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Meet the people who are ready to transform your smile.


Meet the Doctors.

At Peoria Dental we take immense pride in our team of highly skilled and compassionate dentists who are dedicated to providing top-notch dental care. Our dentists are passionate about helping patients achieve their best oral health and beautiful smiles. With years of experience and a commitment to staying ahead of the latest advancements in dentistry, our team ensures that every patient receives personalized and exceptional treatment. Get to know the smiling faces behind our practice, and rest assured that you are in expert hands when you choose Peoria Dental for your dental needs.

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Dr. Manny Zuniga


Dr. Manny is a distinguished Prosthodontist at Peoria Dental, where he is also experienced in crowns, root canals, extractions, fillings and all aspects of general family dentistry. With over 2 decades of experience, his ability to transform smiles is proven through his work and patient testimonials. Dr. Manny's commitment to excellence goes above and beyond as he ensures each patient receives compassionate care and personalized treatment.


Outside of work, Dr. Manny finds endless amounts of joy in being with his family. Whether he’s fixing a smile or enjoying precious family time, Dr. Manny is a true professional and prides himself on heartfelt connections, leaving a positive impact on each of his patients.

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Dr. Scott Bares

D.D.S. & Owner

Dr. Bares received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2006. Dr. Bares is a native of Freeport, Illinois and a graduate of Freeport High School.

Dr. Bares specializes in all aspects of General Dentistry, including restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Bares is certified in advanced CAD/CAM technology that enables patients to enjoy chairside restorations for all-ceramic crowns in a single visit. He also is trained in Invisalign® procedures as an option for straightening teeth.

Dr. Bares and his wife, Kelly, are sole owners of 10 dental offices, including Forreston Dental, 2 Freeport Dental offices, Burlington Dental, Peoria Dental, Oregon Dental, Rochelle Family Dental, Autumn Dental of Mokena, and Riverside Dental.

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