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Our Practice

Our mission is to provide excellent and compassionate comprehensive care in the relief of pain, the improvement of smiles and the betterment of jaw stability and function.

We are devoted to relieving pain associated with temporo-mandibular joint and oro-facial pain disorders, as well as restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using implant, esthetic and restorative procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use implant, restorative and esthetic dentistry together with care of your temporo-mandibular joints to achieve your optimal dental health and stability.  Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

We strive to provide comprehensive dental health care.  We believe a thorough diagnosis is crucial in planning your care. As a practice, we believe that prudent preventive care and education are the keys to maintaining optimal dental health. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your overall health. Recent studies continue to show the link between dental health and overall health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is vital.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

Dr. Manrriquez is a clinician, researcher and dental educator. He has a dual appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in the Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Residency as well as in the Division of Restorative Sciences. He is the Research Director of the Translational Research Institute of Southern California. The mission of the Translational Research Institute of Southern California is improving patient outcomes through translational research and health literacy. Dr. Manrriquez is a reviewer in the Systems Biology and Bioengineering study section of the USC Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Manrriquez is also a reviewer for the Communication and Dissemination Research Program of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He is a Council Member and Chair of the Industry Relations Committee of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Manrriquez is also the Program Chair for the Osseointegration Study Club of Southern California.

Dr. Manrriquez practices in Fountain Valley, California. He provides diagnostic and non-surgical treatment services for the Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorders/Oro-Facial Pain needs of patients of referring doctors. In addition, Dr. Manrriquez has a restorative practice that includes the diagnosis, treatment and management of implant cases. He is the former Research Co-Director of the Clinical Research Foundation, based at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The Clinical Research Foundation provided continuing education to dentists in the anatomic, imaging, surgical and restorative disciplines. 

Dr. Sal Manrriquez received both his Bachelor of Science as well as his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry in 1985. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International. He has presented to both national and international audiences on implant-related topics, temporo-mandibular joint/oro-facial pain disorders as well as morphologic/imaging issues in clinical decision-making. He is a published author. He is a member of the International and American Associations for Dental Research, the American Headache Society, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the Academy of Osseointegration, as well as a number of other professional dental organizations. 

We pride ourselves in being a highly trained and skilled dental health professional team. We pride ourselves in providing the excellent care you need to keep your smile healthy and stable.  To give you the best possible care, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and read the dental literature to stay informed of the best evidence for new understanding of problems and new treatments - always with the goal to relieve pain and create beautiful, stable smiles.

A Positive Experience 

We do our best to honor our patients' trust and create a relaxing and positive experience for them.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!