Meet the Team

Luis Baez
Dr. Luis Baez Astúa D.D.S.

Dr. Baez has been a part of our group for 11 years. In 1994 he graduated from the University of Costa Rica as a D.D.S. with a emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Over the past few years he has completed multiple advanced training courses focused on this field and implantology.

Most continuing education courses are in the USA but also in other Latin American countries as well.

Dr. Baez has been a member of the School of D.D.S. since 1994 as well as a member of the Editorial Council of the Entrepreneur Dentist magazine, which is the most widely distributed magazine in the country.

He has also completed an advanced training program in Implant dentistry and has become a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Currently Dr. Baez is dedicated exclusively to private practice and the care of his patients

Arturo Acosta
Dr. Arturo Acosta D.D.S

In 1986 Dr. Acosta graduated as a D.D.S. from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and again in 1987 he graduated as a D.D.S. from the University of Costa Rica.

In 2002 he completed his Masters in Unibe Hospitality Management. During the 20 years of his career, he has focused mainly on oral rehabilitation and cosmetic dentistry.

Annually he participates in conventions by completing ongoing advanced training courses in the USA and other Latin American countries.

Dr. Acosta has been a member of the School of D.D.S. since 1988. He is the founder and head of the Entrepreneur Dentist magazine since 1997.

Dr. Acosta was also a member of the Financial Committee of School of Dentist Surgeons (2003-2004), member of the FDI. (International Dental Federation)

Gabriela Sibaja
Dr. Gabriela Sibaja D.D.S.

In 2007 Dra. Gabriela Sibaja graduated as Doctor in Dental Surgery from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, and became member of the Costa Rican Board of Dentistry. During the same year she did a Prosthodontic Internship at the University of Valencia, Spain.

In 2011 she completed the Implant Dentistry Training Program from ULACIT, accredited by the University of Miami, ICOI and the Costa Rican College of Dentistry and became an active Member of the Implant Prosthodontic Section of the ICOI, the IPS.

Montserrat Chacon
Dr. Montserrat Chacón D.D.S.

Dra. Montserrat Chacón graduated from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica as D.D.S in 2008, and was accepted as a member of the Costa Rican Board of Dentistry during the same year.

In 2008-2009 she worked in Limón as part of the Social Service program of the Caja Costarricense Seguro Social. From 2009 to 2010 she did a Prosthodontics Internship and courses at, University of Costa Rica.

Ivan Navarro
Dr. Ivan Navarro D.D.S.

With over than 17 years of experience in dental implants and more than 5000 implants placed and restored. Dr. Navarro graduated in 1990 from the University of Costa Rica as a Doctor in Dental Surgery. In 1996 he completed the Oral Implantology Fellowship program in the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital. Over the past years he has been a leader on the field of oral implantology. Dr. Navarro form part of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Division of the Mexico Hospital and is the Director of the Costa Rican Implant Dentistry Program of the Latin American University of Science and Technology. Dr. Navarro has more than 40 publications in national and international journals. He is Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and Member of the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Navarro dedicated is practice to the surgical and prosthetic phase of oral implantology.

Carlos Meza
Dr. Carlos Meza Barrantes Periodontist

University of Illinois at Chicago Member of Costa Rica Academy of Periodontist Professor of periodontics at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica

Gustavo Gutierrez
Dr.Gustavo Gutierrez

Specialist en Peridontics Universidad El Bosque, Colombia Member of the American Academy of Periodontology Member of the International College of Oral Implantology.

Emilio Ramirez
Dr. Emilio Ramirez

Dr. Ramirez graduated from the Universidad Latina of Costa Rica as a doctor in dental surgery in 2004, and was accepted as a member of the Costa Rican board of dentistry during the same year. in 2006, he was accepted in Universidad Autonoma of Guadalajara Mexico to begin his master degree in endodontics, which he completed in 2 years. in Mexico, he worked as a specialist in endodontics for different clinics in Guadalara. he is now a certified specialist in endodontics by the Costa Rican Board of Dentistry. Dr. Ramirez currently dedicates his practice exclusively to endodontics since 2008, he believes in continual education, that’s why he attends periodical postgraduate learning programs and meetings such as: Mexican Association of Endodontics in the years 2008, 2009, 2010; Guadalajara Endodontics regional meeting in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; Costa Rica continual education programs for the a.c.c.o. in 2010 and 2012.


Ana Victoria Sotela
Dra. Ana Victoria Sotela Truque

Specialist in Orthodontics
Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry
University of Rochester, New York
Member of staff in Craniofacial abnormalities in Hospital De Niños de Costa Rica


Christopher Lang
In Loving Memory of: Dr. Chistopher Lang
October 14 1978 to March 14th 2010.

Dr. Lang was unfortunately killed by a drunk driver while standing on the side of the road.
He had stopped for a drink of water while cycling.
He leaves behind a beloved wife and 2 small children.
He will be missed...


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