Dr. Efren Cortes, a dentist from Fairfield, recently acquired the dental practice of Dr. Alex Mantel in Westport.

Cortes, a graduate of New York University's School of Dentistry, has over 15 years of experience as a dentist, according to a news release from his office. Cortes, who owns another dental practice in Stamford, also provides free lectures on dentistry to seniors and preschool and elementary school children.

Call Distinctive Dental Service, 8 Lincoln St., at 877-785-7901 or visit www.distinctive

dentalservice.net for information.