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Hello! I am Dr. Lopez, your new dentist here in Salinas.


I have been a dentist for over 20 years. I started my career in Peru, where I was born, raised and received my initial dental education. 


In 2011 I got licensed to practice dentistry in California. Since then I have been working in a number of different settings all the while striving to stay true to my goals and ethics as a dentist:

  • truly listening to and addressing my patients’ concerns,

  • providing honest advice and guidance throughout their treatment,

  • working along my patients’ immediate means and possibilities, and

  • doing my very best to accomplish the best results for my patients -

  • in short, treating my patients the way I would want to be treated if I were the patient.

I have always enjoyed the combination of artistry and science that comes with being a dentist. But, what I love most about dentistry is that it allows me to be part of the transformation of people’s lives, relieve their pain, increase their self-confidence and help them to have the smile they love.

I have worked many jobs in my life, from dishwasher over waiter, construction work to running my own tourism-related hospitality business and dentistry. I have also always been actively involved in different social projects (for example volunteer dentist at free CDA clinics all over California, hospital clowning and grassroots community activism promoting public health in Peru). All of this has allowed me to meet people from all kinds of backgrounds, places, ages, and walks of life which in turn has taught me to relate to and emphasize with all kinds of people.

Being an immigrant myself who didn’t speak or understand any English when I came to the US for the first time in my 20s, I especially can relate all too well to my patients who find themselves in a similar situation or who otherwise prefer discussing their dental concerns in their native Spanish. I am happy that I'm able to provide this extra service to my patients.

In my spare time, I regularly attend dental courses and hands-on training, both in and outside of California and the US. As in life in general, learning never ends in dentistry and I'm truly passionate about acquiring new skills, knowledge, and techniques, staying on top of the field and learning from the best. Ultimately, I'm continuously striving to become a better dentist so that I can provide my patients with the best possible and most up to date dental care.

When I am not working or learning, I love to spend time with my wife, my two young sons, and our dog. We enjoy just hanging out together and everything outdoors – hiking in the woods, climbing rocks and trees, building sandcastles or playing soccer together on the beach. We feel blessed to be living in as beautiful a place as the Monterey Bay Area and are grateful that life has brought us here.

Dr. Victor Lopez
Humanitarian Clown, Belen, Peru
CDA Volunteer
Meet Our Dentist


Routine Exams and
Dental Cleanings
Oral Surgery and Extractions
Fluoride Applications
Oral Cancer Screening
Teeth Whitening
Composite Fillings
Periodontal Therapy
TMD Appliances 
Dental Implants
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Dentures, Overdentures, Partials
Onlays and Inlays (Partial Crowns)
Dental Sleep Medicine (Sleep Apnea)
Pediatric Dentistry
Emergency Dentistry
Our Services


We are a MEDICAL/DENTICAL provider.

We accept most PPO dental insurance plans.

We offer flexible payment options and discounts.

Special discounts for our CASH patients!



Happy Patients

Mary B.

"Just knowing that I was being cared for and kept safe is a feeling like no other. This is the gift you have given me. I hold dear your kindness, patience and gentle spirit."

Susan R.

"I feel fortunate that circumstances brought me to your excellent dental care. I would like you to know that I have learned to come to you with confidence. You are the busiest and most hard working dentist that I have ever known. Still, you are an extraordinary expert, gentle  and caring dentist. Most of all, I appreciate your outstanding professionalism and superior ethics. Thank you, Dr. Lopez!"

Joe M.

"I am so appreciative of the excellent care that I received from Dr. Lopez and staff. My dental needs were taken care of in a timely and efficient manner, resulting in a great outcome. I  couldn't be happier with their professionalism and dedication to patient care. I would recommend to anyone in need of quality dental care."

Our Office


We're located in Salinas at La Plaza Medica,

224 San Jose Street, Suite 4,


Convenient free parking right behind our building.


Our Address

La Plaza Medica

224 San Jose Street

Suite 4, Second Floor 

Salinas, CA 93901

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday 9 AM - 6 PM

Monday and Saturday by appointment


Call Us

Tel.: 831 202 0440

Fax: 831 202 0579


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