Meet our Patient Care and Management Teams:

Patient Coordinator

Dr. Peter Aborn

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Dr. Aborn trained at NYU and practiced for more than twenty years in New York.

Dr. Peter Aborn has a distinguished history that includes active service as a US War Veteran. Dr. Aborn now manages the patient process and patient coordination for Goodness Dental.

Meet Dr. Peter

Patient Coordinator

Dr. Karen Yurell

Dr. Yurell deeply believes in helping patients understand their treatment options.

Together with her patients, she helps them make informed decisions about which treatments are right for their situation.

Meet Dr. Karen

Patient Coordinator

Dr. Carlos Fiorito

Dr. Carlos Fiorito works with our international patients, coordinating treatment plans and patient care.

Dr. Carlos spent 20 years in patient care in Chicago before joining Goodness Dental in Costa Rica. Dr. Carlos is a dynamic, caring medical professional with a huge heart.

Meet Dr. Carlos

Assistant Patient Coordinator

Sue Hallstrom

Sue hallstrom brings a special knowledge and experience to her position at Goodness Dental having had many years of experience in patient care.

Sue works as a liaison between patients and Goodness Dental staff. She contacts new patients and handles patient inquiries, connects patients with appropriate specialists to help answer their questions.

Administrative Assistant & Travel Coordinator

Alejandra Fernández

Alejandra is originally from Costa Rica and has assisted in dental offices for over 5 years.

She has also expanded her vision to managing and overseeing our travel offerings to patients – including tours, hotels and transportation.

Business Manager

Vayolla Quirós

Vayolla’s upbeat and positive attitude is enjoyed by all, and her clinic management and attention to details is her first concern.

Maintaining a great team dynamic, making sure that every project is a successful one, and staying positive are her constant goals.

Founder and CEO

Patrick Goodness

As an internationally respected speaker and healthcare tourism advocate, Patrick is the brains behind the business.

He brings a high level of experience and understanding of the global healthcare marketplace, providing him with valuable perspectives and insights…that make him stand out from the rest.


  • ADA
  • American Prosthodontic Society
  • ACP
  • Holistic Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Costa Rica
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists
  • Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics
  • International Academy of Ceramic Implantology
  • International Association of Dental Research
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Prosthodontic Society
  • International Team for Implantology