amazing and considerate patient care (nervous and somewhat phobic) Dr Garrita offers exceptional experience and skill. Coupled with a perfectionist approach in attention to detail for fit, feel and appearance this dentist ensures that you walk away absolutely, 100% happy with the final results. Excellent communication and scheduling. Exceeded any dentist I have visited in the USA.There are many choices for dental work in San Jose, Costa Rica and we cannot recommend Confidental highly enough.read more
Dr. Garita and his staff are great. Super professional, kind, caring and very skilled.I had met... with Dr. Garita for a consultation for implants. That process went smoothly, and, unlike some dentists in CR, they have the proper 3D x-ray equipment they need to provide a full treatment plan.Well, while waiting for the treatment plan, and still in Costa Rica, I experienced a major dental emergency. I contact Dr. Garita's patient coordinator, Benjamin, at 7am, before the office opened and explained the situation, and he said he would get back to me after they opened at 8.He got back to me promptly at 8 (have you been to Costa Rica... You could possibly wait a few days for a reply at times from a business) and said that they could see me that evening at 5.That evening, Dr. Garita, his office manager, and two of his hygienists, stayed two hours past their closing time, and solved my issue.I can not recommend ConfiDental highly enough, and I'm looking forward to returning for implants in a few months!read more
Aga AgnieszkaAga Agnieszka
03:25 09 Feb 23
The dentist you want to have is the dentist you can trust . I chose Dr Garita and confidential... clinic based on good reviews from his clients . From the moment I walked in, I was treated with kindness and respect, from the front office to the assistants/hygienists . Dr Garita has a very calm demeanor which puts you at ease and makes you feel very comfortable at the clinic . He really took the time to go through and discuss all the best options for my teeth and followed it up by giving me my dream smile! I came to Dr Garita with teeth that were in bad shape and ended up having very extensive work done including bone graft , implants , root canal and crowns during my 2 visits to Costa Rica . All my top crowns are zirconia and they look amazing . I am very happy with my results . I had some serious sensitivity after dental work for about 2 weeks ( expected) but now it's completely gone and I can any food I want I am getting a lot of complements from people here in US . My teeth look extremely natural , not fake . I am so happy that I finally had it done in Costa Rica !For all people that are looking for a dentist in San Jose Costa Rica I highly recommend him .read more
Tina ElarioTina Elario
23:03 24 Sep 22
This dental practice will be the best investment that you will ever make. I went to Costa Rica with... 5 appointments for crown lengthening and veneers from the highest rated clinics in San Jose. After all initial consultations, this clinic was by far the best! I am so happy with the results!! This clinic is a MUST at least fir an initial consultation!read more
Elizabeth GammansElizabeth Gammans
15:50 22 Aug 22
I highly recommend Dr Garita. This is not a huge clinic, so you know Dr Garita will be working on... you. He is a highly qualified dentist. My teeth look great. Thanks Confidental for making my trip to San Jose so easy and stress free .read more
John BakerJohn Baker
18:43 16 Aug 22
Dr. Garita and his professional staff are some of the most amazing people I've ever met. I... experienced no pain and had over 7 crowns and 1 Implant placed without any issues. I highly recommend this dental practice to my friends and family. Thank you for everything and I plan on coming back for more work in the future.Confidental is the place to go and much more affordable than prices in the United States..They treat you like VIP from start to finishThanks again!Best,Nelsonread more
Olivia AleksieOlivia Aleksie
13:48 15 Jul 22
I highly recommend this office for any kind of dental work. Dr Garita is a top professional that... will take care of your teeth like no one else. He’s a type of a doctor you can trust. The office is very clean, the hygiene is top, everyone is very nice and professional. Before every single small procedure he explained me what we are going to do, why is it necessary etc. Had to fly twice with 6 weeks break in between in order to let my gums heal before the second procedure, but it was definitely worth it.On top of the excellent dental work him and his team go above and beyond to take care of you , to help accommodate and make you feel comfortable .read more
Gary CoraritoGary Corarito
14:41 02 Dec 21
I love my new smile and ability to eat whatever I want. Dr Garita and staff were awesome!!
Andy RhodesAndy Rhodes
19:50 01 Sep 21
Great experience from the time I was picked up from SJO till my last visit three weeks later. Being... that I was from out of country (Texas) they made me a top priority. I had done 29 zirconium dental crowns. I have to say it was a much more intensive process than I had first envisioned, but Dr.Garita and Dr. Barrantes, along with all of their staff were wonderful at getting me thru it! ConfiDental was a very clean and modern facility in every regard.The receptionist, Erica was very pleasant and made sure that all my needs were met while I was in country from arranging the initial hotel reservation, to any insight I had while in Costa Rica. Thanks for everything. PuraVidaread more
Mario InchaustiMario Inchausti
02:02 20 Jul 21
I can’t say enough about Dr. Garita. He took the time to explain everything clearly. I had all my... teeth replaced with zirconia: a horrifying procedure under the best of circumstances. Dr. Garita and his excellent staff went above and beyond to make the experience as comfortable and untraumatic as humanly possible. I’m convinced that I got the best treatment available, period. I now have no pain & a dazzling Clooney-level smile. If you’re considering Confidental for any reason, don’t hesitate.read more
Matt SalvatorMatt Salvator
16:15 12 Jul 21
Excellent customer service and quality work. Truly happy with the service and final outcome. ... Highly recommend this dental office.read more
benji naranjobenji naranjo
01:30 15 Apr 21
After looking at many dental offices, getting my Porcelain Veneers done with ConfiDental has been... by far the best investment I've made for my dental health. Since I first reached out the journey was professional and very warm. Dr.Garita was a very important guide and the results were way better than I expected. I can smile confidently again. Dr.Garita is definitely the leader in aesthetic restorative treatments in Costa Rica.read more
David PerrataDavid Perrata
18:59 13 Apr 18
I love ConfiDental Clinic in Costa Rica and Dr. Jose Garita. When I first contacted the clinic,... Dr. Roberts was amazing and helped me determine what I needed. After many long discussions, emails and text he provided me a treatment estimate. When I arrived at the airport, ConfiDental had a personal driver pick me up and take me to my Hotel that was close to the clinic. I was greeted by a lovely lady, Alajandra and Dr. Garita's wife, Margoth. Margoth was so warm and welcoming and was genuinely a very nice person. From the moment I stepped into their very clean and hi-tech clinic, I knew ConfiDental would be my new dental home. The clinic was the most modern clinic I have ever seen. I had a complete mouth rehabilitation as you can see by the pictures. The aesthetics were wonderful, the bite was amazing and my life changed forever. I will never go to another clinic in my life. I would highly recommend ConfiDental and Dr. Jose Garita.read more

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