Children’s Dental Building

Children’s Dental Building

Children’s Dental Building

Children's Dental Building

11635 South Street Artesia, CA 90701

Office Hours

Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday Closed

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Your Locally Preferred Family Dentist in Cerritos, CA

The first step toward building a foundation of positive oral health is finding an experienced dentist that treats patients with compassion. When you’re looking for dental treatment fit for the whole family, visit Children’s Dental Building. At our family friendly dental practice, we strive to meet the specific oral health needs of children, teens, and adults. From general and cosmetic services to emergency care, our skilled family dentist in Cerritos, CA is your go-to source for quality dental treatment in any scenario.

Our dedicated staff have faithfully served the local community for over 38 years, setting the stage of lifetimes of good oral health. Offering everything from orthodontic treatment to walk-in pediatric dental care, you can expect our friendly team to give you and your family nothing but the best care possible. In addition, we make dental financing convenient with our bite-sized payment plans so that your whole family can enjoy quality care without breaking the bank.

Are you looking for a Spanish-speaking dentist’s office? Our bilingual dentists speak Spanish, too. Our ultimate goal is to serve our patients and make their experiences pleasant, so you can rest assured that our accommodating dental staff has your every need covered.

Treating Various Oral Health Needs

We’re honored to have earned the trust of local families in our community over the past four decades. We’re committed to returning that trust by making our practice your family’s comprehensive source for a wide variety of general and specialized dental treatments, including:

  • Braces
  • Cavity Treatment
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pediatric Check-Ups and Cleanings
  • Root Canals

We are one of the few offices in the area that specializes in treating special needs patients without complete sedation. We believe that every child deserves high-quality dental treatment. That’s why we’re committed to being a team that your family can afford and rely on.

If your child has unique treatment needs, our family dentist is prepared to handle their needs carefully and will help to put any concerns or fears about the dentist’s chair at ease. Rest assured that when you step through our doors, you and your family are sure to enjoy a comforting experience from start to finish.

Handling Urgent Dental Emergencies

Understandably, your need for dental care can’t wait. When your child has sustained a jaw or mouth injury, you need immediate help from an attentive, fast-acting dental staff. Fortunately, our team is prepared to handle pediatric dental emergencies. We don’t want our patients in pain any more than they want to experience it. That’s why our office is open six days a week to administer care for walk-in emergencies.

Trust that we’ll serve your most urgent oral health needs in a modern, comfortable atmosphere. Regardless if we’re performing emergency dental work or just helping your little one develop better oral hygiene, we don’t consider our job finished until we’ve met your every need.

Take a tour of our dental office before you schedule an appointment in a place where you can enjoy compassionate care in a calming environment. We proudly serve families and individuals from Cerritos, Artesia, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, and Bellflower, California, and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Youhanna Refaat

Associate Dentist

Dr. Youhanna Refaat is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He has been practicing dentistry since 1994 and continues to hone his skills by taking extensive continuing education courses and keeps current with the latest research and advancements in all disciplines of dental care. These include Laser Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, adult and Pediatric Sedation Dentistry.

Dr. Cyrus Modarres

Associate Dentist

Dr. Modarres’ mission is to provide comprehensive dental services to all patients in an environment that is safe, reassuringly pleasant and comfortable. Dr. Modarres earned his BS in Human Biology from USC in 2016 and his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2020. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and continuously seeks out training and professional development opportunities that allow him to remain aware and knowledgeable about new dental practices and the latest technology being considered or used.

Dr. EvaLina Josefsson

Pediatric Dentist

r. Jossefsson is a graduate of University of Southern California, DDS awarded in 2015 with a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, 2017. While working on her DDS, Dr. Jo (as the kids call her) volunteered in the Special Olympic/Special Smiles. She is very comfortable seeing children of all ages, including special needs children. Today, Dr. Jo stays active and current through her professional memberships of California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. Committed to offering the highest quality, personalized care to every Child.

Dr. Danny Nguyen

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Nguyen earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry. He spent the next two years in the advanced pediatric specialty education program in Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He Provides complete dental care to pediatric patients with focus on children under 10 years old, include diet, nutrition, and oral hygiene counseling; comprehensive dental exam; restorative; primary and permanent pulp therapy; primary and permanent teeth stainless steel crown; preventive orthodontic; space maintainer and gainer appliances; and esthetic pediatric dentistry. Provide special needs patient dental care.

Dr. Arlene B. Kamppila

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Kamppila is qualified in all fields of dentistry with a strong background in patient care and handling children. I specialize in pediatrics as well as molar root canals. Dr. Kamppila believes that people are unique, and so are their smiles. That’s why you’ll always receive one-on-one, friendly care — the sort of care she wants for herself…or for her own family. Simply put, she will do whatever she can do to make your visit more comfortable and to give you a brighter, healthier smile. Dr. Kamppila graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 1994.

Dr. Larry Crawford


A Psychology major at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Crawford switched to dentistry because, as he puts it, “Influenced by his very own orthodontists as a teenager” He went on to earn his doctor of dental surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry. He completed his post-graduate residency in orthodontics at UCLA with a U.O.P. Certification of Orthodontics. Dr. Crawford currently belongs to the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and is the key political contact for the American Association Orthodontists. Dr. Crawford believes the key to Happiness is Gratitude, outside the dental office; he enjoys watching movies and working out.

Dr. Gary Ketcherside


Over 25 years of experience and a passion for his work. Trained in General Dentistry and later specialized in Orthodontics. After his initial dental training, Dr. Ketcherside maintained a private practice in Northern California for several years, practicing in and becoming the clinical director of a group practice on the Marianas Island of Guam.

Dr. Raymond L Wright


Dr. Wright’s interest in dentistry began when he was young as he observed his father practice as a periodontist (gum specialist). As he grew older, he had a natural desire to help others, especially those with discomfort. Dr. Wright is quite fond of science and dentistry – dentistry allows him to help others as well as apply scientific principles. Through proper education to the patient, Dr. Wright helps patients understand their true dental needs and wants all patients to understand that dentistry involves their total health, not just their oral health. Dr. Wright earned his BS in Biological Sciences and his MS in Biological Sciences-Microbiology from Illinois State University in 1997 and 2000 respectively. Dr. Wright completed his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2005. Dr. Wright is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), as well as the Chicago Dental Society (CDS).

Dr. Edward Terzian

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Edward Terzian graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 2001. Subsequently, he completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Terzian holds multiple board certifications including Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Examiners and American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Terzian is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He has also been published 7 times.

Dr. Manouchehr Manouchehr-Pour


Dr. Manouchehr-Pour knew he wanted to be a dentist before he even graduated from high school. “I thought it was interesting and rewarding,” he recalls. In 1981, Dr. Manouchehr-Pour completed several years of advanced training in periodontics at the Case School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he went on to become an assistant professor. Following that experience, Dr. Manouchehr-Pour became an Associate Professor of Periodontics at the University of Florida from 1983 through 1989 and finally served as a Clinical Associate Professor of Peridontics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles from 1989 through 1991. Dr. Manouchehr-Pour has been a practicing periodontics in the Southern California area since 1989. Today, he belongs to the American Academy of Periodontology as well as the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. In his free time, Dr. Manouchehr-Pour likes to take long hikes and watch the Lakers.

Take an Office Tour

Our office at Children’s Dental Building is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide you and your family with the best dental care. Please see the below video to take a virtual tour of our office then call us at 562-924-4401 to schedule an appointment today.