Dr. Melissa Jimenez


Costa Rica is recognized as a global dental tourism destination. But because our prices are much lower than prices for the same dental care in the USA, patients often ask, “How well-trained are the dentists in Costa Rica?” Dr. Melissa exemplifies the high level of training that Getaway Dental specialists have achieved. Dr. Melissa is one of a select few Accredited Dentists in Costa Rica. As a Master Prosthodontist, Dr. Melissa ranks as one of the leading prosthodontic specialists in Costa Rica. She is renowned for her work with full mouth restorations and for achieving outstanding results with All on 4, All on 6 and All on 8 dental implant procedures. She is a master Cosmetic and Restorative Prosthodontist and her methods and skills have been recognized by Costa Rica Dental Guide. Dr. Melissa has earned top peer rankings among the leading prosthodontists in Costa Rica.

Patients love being cared for by Dr. Melissa because she communicates and understands their detailed needs and goals. Her fluency in English allows patients to immediately feel a connection with Dr. Melissa and appreciate her warm disposition and the way she cares for each patient with kindness and compassion.

Dr. Melissa is a Smile Design Expert and has participated in many international conferences sharing her success with creating truly remarkable smile transformations. Patients travel from throughout the USA and Canada to receive treatment from Dr Melissa. We are indeed fortunate to have her as a member of our illustrious prosthodontic team at Getaway Dental.


2019: Masters - University of Costa Rica. Postgraduate Dental Program in Prosthodontics.

2015: Internship in Prosthodontics. University of Costa Rica.

2014: College: Graduation in Dentistry. University of Costa Rica.

2014: Doctor in Dental Surgery. University of Costa Rica.



October: Costa Rica American Heart Association training and certification as a Basic Life Support provider

October: Costa Rica MIS Day course

August: Costa Rica Accreditation as a Master in Prosthodontics by the Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Costa Rica

August: Costa Rica “Direct anterior composite restorations based on Styleitaliano method” course, given by Dr. Max Arias

August: Mexico Speaker in the XXIV Ivoclar Vivadent Seminar

June: Costa Rica “Direct posterior composite restorations based on Styleitaliano method” course, given by Dr. Max Arias

June: Costa Rica Honor graduation of the Postgraduate Dental Program in Prosthodontics, University of Costa Rica

March: Costa Rica “Oral Adhesive Rehabilitation (ROA)” course, given by Dr. Roberto Tello

February: Costa Rica “Anterior adhesive restorations” course, given by Dr. Pascal Magne

January: Costa Rica “Smile design: Adhesion and aesthetic materials upgrade”, given by Dr. Gerard Chiche.