Dr Raul Costa

Dr Raul Costa is a restorative dentist with a unique set of skills for dental aesthetics and a drive for ultra-conservative techniques.

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist

Partner

Raul is a renowned restorative dentist working in London since 2008. He is considered to be an expert in adhesive dentistry such as dental fillings, ceramic restorations, veneers and crowns. He has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and in rehabilitating and managing tooth wear.

159581

GDC Number

Biography

Dr Costa qualified from Lisbon Dental School in 2005 and has been practicing in London since 2008. Keeping his patients’ teeth healthy or restoring them without invasion to they original function and beauty with longevity in mind is at the core of his vision of what dentistry should be: minimally invasive, emulative of nature, durable with maximum aesthetic appeal. Raul’s long-term view ensures his patient’s teeth not only look beautiful today but are functional for the future. He works with world renowned ceramists in order to deliver natural looking, life like, crowns and veneers. He has also vast experience creating nuanced restorations with composite bondings.

Together with a few colleagues from around the world ,he has pioneered a revolutionary technique to prepare teeth for full ceramic restorations, resolving complex dental problems with exceptional outcomes. He is a co-author in a ground breaking scientific paper on the subject and teaches his approach internationally.

Raul documents his work exhaustively and you can view his cases on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/raulcosta_dentistry/?hl=en-gb).

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and basic Romanian

Recent cases

Professional Experience

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

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

Publications

  • Costa R, Cardoso J, Venuti P, Almeida P, Lapa H, Afonso L, Clinical guidelines for posterior restorations based on Coverage, Adhesion, Resistance, Esthetics, and Subgingival management, The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, Volume 18, Number 4, Winter (2023)

Lectures

  • 2024 October, Lisbon: Organiser and lecturer in “Course in vertical preparation of teeth”
  • 2024 April, Vienna: Day course “Vertical Preparation of Teeth for Prosthetic Crowns”
  • 2024 April: Invited lecturer in the post grad Certificate in Restorative Biomimetic Dentistry, “Isolation in Restorative Dentistry”, Online Format
  • 2024 February: Invited lecturer in the post grad Certificate in Restorative Biomimetic Dentistry, “Colour in Dentistry”, Online Format
  • 2023 November, Porto: Invited lecturer in the post grad Certificate in Restorative Biomimetic Dentistry, “Isolation in Restorative Dentistry”
  • 2023 October, Lisbon: Organiser and lecturer in “Course in vertical preparation of teeth”
  • 2023 March, Porto: Invited lecturer in the post grad Certificate in Restorative Biomimetic Dentistry, “Colour in Dentistry”
  • 2022 November, Porto: Invited lecturer in the post grad Certificate in Restorative Biomimetic Dentistry, “Isolation in Restorative Dentistry”
  • 2022 March, Porto: Invited lecturer in the post grad Certificate in Restorative Biomimetic Dentistry, “Colour in Dentistry”
  • 2022 February: Webinar for the Portuguese Dental Association, titled: “Decision process in Restorative Dentistry”
  • 2022 October, Lisbon: Organiser and lecturer in “Course in vertical preparation of teeth”
  • 2021 October, Lisbon: Organiser and lecturer in “Course in vertical preparation of teeth”
  • 2019 October, Lisbon: Organiser and lecturer in “Course in vertical preparation of teeth”

Dr Raul’s upcoming courses

  • April 2024 – Vienna – 1-day course “Vertical Preparation of Teeth for Prosthetic Crowns”
  • April 2024 – Online Format – Invited lecturer in the post grad Certificate in Restorative Biomimetic Dentistry, “Isolation in Restorative Dentistry”
  • October 2024 – Lisbon – Organiser and lecturer in “Course in vertical preparation of teeth”

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  • Costa R, Cardoso J, Venuti P, Almeida P, Lapa H, Afonso L, Clinical guidelines for posterior restorations based on Coverage, Adhesion, Resistance, Esthetics, and Subgingival management, The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, Volume 18, Number 4, Winter (2023)
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