Dentist – Cerritos, CA

Get to Know Dr. Mary Compean

Dr. Compean grew up in a very dental household, with a dad who was a dentist and a mom who worked as a dental assistant. After shadowing her father, Dr. Carlos Compean, throughout her life, she realized that she had the same passion for the field and decided to follow in his footsteps! If you’d like to learn more about her, just keep reading below.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

While Dr. Compean’s parents certainly inspired her to embark on this career path, she has a true drive for the work that goes into oral healthcare and what it takes to do this job right. She knows that there is a very negative reputation about the dentist’s office and wants to help change as many opinions as possible, providing genuine comfort and satisfaction instead of instilling fear. She treats every new arrival just like a member of her own family.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

After completing her undergraduate degree at Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Compean achieved her dental doctorate at the Western University College of Dental Medicine. She has also undergone additional training in Invisalign Clear Braces. She is a current member of the following dental organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Association of Women Dentists

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

When she isn’t busy caring for patients, Dr. Compean loves to travel, hike, cook, go horseback riding, garden, rollerskate, read, and try lots of new things in general. She is definitely passionate about finding new adventures whenever possible and living life to the fullest!

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