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Endorsed by our valued customers

I came in and saw them on a Friday, the doctor made a dental plan and had me done in a week's time. I saw several specialists during that week. The work was professional, courteous and painless. I highly recommend their service.

Dr. Derrick Myers

Samantha Clark

A big shoutout to Dr. Ariza! The professionalism and care I received were outstanding. The clinic is equipped with the latest technology, and the staff made me feel comfortable throughout my visit. Fantastic experience

James Turner

The staff is I was introduced to was welcoming, and the clinic's environment was serene. My dental procedure was pain-free, and the results are fantastic. If you're looking for a trustworthy dental clinic, this is the place to find one!

Meet Our Dentist

Dr. Johana Ossa

Medellín, Colombia

Oralimagen SAS

Welcome Dr. Johana Ossa, a master in the art of dentistry from Colombia with over 17 years of professional experience. Graduating with honors in Dental Surgery and certified in Oral Rehabilitation from the University Cooperativa of Colombia, she excels across a wide spectrum of dental practices, including Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, and Orthodontics.

Dr. Ossa leads Oral Imagen, a clinic celebrated for its exceptional patient care and advanced dental treatments. Her dedication to integrating the latest in dental technology with compassionate care sets her apart, making her a preferred choice for those seeking comprehensive and skilled dental services. Renowned for her meticulous approach and commitment to dental excellence, Dr. Ossa ensures every patient leaves with a smile that mirrors the high standards she embodies.

Join our international family and embark on your path to a brilliant smile with a free 30-minute video consultation. Reserve your spot now to explore exceptional dental implant solutions abroad!

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Colombia is renowned for its elite dental implant clinics

Quality implants at honest rates, save big vs U.S. prices

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Medellin

Seamless, English-Speaking service from start to finish

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Premium Dental Implants in Colombia

Experience top-tier dental implants at fair prices: Achieve a flawless smile with Colombia's leading dental experts. Begin with a NO-COST consultation and navigate your journey to dental excellence, backed by our dedicated support team at every turn.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Every procedure is patient specific. To get an accurate quote, please make sure to follow the process outlined on our website. Roughly, here are the costs per tooth for common procedures with Dr. Alfonso Ariza in Colombia:

Implant $1200 per tooth
Crown $750 per tooth
Veneers $500 per tooth
Wisdom Teeth Removal $100 per tooth
All on 4 Upper $12,000
All on 4 Lower $10,000

PRO TIP: Remember that no one can accurately give you a quote without seeing an x-ray and photos of your teeth. If another provider or dentist is doing this, it means they don’t really know how much work is involved and they will increase the price of the procedure when you get there.

How long do I need to travel to Colombia for my procedure?

Every procedure is patient specific. 

For implants, you will usually travel to Colombia two times. The first trip is for a week and the second trip is for ten days. We recommend four to six months between trips. Occasionally some patients may need a third trip. To get a better idea, please book a consultation with us.

For veneers, you will usually travel to Colombia once for ten days.

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About Us

Juha Mikkola

Emilio Izquierdo

Your health and well-being are our priority. We're a team of dedicated entrepreneurs, united by a vision that spans across the United States: to make essential medical procedures accessible and affordable for everyone.

Usko Health was born from this vision. We aim to bridge the gap between top-quality healthcare and affordability. Our focus began with dental care, notoriously expensive in the U.S. By partnering with premier dental clinics globally, we ensure you get the best care without the high costs typically associated with it.

What makes us stand out? Our roots may be in the U.S., but our reach is global. Whether your treatment takes you abroad or keeps you closer to home, our U.S.-based team is here to support you every step of the way.

Our motivation is clear - healthcare, particularly dental care, should be accessible and affordable. With Usko Health, a brighter, healthier smile is now within your reach, all without stretching your budget.

Explore Usko Health for an approach to dental care that’s effective, affordable, and tailored just for you. Welcome to a new era of healthcare!

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Understanding Dental Implants

Experience the Apex of Implant Dentistry in Colombia: Partner with Renowned Implant Experts, Enjoy Transparent Pricing, and Delight in a Rejuvenating Dental Vacation.

The Essence of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth, mirroring the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. They consist of a titanium post that fuses with the jawbone, topped with a custom-made crown, bridging the gap and restoring your smile with confidence.

Visit Medellín

Experience an unforgettable getaway to Medellín, Colombia, where you can enjoy exceptional dental care while savoring the city's rich culture and cuisine. Delve into a vibrant arts scene, visit world-class museums, and relish renowned Colombian restaurants. Medellín's remarkable transformation ensures a safe and inviting environment for young travelers and retirees alike seeking a memorable and rejuvenating getaway. Discover the perfect blend of oral health and unforgettable experiences in this captivating city.

"How Medellín Became the World's Smartest City"
"Medellín Has the World’s Coolest Neighborhood"
"Why the Cool Kids Flock to Medellín"
"The Remarkable Rebirth of Medellin"

Financing is now available for your dental procedure!

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Now you can easily afford the smile of your dreams… Pay over time with  Usko’s financing partner eFinancing Solutions. It’s easy!

  • Instant online decision
  • No impact on your credit score for pre-approval
  • Terms from 2 to 7 years
  • Interest rates start at 7.99% APR
  • No down payment or upfront fees
  • Loan funds in 2 to 3 days

Financing is now available for your dental procedure!

Now you can easily afford the smile of your dreams… Pay over time with  Usko’s financing partner eFinancing Solutions. It’s easy!

  • Instant online decision
  • No impact on your credit score for pre-approval
  • Terms from 2 to 7 years
  • Interest rates start at 7.99% APR
  • No down payment or upfront fees
  • Loan funds in 2 to 3 days
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What do you need from me to provide a quote?

There are three things we need in order to give you a quote.

1. A recent panoramic x ray
2. Photos of your mouth, taken by someone else*
3. Consultation call with Doctor Alfonso Ariza

Here are two examples of the type of photos to submit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Every procedure is patient specific. To get an accurate quote, please make sure to follow the process outlined on our website. Roughly, here are the costs per tooth for common procedures with Dr. Alfonso Ariza in Colombia:

Implant $1200 per tooth
Crown $750 per tooth
Veneers $500 per tooth
Wisdom Teeth Removal $100 per tooth
All on 4 Upper $12,000
All on 4 Lower $10,000

PRO TIP: Remember that no one can accurately give you a quote without seeing an x-ray and photos of your teeth. If another provider or dentist is doing this, it means they don’t really know how much work is involved and they will increase the price of the procedure when you get there.

How long do I need to travel to Colombia for my procedure?

Every procedure is patient specific. 

For implants, you will usually travel to Colombia two times. The first trip is for a week and the second trip is for ten days. We recommend four to six months between trips. Occasionally some patients may need a third trip. To get a better idea, please book a consultation with us.

For veneers, you will usually travel to Colombia once for ten days.

Is there a language barrier with dental care in Colombia?

Our dental clinic partners cater to international patients and have English-speaking staff, and some offer translator services.

Why choose for dental treatment through Usko?

Our partnership with top Colombian dental clinics ensures high-quality, affordable care for Americans, combined with our dedicated support and seamless coordination.

What do you need from me to provide a quote?

There are three things we need in order to give you a quote.

1. A recent panoramic x ray
2. Photos of your mouth, taken by someone else*
3. Consultation call with the Doctor

Here are two examples of the type of photos to submit.

Why do you need a panoramic x-ray to give me a quote?

Every dental patient is unique. The x-ray will provide the dentist with the information he needs to get an accurate quote, for example seeing if a bone graft is needed or if there are infections in any of your teeth. 

For implants, you will usually travel to Colombia two times. The first trip is for a week and the second trip is for ten days. We recommend four to six months between trips. Occasionally some patients may need a third trip. To get a better idea, please book a consultation with us.

Where can I get a panoramic x-ray? 

You can get a panoramic x-ray at any local dental office. These x-rays usually cost around $100 and the dentist will give you a copy if you request it. You can also visit a dental corporation like Aspen Dental, who may provide the x-rays at no cost to you.

What brands of implants does Dr. Alfonso Ariza work with? 

Dr. Alfonso Ariza works with MIS Implants, the Straumann Dental Implant System and BioHorizons Dental Implants brands. His favorite is MIS as it is available and supported all over the world.

PRO TIP: Many dental providers abroad like in Turkey will use cheap Chinese or Indian brands that are not supported in the United States. Make sure you only use top quality brands!

What are your payment options?

Procedures booked through Usko are paid for in three parts.

1. The first part is Usko’s $100 booking fee. This is paid at the time of confirming your procedure. You pay us once you have reviewed the quote and are happy to move forward.

2. The second installment, covering 50% of the procedure's cost, typically is due one week before your dental visit abroad. However, depending on individual arrangements, some patients may have the option to pay at the doctor's office before beginning the procedure.

3. The third part is the remaining 50% of your procedure. This is paid at the end of your treatment, if you are going for just one trip. If you are doing two or more trips, then it’s paid before the second or third dental visit begins.

Can I pay by credit card or ACH?

Yes, Usko accepts credit cards or ACH transfers. 

Can Usko help with organizing my trip?

Yes, Usko’s local partners can help you with every step of your travel plans, including hotel options, transportation, tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants and more. They have many options to choose from to suit any budget.

How does Colombia’s health care system compare with the United States?

The World Health Organization (WHO) ranked Colombia’s health care system in the top 12% of all countries. In fact, Colombia was ranked ahead of both the United States an Canada. (Source)

What type of training have Colombian dentists gone through in order to be licensed?

To obtain licensure, Colombian dental students must complete 5 years of study in dental school, earn a diploma, and work for the government for 1 year. (Source)

What do I need in order to travel to Colombia?

As an American citizen, you will need a valid passport. Upon travel you will also need to fill out an entry form for the Colombian government, called CHECKMIG. You can fill it out 72 hours before your trip or up to one hour before. 

Is it safe to travel to Colombia?

Yes, it’s safe to travel to Colombia!

Colombia is now a very popular tourist destination. The crime rate has been steadily decreasing over time. (Source) In terms of total crimes, it’s actually ahead of the United States in total crimson actually has eight times more crimes per person than Colombia does. (Source)

Like with any foreign country, be careful. Avoid low income areas, going out at night and don’t travel with flashy jewelry or other expensive items.  Always check the latest travel advisories and make sure you’re comfortable with where you are traveling. 

Is Usko a dentist?

No, Usko is not a dentist. We connect Americans with amazing dentists abroad. We do not directly provide dentist services or travel services. We only get paid if you like the dentist or tour agency we connect you with. If you choose to work with them, these providers will pay Usko a referral fee. 

Explore Colombia

Exceptional Dental Care in Colombia's Most Captivating Cities

Cartagena is an incredible city to visit! Nestled on the beautiful coast of Colombia, this port city was founded in the 16th century. It has beautiful squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. Its tropical climate makes it a popular beach destination and the city has beautiful islands that are easily reachable by boat. Travel + Leisure magazine just selected Cartagena as one of its best places to travel to in 2024.

Bogotá is Colombia’s sprawling, high-altitude capital. La Candelaria, its cobblestoned center, features colonial-era landmarks like the neoclassical performance hall Teatro Colón and the 17th-century Iglesia de San Francisco. It's also home to popular museums including the Museo Botero, showcasing Fernando Botero's art, and the Museo del Oro, displaying pre-Columbian gold pieces. It’s also a leader in sustainability, winning the 2022 Sustainable Transport Award.

Cartagena

Bogotá

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Dr. Valeria Barragan

Dr. Valeria Barragan, from CES University in Medellín, brings her specialized knowledge in laser dentistry to the team. Her certification from the Institute of Advanced Technology and the Colombian Academy of Laser Dentistry (ACOL) underscores our clinic's commitment to employing cutting-edge technology for dental aesthetics, further enhancing the quality of care provided to our patients.

Our Dental Experts

Dr. Alfonso Ariza Rodriguez

Meet Dr. Alfonso Ariza Rodriguez, our esteemed partner and a leading dentist in Alta Estetica Dental. A graduate of Universidad El Bosque in Bogotá, he further specialized in Cosmetic and Oral Rehabilitation at New York University College of Dentistry, USA, and Implantology and Reconstructive Dentistry at UNICID Sao Paulo, Brazil.

With 23 years of experience, Dr. Ariza Rodriguez serves as the Clinical Director at Alta Estética Dental Clinic. Recognized locally and globally, he excels in precision dentistry using magnification and laser techniques. His dedication to dental excellence and patient care positions him as a premier choice for those in pursuit of superior dental implant services.

Dr. Jorge Mario Arrieta

Dr. Jorge Mario Arrieta complements the team with his profound expertise in cosmetic dentistry, having graduated from the Cooperative University of Colombia in Medellín. His specialization in aesthetic dental procedures, oral rehabilitation, and advanced dental laser techniques (Erbium-YAG / Diodes) enriches our clinic's offerings, ensuring comprehensive care tailored to each patient's needs.

Advanced Technology and Precision Care

Our clinic embraces the latest advancements in implantology, ensuring every procedure is tailored for the best outcomes. With precision imaging and state-of-the-art surgical techniques, we guarantee implants that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also long-lasting.

Customized Solutions for Every Patient

Understanding that each patient's needs are unique, we offer personalized treatment plans. Whether it's a single tooth replacement or a full arch restoration, our specialists design solutions that align with your dental health and aesthetic goals.

Why Choose Us for Your Implants

Choosing the right clinic for your dental implants is crucial. Our team, led by renowned specialists, is dedicated to providing care that exceeds expectations. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, we ensure a seamless and comfortable journey towards achieving your ideal smile.

The Journey to Your New Smile

Embarking on the journey to a new smile with dental implants involves a comprehensive assessment, precise planning, and expert execution. We guide you through each step, from the initial consultation to the final fitting, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction at every turn.

Who do I pay for my dental procedure?

For your peace of mind and convenience, all payments are made directly to Usko. As a U.S.-based company, we ensure a secure and transparent payment process, so you can focus on your treatment without the hassle of carrying cash or dealing with unexpected fees.

What is the success rate of dental implants offered by Dr. Alfonso Ariza?

Dr. Alfonso Ariza utilizes the latest implant technology and techniques, ensuring a high success rate comparable to the best U.S. standards. Each case is unique, and we can provide more detailed statistics during your consultation.

Can dental implants by Dr. Ariza match the look and feel of my natural teeth?

Absolutely. Dr. Ariza specializes in creating dental implants that are indistinguishable from your natural teeth in both appearance and function, using custom shading and shaping.

Are the dental implant materials used at Dr. Ariza's clinic FDA approved?

Yes, all materials used for your dental implants at Dr. Sriza's clinic are FDA approved and meet rigorous safety and quality standards.

How do I care for my dental implants after the procedure?

Post-procedure care for your dental implants involves regular oral hygiene practices such as brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups, similar to caring for natural teeth. Additionally, Dr. Ariza offers support to your local dentist to ensure seamless aftercare, providing comprehensive instructions and assistance as needed.

What makes dental implants a better option than dentures or bridges?

Dental implants offer a permanent solution that prevents bone loss, doesn't require adjacent teeth for support, and functions like natural teeth. Dr. Ariza's expertise ensures that your implants are a long-term investment in your oral health.

How does the cost of dental implants with Dr. Ariza compare to U.S. prices?

With Dr. Ariza, you're investing in a $100K USD quality smile at a fraction of the cost. Our pricing is highly competitive with high-end clinics in expensive U.S. regions, reflecting our commitment to excellence without compromise. While you may find lower prices at less reputable clinics within the U.S., Dr. Ariza's clinic offers the optimal balance of premium quality and affordability. Our goal is to ensure you receive top-tier dental care that stands on par with the best, without the steep U.S. price tag.

Unlock Your Perfect Smile with Usko!

At Usko, we believe that getting the smile of your dreams should be as exciting as it is easy. Our team is here to guide you through every step of your dental medical tourism journey, ensuring you have a stress-free and enjoyable experience. So, are you ready to embark on this smile-worthy adventure? Let's dive in!

Dive into the Adventure

Kickstart your journey by contacting Usko through our easy-to-use lead form. We're just a click away!

Step 1

Meet your Usko Specialist

An Usko Specialist will answer your questions and guide you through our services. We make your journey clear and comfortable.

Step 2

Smile Face-to-Face

Meet Dr. Ariza through a video call. Discuss your needs and get comfortable with your chosen expert.

Step 3

Picture-Perfect Teeth

Once you're feeling comfortable, share photos of your teeth (taken by your trusty assistant) and a panoramic X-ray. It's as easy as saying "cheese!"

Step 4

Secure Your Spot

Review your treatment quote, and if it's all smiles, confirm your booking with a $100 booking fee. Secure your place in the chair!

Step 5

Ready, Set, Travel!

Pack your bags, ensure your passport is up-to-date, and start getting excited about your dental adventure!

Step 6

Usko Guarantee

We know that traveling somewhere new for a medical procedure can feel scary at first. Usko is here to change that.

We are building a high-trust network of exceptional medical professionals around the globe ready to care for American patients.

We want you to feel 100% confident in your choice and that’s why we are offering the Usko guarantee.

If you are not completely satisfied with the work you book with one of our partner doctors, we will redo it at no additional charge, no questions asked.

After all, Usko means trust in Finnish!