Carlos A. Tamayo, DDS

I was born in the mean streets of Los Angeles. I grew up in Dog Town Public Housing, where I was influenced up to the age of twelve. Crime and poverty were great motivators for my immigrant parents, who both worked hard labor, to seek a better way of life for my two younger brothers and me.

My first dental visit was at age twelve, and it was a great experience. The dentist was nice and allowed me to pick a toy out of a drawer following the dental work. This experience convinced me that I wanted to be like this dentist who gives toys out to kids.

Through my family’s hard work and God’s grace, I was able to move out to El Monte, California, for junior high school and high school. By age seventeen, I was a registered dental assistant, worked in a dental office, and loved working in dentistry.

I graduated from Pasadena City College, Cal State Los Angeles, and UOP in San Francisco. I still love dentistry and learning. My continuing education far exceeds that required by the California Dental Board on a yearly basis. I have been treating orthodontic patients for over thirteen years and utilize the most advanced system in the world.

I am active in my church, exercise, read, and compete in tennis. I have six children with the same spouse of twenty-five years.

Our beautiful office was built in 1905 and was recently remodeled. It is comfortable and completely modern in the operatories. My team and I welcome you and your family.