About Dr. Chavez Family Dentist
Chavez Family Dental combines the best of dental care in a state of the art facility. We maintain a commitment to our patients in every facet of our practice. Our patients and their families are special to us and we want each of you to enjoy the time that we spend together. We are known for our friendly team and timely schedule. Dr. Chavez and each team member are here to assist you in every way possible. Our ambition is to exceed your every expectation!
Dr. Chavez is a member of:
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of implantology
International Congress of Implantologists
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Fresno-Madera Dental Society
UCSF Dental Alumni Association
Originally from the city of San Fernando just north of Los Angeles, Dr. Manuel Chavez attended The Bishop of Alemany Catholic High School. After graduation he entered California State University Northridge majoring in Computer Science/Engineering.
Upon deciding a career in health care was his future, he changed his major to pre-med science and graduated with a degree in biology. Dr. Chavez then applied to dental school and was accepted to the University of California, San Francisco. Upon recieving his Doctorate, Dr. Chavez was chosen for a General Practice residency in Fresno at Valley Medical Center, now named University Medical Center. When his time at VMC was complete, Dr. Chavez entered private practice in Visalia and Clovis, ultimately purchasing a practice in Fresno where he has been for the last 20 years.
Dr. Chavez is married to his high school sweetheart Rossanne, and together they have three boys; Nathan, Samuel, and Thomas. As a family, they love to attend sporting events, car shows, travelling to the coast, reading, going to the movies, and just relaxing at home.
Sheri Joined Dr. Chavez’s practice in 1996 with more than 40 years of experience in the industry. Twenty years as an assistant, and twenty years in the front office – she can do it ALL! A California native, she attended Reedley College where she received the AS degree and her dental assistant certificate. She is married to her husband Gary and they have two daughters. She stays busy baking, crafting, and playing with her two beautiful grandchildren.
Suzie started her dental career as a Registered Dental Assistant, and after 20 years of working in the back, she decided to transition to the front office for the next 20 years. After moving back to California in 1998, she has been with Dr. Chavez’ office for the last 17 years. She enjoys making personal and professional relationships with Dr. Chavez’ patients. As she says, “That is what makes our practice special! We also have a great, fun, staff and boss.” A proud parent of two grown children. Six of the most perfect, smart, and cute grandchildren. Biased? 😉 Besides her grandkids, she enjoys treasure hunting at yard sales, running in half marathons and loves the San Francisco Giants!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Judy has worked as a registered dental hygienist for over 40 years! She joined Dr. Chavez’s team in 1996, and is happy to work in an atmosphere of the very best dental care and team support. She also gets to meet many wonderful patients and assist them in looking and feeling better. A California native, Judy attended Cabrillo College where she received her Dental Hygiene degree. She is married to her husband, Gary, and they have two sons. She stays busy with five grandchildren, gardening, and woodworking.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kim has been a dental hygienist with the practice since January 1996. She graduated from the Fresno City College hygiene program in 1987 and Reedley College dental assisting program in 1984. In her free time, she enjoys playing her flute and piano, quilting, and a variety of other arts and crafts.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Amber is one of the newer members of Dr. Chavez’ dental team. Born and raised in Turlock, Amber received her dental hygiene degree at SJVC Visalia College. She was recently married to her husband Bryan in March 2015 and expects their first baby at the end of 2015! She enjoys going to Phillies baseball games and spending time with family.
Registered Dental Assistant
Olivia has been in the dental field for 15 years after graduating from Galen College in 2000. She joined Chavez Family Dental in march 2009 as a Registered Dental Assistant/Insurance Coordinator. She grew up in a small town near Fresno called Easton where her children are the third generation of family to attend the same middle school and high schools. “GO PANTHERS!” She stays busy after hours raising four beautiful children; Alexis-16 years old, Bubba-15 years old, Mia 10-years old, and Celeste who is 8 years old. She loves attending and watching her children play sports: Football, Softball, Basketball, and Volleyball. They keep her young! She enjoys relaxing with the family, BBQing, watching NFL Football (GO RAIDERS), camping, and road trips to thebeach.
Bernice has been in the dental field for 19 years and joined Dr. Chavez’ practice in September 2003. She is a graduate of Galen College where she received her training in dental assisting. Bernice grew up in the small town of Mendota, and is happily married to Frank, and has three beautiful girls; Desiree is 20 yeas old and attends UC Irvine, Marissa is 19 years old and attends UC Davis, and Brianna is 5 years old and keeps Bernice very busy! Bernice loves her job and makes all of our patients feel comfortable.
Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions ll
Kim is a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions II. Kim has been in the dental field since 2009 and with Dr. Chavez since June 2016. She completed her assistant schooling at Kaplan College in Clovis and her extended functions schooling in Fullerton. Kim grew up in Kansas but considers Clovis to be "home". In her free time she enjoys skiing, swimming and rooting for the Kansas Jayhawks and San Francisco Giants.