Dr. Ignacio Vargas

Dr. Ignacio Vargas Gould

Dr. Ignacio Vargas Gould was raised in San José . He is a Doctor in Dental Surgery, graduate of the Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT). He completed a residency program in Restorative Sciences and Cosmetic Dentistry at the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR).

Dr. Vargas acquired a Master’s Degree in Operative and Dental Aesthetics from the UCR. He also completed a post-doctoral program in Implant Dentistry from the Pontificia University Javeriana in Colombia.

He has been in private practice for the past twelve years in America Dental. Dr Vargas is an active member of the Dental Surgeons College of Costa Rica and the American Dental Association. He is a professor at the Restorative Clinic and Chief of the Operative Dentistry Division at ULACIT.

Dr. Vargas continues to take hours of Continuing Education courses every year and strives to provide his patients with the most up-to-date treatments and impeccable dental care.


  • Doctor in Dental Surgery. Latin American University of Science and Technology, San Jose, Costa Rica. 1999-2004.
  • Division of Periodontics at Hospital Calderón Guardia. August 2002.
  • Fellowship in Restorative Sciences, University of Costa Rica. 2004.
  • Fellowship in Cosmetic Dentistry, University of Costa Rica. 2007.
  • Master´s Degree in Operative and Dental Aesthetics, University of Costa Rica. 2008-2009.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Implant Dentistry, Pontificia University Javeriana, 2011.
  • Basic Life Support. 2015 – Present.
  • Course of Laws and Regulations of the Costa Rican Dental College. 2003 – Present.
  • National Dental Boards Examinations. 2004 – Present.
  • Course of Epidemiology and Biostatics for Health Professionals. Dr. Petri, May 2008.
  • Course of Digital Smile Design, May 2015
  • Member of the Dental Surgeons College of Costa Rica 2004 – Present.
  • Member of ADA (American Dental Association) 2011 – Present.
  • Member of IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) 2015 – Present.
  • Conference of the commercial 3M High Achieving Aesthetics in direct restorations. August 2005.
  • Lecture by Dr. Ramón de Gordon, Septodont Laboratories. May 2005.
  • Conference of 3M ESPE Dental Modern and New Considerations by Dr. Gordon Christensen. July 2007.
  • Private Clinic accredited by the Ministry of Health, in Avenida Escazú (America Dental), 2010 – present.
  • Private Clinic accredited by the Ministry of Health, in Rivera de Belen, 2003-present.
  • Professor of Restorative Clinic (undergraduate) of University of Costa Rica, January 2008 – December 2009.
  • Professor of Dental Clinic. ULACIT, Latin American University of Science and Technology, 2010.
  • Chief of Operative Dentistry Division, ULACIT, Latin American University of Science and Technology, 2010-Present.