Dr. Alejandro Sáenz Gutiérrez

Chief Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon


Dr. Sáenz is proud of his work. “I get to help people look and feel their best,” he says. “What could be more rewarding than that?

For the most complex oral and maxillofacial surgeries, Goodness Dental patients are fortunate to have Dr. Alejandro Sáenz, ranked as the Best Maxillofacial Surgeon in Costa Rica by CostaRicalDentalGuide.com.

From dental implants and zygomatic implants to sleep apnea surgery, orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery and a wide scope of jaw, facial and cosmetic facial surgical surgery options, Dr. Alejandro is one of the most recommended oral surgeons in the nation. Having performed thousands of complex dental implant and maxillofacial surgeries, patients are in the best possible hands with Dr. Alejandro. He is an attentive listener and truly exacting with the details of his work. His patients adore him because he takes the time to make each patient feel truly special.

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Costa Rica
  • Latin American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Resume: Dr. Alejandro Sáenz Gutiérrez


EDUCATION/ DEGREES:

2015-2016
Continuum, Harvard University, USA
2012-2013
Continuum, University of Pennsylvania, USA
2000
Maxillofacial Surgeon, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
1991
Dental Surgery Doctor, University of Costa Rica
1991
Degree in Dentistry, University of Costa Rica

ACADEMIC STANDING:

Dr. Sáenz is currently serving in the following academic positions:

Currently:
Sub-Director of Clinical Services and Laboratories, University of Costa Rica.
Currently:
Coordinator of the Admission Clinic, School of Dentistry, University of Costa Rica
Currently:
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. School of Dentistry, University of Costa Rica.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS:

UCR
Sub-Director of the Clinic Department, School of Dentistry, University of Costa Rica (UCR)
UCR
Coordinator, Admission Clinic, School of Dentistry
UCR
Coordinator of the Internship Council, School of Dentistry
UCR
Coordinator Internship Oral and Osseointegration Surgery. School of Dentistry
UCR
Surgical Coordinator, Master's Program in Prosthodontics
UCR
Coordinator Surgery Section, School of Dentistry: Years 2002-2006, 2008-2009, 2015- 2019
UCR
Coordinator Research Line, Research Macro Program, School of Dentistry
UCR
Member of the Advisory Council, School of Dentistry
UCR
Member of the Representative Collegiate Assembly
Universidad Javeriana
Professor Graduate Program of Maxillofacial Surgery, Universidad Javeriana, Years: 2003 - 2006
UCR
Professor Undergraduate and Graduate, School of Dentistry, Years: 1992 - Present
1993 - 1996
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Service at the Mexico and Calderon Guardia Hospitals
2001 - 2006
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Service at the Mexico and Calderon Guardia Hospitals
1992
Head of Dentistry, Rio Frio Clinic
1992
Social Service at the Rio Frio Clinic, C.C.S.S

EXPERIENCE:

2001 - Present
Specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery
1992 - Present
University Professor – Undergraduate and Graduate
2004 - 2014
Coordinator Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Hospital La Catolica,
From 2002
Coordinator Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Costa Rica
2001 - 2006
Maxillofacial Surgeon, Calderon Guardia Hospital
1993 - 1996
Oral Surgeon, Mexico Hospital
1992 - 1996
General Dentist

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Founding and Active Member:
Costa Rican Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Member:
International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Member:
Latin American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Research
Member of the Macro Research Project, School of Dentistry, University of Costa Rica
Field Work
Field work and TCU (University Students Community Work), School of Dentistry, University of Costa Rica

LICENSE:

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