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 twenty 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 thirty 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.