Meet Dr. Manuel A. Bustamante

Dr. Manuel A. Bustamante is an Endodontist in Los Angeles, California. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Endodontics, a distinction held by fewer than one percent of all practicing dentists in the United States.

As an Endodontist, Dr. Bustamante performs routine and complex endodontic treatment, including re-treatment of previous root canals when indicated, as well as endodontic surgery. His specialty also focuses on finding the cause of oral and facial pain that can be difficult to diagnose.

Dr. Bustamante received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1980. He was awarded his Certificate of Specialty in Endodontics in 1989 upon completing the two-year full-time Postgraduate Endodontic Residency Loyola University of Chicago.

Prior to pursing specialty training in Endodontics, Dr. Bustamante practiced all phases of dentistry in San Diego from 1980 to 1987. During this time, his practice included procedures in endodontics, periodontics, restorative dentistry, and dental implants. As a former practicing restorative dentist, Dr. Bustamante is uniquely qualified to understand the relationship between endodontics and reconstructive dentistry and to communicate effectively with your dentist and other specialists.

He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Endodontists, the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics, the American Dental Association, the Southern California Academy of Endodontics, and the California Dental Association.

Dr. Bustamante is a contributing author for Endodontic Therapy, one of the standard reference books on endodontics.