I enjoy this a lot. I'm very passionate about it. I cannot imagine myself being in any other field. I like that we're able to help patients alleviate their pain and address their concerns and it becomes a fulfilling day when you're able to achieve that.
Dr. Marinello Manuel came to Sierra Dental Care all the way from New York City in 1996. He has called Modesto, CA home ever since. He holds a DMD from the University of the Philippines and spent more than two years of postgraduate study in the fields of oral pathology, anesthesia, and oral surgery.
He enjoys practicing dentistry so much, he says he can’t imagine himself working in another field. Just like a true New Yorker, his passions include sports, fine dining, the symphony, and, of course, Broadway. If you’re interested in theater, ask his opinion of the latest show!Dr. Marinello Manuel on his Educational Background Read Transcript
I graduated in 1988. I've been in practice for over 30 years now, and this office, I've been here for 22 and a half years. I did an internship in oral surgery and oral pathology and medicine for three years in a government hospital, and also I did a two-year program in orthodontics with the Progressive Orthodontic Seminars.
I feel more challenged with surgery, and I love when patients come in with their pathology and their large infections, and I'm able to make a difference there. After a few days, they feel much, much better after that.
With orthodontics, what I love about that is you're able to help them with their smiles, with their alignment of their teeth there, correct their bite. You see that they're happy with their results after the teeth are aligned, and you increase their self-confidence, their self-esteem, make an impact.
I got into the practice of medicine because I come from a family of medical practitioners. My dad is a veterinarian, and half my siblings were medical practitioners, as well as my in-laws. I love getting into dentistry. I'm very detail-oriented and meticulous about things that I do. I'm very passionate about dentistry. I've been in this field for 30 years. I love what I do. I can't imagine myself being in any other field, especially when you're helping people. I've done a lot of volunteer work as well. That's one of the things that I love most. It is a very rewarding experience when you do a lot, when you give back to your community.