Lovely Manlapaz Teodoro, DDS | Contra Costa Dentist

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By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

HERCULES — While she first began practicing dentistry in her home city of Manila, Philippines, Dr. Lovely Manlapaz later relocated to the California Bay Area, which gave her an opportunity to broaden her professional horizons. “In the Philippines, dentists and other professionals are limited in terms of resources and technology, whereas in the United States, they have access to all of the latest innovations,” she explains. “As someone who’s passionate about science and technology, coming to the U.S. was huge because it enabled me to further my capabilities and stay on the cutting edge of my field.”

Dr. Manlapaz has been in the dental field for the last 20 years, but her initial interest developed out of an early fascination with science. “I’ve always been interested in science and medicine, and I decided early on to pursue a career in the medical field,”

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