We are located in Lisbon

at CUF Descobertas Hospital

The CUF Descobertas Hospital is a modern and worldwide recognised private health-care unit located in Lisbon, at Parque das Nações, known for the excellence and experience of its clinical staff, which has been in operation for 20 years.

The recent investment in a new building, created from scratch to receive outpatient consultations for the various medical specialties, has combined the experience of the clinical staff with a modern and technologically advanced infrastructure.
Dr. Hugo Costa Lapa's consultations are held exclusively in the Dental Implantology and Aesthetic Dentistry Center, located in this new Building of the CUF Descobertas Hospital, together with the Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology.
These four specialities do not meet together by chance. They share the growing demand for treatments that involve restoring and or improving your visual, dental and facial appearance.

A modern state-of-the-art facility

Dr. Hugo Costa Lapa's office is equipped with the latest technology available for the diagnosis and treatment of all oral pathologies, including dental and facial pathologies. You have at your disposal the necessary equipment and materials to receive excellent medical-dental treatments:

  • Latest generation dental chairs
  • Microscopic Magnification with video recording and projection
  • Photography and video studio
  • Digital imaging, CBCT and CT scan
  • Intraoral and facial 3D scanner
  • Laser and Piezo Technology
  • State-of-the-art oral hygiene equipment with heated water for your comfort

A multidisciplinary team

Dr. Hugo Costa Lapa does not work alone, but with a multidisciplinary team of dentists, with great experience, quality and stability. This is a small, senior team, made up of 12 dentists, 2 oral hygienists, 8 dental assistants and 2 receptionists. Each Dentist is specialized and dedicated to a specific area of Dental Medicine, allowing for a care that is simultaneously familiar, professional and interdisciplinary.
With a range of treatments offered in the following areas of Dental Medicine: 

  • Dental Implantology
  • Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Oral Rehabilitation
  • Operative dentistry 
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontology 
  • Oral Surgery
  • Fixed Prosthesis
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orofacial Harmonization
  • Treatment of Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction
  • Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Surgery

 Dr. Hugo Costa Lapa's team covers all areas of diagnosis, prevention, intervention and treatment in the oral cavity and adjoining structures.
As it is integrated with the hospital speciality of maxillo-facial surgery, Dr. Hugo Costa Lapa's consultation allows, in coordination with the resident team of maxillo-facial surgeons, highly complex treatments to be carried out, such as maxillary reconstructions with bone grafts in cases of insufficient bone for implants, the performance of zygomatic implants and surgeries under general anaesthetic, among others.

The first appointment

The first consultation with Dr. Hugo Costa Lapa is never a treatment consultation. It is rather an assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan and cost estimate consultation. This consultation is very important, time-consuming and obviously has an associated cost, which on average is around 100 euros. Some people do not understand the need for it, nor do they accept that the most important phase of the process - the assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning of their problem - has an associated cost. These people should therefore not seek a consultation with Dr. Hugo Costa Lapa, but rather possibly dental clinics with insurances which focus on immediate intervention and whose approach to the first consultation is more in line with their expectations.
In the first consultation, Dr. Hugo Costa Lapa performs the following procedures:

1. Reason for consultation
2. Clinical history
3. Objective examination
4. Data collection
5. Diagnostic hypothesis
6. Diagnosis
7. Treatment plan and cost estimation
8. Prognosis

Each of these 8 steps is critical for future step 9. Treatment to be as successful and predictable as possible.