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Goodness Dental Named Best Dental Tourism Clinic in Central America

Goodness Dental Ranked as Leading Dental Clinic in Costa Rica and Guatemala for All on 4 Dental Implants, Full Mouth Restorations, Crowns and Cosmetic Dentistry

“We do what we do because we love to make our patients smile. It’s wonderful to be recognized for our work and be ranked among the best dental clinics in the world.”
— Dr. Claudia Bruns: Goodness Dental
NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, March 20, 2018 / -- Every month, thousands of Americans, most in their retirement years, visit dental clinics in Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and other Central American nations to take advantage of affordable dental care. In many countries throughout Central America, dental care is often priced at fifty to seventy percent less than the same care in the USA and Canada. Costa Rica and Guatemala have distinguished themselves as leading dental tourism destinations. Their leading dental clinics are ranked among some of the best dental clinics in the world, putting these Central American nations on the map as preferred hotspots for affordable, high quality dental care.

The majority of patients that travel to Costa Rica or Guatemala for dental care are first time visitors to the region. Many patients have never traveled outside of the USA before, and experience typical jitters and fears of being in a strange country, compounded by their fear of receiving complex dental care so far from home. However, within a short period of time, most patients feel calm and relaxed, and most are excited to begin their smile transformation.

According to, the leading dental tourism clinics in Costa Rica have been in business for many years and have a great deal of experience caring for American and Canadian patients. They understand the need to provide quality care at reasonable prices and to complete all dental work quickly, so that patients can return home within 7-10 days. The leading clinics provide patients with a general care timeline and assist with accommodations and transfers to and from the clinic. ranks Goodness Dental as the leading dental clinic in Costa Rica. Global Clinic Rating ( also lists Goodness Dental as the #1 dental clinic in Costa Rica. GCR ranks 125,954 dental clinics around the world compiling data on facilities, expertise, outcomes and patient reviews to determine the leading clinics in the world. On a global scale, Goodness Dental has earned a top spot as the #16 ranked clinic in the world and the highest ranked dental clinic in Central America.

In Guatemala, Goodness Dental is rated as the best clinic in the nation by Global Clinic Rating also ranks Goodness Dental with the highest level of expertise and the best overall facilities. In the global rankings, Goodness Dental Guatemala reached the #33 spot out of nearly 126,000 dental clinics worldwide.
James Madigan, CEO of and believes the future of dental care in Central America is very bright. “Hundreds of patients choose dental clinics in Costa Rica and Guatemala every month. These patients save tens of thousands of dollars when compared to the high rates for dental care at home,” says Madigan. “Clinics like Goodness Dental represent the highest standards of care and have the highest patient ratings in the dental tourism industry. I visited their Google and Facebook pages and saw hundreds of patient testimonials and photos of happy, smiling patients that just saved a bundle on complex dental care like dental implants, full mouth restorations and all on 4 dental implant solutions. Clinics like this have positioned Central America as the leading dental destination for American patients.”

Global Clinic Rating included this brief statement in their review of Goodness Dental. “The Goodness dental brand is well recognized across the Central America region, and has made a big dent in the dental tourism sector.” Goodness Dental has “invested in the latest high-class facilities to provide a state-of-art medical service.”
Patrick Goodness, CEO of Goodness Dental in Costa Rica and Guatemala is proud of his team’s accomplishments and leadership. “Costa Rica and Guatemala have a large number of outstanding dentists, oral surgeons and dental specialists. This is a very competitive marketplace with many excellent clinics. For Goodness Dental to rank as the number one clinic in Costa Rica and to be recognized for the highest level of expertise and best overall facilities in Guatemala is a huge achievement for our team,” says Goodness.

When asked about what sets Goodness Dental apart from the other dental clinics in Central America, Goodness replied, “As an American-owned dental clinic, we set high standards for patient care and we make sure that every patient receives the most personal attention possible. We pick our patients up at the airport, help them plan their hotel accommodations and even help them plan special events like anniversary dinners and special birthday celebrations. Just yesterday, we spoke with a man who wants to propose to his girlfriend after he gets his full mouth restoration at our clinic. We’re planning a special proposal at a private island location in Costa Rica to make this proposal one they’ll never forget.”

Dr. Claudia Bruns, Clinic Director for Goodness Dental Guatemala is ecstatic that Goodness Dental is ranked as the most popular dental clinic in Central America. “We do what we do because we love to make our patients smile. It’s wonderful to be recognized for our work and be ranked among the best clinics in the world,” says Bruns. “Our international accreditation gives patients complete confidence that we meet strict international standards.”

“We are very excited to see Goodness Dental succeeding in dental tourism,”says Vlado Hruda, CEO of Global Clinic Rating. “They have followed our guidelines and adopted best practices from around the world to rank as a top clinic in Central America. With a GCR score of 4+ stars, patients know they are choosing a clinic that is comparable to the best 1% of clinics in the USA & worldwide.” Goodness Dental is fully accredited by GCR and provides patients with a lifetime guarantee on dental implants. Goodness Dental is also ranked as the best dental clinic for all on 4 dental implants in Costa Rica and Guatemala.

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