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PLASTIC-COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY 

Dr. Luis DaCruz

Nationality: 
Portuguese-Costa Rican

Languages:
Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.

Credentials: 
- Doctor in Medicine and Surgery by the University of Costa Rica 
-Specialist and sub-specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery and Microsurgery by the post graduate studying system of the University of Costa Rica, and by the Jackson Memorial Hospital of Miami, Florida, USA 
- Incorporated/Board Certified as a specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery by the College of Doctors and Surgeons of Costa Rica 
- Associated Professor of the Chair of Surgery of the Universidad Hispanoamericana 
- Founder and Director of the Chair of Anatomy of the Universidad Hispanoamericana 
- Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of the Hospital Clinica Biblica 
- Director of the Iberoamerican Institute of Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery

Member Of: 
- Costa Rica Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 
- Iberoamerican Federation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery 
- International Federation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic SurgeryPlease contact

Dr.DaCruz directly: www.drdacruz.net I Phone: (506) 2255 2020 Costa Rica
E-mail: info@drdacruz.net

Dr. Alejandro Lev Schtirbu

Dr. Alejandro Lev was born in Argentina on May 10, 1960. He is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica, where he attended from 1979-1984. From 1985-1987 Dr. Lev completed his residency program in General Surgery at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in San Jose, Costa Rica and advanced studies in plastic surgery at Hospital Brigadeiro, Brazil from 1987 to 1990.

In 1991, Dr. Lev was Certified by the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Medical College of Doctors and Surgeons of Costa Rica. He is a former Vice President of the Costa Rican Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Association and affiliated with the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) and the Ibero-Latin American Federation of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Lev's contact info in Costa Rica...
Phone: 011-506-2232-5515 (in Costa Rica)
E-mail: levplast@racsa.co.cr

Dr. Rashi Rosenstock

Dr. Rashi Rosenstock earned his medical doctorate at the Medical Sciences University of Central America with full honors, obtaining a Summa Cum Laude degree and the academic crown.

He then served his residency in general surgery at the Calderon Guardia Hospital in Costa Rica, where he was admitted as the number one contestant nationally.

Then in pursuit of his long life dream he traveled to Brazil, where he completed his three years residency in Plastic Surgery in the world-renowned Ivo Pitanguy Institute.

Dr.Rosenstock is an accomplished aesthetic surgeon for all areas of the body including face lift and eyelid techniques, breast surgery, arm lift, abdominoplasty and contouring of all areas of the body with liposuction or lifting surgery.

He's a Member of The American Society fro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) The Brazilian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) and the representative of Costa Rica to the Ivo Pitanguy Ex-Alumni Association.

Dr. Rosenstock is committed to helping his patients to be the best version of themselves they can possible be.

Dr. Joseph Cohen

A Graduate of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where he earned his Bachelors degree in Biology.

He received his medical doctorate from the Universidad Autonoma de Centro America in San Jose-Costa Rica. His residency in general surgery was done at the Easton Hospital in Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Dr. Cohen is a board certified surgeon and completed his residency in Madrid, Spain.

He chose to specialize in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery because it offers the opportunity to operate on and treat every area of the body, calls for his talents in finding effective solutions and can be such a force of positive change in a person's life.

He is also the Director of the Liposuction Workshop done at the Rosenstock-Lieberman Clinic, every year. This course is sponsored by The American Academy of cosmetic Surgery.

He has published his work in multiple journals of Cosmetic surgery with the title like: "Total Facial Rejuvenation with Ambulatory Techniques " " Breast Augmentation with Local Anesthesia".

Dr. Cohen is a member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, The American Academy of Restorative Hair Surgery and The International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS).

Dr. Miguel Alfaro Davila


Dr. Miguel Alfaro, former Chief of the Plastic Surgery Service, founder and former Chief of the National Burn Unit and former Chairman of the Department of Surgery of a national university teaching Hospital, San Juan de Dios, in Costa Rica, with 800 adult beds. 
He has been a member of the Oncological Society, Mastology Society, International Plastic Surgery Society, International College of Surgeons, International Society for Burn Injuries, and Ibero-Latinamerican Society for Plastic Surgery. In addition to having been president of the Costa Rican Plastic Surgery Society, he has been a member of the Scientific Bioethical Committee, the Costa Rican College of Surgeons and the Mal Practice Committee of the same college, and also, one of the founders of Hospital CIMA San José.

Please contact him directly for more information: malfaro@plasticsurgery.co.cr

Dr. Victor Urzola

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Costa Rican Board of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

MEDICAL DEGREE
University of Iberoamerica, 
San Jose, Costa Rica

PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHEIC SURGERY DEGREE
University of Milan, Milan, Italy.


MICROSURGERY DEGREE
University Henri Poincare, Nancy, France.

FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY FELLOWSHIP
Policlinic de Gentilly, Nancy, France.

POSTBARIATRIC AND BODYCOUNTURING FELLOWSHIP
Ramsey Surgical Center, New Jersey, U.S.A.

AFFILIATIONS
American Society of Aesthetic Surgery.
Costa Rican Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, ACCPRE.
European Society of Aesthetic Surgery.
Italian Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
Operation Smile International.

LANGUAGES
Spanish / English / Italian / French

Dr. Alberto J. Arguello

Dr. Alberto J. Arguello, a Costa Rican citizen, speaks perfect English, Spanish and French. He went to Med School at the Universidad de Costa Rica, where he graduated with an honors scholarship because of his high grades. He was very clear that he had to train for seven years in order to become a plastic surgeon. Therefore, he obtained his specialty in General Surgery from the same University, after four years of intense training. Afterwards, he chose a place were there are many artists and many famous people who go thru plastic surgery. That place is Mexico of course, also famous for its plastic surgery, and there he also graduated with honors, obtaining a 99.5 average throughout the three years in training at the Jalisco Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute, part of the Universidad de Guadalajara, under the direction of worldwide famous Jose Guerrerosantos, MD.

As part of his training he also spent some time rotating with other very prestigious American plastic surgeons, of the United States of America. That is why he went to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland; to Manhattan Ear, Eye and Throat Hospital in New York, and to Shriner´s Burns Hospital in Galveston, Texas, all of with whom he maintains close contact. Also, he received his microsurgery training in the Houston Medical Center, at The University of Texas MD ANDERSON Cancer Center, in the Department of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Arguello is a firm believer of the continuous medical education, and as of 2002, he attends the annual American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) meeting, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) meeting, and the International Symposium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the Jalisco Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute. Also, Dr. Arguello interrupts his regular activities during two weeks a year in order to provide community service. He likes to operate poor people, specially kids who have had burns sequelae and on cleft lips and palates, for free, along with other of his colleagues, in different countries of Latin America.

AFFILIATIONS

International Member of the American Society
of Plastic Surgeons.(ASPS)


International Member of the American Society of
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, (ASAPS)



Board Certified by the Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica, the entity that regulates the practice of Medicine and Surgery of Costa Rica.


Active Member of the internacional Society of
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.




Voluntary member of the Costa Rican Red Cross,
a non profit organization.




Co-chairman of the department of Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery.




Secretary General of the Costa Rican Association of Plastic,
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oct 2005 to Dic 2009.



Member of The International Confederation for Plastic,
Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, IPRAS.



Member of the Ibero Latin American Federation of
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, FILACP


Judge of Miss Costa Rica 2006
Beauty Contest



PRESIDENT of the Costa Rican Association of Plastic,
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, ACCPRE, since Dec. 2009.

Dr. Gustavo Chavarria Leon

General Medicine, Autonomous University of Central América, San José, Costa Rica
General Surgery, University of Costa Rica, Hospital San Juan de Dios.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National  Autonomous University of Mexico, Hospital General de Mexico.
Certified by the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates, USA,1990. At this time I practice as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Mexico hospital and National Rehabilitation center in San Jose, Costa Rica.
My private practice is in San Jose where I perform cosmetic surgery for face rejuvenation, estetic and functional nose surgery, breast augmentation and breast reduction and breast reconstruction after mastectomy, surgeries to improve the contour of the abdomen ( tummy tuck ), liposuction, hand surgery and microsurgery.

CONTINUED  MEDICAL EDUCATION:
LII National Medical Congress, San Jose , Costa Rica, November-December 1992. Lip and Cleft Palate Clinic, Guanajuato, Mexico,October, 1994.
XXVI National Congress of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Puebla,Pue,Mexico, February 1995.
X Actualization in Burned  Patient and XV National Congress Mexican  Burns Association. Veracruz.
Ver, Abril 1995.
International Simposium in Breast Reconstruction.
México D.F October 1996.
Simposium: Heritance and Cancer.
México D.F October 1996. Simposium: Advances in Estetic Plastic Surgery.
México D.F 1996. Pretest course for residents in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Mexican Association of Plastic , estetic and reconstructive Surgery.January 1997.
I Glicolic Acid Peeling Seminar, Neostrata.Agust 1997.San José, Costa Rica.
Actualization Course in Plastic Surgery. Costarican Association  of Plastic, reconstructive and Estetic Surgery.June 1998. Facial Estetic and Body Contouring Course. Costarican Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery. July-Agost 1998. III Esthetic Surgery Course “Dr Jose M. Arguedas Soto”. May 1999.

ACADEMIC DEGREE:

Instructor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Iberoamerican University.
San José, Costa Rica. Afilliations: Member of the Association of Residents and exresidents in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery “ Dr Fernando Ortiz Monasterio “.
Member of the Association of Plastic Surgery of Hospital General de Mexico.
Member of the Costarican Association in Plastic , Esthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

e-mail:surgery@racsa.co.cr
Tel: 506-83240362
506-22585257


ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS 

Dr Oscar Oeding

Specialties:
- Orthopedics Surgeon

Education & Training 
- Bachelor’s degree: Colegio de La Salle. Cartagena. Colombia. 1984. VERIFIED 
- Surgeon Physician: Universidad del Norte. Barranquilla. Colombia. De 1984 a 1991. 
- Title Accredited by the University of Costa Rica the 13 of February of 1997. Recognized by the School of Doctors and Surgeons of Costa Rica from the 07 of November of 1997. VERIFIED 11/15/2006 
- Rotatory Boarding School: Realised in the University Hospital of Barranquilla, the 12 of June from 1989 to the 11 of June of 1990, in Barranquilla, Colombia. VERIFIED 12/02/2006 

Orthopedist Specialist in Orthopedic and Traumathology: 
- University of Costa Rica. From 1992 to 1996. Title guaranteed by the Hospital San Juan de God, the Costa Rican Box of the Social Insurance, the Center of Strategic Development and Information in Health and Seguridad Social (CENDEISS) and the Foundation for Teaching in Sciences of Salud (FUCODOCSA). Recognized by the School of Doctors and Surgeons of Costa Rica from the 07 of November of 1997. VERIFIED 11/14/2006 
- 1984 –1991Universidad del Norte, Colombia, S. A. Barranquilla, Col 
- Licdo en Medicina y Cirugia. 
- 1992 – 1996 Costa Rica University San Jose , CR 
- International Affiliate Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – membership current. 

Professional Experience: 
- Orthopedic Procedures 2005 
- Arthroscopic Knee (Meniscal Repair) - 340 
- ACL Repair - 210 
- Total Knee Replacements - 378 
- Total Hip Replacements - 495 
- Shoulder Surgeries (arthroscopic and open) – 410 
- Percentage Patients: 
- Costa Rica 64% 
- USA 15% 
- South America 8% 
- Canada 4% 
- Other 8% 

Languages Spoken: 
English / Spanish / French

OCULAR / LASIK SURGEON

Dr. Francisco Perdomo

Profession: 
Physician-Surgeon, Specialist in Ophthalmology, with sub-specialty in Retina and Vitreous. Refractive surgery with EXCIMER LASER. Location: 
Clinica de Cirugia Ocular y Laser - Oficentro Plaza Mayor- Rohrmoser, 2nd floor suite Nº 20, San Jose Costa Rica. 

P.O. Box: 1104-1007, San Jose - Costa Rica. 
Telephone: (506) 2291-0231 / (506) 2232-8420 
Tel./Fax: (506) 2231-7342 Personal information 
Nationality: Costa Rican 

Second language: English Studies realized and titles obtained 
1981 Bachelor Sciences, Universidad Autonoma de Centroamerica. 
1983 Medical degree, Universidad Autonoma de Centroamerica. 
1984 Doctorate degree, Universidad Autonoma de Centroamerica. 
1985 Emergency Medical Technician, Gorgas US-Army Hospital, Canal Zone. 
1993 Specialist in Ophthalmology, Hospital Americano Dr. Elias Santana - Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dominican Republic.
1993 Glaucoma Observership, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida.
1993 Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
1994 Member, Pan American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO)
1994 Sub specialty in retina and vitreous, Hospital Americano Dr. Elias Santana - Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dominican Republic.
1994 Member, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica.
1994
 Member, Costarican Association of Ophthalmology.
1995-1998 Vice-Chairman- Board of Costarican Association of Ophthalmology.
1995-2005 Member , Costarican Association of Ophthalmology.
1996 Excimer laser surgery
, Bogota, Colombia.
1997 Member, International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS).
1999 Senior Instructor, of the "LASIK refractive course", Joint meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) & Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO). Florida, USA.
2004-2006 Physician-Surgeon "CME approved"
. Costarican Commission for Medical Recertification.  College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica.
2004-2006 Academic Doctorate Studies in Medical Sciences. ( PhD.),  Unibe- University of Salamanca, Spain.


DENTAL SURGEONS

Dr. Alberto Meza

Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation

  Mars High Scool, Pittsburg PA.
  Doctor in Dental Surgery, Universidad de Costa Rica.
  Former Professor at Dental Technicians School C.U.C.
  Former Professor of Prosthodontics and Integral Rehabilitation, Universidad Latina Costa Rica.
  Ex-Director of Specialties Clinic of Dentistry at Clinica Hospital Santa Catalina.
  Meza Dental Care Director.
  Postgraduate Training of Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).
  Postgraduate Training on Implant Dentistry at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).
  Practice on Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation.
  Accreditation Candidate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
  Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).
  Recognized by Costa Rican Board of Dentistry.

Dr. Luis Kaver

Dr. Luis Kaver did his post-graduate program studies at the Cosmetic Dentistry College in Baylor Texas and has been a pioneer of Cosmetic Dentistry in Costa Rica for over twenty years. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has participated in various symposiums around the world. These studies and experiences have allowed Dr. Kaver to provide his patients with the most innovative and restorative techniques available today.

Dr. Kaver combines different techniques that allow him to create strong, aesthetically pleasing restorations that look and feel natural. His clinic, “Clínica Restaurativa y Estética Dental” maintains the strictest, sanitary and sterilization techniques according to the American Standards Dental Association and is always on the cutting edge of contemporary dentistry. Additionally we count on our dental assistants and assisting dentists to make you feel comfortable during your dental treatment.

Dr.Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini

EDUCATION

-Liceo de Costa Rica, Bachelor in Sciences, December, 1959 -University of Costa Rica, Doctor in Dental Surgery, May 1968 -University of Missouri, Graduate Removable Prosthodontics, May 1979

OTHER STUDIES AND AWARDS

-The American Society of Dentistry for Children.
Certificate of Merit, 1968 -Dental Association of Costa Rica.
“ Some aspects of the Problems in Removable Partial Prótesis.”
December 1976. -IV Costa Rican-Panamanian Dental Meeting. Chiriquì Panama. Junio 1982. -Philadelphia College of Ostheopathic Medicine.
Predoctoral course of Maxillo Temporomandibular Dysfunctions.
May 1983. -Normandie Study Group for TMJ Dysfunction. Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ disorders.
May 1983 -American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) “ State of the Art Implantology” Annual Meeting World Assembly, September 1983.
-Alabama Implant Study Group. 1984 Alabama Implant Congress X . 1984.
-American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
AAID Research Foundation. University of California, San Francisco. “ Innovations in Implantology” October, 1985. -Dr. Dale Hall. Dental Implant Seminar. April 1987
. -American Dental Association. Annual Session. Las Vegas Nevada, 1987 -American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Annual Scientific Program. World Conference-Oral Impants. Las Vegas Nevada, 1987.
-Ivoclar AG-Vivadent AG. Isosit, Inlay, Onlay, IPS Ceramic Course. March 1990 -University of Costa Rica. “ Technical Application of Isosit Resin Inlay/Onlay in Laboratory and Clinical Applications”. June 1990. San Josè, Costa Rica.
-Core Vent System of Osseointegrated Implants. Surgical & Prosthetic Training Program. Ventura California, November 1990. -Western District of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
. Implant Oral Reconstruction, Prosthetic and surgical Techniques”. California USA.
November 1990.
-American College of Oral Implantology. Annual ACOI Winter Symposium.
Sub-periosteal Implants. Surgical Demonstration Course. Lake Worth Florida, January 1991.
The Midwest Implant Institute & Center for the Advancement of Dentistry. S-371 SubPeriosteal Implant Course. June 1991.
-The American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the AAID Research Foundation.
41ST Annual Scientific Program. “Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry” Orlando, Florida, 1992.
-CIOCAP. 1ST Congress of Oral Implantology of Central America and Panama. February 1996. San Josè, Costa Rica. -The Western District of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry. “Implants, Longterm Successses and Failures”. NewPort Beach , California March 1997.
-Boston Institute of Dental Implantology and Bone Augmentation. “ Fundamentals of Oral Implantology”.
October 1998.
-MAP International Seminars. “ Advanced Bone Grafting” Palm Harbor, Florida.
September 1999.
-Sulzer Medica, Sulzer Calcitek, Inc. Coastal Jaw Surgery & Sulzer Calcitek presents: “Advenced Bone Grafting Course”. Palm Harbor, Florida September 1999.
-The Costa Rican Board of Dentists. San Jose Dental Meeting. October 1999.
- University of Miami School of Medicine. 1ST symposium on Platelet Rich Plasma & it`s Growth Factors”.
February-March 2002. Orlando Florida.
-International Congres of Oral Impantologists ( ICOI) .
Implant Prosthodontic Section.
“ ICOI World Congress XXII and 7TH Imlpant and Prosthodontic Symposium” Las Vegas Nevada, June 2004. MEMBERSHIPS
- The Costa Rican Board of Dentists. 1968
- National Geographic Society, The Officers Board of Trustees. July 1976
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry. 1992 - Implant Prosthodontic Section (IPS) of ICOI. May 1999.
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists. (ICOI) May 1999.
- Costa Rican Academy of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Peralta

EDUCATION
-Saint Francis College, Bachelor in Sciences, december 1989
-University of Costa Rica, Doctor in Dental Surgery, April 1997

OTHER STUDIES
-Dental Scientific Congress Association. Restorative Dentistry May 1994
- Dental Scientific Congress Association. 9th Congress. September 1994. -Dental Federation of Central America and Panama. XXVI Congress May 1995
- 1st Congress of Implant Dentistry of Central America and Panama. February 1996.
-Dr. Gerard Chiche. LSU-Dental School “ Dental Cosmetics”. 1st Congress of implant Dentistry of Central America and Panama . February 1996.
- University of Costa Rica-Baylor School of Dentistry, USA. VII Congress. March 1996.
-Foundation for Continious Education in Dentistry. Dental Restoratives Course. November 1996. -The Western District of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry. AAID “ Implants, Long Term Successes and Failures”. NewPort Beach, California. March 1997.
-Foundation for Continious Education in Dentistry. “Course: Crowns and Bridges for Predictable Esthetics”. August 1997 -Foundation for Continious Education in Dentistry. “ Construction of a Cosmetic Dental Practice with the Latest Trends”. Dr. William Dorfman
-“Extreme Make Over” TV Show. - Boston University- Dental Scientific Congress Association. “ Periodontics, Occlusion and Implants Course”.
February 1998. -Baylor School of Dentistry USA
- Foundation for Continious Education in Dentistry.
“Endodontics: New Techniques”. Including Thermoplastic. 1998. -Boston Institute of Dental Implantology and BoneAugmentation.
“Fundamentals of Oral Implantology.” October 1998 -International Congress of Oral Implantologists ( ICOI) – Implant Prosthodontic Section (IPS).
1st Dental Implant Congress of Guatemala. July 1999 -Sybron Dental Specialties and Odontomèdica.
“Esthetic Restorative Dentistry, Techniques for a Technological Vanguardist Practice”. September 1999.
-The Costa Rican Board of Dentists. San Jose Dental Meeting. October 1999.
-Dr. Hilt Tatum. “ Sinus Graft and Sterilization Training”. April 2000.
-3rd ICOI-IPS Implant Prosthodontic Symposium, National Association of Dental Laboratories, American Association for Dental Research. August 2000, Chicago Illinois USA. -International Congress of Oral Implantologists ( ICOI) – Implant Prosthodontic Section (IPS) “ ICOI World Congress XXII and 7th Implant Prosthodontic Symposium, June 2004. Las Vegas, Nevada. -OCO Biomedical. “ One Stage, One Piece, Immediate Load Implants, ISD-ISI System” November 2005.
-OCO Biomedical. “ One Stage, One Piece, Immediate Load Implants, ISD-ISI System” February 2006. AWARDS Dental Scientific Congress Association.
-IV Award for Scientific Research in Dentistry September 1997 MEMBERSHIPS
- The Costa Rican Board of Dentists 1997
-The International Congress of Oral Implantologists ( ICOI) November 2001 - The Implant Prosthodontic Section (IPS) of the ICOI November 2001

Dr. Mario Bonilla

Expertise: Full Mouth Restoration

"Every tooth in a man´s head is more valuable than a diamond". Miguel de Cervantes.

Restoring people´s smile is my passion. I was trained in Costa Rica and Brazil and have a solid experience in cosmetic dentistry procedures. I have a 12 years experience in my own dental center and 5 years in placing dental implants.

I am certified in the placement of dental implants with formal training in the United States at OCO Biomedical Corporate Headquarters, the world´s leader in immediate load implants (popularly known as same-day implants).

I am always looking for improving my knowledge by attending throughout the year several courses and seminars all around the world, mainly on implantology and cosmetics. This with the only goal in mind of keeping my knowledge updated, by learning the newest technologies and advances in this field.

Educational Background and Training:
- Implantology Course at OCO Biomedical, Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2009.
- Implantology Course at OCO Biomedical, Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2008.
- VALPLAST Course in New York, U.S.A. in 1998.
- Certified in the placement of dental implants, with formal training in the United States at OCO Biomedical Corporate Headquarters, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Universidad de Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil, Faculty of Dentistry, Endodontics Course in 1995.
- Endodontics Course in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1994.
- Universidad de Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil, Faculty of Dentistry, Dental Surgeon in 1993.
- Universidad de Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil, Faculty of Dentistry, DDS Degree in 1993. Achievements and Honors:
-
Invited speaker at the Condenteco Congress in Guatemala in 2010.
- Responsible for introducing Valplast Technique in Costa Rica in 1999 - more than 800 cases. Professional Experience:
-
Since 2006 I place immediate load dental implants.
- Since 1999 I have my own dental center.
- In 1998 I was Assistant Professor in Endodontics at the Universidad Véritas in San Jose, Costa Rica.
- From 1993 through 1995 I was appointed to the position of Consul of Costa Rica
in Brazil.
Professional Affiliations:
-
Incorporated to the Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica (Association of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica), under No. 1654099 in 1999
- Member of the American Dental Association (ADA), under No. 171365329
- Member of the AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry)
- Member of the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists)
Web: www.newsmilecostarica.com

Dr. Alvaro Lopez

E-mail: implantsdoc@gmail.com

Dentist, Implantologist Completed post graduate studies at Universidad de Chile and received technical improvement training in the United States.

Dr. López is a specialist recognized by the “Costa Rica Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas”.

He has performed over 3000 implants in over 15 years. He is a well-respected oral surgeon, with many hundreds of satisfied patients.

References available upon request.

The doctor has had extensive training and long years of experience when it comes to providing the best anesthetics, the best post-surgery treatments, minimizing anxiety and reducing the recovery period needed for a patient to heal.

- Board Certified.
- Advanced degree in Implant Dentistry.
- Offers full range of dental Implants, crowns, bridges and restorations.

Telma Rubinstein D.D.S. & Josef Cordero Pinchanski D.D.S.

www.prismadental.com

Dr. Telma Rubinstein, DDS
D.D.S. University of Costa Rica
Advance training in Cosmetics Dentistry, Switzerland
Advanced training in Implant Dentistry: Montreal, Costa Rica and the University of Miami
Membership in the Prosthodontic Section of the Collegium Internationale of Oral Implantologists USA
Membership in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist USA
Expert training in all aspects of full mouth restoration
Advanced training Periodontics USA

Dr. Josef  Cordero Pinczanski, DDS
D.D.S. University of Costa Rica
Advanced training in Cosmetics Dentistry, Switzerland
Advanced training in Implant Dentistry: Montreal, Costa Rica and the University of Miami
Membership in the Prosthodontic Section of the Collegium Internationale of Oral Implantologists USA
Membership in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist USA
Advanced Laboratory Technician Supervisor

Dr. Jamie Lizano
University Veritas 2003 in General Dentistry
D.D.S. University of Costa Rica 2005
Specialized Training in Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry
6 years with Prisma Dental

Dr. Roberto Hernandez
University of Costa Rica General Dentistry 1996
University of Guadalajara Mexico 2004
Specialized Training in Endontics
6 years with Prisma Dental

Dr. Diana Fishman
University of Costa Rica 2004 in General Dentistry
University of Costa Rica 2007
Specialized Training in Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Jose Franco

Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico 1989 in General Dentistry
Universidad Latino Americana, Mexico 1991
7 years with Prisma Dental

Dr. Bernal A. Soto

University ULACIT 2002 in General Dentistry
Fellowship in Esthetic Dentistry UCR 2004
Master Degree in Esthetic Dentistry UIC Barcelona, Spain 2005 – 2008
Country chairman European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Jairo Vargas


On behalf of myself and my team, I welcome you to our web site where you will find the answers you are looking for regarding Costa Rica cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

Our goal is to provide you the best possible treatment based on your dental needs and to give you personalized attention in our state-of-the-art dental facility.

Our 'Tico Touch' in combination with our unique European training will give you the quality service you expect with significant savings.

Imagine getting brand new Costa Rica dental implants priced within your budget, and enjoying the vacation you deserve in beautiful Costa Rica.

Contact us with any questions or to make an appointment. If you have an urgent requirement please feel free to call us at your convenience; our staff speak English, German and Spanish.

BARIATRIC SURGEONS

Dr.Jacobo Zafrani

SPECIALTY:
Laparoscopic and General Surgery 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN: 
- English 
- Spanish 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
2004 University of Costa Rica in January 
General Surgeon 
Salamanca University 
Second year of his doctoral thesis (medical science investigation) 
Cendeis Basic training and course work in laparascopic surgery procedures UNNE, Corrientes, Argentina Advanced training and course work in laparascopic surgery procedures Panamá Training and course work in gastric banding (Inhamed), New York, USA Training and course work in gastric sleeve procedures Panamá VAC ALACE 2006. Post graduate training in bariatric surgery

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
March 2004- Present: General and bariatric surgeon at Hospital Clinica Biblica 
Coordinated the first training seminar for advanced laparascopic surgery procedures in San José, Costa Rica  MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATES:
College of Physicians and Surgeons 
Medical Union 
Society of Costa Rican Surgeons 
Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgeons 
Association of International Surgeons 
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) 
Through Hospital Clinica Biblica Dr. Jacobo Zafrani often assists medical tourism patients with their bariatric surgery needs. 

He understands the medical travel needs of his international patients. Dr. Jacobo Zafrani earned his Bachelor’s degree in Panama City, Panama in 1987. He continued his studies in Autonomous University of Central America, Costa Rica and the University of Costa Rica.

Having graduated with honors as a General Surgeon, and a specialist in Bariatric procedures. Dr. Zafrani’s experience and training extends throughout Costa Rica and Panama. He has provided his medical services in many Hospitals in both Costa Rica and Panama, including: Hospital Santo Tomas, Panama; Hospital Nicolás A. Solano, Panama; Hospital San Juan de Dios, Costa Rica; Hospital Clinica Biblica, Costa Rica, amongst others.

Dr. Zafrani is proud to be an Member of the Costa Rican Society of Surgeons, as well as the International Society of Surgeons and of the medical group ALACE. Dr. Zafrani also a professor in the University of Costa Rica giving courses for the formation of general surgeons. Dr. Jacobo Zafrani is fluent in Spanish, English and Hebrew to better assist you through your procedures.

Dr. Carlos Quesada

Member of the American Society of Bariatric and metabolic Surgery
- Board Certified - Surgery Professor of Medical Sciences University, Costa Rica
- General Surgeon Costa Rica University - 1992-1996
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Japan & Mexico - 1998-2000
- Endoscopist degree - Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
- Bariatric surgery - Angeles del Pedregal Hospital
- Mexico - 2002 - Nutritional institute - Mexico - 2002
- Continued Bariatric Surgery training - Nueve de Julio Hospital - Brasil - 2002.

 

 

GINECOLOGY

Dr. Ronald Alberto Salazar Mora

E-mail: rsalazarm@clinicabiblica.com

Medical Training 

Residency 
Hospital de las mujeres Adolfo Carit Eva the 1999 to 2001.
Provide both inpatient and outpatient care. 
Gained exposure to all areas of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 



Internship 
Hospital William Allen, February 1997 through June 1998, and 1998 to 1999 emergency room clínica integrada de tíbas 

Two year in the emergency room setting.
Education 
Medical 
Postgraduate Degree, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Universidad de Costa Rica, January 1999 through March 2002 

Undergraduate 
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Universidad de Costa Rica, February 1991 through December 1996.
Continuing Medical Education
Best Practices in Gynecology, AGOG, San José, Costa Rica, November 2003.
Advances laparoscopy trainig 2007
Basic Laparoscopy trainig 2006 
Newborn Revival Course, Hospital de las Mujeres Adolfo Carit Eva, October 2003.
Advanced Heart Support Course, Centro de Desarrollo Estratégico e Información en Salud y Seguridad Social, C.E.N.D.E.I.S.S.S., 1999.
Cardio-Lung Revival Course, Centro de Desarrollo Estratégico e Información en Salud y Seguridad Social, C.E.N.D.E.I.S.S.S., 1997.
Professional Experience 
Gynecologist for a U.S. insurance company since August 2002 until present.
Gynecologist and ecographist. Clinica Siglo XXI Alajuela and Clinica 2002 since January 2002 until present.
Gynecologist and Obstetrician in Clínica Biblica Omega building since march 2004 until present.
General Physician. Hospital Alajuela Emergency Room, September 1998 through January 1999.
Special Assistant Physician, Gynecology and Obstetrics.
 Hospital de las Mujeres Adolfo Carit Eva Obstetrics Unit. 
General Physician. Clinica Integrada de Tibas Emergency Room, June 1998 through January 1999.
General Assistant Physician. Hospital William Allen, February 1998 through June 1998
Obligatory Social Service. Clinica de Santa Teresits de Turrialba and Emergency Room Service, Hospital William Allen., February 1997 through January 1998.
Academic and Teaching Experience
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics chair UCIMED. August 2003 until present.
Coordinator of Obstetrics Chair, Hospital de las Mujeres. February 2003 until present.Universidad de Costa Rica
Coordinator of investigation postgradue gynecologist .
Teacher, Universidad de Costa Rica, Medical School. Part time lecturer for Course ME-6003, Obstetrics Course ME-4012, and Gynecology Course ME-4013.
Computer and Language Skills
2003 – Speaking English Program, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica.
1997 – Windows 95 and Power Point 4.0 Course, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.
1996 – Access and Usage of the Internet Course, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.
1995 – EXCEL for Windows Course, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.
1995 – WORD FOR Windows Course, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.
1995 – Knowledge of English Language, Middle Level, Instituto Britanico.


Honors
2003 - Second Place winner of free works at the V National Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology with the work “Post Childbirth Hemorrhages, a Prospective Research: Consequences, Risk Factors, Causes, and Diagnosis.”
2003 - Honor Graduate, Postgraduate Degree program, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Universidad de Costa Rica.
2001 - First place winner at the LXIII National Doctors Congress for the work “Gases of Umbilical Cord in Births with Circular of Neck Cord.”
2001 - Second place winner of free works at the III National Obstetrics and Gynecology Congress for the work “Gases of Umbilical Cord in Births with Circular of Neck Cord.” 
1997 - Diploma for Academic Excellency for best grades in the Medical Science and Licenciatura Program in Medicine and Surgery, for the 1996 school year.
1996 – Certificate for the Best Grades Achieved during the 1st school year.............

Research and Publications 
"Post Menopausic Bleeding (alternative approach),” Revista Médica de Costa Rica y Centroamérica, Year LXX, Number 565, Volume LX, October, November, and December 2003.. 
"A Guide Delivery in Handling the Third Period of Childbirth,” Acta Medica Costarricense, Volume 45, Supplement I, November 2003. 
"Post Childbirth Hemorrhages, a Prospective Research: Consequences, Risk Factors, Causes, and Diagnosis," Revista Obstetricia y Ginecologia, REVCOG, Volume II, Number 5, April –June 2002.
"Trans Vaginal Ultrasonography vs. Histerosonography in Endometrial Pathologies Diagnosis,” Volume Number 4, October-December 2001.
"Gases of Umbilical Cord in Births with Circular of Neck Cord,” Acta Médica Costariccense, Volume 43, Supplement I, November 2001.

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Dr.Luis Fernando Arce Rodriguez

E-mail: luisfarce@racsa.co.cr

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon ( Otoralyngology )
 
Curriculum:
University of Costa Rica.
Baylor College of Medicine Houston Texas.
American Academy of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgeon I.D.# 39775.
 
Procedures:
Head & neck surgeries.
CO2 Laser Surgery.
early cancer detection by video endoscopic procedure
Ear, Nose and Throat general surgery.
Funtional Endoscopic sinus  surgery ( FESS.)