Companion Global Dental Expands Network to Include Adult Dentistry of Costa Rica

October 23, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – October 23, 2008 – Clients of South Carolina-based dental travel company Companion Global Dental now have a third option in San Jose, Costa Rica, for obtaining dental care at a fraction of the U.S. cost.
Companion Global Dental ( has added Adult Dentistry of Costa Rica to its network of dental clinics. Led by Dr. Mario Garita, a specialist in implant dentistry, Adult Dentistry offers care in a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide a comfortable experience.

For more than 15 years, Adult Dentistry of Costa Rica ( has served international patients with a variety of dental services, including bridges, crowns, veneers, implants, whitening, root canal therapy and more at prices generally 50 to 75 percent less than in the United States.

Companion Global Dental previously affiliated with Prisma Dental Clinic and Meza Dental Care, also located in San Jose, as the first clinics in its overseas network.  Companion Global Dental provides a single launch point for appointments, information, travel arrangements and round-trip customer service, and connects patients with tourism opportunities such as rainforests, volcanoes, beaches, waterfalls and more through Tropical Expeditions of Costa Rica.

“We will continue to expand our global offerings to meet consumer demand,” said Phil Midden, Companion Global Dental’s manager of business development. “Our goal is to help clients seek the services they want at competitive prices. I personally met with Dr. Garita and his staff, and they have extensive experience in serving American patients.”  

“We are delighted to participate in the Companion Global Dental network,” Dr. Garita said. “Companion is working hard to help patients receive the important dental care they need.”

Companion Global Dental, a division of Companion Global Healthcare Inc., is headquartered in Columbia, S.C. The company serves individuals, as well as employers and insurance companies that have included the Companion Global Dental network in their benefit plans. All BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina members have access to Companion Global Dental’s services.

Companion Global Healthcare is a separate company that does not offer BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina or BlueChoice HealthPlan products. Companion Global Healthcare is solely responsible.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina Inc., both headquartered in Columbia, S.C., are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.