Dr Raul Costa

Cosmetic Dentist & Biomimetic Dentistry

GDC No. 159581

Specialist in:
Biomimetic & Restorative Dentistry

Raul specialises in restorative dentistry, possessing over 16 years of professional experience dedicated to achieving the best clinical outcomes for his patients. Raul approaches his work with careful and conscientious attention to every detail clearly displaying his true passion for the pursuit of excellent dental health.

Raul’s top priority is to ensure that his patients conserve the condition of their newly restored teeth so they remain as intact and stable as possible from this point on. Raul often achieves this goal by simply empowering his patients with the knowledge they need to safeguard their teeth, care for them and protect them from harm. Raul also knows that sometimes, intervention by a restorative dentist such as himself, can be deemed necessary. Should such an occasion present itself in clinic, Raul delivers his professional skills by favouring minimally invasive conventional dentistry techniques and procedures.

Thanks to the latest technology, the high-magnification capability of our state-of-the-art equipment, the careful and meticulous planning of our clinical workflow plus the support of a fantastic in-house team across all departments; Raul can achieve the maximum possible conservation of the tooth structure and still be able to resolve complex dental issues to restore both function and aesthetics with a view to sustaining this clinical success into the long-term.

Raul has a special interest in tooth wear and has achieved remarkable clinical outcomes when reversing the aesthetic and functional damage caused by time and erosion to the dentition by using composite bondings or ceramic veneers where appropriate.

Raul is committed to documenting his professional work exhaustively so please take a moment to view his work on his Instagram profile.

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