Dental Tourism: Working with Dr. Mariano Kriebel

Dental Tourism: Working with Dr. Mariano Kriebel

I knew before I met him that Dr. Mariano Kriebel was the perfect dentist for me. He’s young so he accepts and readily utilizes cutting edge technological advances. He’s highly educated, especially in comparison to the dentists I’ve encountered in the past, who only had their 4 year DDS degree. He’s a perfectionist and will not stop until he gets his desired results. From the first email reply I received to our conversations in the chair, Dr. Kriebel explains everything…

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Dental Tourism: 5 Root Canals in 4 Days!

Dental Tourism: 5 Root Canals in 4 Days!

Raise your hand if you’ve had a root canal before. Fun stuff right? I’ve had 2 in the US. They were both horribly painful and required days off of work for recuperation.  Or maybe it wasn’t that bad and I just didn’t want to go to work! Either way it sucked. *** Dr. Mariano Kriebel laughs, “Root canals are no problem. Dr. Ana Lucia Perez is the best there is. She is the only one I trust.” And he is…

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Dental Tourism: Consultation with Dr. Mariano Kriebel

Dental Tourism: Consultation with Dr. Mariano Kriebel

The days leading up to our departure to Costa Rica for dental tourism were very emotional for me. I was looking forward to the consultation with Dr. Mariano Kriebel with a slight sense apprehension. Okay, really, I fluctuated between feeling not so nervous and uncontrollable sobbing. For the first time in my life, I was more afraid than excited to be traveling. I wasn’t scared that I’d made a mistake in coming or that I’d chosen the wrong dentist. I…

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Is The Winchester Mystery House Really That Mysterious?

Is The Winchester Mystery House Really That Mysterious?

If you’ve heard of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, you’ve likely heard the folklore surrounding the owner and architect, Sarah Winchester. Obviously, a crazy lady endlessly building a house to confuse spirits is more interesting than a 7 story mansion reduced to 4 in the 1906 earthquake. Is the Winchester mansion really that mysterious? Or is it a highly successful marketing ploy by the owners, The Winchester Mystery House LLC, who began giving tours a mere 5 months…

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Wine, Chateaux, and Roman Ruins: A Day to Remember

Wine, Chateaux, and Roman Ruins: A Day to Remember

Day 4: Saturday June 13 This was supposed to be one of two very special evenings on our 6 week trip. In a way it was, but not at all as planned… The day before my 30th birthday began perfectly, perhaps mockingly. We left the Versailles apartment, fed and fully packed, with plenty of time to catch our 10:25am train back to Paris. Arriving at Gare de Lyon, a large, confusing, congested train station in the center of Paris, we…

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Dental Tourism: Seems Impossible To Trip Plan!

Dental Tourism: Seems Impossible To Trip Plan!

While I am excited with only 45 days until we leave for Costa Rica, I must admit I’m also a little scared too. Most of the dental work will be on this first trip, which leaves me with only other’s experiences as reference for what to expect pain wise. Will I feel like trekking Costa Rica jungles with a mouthful of temporary crowns? Will I be too uncomfortable to zipline in Monteverde, the birthplace of canopy tours?  The uncertainty is…

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