The Star Team

Star Team

Lead Clinician

Dr. Carlos Sevilla
Lead Clinician

Dr. Carlos Sevilla is Star Dental’s Lead Clinician.  He holds a Specialty in Prosthodontics and a Masters in Oral Biology from Texas A&M University’s Baylor College of Dentistry.  During his time at Texas A&M, he was an Assistant Clinical Professor teaching the most innovative procedures for implants, and fixed and removable prosthodontics (crowns and dentures).  He was also a practicing clinician at Baylor’s Center for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Clinic in Dallas focused on implant and All-on-Four procedures.  Carlos moved back to Costa Rica in 2017 and is currently a Professor in Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Costa Rica while working with patients at Star DentalHe prides himself on the work he does for his patients, staking his reputation on it every day.

General Manager

Federico Echandi
General Manager

Federico Echandi is Star Dental’s General Manager, and manages Echandi Clinical Laboratories, Costa Rica’s oldest chain of clinical laboratories.  He previously worked in the United States with Boston Consulting Group, Sharma Strategy Group, and Cisco Systems.  He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.   He has always been passionate about healthcare, designing an “artificial eye” that mimicked human eye movement reading electrical signals directly from the brain.

Partner

Lionel Peralta
Partner

Lionel Peralta is a Partner in Star Dental. He is the founder of Grupo Alta, a private investments business in Costa Rica having previously worked as an investment associate at Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group. Lionel holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and earned his Bachelor degree from Wharton. He enjoys doing cycling gran fondos and MTB endurance races. He loves the fact that Star Dental provides Costa Rican hospitality and doctors, to the world.

Partner

Richard Villiers
Partner

Richard is a Partner in Star Dental. He is British but splits his time between Costa Rica and New York where he runs an investments business. Prior to this, Richard worked at J.P. Morgan following six years in the British Army which included operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. He knows that Star Dental can provide the highest quality treatment to patients from the US and elsewhere as a fraction of the price they would pay in their home county.

Partner

Alan Vainrub
Partner

Alan Vainrub is a Partner in Star Dental. Alan is the CEO of PHD Central America, a media agency, part of Omnicom Group. Alan has a MBA from Harvard Business School and experience in marketing in companies such as Procter and Gamble and Women’s World Banking. Alan is extremely excited to be part of the Star Dental team that is offering American quality dental treatments in Costa Rica and a one-of-a-kind overall experience to patients all over the world.