Patient Reviews and Testimonials


  • Javan Viltz
    "Very good experience. All the doctors and staff were very pleasant, professional and helpful. Great communication. They didn’t suggest work for you that wasn’t needed. Clean facility in a great area. Price is unbeatable. I recommend ANYONE to come to Goodness Dental to have dental work."
    Javan Viltz
  • My wife received a price in Florida for necessary dental work that needed to be done to fix her serious dental issues. They quoted us $18,000.00 for a bridge, fillings and other issues. We contacted Goodness Dental, and supplied them with panoramic images and previous dental records. My wife discussed the entire process with Dr. Peter Aborn, who was able to assemble a plan of care at a fraction of the cost in the USA. In addition, due to time restraints, Patrick Goodness and his team were able to get the custom implants for the bridge back from the lab in time for us to complete the procedure and make or trip back home.

    I found out about 2 months before our trip that I too needed some dental work (Crown, Root Canal and Extraction). I was able to prolong the work until I could make it to Costa Rica with my wife, and the price charged was also a fraction of the price quoted in the USA.

    Because I have businesses, it was necessary for me to work while on this trip. Patrick saw that I needed a spot, and allowed me to use an empty office to take care of my work. He went above and beyond what any business needs to do to be successful. They had us picked up from the airport and taken to the hotel to make this the best possible experience possible.

    The facility is a newly constructed building with first class equipment. I have nothing but praise for the owner, dentists, surgeons, receptionists and the entire staff of great people that make up Goodness Dental.

    I encourage any interested patients to contact me if you are considering Goodness Dental. This is one of the better decisions that I've ever made.
    – John Schneider
  • David Charon
    This place was by far the most caring and considerate place we could have ever been. My husband had major work to be done and we received excellent professional care. From the first contact to the airport, hotel, clinics and hospital, every staff member made my husband feel as if he was the number one priority of the day. They use all the finest technology and the work is first rate!   We can’t say enough about Sue, Karen, Fernanda, Andres and the entire team. Everyone of these people called at one time or another to check on my husband. You don’t get care like this in the states!
    David Charon
  • Patient Testimonials Costa Rica
    I researched several clinics and Goodness Dental kept coming out on top. The information sent by Dr. Aborn helped alot. Dr. Karen was very helpful and friendly! We could not have navigated to all the appointments and picked up our meds without her! We also laughed allot with her! We arrived on Mother's Day in Costa Rica, and they got us settled at our hotel and brought us to the office for our exams, even though it was a national holiday. The patient coordinators were here with us and finished the exams, getting us ready for work to begin the next day. it was a long day for everyone, but they were all so positive and helpful.

    The next few days were busy for us all, but because of their great organization, everything went very well. Everything was so positive. All of our questions were answered as they came up and we never felt like they were trying to rush anything. I was sedated for my extractions and implants. The surgeon and anesthesiologist totally put me at ease and took time with me afterwards to make sure of my comfort as I woke up. They were at my side and very caring through the whole thing. Our dentists at Goodness Dental spent much more time with us than our doctors at home. Each doctor answered every question and concern. Going to the dentist is not a "fun" experience, but I believe they made it come pretty close.
    – Dawn Wagenshutz
  • Dental Patient Testimonials
    The treatment and care was outstanding. The treatment, surgery, implants and temporaries, was professionally performed. Dr. Julian Sesin, who performed the surgery was great. He was extremely competent and most considerate of my condition throughout the procedure. Dr. Daniel Alfaro took impression and installed the temporaries. Both doctors went out of their way to do the follow up adapting to my travel schedule. I cannot say enough about these men; they are highly skilled and demonstrated great compassion throughout the entire experience.

    Dr. Karen Yurell who coordinated the work was a pleasure to work with. She has a wonderful personality and her positive attitude contributed to the success of the procedure. The process has been a total success and I highly recommend Goodness Dental for implant surgery.
    – William Dempsey

Paula Clark


I recommend Goodness Dental without reservation! The dentists and specialists are superb, and everyone is kind and friendly. They make the patients feel comfortable and cared for. My experience here has been excellent in every way!

Brenda Wacker


They are the nicest people that I ever had the pleasure of working on my teeth and I was afraid of dentist. The doctors have all been very nice and qualified. I will come back Costa Rica just to see them. I recommend Goodness Dental for any dental work.

Alan Marusiak


"A huge thanks to Dr Karen… to all staff, to everyone at Goodness Dental! You get to take a holiday in beautiful Costa Rica and save over 50 or 60% of the cost of Dental Care in the US or Canada. I look forward to coming back to Costa Rica in 6 months to receive my permanent bridge and seeing my friends!" – Alan Marusiak

Cordell Brown


"It was exactly as was promised and what I expected. I remember this level of patient care in the United States, unfortunately it was decades ago. Today you feel like a number, not here. The staff is very professional and I would recommend Goodness Dental to anyone."

Kenneth Grandville


"Completed phase 2 of total restoration today and totally pleased with results and care given. 5 star team!"

Tracey Schenck


"Thank you Goodness Dental for making a complicated situation simple. There is always a solution to a problem and my team created that solution. Dr. Andres’ patience was kind and never ending (even after biting him, on accident of course!) Dr. Karen was always present and full of honesty, thank you for working with me. Gracias!"

Ellis Randolph


"This is now my second visit. I came for my crowns over implants. It was a great experience with Goodness Dental! Everything went very well and was exactly as suggested. I also feel like I have made some very good friends!"

Mark Jaffray


Goodness Dental formulated a plan to restore my missing teeth. Did the work and i could not be happier with the results. Karen was very clear about each step and made sure I understood what was going to occur. Everyone involved in my care very impressive, professionals. I would recommend Goodness to everyone.

- Polli Murphy


Goodness Dental is as it’s name states…GOOD dental care ( great actually), GOOD staff (fabulous actually) and GOOD (terrific actually) results. My All On Five upper and lower is better than I hoped for. For GOODNESS sake come here for any work you need!

- Larry Gell


I’m as happy as can be. The dentists here have been trained in some of the best dental schools in the US. I felt no pain whatsoever – and I feel great!