Dental Team

Our dental team is committed in providing first class dental services in our state-of-the-art practice. The staff of highly skilled, dedicated and well-trained professionals endeavors to deliver the dental care that best meet our patients needs.

We strive to offer education and information about our dental procedures and we aim to make every patient visits to our dental facilities a relaxed and anxiety-free experience.

Costa Rica Dental Team
Costa Rica Dental Team - New Smile Dental Center | Mario Bonilla DDS

Mario Bonilla DDS

Dr. Mario Bonilla is the founder and Director of New Smile Dental Group. He studied at Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he also took specialized courses in Endodontics.

Dr. Mario Bonilla also led training courses of Valplast technique with more than 800 cases performed in Costa Rica. Between 2008 and 2009 he took a course on Implantology at the headquarters of OCO Biomedical, Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A, being certified in the placement of immediate loading implants.

Dr. Mario Bonilla continuously attends various dental conferences in both Costa Rica and the United States in order to stay updated on the latest dental techniques.

Costa Rica Dental Team - New Smile Dental Center | Silvia Odio DDS

Silvia Odio DDS

  • 18 years of experience as a dentist doing operative dentistry.
  • 18 years of experience in restorative dentistry.
  • 13 years of experience as a periodontist.
  • Highly professional and dynamic with extensive knowledge of dental care and treatments.
Costa Rica Dental Team - New Smile Dental Center | Mariela Berthau DDS

Mariela Bertheau DDS

  • 11 years of experience as a dentist doing operative dentistry.
  • 8 years of experience in endodontics.
  • Highly professional and dynamic with extensive knowledge of dental care and treatments.
Costa Rica Dental Team - New Smile Dental Center | Allan Vargas DDS

Allan Vargas DDS

  • 7 years of experience as a dentist doing operative dentistry.
  • 14 years of experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Highly professional and dynamic with extensive knowledge of dental care and treatments.
Costa Rica Dental Team - New Smile Dental Center | Melissa Matamoros DDS

Melissa Matamoros DDS

  • 9 years of experience as a dentist doing operative dentistry.
  • Highly professional and dynamic with extensive knowledge of dental care and treatments.
  • Extensive knowledge of replacing teeth with bridges, crowns and cosmetic dentistry.
Costa Rica Dental Team - New Smile Dental Center | Vielka Paniagua DDS

Vielka Paniagua DDS

  • 11 years of experience as a dentist doing operative dentistry.
  • Highly professional and dynamic with extensive knowledge of dental care and treatments.
  • Extensive knowledge of replacing teeth with bridges, crowns and cosmetic dentistry.
  • Featured areas: Endodontics, Exodontics, Operative, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Simple and complex surgeries, and Orthodontics.
Costa Rica Dental Team - New Smile Dental Center | Andrea Gonzalez DDS

Andrea Gonzalez DDS

  • 3 years of experience as a dentist doing operative dentistry.
  • 3 years of experience as a dentist doing operative dentistry.
  • Highly professional and dynamic with extensive knowledge of dental care and treatments.
  • Extensive knowledge of replacing teeth with bridges, crowns, and cosmetic dentistry.
  • Our Senior Doctor has been trained in Costa Rica, Brazil and USA
  • Four general dentists and one dental specialist are part of our full-time dental team.
  • All of our six permanent doctors are focused on restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
  • All of our doctors are incorporated to the ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL SURGEONS OF COSTA RICA (Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica), which is the highest authority that monitors the performance of the dental profession in the country.
  • Doctors and all medical staff attend regularly to updating courses all around the world to improve and expand knowledge, mainly on restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
  • A team of two doctors is assigned to every dental case treated at the dental center and two assistants for each doctor.
  • The dental assistants help the dentists during the performance of every dental procedure and also provide support in office and lab duties.
  • Four on-demand specialists and surgeons ready for specialized procedures and treatments such as IV Sedation, Oral & Maxillofacial
  • Certified doctors in the placement of dental implants with formal training at the Corporate Headquarters of OCO BIOMEDICAL INC. located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States