About Us

Consisting of highly trained, long term, and widely experienced staff and doctor, our office looks forward to helping you achieve the comfort, looks, and function of healthy teeth, gums and bone you seek and deserve.

With a broad array of therapies available, we can help you decide on the best path for your specific needs at any given time, and will craft a custom plan and timeline to match your needs. We are anxious to listen to your concerns and address them in whatever manner you prefer.

About Dr. John Manuel

Dr. Manuel was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, but spent most Summers working on farms in Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. As such, he enjoys the city life in Wichita as well as his home life on a small farm outside of Harper, KS.

After spending his developmental years pursuing activities in Science , Sports (football, wrestling & track), Clubs and Instrumental Music as well as honing his Farmhand Skills, he gave the Valedictorian Address to the Wichita West High School Class of 1964 at the age of 17.

After completing three years of undergraduate studies at Wichita State University at age 20, he attended the University of Missouri School of Dentistry at Kansas City, Mo, for four years. His DDS degree was completed in the Spring of 1971 at the age of 24.

Dr. Manuel paid his own way through College and Dental School, working 2 full time jobs at a time, from Night Shift at Boeing, stockrooms and suit selling at JC Penney’s, Ice Cream Dipping at Baskin Robbins 31, Stat Blood Labs at KU Medical Center in KC, Psychiatric Aide at Menorah Medical Center in KC, Macy’s at the Landing, and many others, including 5 paper routes with the  Wichita Eagle and Beacon. Lots of fun and experience in real life!

Two years were then spent in a Rotating Internship (similar to what is now called a General Practice Residency) at Lyster Army Hospital, Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker , Alabama, where he worked one on one with the various Dental Specialists to broaden his range of practice.

Practice in Wichita began in the Spring of 1973, working with a small group practice on West 13th Street for about 9 years.

The current office location, 786 North Ridge Road, Wichita, Kansas, was opened in the Fall of 1982, and he has maintained a full time dental practice in that location since.

Over the years, Dr. Manuel has been active in designing advanced devices and he holds patents in Medical, Dental, Orthodontic,  Fluid Flow, and other areas. He has taught Overseas at Yonsei University School of Dentistry and Korea University School of Dentistry as well as locations in New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Tempe, AZ, and other stateside venues.

For recreation, Dr. Manuel enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities including plein air painting and fossil/arrowhead collecting.. Indoors, he does some studio painting, metal sculpture, and dabbles off and on in amateur, short poetry on Twitter as “PoetBrief”. Of course the repair, maintenance and running of a small farm occupy much of his “out of office” time.

Dr. Manuel has continually acquired education in all fields of dentistry in order to stay abreast of the latest research and techniques. He is currently treating 3rd and 4th generation patients, i.e., the grandchildren and great grandchildren of his early patients. This continuity – the deep, long term attachment to families – is what Dr. Manuel most enjoys about his everyday life at the office.

About Our Staff

Over the years, Dr. Manuel has developed a staff of experienced, knowledgeable, and caring people. All are prepared to answer your questions as well as to listen to your concerns so that we can customize your dental experience to meet your desires and needs. For clarification of any dental health topic, just ask us or call us at (316) 943-2266.

We rely on the Staff Members to be your “Concierge”, or “personal representative and protector”, so be certain to let them know what is on your mind at any time.