Dentistry in Nicaragua

Posted by Mike Cobb on Feb 23, 2015 2:17:38 AM


When going to any foreign country, questions about medical and dental care should always be near the top of your list. Whether you are a retiree moving abroad or just taking advantage of the medical tourism industry in Nicaragua, knowing what you can expect from dentistry in Nicaragua is an important step toward making your decision.

You can learn much about the practice of dentistry in Nicaragua as well as the prices of various procedures here in this profile of Dr. Huguette Cerna.

Dr. Cerna has run a successful dental practice in the city of Managua, Nicaragua for the last four years. With regard to the quality of dentistry in Nicaragua, you can be assured that you will receive the best quality care from Dr. Cerna.

After graduating the UAM (Universidad Americana) in 2012, Dr. Cerna received her degree in oral surgery from The University of Miami. Her office is held to the highest North American standards for dental and hygiene practices, and caters to adults and children alike.

Upon arriving to Dr. Cerna’s office, you will see advanced equipment such as the latest, high-quality x-ray and other technology. While access to these high-tech dental devices can carry a hefty sum in the United States, that is not the case with dentistry in Nicaragua.

Below is a price chart of basic procedures, ranging from cleanings to the most expensive of surgeries.


  • Cleaning: $30
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal: $100
  • Whitening: $150
  • Crown: $250
  • Full Implants: $1,200

These prices, combined with the North American quality of care, make a compelling case for looking into dentistry in Nicaragua, whether you plan to live there or not. If you are living without insurance and need a crown, for instance, it is likely you can buy a round trip ticket to Managua and get the procedure for less than you would pay for the crown alone in the US.

If you are currently living in Nicaragua, or are planning on coming and need dental work, Dr. Cerna offers free consultation and a wide variety of services. Her practice consists of herself and two assistants on an average day, but Dr. Cerna brings in a wide range of specialists depending on each patient’s specific needs.

Dr. Cerna currently splits her time between Managua and her home at Gran Pacifica, where she lives with her husband, Giovanni Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez is the General Manager of Gran Pacifica’s Vida del Mar, and you will often see him greeting guests to the resort with a sincere, white-toothed smile.

If you are interested in more information on dentistry in Nicaragua, or in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Huguette Cerna, you can call her office at +505 7825-3246 or +505 8282-5133.

Mike Cobb

Written by Mike Cobb

In 1996, Michael K. Cobb and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and throughout the region. With a strong focus on consumer need, Mr. Cobb accurately predicted the growing demand for high quality, residential product for North American "baby boomer" retirees in the region. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company called ECI Development for several properties, including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Michael speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He was a consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies, gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America, and serves on the Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Group for the National Association of Realtors, NAR.

Topics: Healthcare in Nicaragua