Dentist – Cerritos, CA

Get to Know Dr. Carlos Compean

With an illustrious career in oral healthcare that spans nearly 40 years so far, Dr. Compean definitely knows a thing or two about teeth. He loves meeting new people every day through his work, as well as being able to keep so many mouths healthy over the years. Interested in learning more about him? Just keep reading below.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Compean truly loves the art of creating beautiful dental results for patients in need, as well as being able to improve smiles across the greater Cerritos community. He can’t imagine doing any other job!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Compean studied at both Santa Monica College and UCLA before eventually pursuing his dental doctorate at USC Dental School. He has also attended advanced training in dental implants at Loma Linda Dental School, as well as extensive courses in Invisalign Clear Braces. All in all, he completes 50+ continuing education units every two years to keep his clinical skills as up to date as possible. He is a current member of the Academy of General Dentistry and also works as an assistant clinical professor at Western University of Health Sciences in Dentistry.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Compean and his lovely wife have four daughters and one son. In his spare time, he is an avid golfer and loves reading, skiing with friends and family at Mammoth, and fly fishing in the Sierras. He is also a seasoned hiker – in fact, he’s hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney in just one day, which is a 22 mile round trip with a 6,000 foot elevation difference each way!

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