Meet our Patient Care and Management Teams:
Dr. Peter Aborn
With a career spanning more than 45 years, Dr. Aborn trained at NYU and practiced for more than twenty years in his private practice in New York City.
Originally from Brookline, MA, Dr. Peter is a kind and compassionate doctor and a favorite among our East Coast patients. Dr. Peter Aborn has a distinguished history that includes active service as a US War Veteran, award-winning prosthodontist and university professorMeet Dr. Peter
Dr. Karen Yurell
Dr. Karen has dedicated the past 25 years to become one of the most highly qualified practitioners in the field of General Dentistry in Costa Rica.
Educated in Cuba at Institute of Santiago de Cuba and the Advanced National Program, Dr. Karen moved to Costa Rica and finished her advanced training at the Universidad de Costa Rica.Meet Dr. Karen
Dr. Carlos Fiorito
Dr. Carlos Fiorito works with our international patients, coordinating treatment plans and patient care.
Originally from Argentina, Dr. Carlos spent 20 years in patient care in Chicago before joining Goodness Dental in Costa Rica.Meet Dr. Carlos
For more than 25 years, this Minnesota native and long-term resident of Idaho has called Costa Rica home.
We have a secret that Sue doesn’t want anyone to know. Sue is more than 80 years old…and has the youngest heart of anyone on our team. She is warm, kind and always willing to share her life experience and her love of Costa Rica with our patients. Sue is one of our Hospitality Coordinators and works closely with patients to help them plan the details of their dental tourism vacation in Costa Rica. Sue knows every corner of Costa Rica and is a wonderful resource for our patients seeking great deals on hotels, restaurants, rental cars, tours and off the beaten path wonders of Costa Rica.
Sue can also be found chauffeuring our patients to and from their hotels. You’ve heard of UBER. We’d like to introduce you to SUE-BER!
When Sue isn’t on the phone with our patients or shuttling them around in between appointments, you can find her out enjoying an active social life or at the beach. She is also a mother and grandmother and enjoys seeing her family when she visits the USA. Sue is a joy to have in our clinic and a delight to work with. Please make sure to meet Sue when you come to Goodness Dental!
When our patients arrive in the clinic reception area, the first person they are likely to see is Alejandra.
With a warm personality, Alejandra welcomes patients with a hug and a big smile that makes our patients feel welcome in an instant. Patients fall in love with Alejandra because of her genuine care and concern for everyone around her. Patients count on Alejandra to help with hotel reservations, airport pickups, daily transportation and the little details that make Goodness Dental one of the most attentive dental tourism clinics in the world. With a heart of gold and an upbeat, cheery disposition, our patients are so fortunate to know that Alejandra is always there to help with the details that will make their dental care seem more like a dental vacation.
When Alejandra isn’t taking care of our patients, Alejandra is often at home with her son, who is the joy of her life.
It takes a skilled professional to keep a busy dental practice running smoothly.
Vayolla manages many of the operational units at Goodness Dental, including staffing and clinic finances. She is smart, resourceful and always willing to lend a helping hand. Most patients meet Vayolla when they pay for their dental care. Most of our patients save 50-70% on their dental care, and Vayolla makes the entire process as pain-free as possible!
From staffing needs to scheduling and almost everything in between, Vayolla is involved in almost every detail of the practice management. She has a contagious laugh and a beautiful smile…to match her kind and loving personality. When you meet Vayolla, she will give you a big hug and welcome you to the clinic.
Stop in and say hello to Vayolla and she will likely show you a photo of her true love, her son, Sebastian. When not managing the practice, Vayolla can be found with her son enjoying those precious moments that pass too quickly!
Patrick is an entrepreneur with heart. He saw the need for a compassionate dental clinic to care for the needs of Americans that need a high-quality alternative to high-priced dental care in the USA.
After years of research and planning, Patrick launched Goodness Dental, and with great satisfaction, has achieved remarkable clinical success. Under his guidance and direction, Goodness Dental is now ranked as one of the top ten clinics in the world. Patrick can often be found in his clinic office, talking with patients or working with his team toward a goal of continual improvement.
Patrick also lectures on ancient mythologies and comparative global religions and operates a marketing agency and a rental property company. Patrick also offers consultation services for companies seeking success in the medical and dental tourism sector. He loves classic cars and travels frequently, having visited and lectured in more than 120 countries around the globe. His real loves however are found at home with his beautiful wife Terri and his two amazing children Harrison & Ava.