Meet Dr. Dorantes

Dr. Carlos Dorantes received his dental degree from Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala, and practiced in his home-town for three years focusing mainly on children’s dentistry. In 1999 Dr. Dorantes moved to Birmingham and began his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Alabama Dental School (UAB). UAB’s Pediatric Dental Residency is a challenging 3 year dental school and hospital based program; this gave Dr. Dorantes the unique opportunity to practice at the world renowned Children’s Hospital of Alabama. When he was not busy with patients or academic work, Dr. Dorantes worked as a part time medical interpreter at Children’s Hospital, an experience that shaped him for years to come and that strengthened his determination to always work with the undeserved. Doctor Dorantes successfully completed his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in June of 2002, and was invited to stay as a Fellow Faculty member for the Pediatric Dentistry Department at UAB. After completing his Master’s degree from the University of Alabama, Dr. Dorantes moved to Yakima in the summer of 2003 to aid in the development of children’s dental services for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Two years later, in a joint venture with the University of Washington, Dr. Dorantes helped to pioneer one of the first Rural Pediatric Dental Residency training programs in the Nation. Finally, in December of 2008, Summitview Pediatric Dentistry opened its doors after several months of planning by Dr. Dorantes. We are very proud of being the only fully bilingual Pediatric Dental practice in all of central Washington.

Doctor Dorantes lives in Yakima with his wife Mei and their children Benjamin and Camila. He enjoys teaching, hiking and cooking for friends and family. He is also a published author in a peer-reviewed journal and is committed to education, prevention of dental disease and access to care for children. As an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, he also enjoys attending meetings that enhance his training and introduce him to newer techniques.

Customer Reviews

Samantha B.
I am so glad we found Summitview Pediatric Dentistry! I had a concern about my toddler's gums and felt she needed to be seen as soon as possible. I called around and most offices said they couldn't get us in for months. Summitview got us in within hours! I was highly impressed with each staff member I encountered. I am excited to establish care there for all three of my children!
Vanessa J.
The staff welcomed us as soon as we entered the building. We were taken back super fast and the dental assistant was super nice. She explained everything she was doing to my son so he wouldn’t get scared. This was my son’s first time in the chair and she made sure he was comfortable and happy. My son’s dentist was super friendly and informative. Overall we had a great experience. Definitely recommend to anyone in need of a pediatric dentistry.
Samantha M.
To be honest, I was nervous to take my 3 year old to the Dentist. It was our first Time here and I wondered how he would do. The staff here made us feel right at home! Everyone including the Dentist himself, was so gentle, patient and kind to my little one. They were thorough but made it fun so that it was a pleasant experience for everybody! My boy is cavity free and is already asking when he can go back! So pleased with this experience!