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Looking for a dentist in Manta, Ecuador?

Are you looking for an experienced, compassionate, bilingual dentist with a clean and modern office in Manta, Ecuador? Look no further than TopDental in the Plaza Aventura on Vía Barbasquillo and Calle U-12, near "Restaurant Row". It would be our pleasure to welcome you and your family to our practice and maintain your oral health in top shape with our team of highly trained specialists!

Dr Victor Carreno Dentist and Oral Surgeon Manta Ecuador

Dr. Victor Carreño's office in Manta, Ecuador.

When you’re looking for a new dentist, you’re searching for more than someone to just clean your teeth. “Your dental health is such a vital part of your overall health, so it’s important for every patient to have a dental home,” says Dr. Cathy Taylor-Osborne, an ADA dentist and director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Oral Health. “That means there is always someone looking out for the best interest of you and your family.”

The TopDental team:

Dr. Victor Carreño, Dentist and Oral Surgeon, University of Manchester, UK

Dr. Camilo Ortiz, Dentist and Diplomate in Implantology, University of Guayaquil

Dr. Fanny Suarez, Orthodontist, University of the Andes, Quito

Dr. Nicole Rivera, Endodontist, University of the Savior, Buenos Aires, Argentina Having a dental home allows you to feel comfortable when you’re dropping in for a regular visit and gives you a safe and trusted place to turn for a procedure or dental emergency. The American Dental Association recently published a guide to choosing your dentist in the U.S. in 4 steps. We have adapted this guide for Ecuador and hope it helps you to find a qualified, compassionate dentist in your part of Ecuador! "Dentista" is one word for "dentist" in Spanish, but "odontólogo" is the most commonly used word for "dentist" in Ecuador. Here’s how to find the best dental fit for you and your family in Ecuador.

Start with the Basics

Regular visits are key to a healthy smile, so start with the details that work best with your lifestyle and dental care needs. Some things to consider include:

  • Is the office easy to get to? Is parking easily available? If you take public transportation or taxis, is it easy to catch a taxi or bus to and from this location?

  • Do they have convenient office hours? (Many dentists in Ecuador work occasional evening and Saturday hours - just ask!)

  • Doctor-patient communication is very important. Do you need translation or interpreter services? There are English-speaking dentists available in most of the major cities of Ecuador.

  • Are additional services like laughing gas and x-rays offered? These services are not as commonly found in dentists' offices in Ecuador as they are in North America and Europe, but they can be found in many modern dental offices.

Launch the Search

In Ecuador, the best way to find medical professionals is online (mainly through social media and Google) and through personal recommendations. Get in touch with local friends and acquaintances and ask for their recommendations (try to get a few if possible!). Be sure to ask around before making a decision!

Once you’ve found a few good candidates, visit their websites and see if their offices are on social media to learn more about them. Look for a dentist with an online presence with positive reviews, such as on Facebook or Google.

Verify Credentials

It is very important (and easy!) to make sure a dentist is licensed to practice in Ecuador. This is an important consideration for patient protection and is easy to verify online. In order to legally practice in Ecuador, dentists and doctors must register their degrees with the official Ecuadorian educational governing body SENESCYT. Make sure to ask for the full name of the dentist who will be treating you, including both apellidos (surnames). Then, simply go to the official SENESCYT website at and enter the dentist's two surnames. The cédula number is not necessary. For example, you may find Dr. Victor Hugo Carreño Alava by searching "Carreño Alava".