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Vanek Dentistry - Costa Mesa Dental Practice

Vanek Dentistry is a Costa Mesa based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the-art dental equipment. Dr. Vanek is a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Vanek and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 714-545-7157 and experience why Vanek Dentistry was awarded Orange County’s Best Dentist [by OC Weekly] over  1,811 other dental offices!

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Meet Dr. Vanek

Dr. Vanek cites his interesting life experiences and background for all his academic and business achievements. His parents are both Czech and emigrated from Prague in the 60’s. Dr. Vanek was born and raised in California. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in the Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara; where he was honored with a congressional medal for studies in Antarctic Geophysics with the director of the Institute for Crustal Studies. His doctorate is from Creighton University, School of Dentistry. Through his dental education (and while working as a dental assistant, laboratory technician, & digital videographer), he received experience in many areas of specialized dentistry. He hopes that in understanding the aims of these special areas of dentistry that he can better communicate each treatment option to his patients.

In addition to his clinical work, he also devotes time for philanthropic activities to serve those who need special attention for organizations like The Sheepfold (Sheltering Homeless Women and Children), CHOC, Give Kids A Smile OC, and the Hillside House for the Developmentally Disabled. Dr. Vanek has had a lot of travel opportunities throughout the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. His travels included research trips to remote areas of Alaska and Antarctica funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), a medical/dental mission to Uspantan, Guatemala with Helps International, and subsequent travels to New Zealand, Fiji, Chile, and Costa Rica. In 2023 Dr. Vanek was donating his services with IHE (International Health Emissaries) in Peru. He also received first place in the Society for Technical Communication writing competition for his article: “Remote Sensing Techniques for the Analysis of Antarctic Ice.

His most recent accolade being a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Global Summits Institute. Dr. Vanek is a Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics, and was awarded by OC Weekly: “Orange County’s Best Dentist.”

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Dr. Vanek likes to spend the majority of his free time in and around the ocean. Besides watersports like kiteboarding, he also enjoys artistic pursuits such as photography, ceramics, mechanical and architectural design.

Fun Fact About Dr. Vanek: He’s an avid surfer and made sure his website had a special page to display the surf report for all his patients who also love to surf.

It was Dr. Vanek’s love of surfing that led to him being referred to local Surf legend Corky Carroll, who was in need of a dentist for his son. His son was so impressed by Dr. Vanek that Corky decided to write a profile about him in the Orange County Register;

He came back telling me, ‘This guy is a very cool dude, you will like him.’ So, I decided to find out a little bit about him and was blown away by the story I found. This man is amazing.

You can read the full article, Corky Carroll: The Aloha spirit of Eric Vanek – surf dentist, in the Orange County Register.

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Make an Appointment

If you are ready to trust Vanek Dentistry with your dental care please call (714) 545-7157, click the chat button in the bottom right corner of your screen or fill out our Booking Form to make an appointment.