Our Staff

Meet Our Amazing Team of Dental Specialists Abroad

At the Dental Experience, we provide patients with a team of highly skilled and certified dental specialists abroad. When it comes to dental tourism, it’s always nice to know you’re being treated with the highest level of care possible, and our team is proud to include some of the best dentists overseas.

Our team of dental tourism specialists are strapped with decades of experience, ready to offer you the most prestigious and affordable cosmetic dentistry abroad packages. Whether it’s dental implants, All-On-4, veneers, aligners, or any other care you’re looking for, contact the Dental Experience  and experience the best place for dental implants abroad.


Dr. Mario Garita

Lead Dentist

  • Specialist in surgical and reconstructive implant dentistry from the Oral Surgery Department of the University of Miami School of Medicine, U.S.A.,(1992-1994).
  • Specializes in dental rehabilitation in All-on-4, Dental implants, crowns and bridges,  veneers, inlays, and more.
  • He was the first specialist in oral implantology in Costa Rica
  • In his more than 30 years of experience, he has treated over 7,000 patients from both the United States and Canada and has also performed more than 30,000 Dental Implants.
  • Has completed more than 1,000 All-on-4  cases and boasts a significant 98% success rate
  • Fully bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Founder and member of the Academy of Oral Implantology of Costa Rica
  • Director of the Costa Rican Implant Center
  • President and founder of the Congress of Dental Implants of Central America and Panama (1995-1997)
  • Studied dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Costa Rica (1984-1990)
  • Residency in general practice at the C.C.S.S in 1991

Dr. Johanna Garita

Lead Prosthodontist

  • As our leading prosthodontist, Dr. Johanna Garita boasts extensive experience in performing advanced procedures with the latest technologies.
  • Her top priority is to achieve optimal results while ensuring the utmost satisfaction of her patients.
  • A gentle person with a delicate touch, she is a perfectionist who transmits confidence to her patients in all their treatments.
  • Dr. Johanna Garita is graduated from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.

Dental Team

Dr. Juan Alvarado

Dr. Juan Alvarado is specialist in Dental Surgery, graduated from Latin-American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT) in Costa Rica. He also is Member of the Board of Costarrican Dental Surgeons.

Dr. Priscilla Rojas

As Director of the Dental Clinic, Dr. Rojas is in charge of checking every step of the satisfaction process for our patients. She is as much of a perfectionist in what she does as Dr. Mario Garita is.

Dr. Natalia Valverde

Dr. Valverde is a Orofacial Harmonization specialist, Graduated in Dental Surgery with honors Magna Cum Laude from Latin University of Costa Rica.

Dr. Paola Carranza

Doctor Paula Carranza has a special training in diagnosing and treating problems associated with the inside of the tooth. She does only endodontic procedures during her practices. Dr. Carranza has Endodontic Postgraduate studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Sergio Ortiz, MDS

Dr. Sergio Ortiz, is a periodontist dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and conditions affecting your gums. Dr. Ortiz is a Master in dental science and specialist in Periodontics from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, México.

Dr. Elizabeth Palacios

Dr. Elizabeth Palacios, is a Costa Rican Orthodontist, member of the Board of Costa Rican Dental Surgeons and the Costa Rican Board of Orthodontist.

Dr. María Arce

Dr. Maria Arce is a Specialist in Anesthesiology and Reanimation, from University of Costa Rica. As Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, she worked for 35 years in one of the most known Hospital in Costa Rica, Calderon Guardia Hospital. Also, worked for 20 years in the National Insurance Institute.

Dr. Sarah Villalobos

Dr. Sarah Villalobos, Pediatric Dentist specializing in pregnant women, infants, children, adolescents and patients with special needs. She is a graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia.


Mario Garita Costa Rica dental implants office 2023 complete staff