Dr. Daniel Cifuentes Jara MScD

Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


University of Costa Rica


Born and raised in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Dr. Cifuentes graduated in 2004 as one of the top dental students of the University of Costa Rica. Immediately after his graduation, he embarked on an Externship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Once back in Costa Rica, he established his practice at Gil Dental Group. In 2006, he was awarded the Dr. Ramón García Valverde Award (ACCO).

In 2007, Dr. Cifuentes completed an Internship in Prosthodontics at the University of Costa Rica and won the Dr. José Joaquín Jiménez Nuñez national prize for his presentation on Anterior Dental Esthetics and Proportions. He also received an Honor for Outstanding Student in 2008 and was accepted into the Master and Residency program, which he completed in 2010 as Chief Resident, Honor Graduate and Best Student of Postgraduate Studies.

The University of Costa Rica awarded an Honorable Mention to Dr. Cifuentes’ Masters dissetation on Distortion in Dental Implant Impressions and establishing a research line at his program. Dr. Cifuentes has lectured throughout Latin America as an Opinion Leader for Biomet 3i Dental Implants (Palm Beach, FL, USA), Neodent Implants (Curitiba Brazil), and Biohorizons Dental Implants (Birmingham, AL, USA).

Dr. Cifuentes continues to maintain a relationships with his dental school in undergraduate courses serving as Associated Professor and Course Coordinator of the Dental Prosthodontics program.

In 2013, Dr. Cifuentes, alongside Dr. Lucas Gil, founded Milling Dental Technologies, one of the first digital dental labs in Costa Rica. In addition to founding partner, he serves as Clinical Director.

Dr. Cifuentes enjoys lecturing on topics related to Dental Implants and the use of new technologies in dentistry. He has his practice exclusively in Prosthodontics (Oral Rehab, Esthetics and Dental Implants) at the Gil Dental Group.

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