What is a specialist?

According to Costa Rican Law, a specialist is a dentist who after the regular six years of Dentistry school completes at least two more additional years of studies and training (full time) in a specific branch of dentistry. This has to be certified by the official Costa Rican Board of Dentists, which reviews the program and the University that offered the specialty (some programs may not be accepted as a specialty if they do not reach a specified degree of excellence).

The Costa Rican Board of Dentists, in article 29 of their Code of Ethics, prohibits dentists from claiming to be a specialist if they do not fulfill the above mentioned requirements.

There are only three certified Oral Implant Specialists in Costa Rica, and Anglada & Castro offers one of them.

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