Dr. Juan Francisco Alfaro

Procedimientos y Tratamientos:

Implantes Dentales
Coronas de porcelana o circonia
Prótesis removibles completas y parciales
Prótesis maxilofaciales
Blanqueamiento de dientes
Endodoncia – TCR, canales
Odontología restauradora
Formación de esmalte

Perfil del Doctor

Dr. Juan Francisco Alfaro is a master in the salvation of sick teeth or deterioration. It is the goal of all dentists to keep natural teeth in a healthy state for as long as possible. Your endodontist is the specialist who can eliminate internal cavities and save your oral health, beyond the ability of most ordinary dentists. With two additional years of root canal therapy training, only 3% of dentists are endodontic specialists.

Diagnosing toothache can be difficult, as it could be due to a variety of causes. After several years of academic and clinical research in Central America, Mexico and the United States, Dr. Alfaro is generally regarded as the expert in finding the cause of your pain, understanding the anatomy of your teeth, and planning the treatment you need. To maintain the highest percentage of the solid structure of his teeth, Dr. Alfaro uses 3-D images to assess the damage and make the plan. Specialized microscope imaging ensures that your root canal is performed with laser accuracy, minimal discomfort, and reliable long-lasting results.

When faced with a negligent state of dental care, Dr. Alfaro communicates with his patient about how poor oral health can directly affect the entire body. For example, strep bacteria in the mouth can travel to cartilage and joints. Rheumatic fever can put bacteria in the scars caused by life-threatening disease. In diabetic patients, infections in tooth decay and roots may be more aggressive, and need to be monitored to maintain a consistent treatment plan.

Like any technology, the quality of dental procedures is advancing at an astonishing rate. Dr. Alfaro’s experience is based on his award-winning first research projects, and continues to this day, as he attends seminars and training courses of the association in his field, to his patients of the highest standard of excellence, to date.

Even more comforting for the patient is the way he or she receives a warm welcome at the Dental Design, as a guest of honor and new friend. Relax on the sofa, admire the panoramic view of the city and volcanoes, and have a nice cup of Guatemalan coffee. Your doctor will see you shortly.

Afiliaciones Profesionales

Canadian Healthcare Council, Ottawa Canada

  • Certified Status by the Dental Committee, 2017-2018

Agexport, Guatemalan
Exporters Association
TheGuatemalan Association of Exporters

  • Dental Design – Exporter of the year, services sector. Second Place Award

On September 22, 2016, AGEXPORT, the Guatemalan Exporters Association, held a gala ceremony at the Westin Camino Real Hotel to recognize the most respected examples of world-class exporters operating in Guatemala today. Read the full article

The judges considered the quality of exports of service providers in several categories, including healthcare, technology and sustainable tourism. All of them are dedicated to their contributions to innovation, excellence in service and technology. Dental Design (Dr. Contreras and Dr. Alfaro) won the second prize in recognition of its dedication to generating robust trade with domestic and foreign companies or individuals.

American Associacion of Endodontists. U.S.
Association of Endontists
International Member, International Member

Guatemala Endodontics Acadamia, Guatemala
City Active Member

Accreditation Association for
Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
Fully accredited in the global
sector for the practice of dental treatements and proceduresAccredited with «Global Accreditations» which is an international subsidiary of (AAAHC)

Rica Dental Association
Dental Congress, the winning investigation of the contest – 2nd place

Afiliaciones Académicas

University of Mariano Galvez, Guatemala City

  • Professor and Cordinador Course in Endodontics, 1997-2001

Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

  • Post-Graduate studies, Post-Graduate Course, 2003

Loma Linda University, California

  • Post-Graduate studies, Post-Graduate Course, 1999

University of San Carlos, Guatemala City

  • Graduated from Dentist Surgeon, 1991
  • Professor of Endodontics, 1995-1996
  • Investigator and coordinator of the conservative dental pulp treatment project

National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico, D.F.

  • XII National Research Award in Endodontics, Mexico
  • Researcher

University of Guadalajara, Mexico

  • Post-Graduate Course, 1993

University of Complutense, Madrid Spain

  • Post-Graduate Course, 1997


Dental Design Spanish
English Testimony
Interview local news with dental design team
The American Association of Endodontics describes the channel treatment procedure.
Watch this video to learn more about the Restorative Aesthetic Orthodontics procedure
Consequences of tooth loss
What causes cavities and how can we avoid them?



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Intereses Especiales

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Dental Design is one of four importers of dental implants to Guatemala, and has the largest number of stocks of A+ grade implants, including the Keystone brand. Maintaining high quality standards, importing the best implants available in Europe and the United States.

Implants are used to replace a missing root, filling the space of a missing or removed tooth. Implant crowns can last from 10 to 15 years, so easy access to replace them should be easy. Dentists concerned about long-term maintenance do not usually fix the crowns well in place, as they must be screwed into implants, making it easier to remove, evaluate and replace if necessary.

A permanent bridge may appear the same as implants to replace missing teeth, but without root replacement, the vacuum under the gums will cause bone loss and structural instability.

For the benefit of limited-time international patients in Guatemala, Drs. Alfaro and Contreras can perform the first three procedures of a one-time implant, with no healing time in between.


Please write us about your experiences with the doctor in the «Comments» section below. Other patients will be interested in learning more about the skill, experience, ethics and personal medical care, as they resulted in their successful outcome.

We are Denis and Marie Laurin from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We traveled to Guatemala in 2009 and some friends recommended us to the DENTAL DESIGN clinic in Guatemala City. We made the appointment from our house so it was a very easy process.

When we arrived at the clinic we received a warm welcome from doctors and their staff, we found a clinic that works with high technology. At the end of the day we set up our next appointments for the next 10 days and were given the costs for the next treatment.

We had root channel treatment, new crown, and new partials. All the work was done very professionally and the price we agreed was respected.

We highly recommend the dental design clinic, because we were very satisfied with the work and treatment we received.

The clinic is located in zone 10 of Guatemala City, a very safe area, with hotels and restaurants nearby.

Denis et Marie Laurin, Montreal, Canada

I had an excellent experience in Dental Design, very friendly service and excellent work, the best job I can get in Central America right now.

They gave me some channel treatments, crowns, cleaning and all of them were excellent. The service I received was a world-class service, and compares to the best clinics I’ve ever seen in North America.

Absolutely I will return and recommend dental design to everyone in the United States, Canada or In Europe.

Sylvain, Montreal, Oct 2016

My experience at Dental Design was absolutely fantastic, I feel absolutely fantastic when I come here. I had all my teeth removed and I had prosthetics on the bottom and top with implants, it’s working great I can eat whatever I want.

I absolutely recommend Dental Design.

Peter Yates, California, Sept. 2016

I just wanted to thank you again for everything you do! We had a great experience with everything in Guatemala! I have referred to you (Guatemala Medical Travel) and dentists (Dr. Contreras and Dr. Alfaro) to already several people, including my parents, who can only come from periodontal cleanings!! After having the first phase of the implants, I feel great! I’m having a modicum of pain, but under control with medication and I slept well. I’m fine — in short, everything is better than expected!

Jim and Laura, Thornburgh, July 2016

Dental Design is the best dental clinic I’ve ever been to, the treatments that doctors did to me where more than well, far beyond the good, excellent.
All the staff at the clinic treated me like a very important person, I received a lot of personal attention that I really appreciated. The whole service process is really good, and everything I needed was done perfectly.

I’m sure I’ll recommend Dental Design and I’ll be back. Guatemala is a great country and many people are surprised at the sophistication of the medical services provided.
The process of coming here to a medical service is easier if you have a coordinator, but the staff here at the clinic is also very helpful.

JoAnna, North Carolina, June 2015

Excellent care and fantastic experience in general. From my initial call to a rather complicated job, Dr. Alfaro excellent attention. I received staff service from excellently trained and very affectionate people. I feel very fortunate to have found him and I cannot recommend him or his center. This is my new go-to clinic for dental care.

Maria, July 2018

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