Dr. Vinicio Prada, DDS
Specialist in Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth. Cosmetic dentistry fall under the field of prosthodontics.
Prosthodonodists are the only specialists who are trained as cosmetic dentists, as recognized by the ADA, and often encounter clinical challenges to fix failed treatments rendered by non qualified “cosmetic dentists”.
Procedures typically performed by Dr. Prada:
Composite resins (fillings).
Crowns and bridges over natural teeth.
Crowns and bridges over dental implants.
1985 - 1990 Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
1992 - 1994 Post graduate degree as a Specialist in Prosthodontics, Louisiana State University. New Orleans, U.S.A.
1991 Social service, Costa Rican Ministry of Health. Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
1992 Head of the Dental Department. Ministry of Health. Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
1991 - 1992 Private practice in General Dentistry. Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
1992 - 1994 Clinical internship. School of Dentistry, Louisiana State University. New Orleans, U.S.A.
1994 - 1996 Clinical internship in Maxilofacial Prosthetics at Charity Hospital. Louisiana, New Orleans, U.S.A.
1994 to date Private practice limited to Prosthodontics at DDS Dental Clinic. San José, Costa Rica.
1995 to date Professor at the Prosthodontics Department of the University of Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica.
1995 - 1997 Head of Prosthodontics. Latin-American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT). San José, Costa Rica
1997 o date Professor of Prosthodontics at “Universidad Latina”. San José, Costa Rica.
2002 to date Private practice limited to Prosthodontics at Galerias Dental Specialists. San José, Costa Rica.
Participation at several lectures and table clinics in Costa Rica, Colombia, México, Panamá and the United States.
Publications in prestigious journals such as Implant Dentistry and Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.