Dr. Rafael Mejicano Soto | Dental Implants & Periodontics

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Procedures and Treatments:

Restorative Dentistry
Replacement Teeth
Endodontics – Root canals
Dental Aesthetics
Braces / Brackets
Maxillofacial surgery
Cone Beam Tomography
Dental Implants
Temporomandibular Dysfunction
Solutions for Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Cavities – fillings
Crowns of porcelain or zirconia

Doctor's Profile

“I measure my success by the level of patient satisfaction. I can only achieve it when I have all the tools I need.”

Dr. Rafael Mejicano Soto is a dental surgeon. He is a specialist in Dental ImplantsPeriodontics, Oral Rehabilitation, and Aesthetics. DDS is well-known throughout Central America and South America as a ground-breaking leader in the optimization of dental quality and efficiency for patients from all over the world. With the latest technology, cutting-edge materials, outstanding medical talent, and a wonderfully comforting sense of humor, Dr. Mejicano integrates all of his resources to provide the finest quality results that his patients can depend on for years to come.

Dr. Mejicano is a proud member of the “Digital Smile Design” concept, which presents to the world a whole new concept of dentistry. With computers and lasers doing the production work, DSD allows for the dentist to be more collaborative and artistic, inviting the patient to be the designer of his or her own natural, healthy and confident smile. Dr. Mejicano uses state-of-the-art NemoDSD guided surgery software to plan extractions, bone grafts, implant placement, and peri-gingival treatment with maximum precision to assure absolute accuracy and security.

Centro Dental is a showcase dental clinic, encompassing three levels in the west wing of Hospital Multimedica in zona 15 of Guatemala City, one of the best-equipped dental centers in all of Central America. Ten collaborating dental specialists have treated 45,000 successful patients in the past twenty years. Digital diagnostics, operating rooms, sterilization protocols, and clinical instrumentation regularly meet or surpass the highest global quality standards. On-site laboratory means we don’t have to wait for restorations like crowns and bridges to come back from the lab. In addition, their proprietary dental laboratory uses materials and techniques that were just perfected and released in developmental research labs in recent years.

Dr. Mejicano has been a valuable contributor to the success of Centro Dental for 16 years, with over 2000 successful implant placements. Dental crowns and bridges can be provided in just one day using a digital oral scanner and CAD/CAM computer-assisted design. Periodontal and implant surgery is precisely planned using quick and easy x-ray and tomography scan diagnostic results, on-site in the same clinic.

When your dentist diagnoses apnea or snoring problems, I can usually diminish the problem by 20-30% with an inexpensive maxillofacial appliance. The two-week therapy could work wonders to help you sleep better and avoid surgery.

Inlays, Onlays, veneers, crowns, and fillings are restorations that cover different areas of the tooth, usually repairing a damaged section, and are used for a variety of reasons. They could be made of natural-colored white resin, or the far more durable porcelain or ceramic. Dr. Mejicano is offering a brand new material:  IVOCLAR flowable restorative dental composite.  When properly cared for these dental restorations can last for decades.

It is the goal of every dental specialist to preserve natural tooth structure and maintain long-term oral health. Dr. Mejicano is dedicated to sharing the wisdom of his training and knowledge with the forty various employees of Dental Center. Inspiring higher achievement in others is the sign of a truly effective and compassionate leader.

Professional Affiliations

Miami Anatomical Research Center – MARC

  • International Course in Facial Anatomy and Esthetic Excellence, Miami, June 2018.

International Academy for Dental-Facial Aesthetics
The ADFE is an honorary service organization whose mission is to foster interdisciplinary relationships and cooperative education in the area of facial aesthetics.

  • Attendee, Greater New York Dental Meeting. The largest and most popular dental meeting in the United States
  • Meeting of Dentist in New York. The most popular and largest Congress in the United States. November 2016.
  • VIP Guest

International Academy of Integral Dentistry (AIOI)

  • Special Presenter
  • Guatemalan Representative to the New York City Convention, October 2017
  • Diploma in Integral Dentistry, Rio Bamba, Ecuador, 2014
  • President, Guatemala Chapter 2014-1017

 Association of Guatemalan Exporters – AGEXPORT, Guatemala City

  • President of the Commission of Health and Wellness Tourism, 2014-2015
  • First Vocal, advisor for president, 2015-2017
  • Treasurer of the Commission of Health and Wellness Tourism, 2011-2012
  • President of the Commission of Health and Wellness Tourism, 2008-2009

International Congress of the Dominican Dentistry Association – CONAOD

Dentists Without Borders, Guatemala

  • Sub-director, 2002 to present.

Dental Training of Advanced Methods and Resources – FORMA

  • Instructor, 2001 to present.

Technical Institute of Training and Productivity – INTECAP

  • Professor for the training of dental assistants, 2001 to the present.

European Academy of Dental Aesthetics in Zurich

  • Active Member

International Academy of Integral Dentistry – Guatemala

  • President 2011-2013

Latin America Dental Seminars – SOLA

  • SOLA International – President, 1999-2001
  • SOLA Guatemala – President, 1998-2000
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the Congress, 1997
  • Protocol Coordinator for the 3rd Summit
  • Founding Member, 1995
  • 7th. SOLA International Congress, Cusco, Peru. 1996
  • First SOLA Congress. Guatemala City. 1997

Mariano Gálvez University, Faculty of Dentistry, Guatemala.

  • Clinical Crown Lengthening, 2004
  • President of the 8th Organizing Committee, 1998

European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry

  • Convention Presentor, “One-day Appointment for Composite Inlay Restorations”, Venice, Italy, 2004

Stomatological College of Guatemala.

  • Periodontics in the Integral Group Practice, 2005

Convention Participation, Symposia, and Workshops:

  • Academy of Integral Dentistry. 5th International Congress. Mendoza, Argentina, 2010
  • Latin America Dental Seminars. Perú 2010, Venezuela 2009 and Mexico 2007
  • World Medical Tourism, Global World Congress (MTA). San Francisco, 2008 and 2010
  • OdontoMerco. Curitiba, Brasil 2009 and Cali, Colombia 2010
  • Symposium of Restorative Periodontics and Odontology. Boston, MA 2004
  • Academy of Esthetic Odontology, Convention Attendee. Washington, DC, 2001
  • Guatemalan Geriatric Association, Geriatric Dentistry, 2002
  • XIVII Peruvian Association of Dental and Maxillofacial Prosthesis. Lima, Perú, 1998

Academic Affiliations

University of Sao Leopoldo Mandic, Campinas, Brazil

  • Dental Implant Specialist, June 2018
  • Researcher in Molecular Biology

San Pablo University of Guatemala

  • Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry, 2015

Teaching and Assistance in Dental Treatments – DATA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Course in Highly Complex Oral Rehabilitation, 2009

Sacred Heart University. Bauru, Brazil

  • Dental Surgeon, 2001
  • Specialized Degree in Periodontics 2001

Universidad Pontificia Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia Foundation of Resource and Advanced Methods, Guatemala.

  • Specialized Degree in Aesthetic and Oral Rehabilitation 2003

San Carlos University, Guatemala

  • Medical degree in Dental Surgery, 2004

Fahl Art and Ncia in Aesthetic Dentistry. Curitiba, Brazil, 2001, Founded by Dr. Newton Fahl

  • Achieving Excellence with Composite Resins

Advanced Training Worldwide:

  • Ceramics –IPS d brand – Sign, IPS Empress 2. Shaan, Liechtenstein, 2002
  • Adjuncts – CEKA brand and Preci-Line. Antwerp, Belgium 2002
  • Laboratory Materials – CEREC 3 and CEREC in the lab. Brencheim, Germany 2002
  • Ceramics – EMPRESS-ERIS brand. Shaan, Liechtenstein, 2002
  • Placement of Mini-Implants DEWIMED. Frankfurt, Germany 2008


Dr. Rafael Mejicano Soto | Testimonial by Patricia Cintron
Dental Services with Biosafety | Multimedica Dental Center
Dr. Rafael Mejicano Soto | Testimonial by Patient Castillo
Dr. Rafael Mejicano Soto | Testimonial by Noel Cabrera



Come back soon to read more articles by or about the Doctor

Importance of Diagnosis: Dynamic Static of the Chewing System

  • Published by Al Dente: Journal of Dentistry Guatemala2014
  • Co-author: Dr. Rafael Mejicano Soto

International Congress of the Dominican Dentistry Association – CONAOD

Congress of the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, Venice, Italy 2004

“One Day Appointment for Composite Inlay Restorations” in conjunction with the Mesa Clinic in Cartagena, Spain 2004.

Periodico de INGUAT – Guatemalan Tourism InstituteMarch 2009

“What is Medical Tourism?” Written by Dr Rafael Mejicano.

Special Interests

Come back soon to read about the latest treatment methods that this doctor finds most interesting

Dr. Mejicano wants to share these powerful TED.com videos with his patients, to illustrate his inspiration toward personal growth and excellence.

Carol Dweck – “The Power of Believing You Can Improve”
Embracing and Engaging with a “Growth Mindset”.

Brené Brown – “The Power of Vulnerability”
Neurobiological Connection is Why We Are Here.


I’m writing today to give you thanks from the bottom of my heart. My eyes fill with tears as I express my gratitude because only God knows what happened and what this wonderful recovery means to me. I know that you suffered with me because you are such a good person. This is why, my dear Rafael, today and forever I give you many, many thanks. I will keep a special place for you in my heart and my prayers, and my gratitude will be with you always.

Xiomara Sikaffy, Dominican Republic

Dear Dr. Mejicano and the Doctors of Dental Center:

From the first appointment, you gave me the very professional treatment, and the service was excellent. I felt like I was with family, all very friendly. Dr. Rafael Mexican Soto is a very friendly person, very cheerful, and always smiling. At the end of my treatment, everything was totally professional. Also, the assistant Ruth and all the team in general, are very professional, very kind.

I have had experience in clinics in Los Angeles California and it has been the same excellent quality of service, just like I received here in Guatemala. Judging from the experience I had here with you, I can recommend Dr. Mejicano to other families, as a clinic that is reliable and able to schedule your appointments right away whenever it is most convenient for you. After all the treatment was done – extraction, placement of the crowns, and the skin graft of my gums – I feel completely satisfied and comfortable.

Thanks so much for your kind attention,

Domingo Gonzales Escobedo, March 2017

Charity, Public Service, Donations

 Dr. Rafael Mejicano has been devoted to offering his medical talent and genuine kindness to the remote dental clinic in Rio Dulce: Ak’Tenamit as a supporter and friend of the Rotary Clubs International in Guatemala City, for the past 20 years.

According to their
website: “Ak’ Tenamit’s floating dental clinic makes free dental care available in the Rio Dulce region. The clinic is led by a Q’eqchi dental technician and is supported by foreign volunteers. Our dental program treats patients from Ak’ Tenamit’s headquarters and travels to visit 18 Q’eqchies communities along with the Río Dulce river system. The dental clinic treats 1500 patients annually, with regular cleanings, cavity fillings, root canals, extractions, dentures, and crowns.

The dental boat is an old Catamaran houseboat and was privately donated and specially outfitted by Rotary Clubs in Guatemala and the United States. Our clinic is the only public dental care available to the rural villages we serve as well as the entire Livingston area.”

You can volunteer or donate to this worthy cause by following this link and supporting Dr. Mejicano to help thousands of Guatemalans who are lacking proper dental care.

Volunteer in Social Works in the village of Chanmagua in Chiquimula Guatemala, 2003.

  • With the department of Socio-preventive Dentistry in the San Carlos University, Faculty of Dentistry, Guatemala City.
  • Dr. Mejicano devoted over 1800 hours of charity work in dedication to the people of Chiquimula.