Nova Dental Clinic

San José, Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica

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Overview

Overview

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.

Location

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.

Accreditations

PROMED

International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)

American Association of Endodontics (AAE)

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Services

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
Rehabilitation
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
Procedures

Procedures

38 procedures across 2 specialties

>Dentistry

(37 procedures)

All-on-4

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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.

  • 1 weeks
  • Learn more about All-on-4

All-on-6

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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

Alveoloplasty

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>Anesthetics

(1 procedure)

Sedation

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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.

Staff

Staff

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.

Dentistry

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.

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.

Dentistry
Reviews

Reviews

The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member

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

  • Ryan Casey, July 2019

    5

    I would highly recommend Nova Dental Clinic to anyone looking to have dental work done in Costa Rica.

  • aurel neamtiu, May 2019

    5

    My first visit was in November 2018, for two implants. Dr Obando and his team are very welcoming, reassuring , professional and knowledgeable, the equipment of Nova Dental clinic is high tech, much superior that what we have in Quebec even in our top rated dental clinics.
    The whole evaluation was precise, the treatment for the implants, although a surgical treatment was not painful, the medication prescribed was efficient, I experienced no pain at all, no infection.
    I came back in April 2019 for the second appointment, to complete the work on the implants and for 20 crowns.
    Dr Obando always patiently answered my concerns and listened carefully to my description of the bite, how I felt the implants and crowns, the esthetic part of the finished work also.
    I am more than satisfied with my overall treatment.
    THANK YOU DR OBANDO!!!!!

  • MIchael Lamond, April 2019

    5

    I came in December 2018 for extraction, multiple implants and a large sinus lift...I had little pain for 3 days, and after all that work!!! The entire staff is fantastic- they made me feel like the most important person in the building...My healing is brilliant and I am going back in June'19 to finish up. I could not be more pleased with our results. THANK YOU, ALL!!!

  • Alexa Markoff, April 2019

    5

    I wish there were more than 5 stars because Dr. Obando and his team deserve one million stars. I'm not the easiest patient and am very anxious with dental procedures. I was never scared and never had a lot of pain with Dr. Obando. I love my new appearance because I finally have a wonderful smile. I feel more confident about my appearance and can now have a conversation without feeling embarrassed. Thank you Dr. Obando!

  • Kate The Great, August 2018

    5

    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!