Meet Dr. Salvatore J. Manente

Dr. Salvatore Manente is committed to providing all patients with attentive care, loyalty, and quality treatment. A beautiful smile begins here!

Education and Experience

Dr. Manente is a native of Niagara Falls, and graduated from LaSalle High School. His interest in pursuing orthodontics grew out of his father’s passion for dentistry. Dr. Manente received his undergraduate degree in computer science from Niagara University. Even today as an orthodontist, Dr. Manente employs his natural knack for engineering to envision and construct the most beautiful smiles possible.

Given his outstanding academics, Dr. Manente was accepted into the State University of New York-Buffalo, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery with honors. To advance his knowledge in this field further, he completed a three-year orthodontic residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and graduated with a Master of Science. In May 2007, Dr. Manente became certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. He is an Invisalign® Certified Provider, and specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.   

In 1996, Dr. Manente became a partner with Dr. John R. Whiteman. Their similar philosophies and work ethic are the key ingredients to running a successful, effective, and interactive practice that continues to thrive. One of the practice’s biggest landmarks occurred in 2011, when it moved to a brand-new office on Military Road, which enables our patients to be comfortably treated in a state-of-the-art facility with the further amenities.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Manente is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (for which he is serving as president in 2018), the New York State Dental Association, the Eighth District and Niagara County dental societies, and the New York Society of Orthodontists, for which he served as president from 2010 to 2012. He is also a clinical instructor in the graduate orthodontic program at the U.B. Dental School.

Outside the Office

Dr. Manente is happily married and has two adorable children. His favorite activities include coaching and playing hockey, long-distance running, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his family. Dr. Manente’s favorite vacation destinations include the Walt Disney theme parks, where he has participated in multiple marathons.

He is an active member of the Boys and Girls Club and has been involved in the Porter Cup golf tournament since his early teens as a spectator, committee member, and more recently, a member of the executive committee. He served as tournament chair in 2009.