Vanek Dentistry
Eric Vanek, DDS:
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Vanek Dentistry
Eric Vanek, DDS
Costa Mesa, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Barbara S. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


My visit with Dr. Vanek and his staff was the best dental experience I’ve had. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted warmly. His staff is professional and keeps your comfort in mind. The exam area is open and airy with windows surrounding the entire area. Dr. Vanek is gentle and thoroughly explains your treatment plan so you are fully aware of what work will be done. As he is treating you Dr. Vanek explains everything he will be doing in advance of the work. The office has all of the latest state of the art equipment to further improve your dental experience. I had extreme anxiety going to the dentist in the past. I felt totally relaxed under the care of Dr. Vanek and his staff. I would highly recommend Vanek Dentistry.

Christine Schneider (Source: Google)


A couple of months ago, on a Friday, I was having excruciating tooth pain (…). I found Dr. Vanek’s office. I called immediately, and I was greeted with such warmth and concern over the phone by the receptionist. She listened to my concerns, could hear how much pain I was in, and graciously fit me in right then and there even though they close at 2:00 pm on Friday’s. When I arrived at their office I was taken back right away. I was given a numbing shot for the pain and they took x-rays to see what the problem was. As it turned out, I had an infection where a 10-year-old root canal was done. It was not pretty. Dr. Vanek and his team took action immediately while telling me exactly what they were going to do, step-by-step along the way to make sure I was comfortable. Everything was explained to me very clearly with my estimates already drawn up as well. I really appreciate the transparency at this office and not feeling like I was forced to have any work done. Because of this experience, I am now a permanent patient of Dr. Vanek.

Joshua Ben Paskowitz (Source: Facebook)


Dr Vanek is the best and most gentle dentist!! My kids and I are absolutely thrilled with the service he has provided to our family. If you need a dentist… go, see what I mean. It’s the gold standard. Thank you to the whole office, which is so comfortable and Kind!!! We appreciate you.

Phil McLaughlin (Source: Facebook)


Great team here! Always friendly and helpful. Dr. Vanek is one of the most amazing guys I’ve met. Very calm during work, and walks you through every procedure before he starts. Glad to call him and his staff my dentist!

Satwinder Kahlon (Source: Google)


I’ve had 8 different dentists in the past 25 years in search of the perfect one, and finally found Dr. Vanek! He and his staff are extremely competent, honest and very friendly. My family and I have been going to him for 6+ years and don’t plan on changing dentists ever again!

Stephanie L. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vanek is an awesome dentist (and I HATE the dentist).  He re-did some work that another dentist did (I knew it was bad even without x-rays) and he did it for an affordable price.  I was forced to go to another dentist for a year because of a change in insurance and I’d rather have just paid the money to go to Dr. V.  He makes it as pain-free and pleasant as possible.  I actually switched dental insurance so I could go back to him!  I highly recommend you see him for all your dental needs.

Walt Tatum (Source: Google)


Dr Vanek and his staff are incredible – he is a great communicator, his staff is friendly and their work is magnificent. I started with the hygienist to deep clean which was way overdue, she was amazing and helped me get my gums and mouth ready for the treatment – she is superb! Dr Vanek led me through the full “remodel” of my smile and performed the work expeditiously and I couldn’t be happier with the results – I can smile now with confidence – I highly recommend Dr Vanek and his staff, the care this group gives is simply the best!

Janet Nicholson (Source: Google)


(…) Dr. Vanek is very straight forward and does not pressure you into un-needed dental work, like so many other dentists do. He also tells you exactly what he is doing when he is doing it, which I personally really like. I have had a couple of emergencies come up, with a lot of pain involved, and Dr. V has done everything he could to get me in as quickly as possible (usually within 30 minutes of me calling) and getting me out of pain as fast as possible. The staff is great as well. Jonathan has been the assistant for much of the work I have had done and he is great. Always has a smile on his face and makes you feel very comfortable. The front office staff is great too. I recommend this office very highly!

Richard C. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) I am so happy to have found Dr Vanek. He is very knowledgable and always clearly lays out my options.  There are often pros and cons to various procedures and he takes the time to explain both the costs and benefits. My sons and wife also go to him and we all feel that we are in great hands. He has the latest high tech gear and I recommend him because he is professional, honest and reasonably priced.

Phillip Lopez (Source: Google)


I recently had a filling on my front tooth break off (…). Dr. Vanek fixed my two front teeth, which now look amazing! He was like an artist fixing my front teeth. Couldn’t be happier. He now has a life long client! If you are looking for a dentist in Costa Mesa look no further he is the real deal!

Taylor Lopez (Source: Google)


My fiance has been going to Dr. Vanek for the past 2 years. I usually don’t write a review for a dentist that I have not been too myself. However, my fiance has had a wisdom tooth extraction and a filling done and has not had any pain other than a little soreness. Crazy Right!! So, I just wanted to give Dr. Vanek a shout out to say you are a great dentist and if anyone is looking for a dentist in Costa Mesa don’t be afraid to give Dr. V. a call!

Robyn B. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vanek is a terrific dentist- I had a previous dentist say I needed (an expensive amount) of work and I saw Dr. Vanek for a 2nd opinion and all I needed was a simple filling!  Since then, I have been bringing my kids to him who wouldn’t open their mouths for anyone else- he is great with kids!  Will send him business anytime!

Hailey A. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


If I could give Dr. Vanek more than 5 stars I would!! I have serious anxiety and fear going to the dentist… even getting X-rays done makes me nervous. Today was my first procedure done by Dr. Vanek and it was wonderful. Every single person in his office is so helpful and really takes the time to answer ANY questions you might have even after they give you all of the information. I have never been so comfortable and impressed with a dentists office (…).

Tom Hewitt (Source: Google)


Dr. Vanek’s office is awesome. He is always full of energy and happy to see all of his clients, and the new office make-over is incredible. Dr. V is knowledgeable and approachable and will make sure that he takes time to answer any questions you have. His staff are thorough and friendly and I left the office with a good feeling (…).

Boris Alvarado (Source: Facebook)


My friends and family know i hate going to the dentist but i highly recommend Jodi and Vanek Dentistry. I had my first appointment a couple of months ago and loved the way Jodi was careful and sensitive with my teeth cleaning.

John Rallis (Source:Google)


I came to see Dr Vanek to get a tooth extracted, he informed me that he would still be able to save my tooth and that and that extraction was the worst-case scenario. I was terrified when he told me I need a root canal but it was QUICK and PAINLESS. My mouth was back to normal in 2 days. Thank you Dr V for being such a great Dentist!

Amy G. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Vanek for many years.  He is always very thorough and explains everything to you.  He has the newest technology and Jodi the hygienist is really great. I would HIGHLY suggest Dr V.  He makes it so easy to want to go to the dentist.

Karim Khashan (Source: Google)


Dr. Vanek is the best dentist I’ve ever been to, and I am a veteran of dentists. I recommend him to anyone looking for real solutions to their teeth problems. He addressed all my issues and made sure I was pain-free with beautiful looking teeth since I’m very self-conscious of my teeth. Thank you for being an amazing dentist and a professional all around. I highly recommend!!!

Michelle Esquerra (Source: Google)


My experience as a patient was beyond 5 stars. Dr. Vanek keeps you informed step by step throughout the entire procedure. He was super gentle when it came to giving me anesthetic. I didn’t even feel it. Next thing I knew, I was numb. My crown fits perfectly. I love the fact that his lab is on-site. I already had my family schedule their appointments.

Lisa Hird (Source: Google)


I had an amazing experience with Dr. Vanek and his staff! I chipped my front tooth when I was a little girl and have always had a filling there. You could always see the line of the filling on the tooth and mild discoloration. I thought this was as good as it could get and have lived with it self-consciously for years…until I met Dr. Vanek. He took one look at it and said he could absolutely fix it. I am a nervous dental patient, so even though I was very excited to get my tooth fixed, I put it off for several months. After yesterday’s experience, I have not idea why I waited so long. Dr. Vanek explained everything upfront and also step by step while doing the procedure. I had no pain or discomfort at all and the results literally brought tears to my eyes! My tooth looks fantastic!! you can’t see where the filling is at all. In fact, I actually had to ask Dr. Vanek which tooth it was that he fixed after it was done as it looks exactly like my undamaged front tooth. He was even able to remove those pesky bright-white calcium deposits leftover from my braces years ago. At 40, my teeth look more beautiful than they ever have and I have been smiling non-stop! From the bottom of my heart, thank you to Dr. Vanek and all of your wonderful staff for your skill, compassion and understanding…I couldn’t be happier with the results!

Amy Ginsburg (Source: Facebook)


Always so thorough and explain everything. They also have the best technology and the best staff. I would highly recommend them. After going to them for over 6 years they feel like family.

Chris Callahan (Source: Facebook)


I am always impressed with Vanek Dentistry. They have a great family atmosphere that puts you at ease for dental procedures. I drive from Los Angeles to be well taken care of by them. I would suggest them highly!

Christy E. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow, Dr. Vanek and his people are amazing, professional, and beyond kind!!!  I had this huge unknown scary dental situation going on for years.  I was embarrassed and afraid to see a dentist (…). First of all, these people were so nice, gentle, positive, and sincere.  They focused on the positive (especially the hygienist – Mary Ann) and I left there with a manageable plan, and my teeth sparkled.  I felt so relieved and for the first time in a while, I was eager to smile. (corny but true)  They also spared me the dreaded lectures I get from the health professionals.  Best of all, he’s going to save my teeth!  I thought I was doomed.  What a hugely positive (and pain-free) experience.  WOW.

Rachel S. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Vanek is great, he filled a couple of cavities for me and they were painless and very well done!  He is very thorough and not pushy at all, he carefully explains everything he’s doing and why he’s doing it.  I love the fact that he is conservative and doesn’t try to push a bunch of treatments that you don’t need. His staff is very friendly and helpful and he has tons of fun stories about kitesurfing and diving with sharks to keep you occupied while he’s rooting around in your mouth! 🙂

Dave Lamm (Source: Google)


Dr. Vanek and staff are fantastic! I broke a crown on a Friday night and He came in on Monday morning and fix it right away. Despite being out of warranty, only charged me for a regular visit. My family goes here and my kids have known no other dentist but Dr. V. Top notch from the staff to the hygienist all the way to Dr. Vanek, couldn’t recommend them more. A++

C. B. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vanek and his staff have done an amazing job taking care of several of my family members and friends!  He is an honest, straightforward, and highly educated dentist.  Plus he really enjoys his work and it shows by how he treats his clients.  Thank you for taking such good care of my family and friends!

Sarah (Source: Google)


I had the best experience with Dr. Vanek’s dental office. They made me feel so comfortable and welcome. I had two hours of work done on my mouth, he made it pain-free and it went by quickly. I would highly recommend anyone to this dentistry. Thank you!

Jen Fodera (Source: Google)


Doc Vanek RULES! He’s solving all my dental problems!! And, believe me, I had a lot of dental problems. Just recently a friend out of the blue paid me a compliment saying my smile looked amazing… it had been a long, really long, while since I’ve heard that one and it just made my whole year!!! Everyone in his office is so gracious. Very personable and sweet, they really make you feel right at home and completely at ease, like you’ve known them for years. Truly empathetic to your suffering your dental problems put you through. Ever since I’ve been going to his office I have had no regrets whatsoever… They’re the best.

Brandon Jordan (Source: Google)


Not much into going to the dentist and had not been to one in some time so I was not expecting anything but pain. I can say that this office not only didn’t cause any pain but they also kept me very informed of what was going on with my teeth which I had not ever experienced. I have gone 2 times and have had a good experience on each visit.

David T. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vanek and his staff are absolutely amazing!  I recently went in to have two fillings and was really nervous because I don’t have dental work done that often.  Actually, I haven’t had any dental work done in years.  But I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.  They put my mind at ease and talked me through the entire experience.  I would recommend his office for any dental work without hesitation.  I wish I could give them more than 5 stars!

Michelle Quinn (Source: Facebook)


I actually look forward to going to the dentist now. Dr. Vanek is a cool guy. We share a fondness for travel, surfing, and snowboarding, and like to exchange our stories. He and his staff know what they’re doing, and I’m stoked to have a great experience each time.

Elvira M. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would like to thank Dr. Vanek and all his staff for professional dental care. I didn’t attend dentistry for 3 years because I moved from another country so I had so many problems with my teeth. I was referred to Dr. Vanek by my friend and I am so thankful I found this place. The service that I get here is truly professional and the results are excellent. I don’t feel any pain anymore. Dr. Vanek always pays attention to details and explains everything to me and his staff is so adorable and sweet. I highly recommend it!

Alyssa A. from Glendale, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) I’ve been seeing Dr. Vanek for several years and have never needed fillings or had a single problem with my teeth.  Also, once his office mistakenly scheduled me for a cleaning after the hygienist was gone for the day, so Dr. Vanek did the cleaning himself.  I can’t say enough good things about their office.


At Vanek Dentistry in Costa Mesa Ca, we are dedicated to putting our patients first and are committed to providing our patients with the most professional preventative and restorative dental care possible. Dr. Vanek cites his interesting life experiences and background for all his academic and business achievements. His parents are both Czech and immigrated 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 studied Antarctic Science. Following his work as an Oceanographic Researcher, Dr. Vanek completed his dental education at Creighton University, School of Dentistry. Located in Omaha, Nebraska. Through his dental education 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 clinical work, he also devotes time for philanthropic activities to serve those who need special attention at locations like The Sheepfold (Sheltering Homeless Women and Children).