Meet our happy team and see what our space has to offer.

Our Mission

Creating beautiful smiles since 1985, our mission is to encourage a lifetime of thriving oral health through personalized, gentle, comprehensive patient care. Our kind-hearted professionals are committed to your well-being, keeping your needs and comfort top of mind every step of the way. With our friendly atmosphere, patient-centered approach, and a love for what we do, you’re in the best hands here at Cerritos Plaza Dentistry!

Get to Know Dr. Wu

Dr. Jared Wu is a passionate dentist whose love for people shines through every part of his work. Known for his down-to-earth and caring bedside manner, you will always feel like your voice is being heard with Dr. Wu. He loves connecting with patients of all ages, helping them feel at ease in the dentist’s chair, and supporting each person’s unique needs with tailored care.

Dr. Jared Wu earned his undergraduate degree in molecular, cell, and developmental biology from UCLA, and went on to achieve his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Just after graduating from dental school, he completed a one-year post-graduate General Practice Residency (GPR) at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

Always learning more to better serve his patients, Dr. Wu continues to stay on the leading-edge of his field through continuing education. He’s an active member of the Orange County Dental Society, California Dental Association, and American Dental Association.

When he’s not treating his amazing patients, you can find Dr. Wu spending time with his lovely wife, going to the movies, tending to his two lush greenhouses, or driving and learning about cars — he’s ready for a manual! Dr. Wu is also a proud dog dad with two lovable pups at home!

Get to Know Dr. Kress

Dr. Philip Kress’ love of dentistry all stems back to his passion for helping others.  His warmth, attention to detail, and extensive experience truly set his care apart from the crowd. As the founder of Cerritos Plaza Dentistry, he feels grateful to pass the torch to Dr. Wu and continue to provide the highest levels of care alongside him.

Dr. Kress earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA, and attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston where he became a Doctor of Dental Medicine. He started practicing in Cerritos in 1979, and has poured into the local community through thoughtful, dedicated patient care ever since. 

No stranger to excellence, he continues to take 30 to 60 units of continuing education each year to give you and you and your loved ones the absolute best that modern dentistry has to offer. He belongs to the American Dental Association, Harbor Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, California Dental Association, and International Academy of Dental Studies.

What to Expect

You deserve a dental team that puts you first, and that’s exactly what you can expect when you visit our warm, welcoming office! Our thoughtful staff will greet you and go the extra mile to make you sure you feel right at home.

At your first visit, Dr. Wu or Dr. Kress will focus on getting to know you and learning your dental goals — no judgment or cookie-cutter care here. They’ll take the time to listen to your needs, answer any questions you may have, and empower you with transparent, informative guidance.

By the end of your appointment, you’ll leave with a personalized, pressure-free plan to help you reach your perfect smile with clarity and confidence!

Elevating Your Experience

From our advanced technology to our soothing comforts, everything about our office is made to make you smile.

Paperless Forms

Life is busy! Our online patient forms make it easy to save time and step into a streamlined appointment.

Bottled Water

Fancy a refreshment? We offer cold bottled water to help you stay happy, healthy, and hydrated.

Warm Blankets

Kick back, relax, and curl up with a cozy plush blanket while we pamper your smile.

Dental Monitors

Patient education is thorough, engaging, and effortless with our state-of-the-art dental monitors.

Digital X-Rays

Fast, safe, and comfortable, our digital x-rays allow our docs to provide the most accurate and precise diagnosis possible.

intraoral photographs

Intraoral photographs can help you understand your oral health condition and treatment needs more clearly, so you can make informed decisions about your oral health.

Community Outreach

Giving back to our incredible community has been the heartbeat behind our practice since day one. Dr. Kress is a founding member of Friends of Arts Education, an organization on a mission to help children all over Los Angeles experience the joy of performing arts. He’s seen the organization grow from an idea to serving more than 125,000 children every year. 

If you have a cause that’s close to your heart, let us know! We’re always looking for ways to improve the lives of patients and spark more smiles, whether that’s at our office or in L.A. county at large.

Get in Touch to Schedule Your First Appointment

Whether you’re ready to schedule a visit, have questions, or simply want to say hello — we’d love to hear from you!
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