Maria B. Tiefenbach


Dr. Tiefenbach, also known as “Dr. T”, is a 2001 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. She completed a general practice residency in 2002 at the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut, focusing on the care of patients with compromised medical needs and extensive oral and maxillofacial trauma injuries. Dr. Tiefenbach then moved to Corpus Christi in 2003, and began working at Kennedy Dental Care’s Alameda location as a general dentist. After developing a passion for working with children, Dr. Tiefenbach decided to further pursue her passion and began a pediatric dentistry residency in 2008. Dr. Tiefenbach received her certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2010. Dr. Tiefenbach continued to serve as a part-time adjunct professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for another year, and then devoted herself to full-time practice at Kennedy Dental Care.

Dr. Tiefenbach is an active member of many dental organizations. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Nueces Valley District Dental Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Tiefenbach is currently a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist with Diplomate Status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Tiefenbach has been married to her husband, Michael, for over 20 years. Michael is a retired U.S. Naval Aviator who continues to work at the Chief of Naval Air Training as a civilian now. They have a high school-aged son, Aiden, who keeps them busy with club and high school soccer as well as his passion for fishing. Dr. Tiefenbach’s family enjoys cooking, exercising, going to the beach and pool, boating, fishing, and traveling. Dr.  Tiefenbach is excited to continue her family-centered dental care for your children.