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Mario E. Garita DDS

Mario E. Garita DDS

Show Phone Number300m North of McDonalds, Guachipelin, Escazu, San JoseCosta Rica
3.8 / 5  Very Good
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Opening Hours

Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
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Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation
Dental Implants
Teeth Whitening
Dental Crowns
Dental Bridges
Full Mouth Cleaning
Root Canals
Laser Teeth Whitening
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About Mario E. Garita DDS

We can help you save substantial expense while providing you with the same high quality service you have come to expect in your own country. Over the past few decades, Costa Rica and plastic surgery have been become almost interchangeable. For the wealthy who wish to have their surgery in private, Costa Rica has become an internationally recognized center for high quality cosmetic surgery. Many consider it the perfect place to have surgery due to its almost perfect weather and the peaceful natural surroundings in which to recuperate. It is also less expensive. Our typical client is the individual who expects the very best in dental cosmetic surgery but is smart enough to know you don’t have to pay Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist prices to get the same great personal attention and quality results. Our experience is recognized and appreciated by many in the television industry. In the area of cosmetic surgery Costa Rica has rocketed to the forefront as a haven, where the famous and wealthy of the world have their bodies "nipped" and "tucked" in private by the world's best surgeons. The same is true of cosmetic dentistry. We are privileged to care for some very famous teeth and we know how to give you that great smile you were meant to have. OUR SERVICES: Full mouth cleaning - by highly trained dental hygienists New laser teeth whitening - new process takes less than 1 hour with superb results Porcelain crowns and bridges Porcelain veneers Root canals Composite fillings (bondings) Dentures Dental Implants - traditional 2 stage protocol and the new ADA approved 1 stage protocol, which will reduce the need for multiple visits to Costa Rica.
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from 12 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Mario E. Garita DDS

"The clinic is state of the art and the treatment is excellent"
5 50Reviewed 23 Jul 2017 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Extractions,Dental Implants
I have traveled several times from North America to Dr. Garita's clinic. His staff is courteous and professional. They have always been very accommodating with scheduling and never any surprises with the bill. I have been treated over the last two years by Drs. Garita, Alvarado and Lee. I would highly recommend all three. The clinic is state of the art and the treatment is excellent. I am currently planning a trip to get a dozen veneers placed.
Treated By: Mario
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Anonymous SOMERSET
"The clinic is spotless and the staff is very hospitable"
3 50Reviewed 02 Nov 2015 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Porcelain Crown,Teeth Whitening
I had a consult with Dr. Garita and thought he was the one to treat me. My work was filling a cavity between 2 teeth and porcelain overlays around each tooth. Then we discussed replacing my front two teeth with new veneers. NOW, the next I knew his associate Juan Alvarado took over the whole procedure. I never knew that his assistant was doing the work after travelling from FL. to see Dr. Garita. The day after the veneer was glued on, it fell off and I had to return. On my last day there I had the veneer checked and flew home to FL. I returned on a Saturday night and Sunday, the right veneer fell off. I had to rush to my local DDS and he reglued it back for $150.00 charge. When I called the office so upset, they told me they are only responsible for work in CR and would not credit me even though I mailed a photo and the bill. This trip cost me a lot of money and the danger is that if your cap or veneer comes off you are screwed to pay when you return.I had my original veneers for 15 years and not one ever chipped or fell off. I also had bleaching on the lower teeth and a night guard made.

The clinic is spotless and the staff is very hospitable. I would only go there for implants or other involved dental work. Not veneers. think my old veneers look more natural. The clinic has gotten so crowded they didn't have enough chairs at one point. Dr. Garita is good at what he does but he can only do so much without other assistants doing the other procedures. I should have been told that from the beginning.
Total Amount Paid £1540
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Dr Mario Garita responded to this review:

What a surprise with this comment Mrs. Weinstein! We thought you were certain about the credit of $150.00 which will be sent to your local address as agreed. MARIO GARITA MP is a clinic which provides integral dental services in all the dentistry branches. For this reason we have different specialists to guarantee our patients they will have the best procedures in each branch. W e are committed to Customer satisfaction and always care that the final results are consent to by our patients.

Denise Coral Springs, FL.. 33071
"Good communication."
4.8 50Reviewed 06 May 2015 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
Very good and professional treatment. Good communication. I recommend Dr. Gadea.
Treated By: Mario Total Amount Paid £972
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Anonymous North Carolina
"Happy with the results."
4.5 50Reviewed 10 Apr 2015 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants,Dental Bridges,Root Canals,Bone Graft,Extractions
Dental crowns.

I have to-date had ten teeth pulled, four implant posts installed, and a root canal. So far, I am very happy with the results. The actual extractions were virtually painless, and I honestly recovered quickly and painlessly. Yes, the first two days I wasn't up to doing much, but it was much better than what I expected. After months of reviewing all of the doctors, I select four to get quotes from. Dr. Garita was the one I chose due to the approach he proposed; it wasn't minimal but practical now and the future. Ana and the staff there care about you and treat you with respect and care; they are great! The cost for four implants, two permanent front bridges, root canal, two bone grafts, and extractions was around 11.5 k. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.
Treated By: Mario Total Amount Paid £8943
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Bob Rolling Meadows, Illinois
"Truly amazed."
5 50Reviewed 25 Feb 2015 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Inlay or Onlay,Fillings,Dental Bonding
Two inlays, one filling. Bonding.

I went in for a dental cleaning and check only. After meeting Dr. Juan and discussing a few minor problems, I had no doubt about following his suggestions. His warmth and kindness was genuine. I was truly amazed that he could give the shots without feeling pain. He did two inlays, one filling, and bonding on lower teeth. The work impeccable, the price unbelievable. The office staff were so kind and efficient. The office has the latest technology, beautiful, and so very clean. Good job, Dr. Garita!
Treated By: Mario Total Amount Paid £739
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Linda US
"He has incredible empathy."
5 50Reviewed 13 Dec 2014 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
All-on-4 implants.

Dr. Garita is the best dentist I have come across. He has incredible empathy with the patient and an aura of confidence at all times that puts you at ease with him and with the work he is performing on your teeth. I can tell you that my implants look so much more natural than all the after photos that other dentists display on their websites. There is nothing fake about my teeth, and they are colored to match my skin and feel perfectly natural. On my off days in Costa Rica, I enjoy going to the beach and exploring the various eco-climes this amazing country has to offer. I never feel like I have to watch my budget because I am saving thousands and thousands of dollars over the plan my dentist in the States gave me which would have taken a year and the price of a mortgage to realize.
Treated By: Mario Total Amount Paid £12443
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David US
"Absolutely would recommend."
5 50Reviewed 25 Nov 2014 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
Absolutely would recommend him to everyone. We have been down numerous times to get work done. Combined, I think we have about twenty implants. Excellent work, good prices, and superb staff.
Total Amount Paid £15553
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Yee Canada
"Very pleased with the results"
4.6 50Reviewed 22 Jul 2014 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
We went to Dr. Garita for numerous implants and crowns. We were very pleased with the results. We travel to Costa Rica often so the time was not a problem generally. They were very helpful in working with our schedule. With so much work there were, of course, minor adjustments needed. They took care of them promptly and professionally. On one of the trips they picked my wife up from the airport since I was not coming until the next day. Dr. Garita performed the implant surgery and was very good. Dr. Alvarado did most of the crown work and he was extraordinary. Ana, Elias and the rest of the staff were always very helpful. Price was very fair for the quality. State of the art facility.
Treated By: Mario Total Amount Paid £13220
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review avatarMartin US
"Great experiences"
5 50Reviewed 07 Apr 2013 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
Did not visit this time, but previously had several great experiences.
Total Amount Paid £3888
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George Staten Island, NY
4.8 50Reviewed 22 Feb 2013 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
full dental implants

I can now very safely review Doctor G's work as it has been over three years since I came to his clinic to have all my teeth replaced after a medical trauma ruined my originals. Dr G could probably do this in his sleep but he is actually always smiling and putting out positive vibrations. I felt so much more relaxed than I have ever felt at any dentist's stateside. My implants are stunning and I have had no problems with them whatsoever. At one point I had an x-ray of my mouth recently and the stateside dentist was so impressed with the way Dr G had placed my implants around my sinuses. Most doctors would have tried to sell me on sinus work but Dr G has the best solution for every issue. He has seen and done it all. I rarely write reviews about any services but the staff here is awesome and deserves solid praise.
Treated By: Mario Total Amount Paid £23330
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  • Zimmer Dental Educational Program (International) 
  • BIOMET 3i Education Program (International) 
  • ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists (International) 
  • MTA - Medical Tourism Association (International) 
  • AO - Academy of Osseointegration (US) 
  • AACD - American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (US) 





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Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

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Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

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Dental Bridges
Porcelain Bridges
Dental Crowns
Porcelain Crowns
Dental Implants
All-on-4 Dental Implants
Dentist Consultation
Composite Fillings (Bondings)
Orthodontist Consultation
Periodontist Consultation
Root Canals
Full Mouth Cleaning
Teeth Whitening
Laser Teeth Whitening
Porcelain Veneers

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Dr Mario Garita

Specialist in Implant DentistryUniversity of MiamiJackson Memorial Hospital• Specialist in Implant Dentistry, University of Miami School of Medicine, Center for Dental Implants, FL, USA. 1992 - 1994.• Director, Center for Dental Implants of Costa Rica• President and Founder, Congress of Implant Dentistry of Central America and Panama 1995-1997• Member of the Costarrican Board of Periodontology; Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and Implant Dentistry.• Former Assistant Professor, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospitals Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery .• International Speaker in Implant Dentistry.• Author of several articles in Implant Dentistry.• Dental School, University of Costa Rica, 1990.• General Practice Residency, C.C.S.S, Costa Rica 1991.

Dr Juan Alvarado

Job Title:
  Oral Surgeon
Doctor in Dental Surgery, Latin-American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT) Costa Rica. Member of the Board of Costarrican Dental Surgeons. Advanced training on Cosmetic dentistry. Participant in “Current Concepts in American Dentistry: Advances in Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation” NYU College of Dentristry, Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program, New York.

Dr Yuming Lee

Job Title:
Specialist in Prosthodontics, University of Costa Rica. Doctor in Dental Surgery, University of Costa Rica. Member of the Board of Costa Rican Dental Surgeons. Attended “The 24th International Symposium on Ceramics” at Loews Hollywood Hotel. Los Angeles, California. Attended “The 12th International Symposium on Periodontic & Restorative Dentistry” at Boston Marriott Copley Place. Boston, Massachusetts.
Show Phone Number300m North of McDonalds, Guachipelin, Escazu, San JoseCosta Rica