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🦷 Welcome Our Newest Smile Expert! 🦷
We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our dental family,
Dr. Christian Lopez!
Dr. Lopez brings a wealth of experience and a passion for providing exceptional dental care. With a gentle touch and a friendly chairside manner, Dr. Lopez is dedicated to ensuring every patient feels comfortable and informed. Whether you’re in for a routine check-up or a comprehensive treatment, you can trust you’re in good hands.
Originally from the city of San Fernando just north of Los Angeles, Dr. Manuel Chavez attended The Bishop of Alemany Catholic High School. After graduation he entered California State University, Northridge majoring in Computer Science / Engineering. Upon deciding a career in health care was his future, he changed his major to pre-med science and graduated with a degree in biology.
Dr. Chavez applied to dental school and was accepted to the University of California at San Francisco. After receiving his Doctorate, Dr. Chavez was chosen for a General Practice Residency in Fresno at Valley Medical Center, now Central Regional Medical Center. Upon completion of his Residency, Dr. Chavez entered private practice in Visalia and Clovis, ultimately purchasing a practice in Fresno where he has been for the last 30 years.
Dr. Chavez is married to his high school sweetheart Rossanne, and together they have three boys; Nathan, Samuel, Thomas and grandson Jaxon. As a family, they love to attend sporting events, car shows, travelling to the coast, reading, going to the movies, and just relaxing at home.
Dr. Chavez is and has been a member of:
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Implantology
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Fresno-Madera Dental Society
UCSF Dental Alumni Association
Dr. Chris Lopez was born in the Andes Mountains of Peru and moved to Fresno in 2000. He attended Fresno State and graduated in 2012, earning a bachelor's degree in biology and another in philosophy. He took a year off to volunteer for Care Fresno, a non-profit organization that provides educational enrichment programs for children in disadvantaged neighborhoods. In 2013 he left for Boston with his newlywed wife to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2017.
Dr. Lopez has practiced in Clovis for the last seven years and understands the need for comprehensive and approachable dental care. He values education and has developed exceptional communication skills to aid patients in understanding their conditions and needs.
He is compassionate and non-judgmental, having witnessed and experienced inadequate access to healthcare. He volunteers at the Clovis Life Hope Center Dental Clinic, whose purpose is to address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the Fresno and Clovis area.
His family is at the center of everything he does, and he loves sharing his love for food, music and nature with his wife and two children. In his spare time he enjoys camping, hiking, golfing, and playing tabletop games.
Sheri is one of the first faces patients see when they walk through our door. She has been with the practice 43 plus years. She has seen patients since they were young children and now they are bringing their young children in. Sheri attended Reedley College where she achieved her Dental Assisting Degree. When she joined the practice in 1974 she worked as a dental assistant for several years. She moved to the front desk when her two daughters started school. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters and their families. Especially her 4 grandchildren. She also enjoys baking and doing crafts.
Tracie is happy to rejoin Dr. Chavez as Business Coordinator. She was previously employed with Dr. Chavez before she moved to the Bay Area. Tracie has returned to her hometown to spend time with her daughter and grandchildren. Tracie loves live music and entertaining.
Nycea is from Fresno, CA. She has been working in the Dental field for 5 years now and loves it. She enjoys connecting with the patients and ensuring everyone is happy when they come in. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and Kitties.
Chelsi was born and raised in Fresno CA. She graduated from Kaplan College in 2014, with a degree in Dental Assisting. She then moved to Reno Nevada for 9 years which she did most of her assisting there. She recently moved back home to Fresno to be close to family. She is working towards getting her RDA license. Chelsi enjoys her career, knowing the patients are happy with their smile! On her free time she enjoys spending time with family and her Chocolate Lab Maddy and German Sheppard Addy.
Jose is from Fresno has been in the dental field for 9 years. He graduated from Kaplan college in 2015. Jose really enjoys the dental field and prides himself on making sure our patients receive the best care. On his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Judy studied at Cabrillo College she graduated in 1970. Judy has been with Dr. Chavez since 1996. She enjoys being a Dental Hygienist and prides herself in being gentle yet thorough. She loves to spend her weekends with her husband and 5 grandchildren.
Kim studied to be a dental assistant at Reedley College. After earning her RDA license she continued her education at Fresno City College, becoming a Hygienist in 1987. She has been a Hygienist for Dr. Chavez since 1996. Behind Kim’s smile is a person who enjoys getting to know her patients. Allowing her to give personal, quality care and attention. In her spare time, Kim enjoys many different types of art and crafts and playing her flute in several different musical groups. She also enjoys her weekend get aways with her husband Michael.
Jadira was born and raised in Clovis , CA. She graduated from FCC's Dental Hygiene Program in 2018. Her favorite thing about being a Dental Hygienist is the connections she makes with her patients. Jadira grew up coming to Dr. Chavez and is happy to now be a Hygienist here.
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Scheduling regular teeth cleaning appointments can help to prevent painful and costly dental problems in the future. We encourage our patients to visit us at least twice per calendar year. However, if you have gum disease, you will be required to visit more regularly.
Regular dental exams are an important part of preventive health care. During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. The dentist or hygienist will also evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities.
Most individuals require at least one tooth filling in their lifetime. Dental fillings are most commonly used to effectively treat cavities. In addition, they can be used to repair broken or cracked teeth. Most dental filling procedures include topical and local anesthetic to numb the area of treatment, decay removal from the affected tooth, tooth restoration through composite or amalgam filling, and a comprehensive bite check to ensure the teeth are aligned comfortably.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and an abscess may form. A tooth that needs a root canal often is one that has a large filling or extensive decay or other weakness, a crown and post, or other restoration often needs to be placed on the tooth to protect it, prevent it from breaking, and restore it to full function.
A crown (often called a cap) fits over and replaces the entire part of a tooth above the gum line. It encases the tooth and becomes the tooth's new outer surface. Crowns may be made of porcelain or a metal base covered with a thin layer of ceramic that matches your teeth and looks like a normal, healthy tooth. Some crowns for the teeth in the back of the mouth may even be made of gold. Tooth decay is removed and a impression is taken of your teeth to create a mold used for making the crown.
The reality is that missing teeth will affect the overall health and aesthetics of the teeth. When a tooth is removed, the bone immediately begins to resorb and the surrounding teeth begin to move.The placement of an implant will prevent that movement as well as continue to stimulate the bone, especially if a tooth has been missing for a period of time. As the bone resorbs there is a loss of muscle attachment and may result in the skin appearing ‘saggy’. In this respect, replacing the tooth into the bone with a dental implant allows the muscle to become stronger and the bone to revitalize. This allows the facial skin to expand looking smoother.
Teeth can become stained from the foods we eat and drink. A great way to bring back the brilliance and radiance of your smile is with Teeth Whitening treatments. In-office bleach treatments and at-home whitening custom trays are available options.
Invisalign is a great option if you have thought about having straighter teeth, closing up some spaces or just improving your smile. Have you noticed more wear and chipping of your teeth? Teeth that are aligned correctly decrease wear and chipping. Bleeding and swollen gums? Teeth that are aligned correctly are easier to clean and keep healthy. Call us for your no cost evaluation. We have great financing available.
Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise. Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. It can also be caused by a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. We can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth from grinding at night.