Nova Dental Clinic

San José, Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica

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The Nova Dental Clinic has gained accreditations from the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. They are committed to maintaining sophisticated technical dental skills as well as continued research into the most up-to-date technologies. The clinic prioritizes the patient's comfort and unique needs through comprehensive dental examination, thorough diagnosis, and appropriate prognosis. An individual treatment plan is prepared and presented to the patient. In order to provide for the patient with the most advanced dental treatments, continuing education and improvements are upheld. Consultation with other dental and medical specialists and timely referrals when indicated are part of the continuing devotion to the patient’s oral health.


Nova Dental Clinic is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is 8 km or a 15 min drive from the Tobias Bolanos International Airport. The clinic is also a 10 min drive from Hospital Nacional Psiquiatrico Manuel Antonio Chapui y Torres. Barrio Amon is an historic neighborhood, home to many coffee-growing mansions which were built in the later 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the historic buildings in the area are now hotels, restaurants and offices. This is therefore an attractive district for tourists who enjoy walking and taking in the architectural sites. It acts as an important center of San Jose's culture, including art-deco concrete facades and vibrant and boldly painted exotic Victorian structures.



International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)

American Association of Endodontics (AAE)

Languages spoken

English, Spanish


Nova Dental Clinic offers a variety of services to their international patients such as airport pickup, translation services and concierge service.

Online doctor consultation
Medical records transfer
Translation services
Personal assistance / Concierge
Airport pickup
Hotel booking
Flight booking
Local tourism options
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Foreign currency exchange office


38 procedures across 2 specialties


(37 procedures)


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  • The All-on-4 dental implant treatment was designed by Nobel Biocare, and is used to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using four dental implants that act as an anchor for a bridge or overdenture of 12-to-14 teeth.

    The dentist performs or examines diagnostic tests (such as panoramic X-rays and a CT scan) to assess the patient's jaw bone density. These scans are then often followed up by computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (known as CAD/CAM) processes that plan the All-on-4 procedure and allow the dentist to precisely insert the dental implants into the jaw.

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  • The All-on-6 treatment was designed by Nobel Biocare, and is used to replace the entire upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using 6 dental implants which act as an anchor for a bridge or overdenture of 12 to 14 teeth.

  • 1 - 2 weeks


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(1 procedure)


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See 1 type of Sedation procedures:
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
  from $ 600

More about available treatments at Nova Dental Clinic

The Nova Dental Clinic specializes in Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Endodontics, Routine Dentistry, Facial Aesthetic Design and Smile Design. Additional treatments include Dental Treatments, Bridges, Dental Crowns, Dental Surgery, Dentures, Fillings, Orthodontics, Porcelain Veneers, Root Canal, and Teeth Whitening. The clinic also uses advanced technology including an Intraoral X-Ray System and methods for Infection Control.



Many of the professional dental staff at Nova Dental Clinic are specialists in Oral Implantology and Cosmetic Dentistry. Staff members attended New York University, the University of Chile, and Universidad de San Luis Potosi, Mexico. They studied Prosthodontics, and are on the Costa Rican Board of Dentistry as well as holding Professorships at the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. They are also fellows of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry at the New York University and have attended workshops in NobelReplace Tapered and the Abend-Event NobelGuide in Basel, Switzerland.

Dr. Luis Obando

Luis Obando, DDS specializes in Oral Implantology and Cosmetic Dentistry. He studied at the New York University and University of Chile and earned a fellowship at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry at the New York University. He specialized in Esthetic Implant Dentistry. Nobel Biocare Training Institute. Yorba Linda, California, USA and completed a comprehensive Training Program at Zimmer Dental Institute Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Academy of Osseointegration, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologist and the section dedicated to Implant Prosthodontics. He is a Professor at the International University of the Americas in the area of Oral Implantology and University Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología.

Dr. Paola Truque

Paola Truque, DDS obtained a Master of Science and Specialist in Endodontics from the Universidad de San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 2004 to 2005. She is a doctor in Dental Surgery, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica 2000 and a member of the American Association of Endodontics. She is an active member of the Costa Rican Board of Dentistry and a specialist in Endodontics. She is recognized as a specialist in Endodontics by Costa Rican Board of Dentistry and a professor for the Endodontic Clinic at the Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica, 2006.


Dr. Javier Chavarría

Javier Chavarría DDS is a specialist in prosthodontics. He studied at the Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia and completed a doctorate in Dental Surgery, at the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. He is an active member of the Costa Rican Board of Dentistry, as a specialist in Prosthodontics and is recognized as a specialist in Prosthodontics by the Costa Rican Board of Dentistry.


Dr. Manrique Fonseca

Manrique Fonseca, DDS is a doctor in Dental Surgery and studied at the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. Dr. Fonseca has a fellowship in Prosthodontics at the University of Costa Rica and completed a workshop in NobelReplace Tapered (Basel, Switzerland), the Abend-Event NobelGuide (Zurich, Switzerland) and is an active member of the Costa Rican Board of Dentistry as well as being a Professor at the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica.



The clinic was visited by a member of the MEDIGO Team

The clinic is located on the way out of Escazu which is a very accessible town near the capital. It has spacious parking areas and good visibility on the main road. The building, waiting rooms and facilities were good. The equipment was in good condition.

External Reviews from Google

  • Sierra Newman, December 2018


    I was initially extremely nervous going, but after meeting with Dr Obando and his team quite a bit of those nerves went away. I had to have 5 teeth pulled, and 4 implants put in. It was on of the most painless experiences ever. I was born with dentiogenesis imperfecta, and since I was 16 have been going thru the amazing process of veneers. When I hit my late twenties my back molars and two of front teeth weren't strong enough to hold a crown anymore. In my search for implants I came across Nova Dental. Now I wont go anywhere else for this kind of work. I have recommended them to several family and friends.

  • Tony B, September 2018


    First, let me say—AWESOME! ...and thank you! It's been just over two months since completion of my oral restoration by the team at Nova Dental in Costa Rica (in two stages). Dr. Obando and the team demonstrated great professionalism in every way and throughout each phase of the process; their approach to complete care solutions, the expertise in "smile design", their personal respect and passion for quality of service is ...amazing.

    Since completion I've followed advice on steps to re-learn in small bites, careful chewing, brush/rinse often, and eating wisely... It had been decades of processed foods and snaggle-toothed smiles; however, I am so thankful to the team at Nova Dental-CR (because those conditions are no more). I have re-gained the ability and benefits of consuming real unprocessed foods. I eat raw vegetables, fruits, nuts & seeds—without boiling, pureeing, and beating foods into a pulp, buttered spreads, or stews... I can enjoy carrot sticks, crunchy salads or steak—and it's a pleasure to eat! On the flip side of that coin is that I now must watch the absence of those limitations too.

    Aside from that, Nova Dental CR made the process possible (for me) in a manner I could not have afford at home ...including the round-trip expenses for accommodations in beautiful Costa Rica!

    You all, will always have my gratitude and appreciation for this change in circumstances—I do count this experience as one of my life's blessings.

  • Kate The Great, August 2018


    This is my second time visiting Nova Dental and I can say enthusiastically they are the best dental experience you will ever have. Clean and calm office with new equipment and private rooms. The staff is wonderful and friendly with incredible care. Most importantly, they are HONEST!!

    My new dentist at home quoted me $6,000 for work "needed immediately". I had the same quote 8 years prior and nothing had changed. Obviously it was not required. Horrible & deceiving. I knew I would need a root canal soon and Nova gave me several options ranging in prices with potential outcomes.

    They also agreed that the many other "cavity potential" teeth were in no way needing immediate attention. Exam, cavity removal, Root canal, post, crown. Grand total? $850.

    Thank you!

  • Marilu Aguilar, July 2018


    After many years looking for the right dentist, I found Dr. Obando in Costa Rica. Finally, I decided to go this year, 2018, and I did my dental work there. I am 100% satisfied with all his amazing work!!!!. He is an excellent dentist and his clinic is very professional. All the staff are very supportive and very joyful. I highly recommend Dr. Obando and his team.

  • Sara Pluta, May 2018


    Exceptional dental work! Nova Dental in Escazu Costa Rica is all that I wanted in dental care and more. I had been putting off the dental work I needed for years because I could not afford the huge price tag in the US. After doing my research, I discovered Nova Dental. I could not have been happier. The office is modern and clean, the service professional and efficient (I never waited for more than a few minutes), and the dental care some of the best I have ever received. Dr. Chavarria is gentle, thorough, and a perfectionist at his craft. In just one week, my smile is radiant and my mouth happy. I highly recommend Nova Dental and personally will return again should I need dental work in the future. Thank you for all you do Nova Dental!