Dental Tourism


Can you help with my travel arrangements?

Flights: Please purchase your flights once we provide you with your appointment dates. It’s best to arrive 1 day before your treatment and plan to depart 1 day after treatment if possible. Please fly into San Jose’s Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO).

Lodging: Your Patient Coordinator will send you a list of our recommended hotels and B&Bs. We have negotiated discounted rates for our patients that often include breakfast, but you will need to follow the instructions and book through our approved contact to get the discounted rates and amenities. If you book through third party sites like, Travelocity or, you will not receive the discounted rates or benefits.

Transfers: AB Dental provides courtesy transportation for dental care appointments and to and from the airport to hotel as long as your hotel is located within our pick-up zone (4-5 miles from the clinic). If you have any questions about which hotel is best for you, please ask! If you choose a hotel located outside of our pick-up zone, we can help you arrange an Uber or taxi. Costs for transportation services are very affordable in Costa Rica.

Do you offer transportation?

Yes, AB Dental offers courtesy transportation to and from the airport. We also offer transportation for your dental appointments if your hotel is located within our pickup zone within 4-5 miles from the clinic.

When should I purchase my air tickets?

Patients should purchase their air tickets once they have confirmed their treatment with our patient coordinator, we will provide you your itinerary, allowing you to purchase air tickets to arrive one day before your scheduled treatment. We recommend that patients stay at least for 1 additional day after treatment is completed.

What guarantees do you offer?

At AB Dental we work with the best brands and technology, we offer a Lifetime Guarantee on dental implants, and a limited guarantee on our crowns, bridges, dentures and other restorations.

How many days do I have to stay?

This depends on the amount of work you are having done, but here are some general timeframes. Normally we will require 3 to 5 business days, but depending on the treatment it can be longer. Don’t hesitate to ask our patient coordinator for more information.

How far ahead do I have to schedule?

At least 2 weeks of anticipation, however please check with our patient coordinators first to confirm if there is availability upon your selected date or before you decide to buy your plane tickets.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, wire transfers, and most credit cards. Unfortunately, because of the difficulty with international banking, we cannot accept any type of checks.

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San José, Costa Rica
Call our toll free number:
+(506) 8619-8957