Dr. Alejandro Sáenz Gutiérrez

Chief Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon


Dr. Alejandro Sáenz Gutiérrez

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.

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

American Prosthodontic Society Colegio de cirujanos dentistas de Costa Rica 


LICENSE:

Costa Rica – College of Surgeons Dentists of Costa Rica – 1375-093 CCDCR

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