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Dr Raul Costa

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist

GDC No. 159581

Special interest in:
Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Dr Raul Costa is a restorative dentist with a unique set of skills for dental aesthetics and a drive for ultra-conservative techniques. His patients quickly understand he is a perfectionist in everything he does.

He qualified from the Lisbon Dental School in 2005 and has been practicing in London since 2008. Keeping teeth healthy or restoring them to their original function and beauty with longevity in mind, is at the core of his vision of what dentistry should be. He works with world-renowned ceramists in order to deliver natural-looking, life-like, crowns and veneers. He is also particularly talented and experienced with composite bondings and implant-supported restorations.

Together with some colleagues from around the world he has pioneered a revolutionary technique to conservatively prepare teeth for full ceramic restorations, resolving complex dental problems with exceptional outcomes. He has authored a paper on the subject and teaches his approach internationally.

Raul documents his work exhaustively and you are able to view some of it on Instagram.

Apart from dentistry, Raul loves to spend time with his family, plays the guitar, and is a committed cinephile.

Languages: English, Portuguese, basic French, and Romanian

Dr. Costa’s professional experience

  • 2005 – 2006: Monitor assistant in the Endodontic Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Lisbon University (Chair: Prof. António Gingeira)
  • 2005: Worked as a GDP at the Instituto Odontologico de Lisboa, Avenida Sidónio Pais, nº 2 – 4º – Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2006 – 2008: Worked at the MaloClinic Lisbon at the Prosthodontic Department, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2009 – 2011: Associate at private clinic Dontique, St Andrews House, St Mary’s Walk, Maidenhead Berks SL6 1QZ
  • 2009 – 2014: Associate at the private clinic Swiss Smile Dental Clinic, 10 Brook Street, London W1S 1BG
  • 2014 – 2018: Associate at the private practice Metrodental, 50 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8FR
  • 2016 – now:  Associate dentist at Elleven dental, 11 Devonshire place
  • 2015 – now:  Associate dentist at Wimpole Street Dental, 55 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YL

Continuous professional development

  • Course (24h) on vertical preparation of teeth with Dr Massimo Mazza and Dr Pasquale Venuti, Milan, 2017
  • Course (16h) on vertical preparation of teeth with Dr Attilio Bedendo, Bucharest, 2016
  • Course (16h) on Bonded Porcelain Restorations with Dr Pascal Magne, London 2014
  • Course (16h) on Anterior Composite Restorations with Dr Jason Smithson, London, 2014
  • Residency (18h) on Adhesive Posterior Restorations with Dr David Gerdolle, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2013
  • One year Masters in Oral Rehabilitation and Aesthetics at International University of Cataluña, 2012/13
  • Course on Oral Rehabilitation Design (24h), orientated by Dr Anibal Alonso, January 2012
  • Course (24h) on Worn dentition at the Dawson Academy, Virginia, USA, 2011
  • Intensive course on Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Restorations (36h), orientated by Dr. Pascal Magne, San Francisco, 2010
  • Presence in several (approximately 10) ITI Study clubs and Section Meetings
  • ITI Annual Meeting Geneva 2010
  • ITI member since November 2009.
  • Course on “The Esthetic Rehabilitation: a comprehensive prosthetic approach”, orientated by Dr. Mauro Fradeani, Pesaro, Italy, 16th-20th February, 2009.
  • Course on “Direct composite restorations for anterior teeth according to the technique of Dr. Lorenzo Vanini.”, orientated by Dr. Lorenzo Vanini, San Fedele Intelvi, Milan, 29th February-1st March 2008.
  • Course on “Sugical Concepts in Implant Dentistry”, orientated by Dr. J. Gardella, Lisbon, 2007
  • Course on “Advanced Esthetics Prosthodontics”, orientated by Dr. Dario Adolfi and Dr. Carlos Moura Guedes, at the Malo Clinic Lisbon – March 2007
  • Course on “Aesthetic Restorations With Ceramics”, orientated by Dr. Sydney Kina, Europarque Auditorium, Oporto, 2006
  • Course on “Biological Principals to optimize the integration and aesthetics of the soft tissues”, orientation by Dr. Bernard Touati, Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Lisbon University, 2006
  • Course on “Advanced Endodontic Therapy”, orientated by Dr Rui Pereira da Costa, at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Lisbon University, 2005
  • Presence in several dental congresses (OMD, FMDL).

Research and Teaching

  • 2015 – now:  Courses on aesthetic and restorative dentistry in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2005 – 2006: Monitor assistant in the Endodontic Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Lisbon University, Portugal