A Little Story About Us
Located in a quiet and upscale section of the capital city of Costa Rica, the Flikier Institute of Dental Rehabilitation is a leading dental practice that specializes in more than just Costa Rica dental tourism.
The dental care professionals of the Flikier Institute share a deep passion for their chosen fields, and they are carefully selected by Dr. Simon Flikier. Only those dentists who truly love seeing their patients enjoy the benefits of optimal dental health are allowed to practice at the Flikier Institute, for they must contribute to the goal of setting a very high standard of dental care in Costa Rica, a nation that is already known to provide quality care.
The goal of the Flikier Institute is to marry dentistry with artistry: This means offering a unique blend of care and comfort that will encourage our patients to smile even before we complete their treatments; in essence, our patients must feel comfortable and confident in our ability to restore their smiles before they are ready to flash them.
It is a firm belief of the Flikier Institute that oral health is a very important aspect of holistic health. Our focus is always on helping our patients obtain healthy teeth and gums first; the aesthetic aspect is also important, but that can always be incorporated at any time.
The dental professionals at the Flikier Institute are required to follow up with their continuing education and research goals. Work performed at this clinic has been featured in major dental journals, and the Flikier Institute has also been mentioned in a book about the life of Karlyn Pipes, the American Hall of Fame swimmer famous for turning her life around after a bout with alcoholism.
These days, the Flikier Institute is known as one of the best dental clinics in terms of implantology and full mouth restorations, which are the services most likely to be requested by dental tourists who travel to Costa Rica from North America and Europe.
Dental Tourism in Costa Rica
Over the years, the Flikier Institute has developed into one of the most respected dental clinics in Costa Rica. This recognition has been earned through the praise we have received from patients from all walks of life. The Flikier Institute was discovered by dental tourists by virtue not because of marketing but because of reputation; we noticed that many of our foreign patients found our clinic through word-of-mouth praise by patients who live in Costa Rica.
Once we learned that dental tourists were interested in our services, we set out to design the best experience possible. To this effect, we offer a toll-free number for our North American patients so that they can call to discuss their options and to plan their trips to Costa Rica. The staff at the Flikier Institute is fully bilingual, and additional languages such as French and Hebrew are also spoken.
Many of the procedures requested by dental tourists who are treated at the Flikier Institute are of a cosmetic or restorative nature that do not require long periods of convalescence; however, some foreign patients have also chosen more complex treatments that require them to stay in Costa Rica longer. Busy dental tourists who only have a couple of days for their treatments can also be accommodated through special arrangements that may include lodging and transportation to and from the airport; the Flikier Institute also has connections with local tour operators for patients interested in recreational activities while in Costa Rica.
As a full service dental clinic, the Flikier Institute is proud to offer dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, general dentistry, full and partial mouth restorations, full porcelain crowns, laser whitening, and more. Our staff is the most diverse and qualified in Costa Rica; we are happy to include prosthodontists, periodontists, implantologists, periodontists, endodontists, orthodontists, general dentistry professionals, and even a pediatric dentist who specializes in providing oral health to our youngest patients in a colorful area specially designed for them.