COSTA RICA DENTAL ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATION Program
Costa Rica Certified Dental Clinics
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The CRDA Costa Rica Dental Clinic Certification program assesses an organization’s licensing, physical facilities, clinical practice guidelines, clinical improvement strategies, and organizational infrastructure. Our review process is conducted by experienced dental professionals with a goal of ensuring that the dental practice meets the standards for clinic certification. The dental clinic certification process is less rigorous than the CRDA accreditation program and is often used by clinics as a step toward the goal of accreditation.

The dental certification program was developed with insight and guidance from a panel of leading dentists, dental surgeons and dental business leaders to create a basic quality standard for Costa Rica dental clinics. Dental clinics may choose from two types of certification: BASIC or ADVANCED.

Patients are advised that a dental clinic should have achieved at least the BASIC level of certification to ensure quality care and a reliable assurance of clinical success. Patients may request a list of all current, certified dental clinics in Costa Rica.

CRDA-Certified dental clinics may earn specialized certifications by meeting specialty-specific standards. Certifications are available in prosthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery, dental implants and orthodontics.


Eligibility

Dental clinics in Costa Rica are considered for certification by the CRDA on an individual basis. An organization is eligible to apply for CRDA certification if it meets the following criteria:

  • The dental clinic meets the minimum requirements for certification including proper proof of licensing and acceptable facility standards.
  • If applying for specialty certification, the specialists must have completed a minimum of 20 procedures for each specialty type (prosthodontics, periodontics, maxillofacial surgery) within the 12 months prior to submitting an Application for Certification. This minimum number of procedures must be maintained annually.
  • Eligibility will be reviewed and verified at time of review. Ineligibility will result in review cancellation.