Costa Rica has open borders with the US:

  • Vaccines are not required for travel
  • PCR or antigen tests are not required for travel

Dr Carolina Cespedes, one of Star’s lead clinicians, said “this is fantastic news – we’re so excited that the travel restrictions which had delayed treatments for some of our patients are no longer an issue. We are looking forward to welcoming our new patients and welcoming back old friends who are coming to see us to restore their smiles, health and confidence.”

Dr. Carolina Cespedes
Lead Clinician
Dr. Cespedes is an American dentist licensed in Washington, Texas and Costa Rica, and American Board-Certified Prosthodontist. Carolina completed her specialty program in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree at Baylor College of Dentistry. Carolina owned and lead two ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers in Seattle. She has completed +2,000 All-on-4 cases and rehabilitated +10,000 implants.
Dr. Carlos Sevilla
Lead Clinician
Dr. Sevilla holds a Specialty in Prosthodontics and a Masters in Oral Biology from Texas A&M University’s Baylor College of Dentistry, where he also worked as Assistant Clinical Professor and a practicing clinician focused on All-on-Four procedures. Carlos moved back to Costa Rica in 2017 to leads Star’s clinical division and is also a Professor in Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Costa Rica.
Daisy L.
As an American expat living in Costa Rica, I have a lot of experience with both US and Costa Rican dentists and today’s dental experience has blown me away. During my appointment, Dr. Sevilla was patient and understanding of my concerns, had a great bedside manner, and made me feel like a human being, not a number. After walking me through several treatment options, we decided on the one I felt most comfortable with. I'm glad I chose Star Dental and have recommended them to all my friends and family."
Anthony M.
“At first, I was very nervous about flying to Costa Rica for treatment, but Jerry (Star Patient Advisor) was there helping me every step of the way, from explaining my diagnosis, to booking a hotel, all in perfect English. He was even there in person to pick me up from the airport! I am so happy with my new smile! Oh, and I a saved a lot of money too!” I'm glad I chose Star Dental and have recommended them to all my friends and family."

Unique Concierge Service

  1. We will coordinate all your travel needs before, during and after your visit.
  2. We will guide you to the best hotels and AirBnBs to fit your budget.
  3. We will pick you up from the airport and arrange transportation to and from the clinic.
  4. We will make sure that you feel at home while you´re visiting us.

Why choose Star Dental Implant Center for your dental implants?



With our unique concierge service we will help you with all your travel needs, so you can explore Costa Rica´s diverse nature and get a beautiful smile at the same time!



We´re able to save patients 40% to 70% after-travel costs compared to US prices. Savings are astronomical!



We only use high-quality dental implants designed and manufactured in the United States. Lifetime guaranteed.


Star Dental Implant Center is located in CIMA Hospital in Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica, walking distance to hotel brands like Holiday Inn and Mariott Residence Inn, and shopping and restaurants including Starbucks, fine dining, and your favorite food chains.

CIMA is Costa Rica’s premier private hospital and boasts JCI (Joint Commission International) accreditation. Our location inside the hospital gives our patients access to a world-class full-service hospital with 24 hour emergency care.

CIMA Hospital

Avenida Escazu is right next door to the clinic and boasts a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment options, plus Texas Tech University’s new international campus. Our patient coordinator will help you plan your trip and coordinate your time while in Costa Rica. Whether that’s exploring San Jose, relaxing on our wonderful beaches, discovering our wildlife, or enjoying Costa Rica nightlife – we will ensure you get the full “Pura Vida" experience.