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Kriebel Dental today! San José, Costa Rica

Kriebel Dental today is where father (Dr. Ricardo) and son (Dr. Mariano) join together to care for both Costa Rican and international patients at the Kriebel Dental Clinic in San José. Kriebel Dental is one of the leading Dental Tourism practices in Costa Rica, complete with a team of specialists and an International Patient Coordinator.  Our International Patient Coordinator will assist you with every part of your treatment and trip. The doctors and International Patient Coordinator all speak fluent and perfect English.

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How we have come to be one of the most dedicated dental practices in San José, Costa Rica

Fourth generation in Costa Rica

Carrying on three generations of international study in the United States, Dr. Mariano Kriebel Haehner earned his Master of Science degree after completing a three year Residency Program at The Ohio State University in the U.S.A. Like his father before him, Dr. Mariano is a Doctor of Dental Surgery specializing in Prosthodontics. Dr. Mariano is recognized in Costa Rica as one of the leading prosthodontists in Costa Rica.

Given Dr. Mariano’s extensive experience in restorative cosmetic dentistry along with his natural clinical teaching skills, he is often called as a lecturer and speaker at national and international seminars or conferences.  Due to his continuing interest in clinical research, Dr. Mariano is also frequently consulted by implant companies in Costa Rica.

Dr. Mariano’s careful hand and keen attention to patients makes him a favorite among our patients. He has remarkable experience treating former cancer patients who need cosmetic dental care after treatment for oral cancers.  Dr. Mariano’s dedication is apparent not only in his treatment and care, but also in our in-office lab. When he is not treating patients, he is in our on-site lab where he personally and meticulously crafts each piece to meet his own very high standards for quality form and color. Kriebel Dental is focused on quality patient care.

Third generation in Costa Rica

Continuing the Kriebel tradition, Dr. Ricardo Kriebel Coronado received his dental training in the United States.  He earned his Master of Science degree after completing a three year Residency Program at The University of Indiana in the U.S.A. He is a Doctor of Dental Surgery specializing in Prosthodontics. After graduating, Dr. Ricardo returned to practice cosmetic and general dentistry in Costa Rica.  He quickly became a recognized leader in prosthodontics, especially cosmetic dentistry, in Costa Rica. 

With a lifetime dedicated to prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Ricardo is recognized for his extensive experience in both complex and simple restorative cosmetic dentistry cases for adults and children.  Dr. Ricardo is a highly skilled prosthodontist who shares his extensive experience and expertise to developing the best treatment plans for Kriebel patients. In this way, both his patients and all Kriebel patients benefit from his remarkable skill and success rates. Dr. Ricardo’s warm-heartedness combined with his professionalism are just some of the reasons why his schedule is filled with returning patients.  Dr. Ricardo’s patients are the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation patients of the families he’s cared for over a lifetime of service.

Second Generation Costa Rica

Dr. Ricardo Kriebel Coronado’s father was Dr. Ricardo Kriebel Rodriquez.  As one of the first Costa Rican doctors of dentistry to study in the United States, Dr. Kriebel Rodriquez set new, higher standards for all Costa Rican dental practices.  With life-long dedication, Dr. Kriebel Rodriquez founded the first modern dental clinic in San José to serve the greater community. 

He graduated from <where/school?> with what <degree name>.  At that time, he was one of very few dentists in Costa Rica who was an honorary member of the American Dental Association (ADA). He was internationally recognized for his excellence by being awarded membership to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society.  The OKU Honor Society continues to represent the highest standards of dentistry which includes the highest ideals of ethics and scholarship. Even today, this is a prestigious honor in the ever-changing landscape of oral health and dental practice.

First Generation Costa Rica

Ending our story at the beginning, the Costa Rican chapters of the Kriebel Dental Clinic began with Dr. Ricardo Kriebel Staats. He left behind his father’s dental practiced in Dusseldorf, Germany and immigrated to Costa Rica in 1894.  Perhaps he was looking for adventure in the tropics; we don’t know.  We do know he found a paradise country in Costa Rica. Upon arrival, he was quickly welcomed. He quickly became one of the most trusted and professional dentists in Costa Rica. 

In Costa Rica, the name Kriebel has a long community association with dentistry. Along with his father, Dr. Mariano Kriebel is carrying on a dental practice that represents strong traditions founded on generations of quality care and professional ethics that began over 125 years ago.  Our Promise is (and has always been) your satisfaction.  We look forward to caring for you and making you smile.