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Business Spotlight

Philip Kress, DDS

Updated November 19, 2020

Proclamation presented February 25, 2016 to Philip Kress, DDS at Cerritos City Council Chambers.

Dr. Philip Kress, DDS is a Cerritos cosmetic dentist who has helped many Cerritos cosmetic dentistry patients obtain a better smile. From his office in Cerritos, he has served patients throughout the cities of Cerritos, Lakewood, Paramount and Cypress since 1979. When you visit his dental office, your smile is his top priority. His entire team is dedicated to providing patients with personalized, gentle care, and providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. 

Dr. Kress received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1976 and then attended Tufts School of Dental Medicine in the same year. He graduated from dental school with a Dental Medical Doctor degree in 1979 and returned to Southern California to start his dental career. Dr. Kress’ professional affiliations include the American Dental Association (member since 1979), California Dental Association (member since 1979), Harbor Dental Society (member since 1979), Academy of General Dentistry (1983-2009) and International Academy of Dental Studies (member since 1982). He has served on the Advisory Board for the Cerritos College Dental Assisting Program for 28 years.

Dr. Kress is highly skilled at a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. His Cerritos cosmetic dentistry patients have benefited from his extensive expertise in procedures such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, porcelain bridges and porcelain caps. Dr. Kress participated in the first educational program teaching and restoring dental implants. He provides a wide variety of dental services such as cleanings and prevention (dental exams, dental x-rays and home care), cosmetic dentistry (composite filings, porcelain crowns, porcelain fixed bridges, porcelain veneers and tooth whitening), the treatment of periodontal disease and restoration services (composite filings, crowns, dentures and partial dentures, fixed bridges and root canal therapy).

Dr. Kress has been an active member of the Cerritos community. He is a member of the Cerritos Optimist Club and Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce (served on the board for nine years), and served on the first board of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Friends of Arts Education for 15 years to help promote and provide educational opportunities for the children’s arts education. Dr. Kress believes in volunteering to help and give back to the community, and he feels very fortunate to have chosen Cerritos as his place of business. He has enjoyed the relationships that have spanned more than 30 years with the Cerritos community.

Dr. Kress’ office is located at 13275 South Street in Cerritos. His phone number is (562) 924-8663 and his fax number is (562) 924-8890. His office is open Monday through Saturday, with varying office hours to accommodate patients’ needs. Specific office hours may be obtained by viewing his website at

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