Costa Rica re-opens its borders with New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Colorado

Star Dental is delighted to announce that the Costa Rican government has confirmed
that it will re-open its borders to tourists from the US as of September 1st.
The re-opening will be phased and begins with welcoming residents from New
York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut starting
September 1st and Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Colorado starting September
15. It is expected that the government will announce a broader re-opening over
the coming weeks.


Dr.Carolina Cespedes, Lead Clinician said “Finally! We’re so excited to be able to
welcome our patients back to Costa Rica for their treatments with us. 2020 has
been a challenging year for everyone – it’s been frustrating for many of our
patients who have had to delay their treatments but now we can see light at the
end of the tunnel.” Dr. Carlos Sevilla, Lead Clinician said “We’ve spent the
past few months staying closely in touch with our patients and helping develop
treatment plans– this news means we can now move forward to help our patients
to restore their smiles, confidence and well-being.”


Costa Rica’s requirements for entry for U.S. tourists – our team will help you navigate this to make
the process as easy as possible

·       All people entering Costa Rica must
complete the digital epidemiological form. This is known as the “Health Pass”.
Click here for a link to the form:

·       Tourists must obtain a negative
PCR-RT coronavirus test. The sample for this test must have been taken at most
48 hours before the flight to Costa Rica.

·       Tourists must purchase travel
insurance that covers accommodation in case of quarantine and medical expenses
due to COVID-19. This policy can be international or purchased from Costa Rican

·       Tourists from the United States must
demonstrate, via their driver’s license, that they live in one of the
authorized states.

·       Tourists must have valid health
insurance coverage. Two Costa Rican companies sell pre-approved travel
insurance plans: The National Insurance Institute (INS) and Sagicor. Tourists
opting for a foreign policy must demonstrate proof (in English or Spanish) that
their policy:

o   Is valid throughout the planned visit to Costa Rica.

o   Covers medical expenses in cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, for at least
$50,000 (fifty thousand United States dollars).

o   Includes a minimum coverage of $2,000 for expenses of extended lodging
due to the pandemic.


At Star Dental we remain committed to patient safety during these uncertain times so
please ca sure to ask our team about the protocols that we have in place to
ensure we protect our patients through every step of the treatment process.


Contact us today to discuss how we can help you overcome the dental problems you’re experiencing

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.

We will never skimp on quality which is why we only use leading US dental implant brands. Our focus on innovation will ensure your new smile looks and feels natural. Here’s Dr. Sevilla explaining the benefit of Bio Horizons implants:


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.