Planning and preparing for your Costa Rica dental vacation is easy once you know what to do. That’s why we’ve developed a quick checklist to help you get prepared for a successful dental experience in Costa Rica.
HAVE A VALID PASSPORT.
Your passport should be valid for at least another 6 months from your date of travel. If it is about to expire…get it renewed before you travel. If you are coming from the US or Canada, there is no need for a visa to visit Costa Rica.
PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE.
Travel insurance protects you against unseen events, like cancelled flights, delayed flights, lost baggage, theft etc. The cost for good travel insurance is generally worth the sense of security it provides. www.travelguard.com
PACK FOR ALL KINDS OF WEATHER.
Costa Rica is a small country full of many micro-climates. Pack for a variety of activities – shorts, jeans, comfortable clothes, sandals, tennis shoes, a light jacket, swimming suits and plenty of sunscreen. Make sure to bring your camera to record your incredible experience in Costa Rica! A travel guide book is also helpful to help you get acquainted with the charms of our amazing country.
BRING IMPORTANT MEDICAL DOCUMENTS WITH YOU, SUCH AS X-RAYS, MRI REPORTS, AND ANY IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOUR DOCTORS AND DENTAL TEAM SHOULD KNOW.
A medical summary is very helpful to pack in case of any emergency during your travels. (A medical summary is actually a good thing to carry with you whenever you travel…not just on dental vacations!)
BRING AN EXTRA PAIR OF GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES …JUST IN CASE.
It doesn’t happen often, but luggage gets lost, glasses break…so it’s good to have a back-up!
MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF YOUR PASSPORT AND IMMUNIZATION RECORDS, AND KEEP THEM IN A SEPARATE LOCATION.
It’s a lot easier to get a replacement of your passport if you’ve got a copy.
CARRY ENOUGH MEDICATION TO LAST THROUGH YOUR TRIP.
If you are coming to Costa Rica for one week, bring enough medication to last two weeks in case of any problems. You also need to protect your medication(s) from things like humidity and heat.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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