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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Vanek Dentistry | Costa Mesa Family Dentist

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Vanek Dentistry

Costa Mesa Dental Practice

Dr Vanek and his team have one singular focus, providing you with outstanding care in a relaxed environment, making your dental experience as stress free as possible.

We provide an array of expert dental services, including general, cosmetic, orthodontic & implant dentistry under one roof.

The team at Vanek Dentistry look forward to seeing you and your family soon and transforming your smiles into ones that are healthy, bright, and beautiful!

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Dr. Eric Vanek, d.d.s

Born and Raised in Southern California, Dr. Vanek completed his dental education at Creighton University, school of Dentistry, one of the oldest dental schools in the county. With experience in many areas of specialized dentistry Dr. Vanek is uniquely placed to better communicate all possible treatment options available to patients.

Outside of his Dental Practice, Dr. Vanek devotes time for

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