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LS Dental was founded by Dr. Ricardo Lopez in 2011.

...and is dedicated to providing our clients with life changing dentistry.The clinic is located at Playas del Coco in the beautiful province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Our Staff:


Dr. Lopez

Practicing cosmetic and restorative implant dentistry, Dr. Lopez is a member of the Colegio de Odontologos de Costa Rica, American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Lopez consistently participates in specialized seminars in order to stay abreast of the newest and cutting edge dental procedures. Dr. Lopez believes excellence in dentistry starts with careful co-diagnosis with his staff and a treatment plan which will meet and exceed his patient’s needs. Working as a team, doctor, staff and patient, will ensure that the achievement of these goals are met.

Luis Alvarez Varela, Maxillofacial Surgeon. D.D.S

Luis Alvares has been practicing as a Maxillo Facial Surgeon since 2014, at the present time he is working in the Maxillo Facial Deparment of the Hospital San Juan de Dios in San Jose, Costa Rica and LS Dental Clinic. He joined to our staff in December of the 2016 .
Universidad de Chile.

Edgar Pabon D.D.S

Endodontist
Universidad Latina de Costa Rica.

Jorge Fernandez D.D.S

Orthodontist and Orthopedist
Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina.

Dr. Olortegui

With a MD degree from 2001, Dr. Olortegui got his anestheologist degree on 2007 from where he took the opportunity to work for Costa Rica social security for 6 years. From 2013 up 2015 he join San Rafael Arcangel Hospital as surgery room coordinator when he was promoted to medical manager for the Hospital. Dr. Olortegui join our staff last year and has provided to our patients with several new options to make their treatment more comfortable.

Esteban Cascante

Specialist in Periodontics and Dental Implants, Universidad Javeriana
Doctor in Dental Surgery, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
Member of the board of Costa Rican Dental Surgeons.
Advanced training in Dental Implants
Dr Esteban Cascante graduado de odontologia en el año 2010, especialista en Periodoncia, de una de las mejores universidades de latinoamerica en odontologia, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana en el 2014, trabajo durante 3 años en Colombia donde adquirido un entrenamiento avanzado en tratamientos periodontales, Implantes Dentales y regeneraciones óseas, regresa en el año 2017 a Costa Rica para formar parte de LS Dental y ayudar a brindar un servicio profesional.

Dra. Lopez

Knowledge and skill on computer dentistry makes Dra. Lopez a valuable asset to our staff. As a member of the Colegio de Odontologos de Costa Rica with a background on social dentistry, Dra. Lopez believes in prevention and dental education to help our patients avoid dental surgery. She constantly attends seminars on maxilla facial surgery and computerize tomography in order to excel on recovery times for her patients when surgery is indeed needed.

Diego Quiros

Our treatment coordinator, Diego Quiros, joined the staff in October 2015. Diego is constantly integrating new ideas in order to enhance our client’s experience.   He manages each of the small details of the dental clinic as well as answering any questions or inquiries the patients may have regarding the dental treatment or their experience in Costa Rica. Diego graduated from Universidad de Costa Rica as a business administrator, received his MBA from INCAE Business School and has been in the dental industry for over 4 years. He shares our belief that education is the key to preventing dental illness and is always willing to provide you with quick tips to improve your dental health.

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