Meet Dr. Philip Kress

philip kress dentist in cerritos

Our mission is to provide excellent state of the art dentistry in a comfortable, gentle environment to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health and enjoy your smile for a lifetime.

You’ll love the personal attention we give to your comfort and appearance and appreciate our use of the latest materials and modern treatment techniques in a pleasant, relaxed environment.

Dr. Kress is very active in his community and takes great care of his patients. He treats them like family.

I have been practicing dentistry for over twenty years and enjoy being able to offer full reconstructive care to my patients. I have been studying and practicing implant dentistry since 1985 and am familiar with the many different implant systems used today.

My educational background commences with my attending University of California Los Angeles from 1972 to 1976. Next, I attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston from 1976 to 1979 and graduated with my Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. I continue to take 30 to 60 units of continuing education each year to keep up to date with the current trends in dentistry.

I began practicing in Cerritos, California in July of 1979 and moved to my own office in January of 1985. I have now practiced at this location since that move.

In 1982, I was awarded fellowship into the Academy of International Dental Studies. From 1991 through 1996, I served as a Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California. I have also served on the Advisory Board for Cerritos College Dental Auxiliary Program since 1986 as well as serving as a member of the Peer Review system for the California Dental Association since 1988.

I have a strong belief in giving back to the community that you work or live in. I have served on the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce Board for nine years, including a year as President. I have also served on the Board for the Friends of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts for the last 11 plus years, including 2 years as President. The Friends organization’s primary mission is to provide educational opportunities for children and, as a founding board member, I have seen that organization grow from an idea to serving more than 125,000 children annually.

My extensive experience in the field of cosmetic, family, and emergency dentistry has allowed me to help restore smiles using state of the art materials in a comfortable setting. Our state of the art technology allows us to provide the best that dentistry has to offer, and I pledge to you that I will continue to strive for improvement each and every year that I have the opportunity to serve you.

Contact me today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.



  • American Dental Association
  • Harbor Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • California Dental Association
  • Cerritos Chamber of Commerce
  • International Academy of Dental Studies

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