Dentistry that is more joyful, less stressful.

Affordable Dental Implants in Costa Rica
Boutique clinic – relaxed atmosphere, upscale, using the latest in technology.
Affordable Dental Implants in Costa Rica
We use the highest-quality materials and expert lab technicians.
Affordable Dental Implants in Costa Rica
Dental Implant Patients will benefit from the most experienced dental team in Costa Rica
Affordable Dental Implants in Costa Rica
Our well-respected and talented Lead Prosthodontists directs every case.
Affordable Dental Implants in Costa Rica
Our Costa Rica Dentists have successfully treated thousands of Dental Tourists from the U.S. and Canada.
Affordable Dental Implants in Costa Rica
We are experienced at All on 4s, All on 6s, All on 8s and Full Mouth Restorations.

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Director of International Patient Services at the Sonria Dental Clinic

We appreciate your interest in Sonria Dental Clinic, one of Costa Rica's premier and recognized top dental clinics.

My name is Dr. Peter Aborn. I am a Prosthodontist who practiced in New York City for more than 25 years before moving to Costa Rica some years ago. I am the Director and Coordinator of International Patient Services at the Sonria Dental Clinic, providing preliminary evaluations and treatment planning.

It is an honor to be affiliated solely with this Top Clinic. (Please don't be misguided to think otherwise if you notice my name included on other web pages.)

Dr. Peter Aborn

  • Advisor, Director of Sales, Administrator of Dental Tourism, and Patient Care Coordinator
  • Dr. Aborn, is a specialist in Prosthodontics. US Dentist licensed to practice in both the US and Costa Rica.
  • His professional career spans almost 50 years.
  • After extensive training and education at the New York University College of Dentistry, Eastman Dental Center and Other Post Doctoral Institutions
  • Dr. Aborn practiced for more than 20 years in New York City as well being a Senior Staff Member at Two of New York's Finest Hospitals.
  • Dr. Aborn has a distinguished history that also includes membership in the United States AIR Force and the Veterans of Foreign Wars

I would like to provide you with the details and treatment options you have requested. Thank you.


Dr. Oriana González

Doctor in Dental Surgery

Specialist in Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Ester Ugalde

Doctor in Dental Surgery

Specialist in Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Dashiel Carr Hodson

Doctor in Dental Surgery

Oral Implantology Specialist

Dr. Mónica Izrael

Doctor in Dental Surgery

Specialist in Endodontics


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    All of the dentists in Sonria Dental are yearly certified by the American Dental Association. One does not deal with just one dentist. For every aspect of the procedure(s) they bring in a specialist to the office specific for your needs. For my work there were either 2 or 3 specialists involved beyond my dentist. Why do I say 2 or 3? I wasn't really able to tell as explained in the "side story" below.
  • Lori-Smith-Testimonial-Sonria-Dental-Boutique-300x225
    Dear Dr. Gonzalez, I am so excited that I came to you and Sonria Dental Boutique for my FULL mouth restoration. Your gentle, kind and thoroughly professional care leaves me speechless! Your focus and concentration level was most duly noted from the first appointment and carried through the entire process. Your methodical approach to my needs, 28 crowns, total bite overhaul, dimensions, everything was precisely calculated and carried through. I truly feel blessed with my decision to come to Sonria and Costa Rica for my dental work. Dr. Gonzalez, I cannot thank you enough and your country is GORGEOUS!
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    My husband and I came to Sonria Dental Boutique for bridge and crowns work. I researched many dental clinic in Costa Rica. We chose Sonria for the personalized care and her attention to detail. The finished result for both of us were above our expectations. Thank you Dr. Oriana and your caring staff, a great experience. We can smile with confidence again. Sincerely,
  • Tanya-Ryan-Testimonial-Sonria-Dental-Boutique
    When I came to Dr. Gonzalez I was ashamed of my smile. I was so insecure, I hated talking to people, and was afraid to smile. I was also very afraid to have any work done to fix it. The moment I entered her office that all changed. Her pleasant, reassuring presence took all the anxiety away. The work she did is beyond amazing & more then I could have ever dreamed for. Dr. Gonzalez has not only given me my smile back; she has brought my life back. Thank You
  • Sonria Dental Boutique Testimonial 05
    Dear Dr. Oriana Gonzalez, I cannot wait to go to the dentist! Truly, this is a phrase I did not think I would ever have in my vocabulary. But today it is a true statement after meeting you. I am so happy with all the services performed at Sonria Dental Boutique. Sonria Dental Boutique provided exceptional services to my husband and me from the time we landed in Costa Rica from Houston, Texas. You were able to explain the procedures of the sinus lift and grafting, and using fibrin to speed the healing process. In addition, we agreed to the replacement of my current bridge, replacement of old crowns and restoration of a tooth which, only treated in February, already lost its composite and was the source of a lot of pain. All the best,
  • Sonria Dental Boutique Testimonial 04
    Dr. González, I wanted to thank you for a wonderful dental experience. Ever since I was a kid I have dreaded going to the dentist. The teeth cleaning and whiting Session I had at Sonria Dental Boutique was the most comfortable dental experience I have ever had. From the moment I walked through the door and you greeted me I felt relaxed. The design of reception area along with the lighting and artwork on the wall set me at ease. The most unnerving thing about dentist visits for me is the sound the tools make, even just for a cleaning. Luckily for me you had thought about this as well, with headphones and a T.V. screen to keep my ears and mind occupied while you worked. Thank you for a wonderful experience,
  • Sonria Dental Boutique testimonial 03
    I had the best experience at Sonria Dental Boutique, everything was perfect. Dr. Oriana is amazing, she is gentle, professional and thorough and never rushes to get the work done quickly. I was comfortable with the headphones and watching TV on the ceiling while she worked. The warm neck pillow and blanket ensured I was comfortable. Dr. Ernesto was very professional and did a great job with my implants. You can tell that both doctors enjoy their work and want to make sure that your teeth are perfect. I loved the fact that I was the only patient here while they were treating me and was the center of attention. The detail with my teeth is amazing!! My teeth look gorgeous!!! I recommend Sonria Dental Boutique to all the people I meet here and I will continue to do it when I get back to the US. Thank you so much!! Debra Mulhollen – Virginia
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    Sonria Dental Clinic was a great choice for me to get some dental work done. Dr. Oriana was awesome, she explains each process to me, she had the gentlest hands. I’m so thankful I choose this establishment. I came in on Monday and again on Thursday and the outcome was just AWESOME!!! I would recommend everyone to choose Sonria Dental Clinic. This was my first visit to Costa Rica and it was with the friendliest people. I will tell all my friends and family to come. Thank you so much Dr. Oriana! Cinthia Sherrod
  • Angelina-Testimonial-Sonria-Dental-Boutique-225x300
    The care I’ve received at Sonria Dental Clinic is superior to any I’ve visited in Florida. I felt like a valued patient. This is in comparison to three dentist in a row (only two months apart) who treated me like a number and did dental procedures that caused me to develop serious dental issues. I am so glad that I found Dr. Gonzalez and her Associates. For the first time in years I feel as though I am getting the help with my dental problems that I need. I am impressed with Dr. Gonzalez, She has a welcome attention to detail. She worked and worked until she got my crowns perfect. And that is really nice.” I also need to mention the outstanding coordination of services and transportation provided. I will highly recommend anyone that asks about dentists in Costa Rica and will refer them here.

Kat KlamerusKat Klamerus
12:33 14 Feb 23
Sonria helped me get my spark back! I couldn't have asked for a better experience for my full mouth restoration! Dr. Oriana and her staff made me feel so comfortable throughout the whole process - they all truly showed they cared for their patients like family. Dr. Oriana worked magic on my smile with beautiful crowns and I finally have my confidence back - I'll be beaming for quite some time! Clinic is beautiful, calming, and has impressive, top-notch technology. Peter was always available prior to my visit to answer any questions - I knew I would be in good hands and didn't have any nerves about traveling to Costa Rica for extensive dental work. I've been recommending Sonria to family and friends, and would recommend them to anyone in need of dental work! I can't thank Sonria enough for all that they've done!
Tim DuarteTim Duarte
00:18 06 Dec 22
Where do I begin? Talking with Peter on the phone at the beginning of the year was an instant seal of approval. What a great guy, and gave me all the confidence I needed to travel to another country to get a procedure done. And it only got better! Start to finish this process was amazing! The traveling was simple and stress-free both times. Arriving at the clinic was a breath of fresh air a beautiful facility, super private and welcoming, and the staff was all amazing!!! I just returned home from my second and final trip and the work Dr. Jose Pablo did was unbelievable! Literally gave me a fresh restart on life and feeling good about smiling again! If you are looking for cosmetic dental work. This is absolutely the only place you should be looking! Unbelievably grateful for everyone at Sonria! The best of the best!!!
Tina ATina A
14:34 29 Nov 22
Choosing Sonria for my dental work (all-on-5 & crowns for bottom teeth) was The Best decision I could have made. The level of professionalism was second to none. They were not willing to settle for "ok" but rather went the extra mile to provide me with the best outcome possible. Dr. Gonzalez was extremely meticulous in her work and I couldn't be any more grateful. Not only do my new teeth look great and real but I can now eat a healthy diet again!
Mary MunnerlynMary Munnerlyn
11:01 27 Nov 22
This has been a journey with the most amazing results! The team at Sonria are miracle workers! I have gone for 50 years ashamed of my smile, avoiding photo opportunities with family and friends and covering my mouth when I laugh. But now, I’m glad to be In every photo opportunity that comes my way! It makes a huge difference in how people perceive you and how you perceive yourself! I am so appreciative to the Sonria team! They have changed my life! I know have a beautiful natural smile!
Jerry SladeJerry Slade
15:57 25 Oct 22
I have been very satisfied with the care I have received from Sonria clinic so far. It was amazing support that I received while there, as well, from the entire staff, with necessary transportation and continual medical assistance.
Pamela GarmleyPamela Garmley
16:26 22 Aug 22
Absolutely the best experience I have ever had at the dentist. Not only were they able to do exactly what I wanted but they also fixed the rest of my teeth that needed to be fixed. Sonría made me feel like family. From transportation to and from the airport for both my husband and I; but also to and from every appointment. They followed up after procedures via email, text, or phone calls. I was never left wondering what was next. I can’t say enough good things. I was given back my smile and my confidence in just six months time from start to finish.
Laura SweezeyLaura Sweezey
14:34 06 Jul 22
I had 2 dental implants done at Sonria. It required 2 visits. Communication was very good. They pick you up from and bring you back to the airport, and if you stay closeby enough, they transport you to and from your appointments, so you don't need to worry about finding your way around. They provide excellent details and advice about the traveling process, etc. The office and equipment is modern and very clean and everyone speaks English. I saved a lot of money that I would have had to pay out of pocket because my dental insurance didn't cover any but a few hundred dollars. So also, yes, you can put in a claim to your insurance for what you're covered for, and Sonria will help you with your claim paperwork. I highly recommend them
Cindy WelchCindy Welch
17:33 02 May 22
Great decision to come here! My husband and I came to finish implant and bridge and crown work. We were met at the airport, driven to all our appointments, and treated by very professional highly skilled staff. The clinic was pristine with state of the art facilities. The first visit was to uncover implants and take impressions for a bridge. We had 3 days in between to go on excursions and explore Costa Rica,. We went back to have the work completed and they spent hours making sure it was right before we left. Not only did we save thousands of dollars but it was a wonderful experience overall. Thank you!
nicholas gatanasnicholas gatanas
17:30 08 Feb 22
The entire family of Sonria Dental Clinic is fantastic extremely 5 stars.Very professional super clean environment. The entire staff very friendly and most of all professional. Definitely will recommend anyone for the need of dental work.
John McGuireJohn McGuire
00:22 31 Jan 22
My wife, Kathy, and I had a great experience with all the Sonria Dental Clinic staff starting in July, 2021 and finishing up in January, 2022. I have had my 2 implant bridge in place for about 2 weeks now and it feels great. I feel wearing the night guard when I sleep has really been helpful as well since I have some tough bite issues. Kathy had two implants and a root canal and her implants feel great and natural as well. Plus the care and attention all the staff at Sonria accorded to us was incredibe and unparallelled. Everyone there feels like family to us now. If we require some extensive dental treatment in the future, we will be sure to return there. Thank-you everyone at Sonria.
Andrew LeathermanAndrew Leatherman
19:30 29 Jan 22
Sonria provided the best experience I've ever had with any dental practice, and it's not even close. From the time you land in Costa Rica, they take care of everything.Dr. Oriana and Dr. Carr are extremely kind and professional, and the staff have become like family to me.If you're hesitant because they are in a different country, don't let the distance stop you from giving them a chance. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Carlos NunezCarlos Nunez
23:54 24 Jun 21
Amazing experience. Was a very relaxed environment with 100% professionalism. Waited so long to get my smile back and everyone at Sonria made that possible. Life changing.