Cerritos Southcoast Dental
Douglas Urban, DDS:
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Cerritos Southcoast Dental
Douglas L. Urban, DDS
Cerritos, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Lisa D. from Artesia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Alone and scared. That’s how I use to feel about going to the dentist. At least until I started coming to Dr. Urban’s office. I grew up in the time before “Friendly Dentists” and had awful childhood experiences of visiting the dentist. This fear had never gone away and it has always been extremely traumatic for me to even MAKE a dentist appointment. But, because of Dr. Urban and his wonderful staff, I have conquered my fear and am regularly back in the dentist chair for cleanings, checkups, and treatments, I definitely recommend this office. Thank you, thank you, thank you! An added plus: If you are like me and maybe just a bit apprehensive about a particular dreaded procedure there is the option of choosing to have a little “assistance” (Nitrous Oxide or an oral medication) to help calm your jitters.

Stephen Hargrove (Source: Google)


I was very hesitant to go during Covid 19. The staff was so polite to accommodate me and reassure me. Elise called and told me we have temperature checks and covered seats, hand sanitizer. I felt completely safe and at ease. Wearing the mask was no problem for me. Checking my temp again before I sat down put me at ease as well. Overall. Very safe environment and felt completely safe given the current pandemic.

Adrie R. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Urban is one of the nicest people I have ever met and the BEST dentist! He is a very personable person and really takes the time to get to know you and treat you like you were his own family. The staff is wonderful, I have been seen by all of the hygienists and I would recommend any of them! Not to mention the office is beautiful, clean, and neat. If you have work that needs to be done the “movie goggles” are great! What way to take your mind off of things. I have never felt (well, not quite) excited to go to the dentist before!

DJ. J. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everytime I go to this office I am more convinced about the reason why. Bonnie has been there forever and always makes sure I schedule an appointment. I just love Jaime. She takes care of me fast. I feel like I am visiting old friends when I go.  This is one of the most efficient offices I have ever seen and believe me I have seen many. Of course the most important part is Dr. Urban. He is a great dentist and so painless. Cool guy, perfect office.

Tom Jones (Source: Google)


I was a patient of Dr. Urban for several years. It took me a long time to find a dentist that was fair on pricing and provided good bedside manner so I was sad when I heard he retired. I wish him the best. The new dentist’s that took over are very similar to Dr. Urban. There is a father and a daughter that are both licensed. I worked with the father, Dr. Carlos and he was great. We built some rapport, he shared some knowledge about dentistry (and life) and he listened to my needs as a patient. They still have the same, sweet staff along with some new folks. One of Dr. Carlos’ other daughters works as an assistant and she was great to work with too. I had a crown put in and she followed up with a phone call the next day to see how I was feeling. Truly a family atmosphere in the office. Highly recommended.

Steven S. from Henderson, NV (Source: Yelp)


Simply the best dentist I have ever had! Dr. Urban is incredibly knowledgeable, extremely approachable, and has a terrific bedside manner. He is a true professional. Most people have bad things to say about their dentist, I actually enjoy seeing mine. In addition, the staff is amazing. They are some of the nicest, most caring people I’ve ever met. I can’t recommend Dr. Urban enough. Go see him!

Doyle J. from Cerritos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am very skeptical around dentists since most of them want to up-sell you. I found SouthCoast Dental and have been happy for the last two years. Dr. Compean and his staff are the best in the business. I am always treated with respect and feel very comfortable. Each time I go for a cleaning the hygienist is extremely thorough and detail oriented. I wanted a cosmetic change. I wanted to have two crowns changed. Dr. Compean and the staff made the process easy and hassle free. They can get temporary crowns in a few days and permanent crowns in a couple weeks. They do an outstanding job mapping the teeth and color matching the crowns. The staff in the office took care of all the insurance details and provide accurate pricing for crowns. My family and I will continue to see Dr. Compean and his staff.

Paige Humeston (Source: Google)


Cerritos South Coast Dental was an absolute comfortable experience. The staff was very welcoming and accommodating to me about my payment plan as well as my nerves towards being worked on. Dr. Mary was extremely nice and walked me through the steps of my appointment. She answered all my questions thoroughly with no problem. I would say this was a 10/10 experience and I will more then definitely come back.

Kurt Swanson (Source: Google)


Dr Urban is a great dentist and the staff is very professional. I had an excellent dentist who is also a high school friend but when I started working in Cerritos I broke a tooth and needed a dentist quickly. Lucked out and picked Dr Urban. That was about 20 years ago and I’m still here. Recommend him highly. It’s now been another year or so since I wrote the first part of this. Nothing changed…great staff, very good dentist and a very well run office. Highly recommend

Chelsey H. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is my second visit to Dr. Douglas’s office and I couldn’t be more pleased with the decision I made to see them for the care of my smile. A friend referred me after an ATV accident where my teeth needed repair. Dr. Douglas saw me on short notice and took excellent and gentle care of me. In addition, the front end staff are beyond friendly, eager, and available to answer any questions you may have. I came in today for a routine cleaning and to be honest it’s been too long. Lily was gentle, informative and determined  during my appointment. My teeth look and feel amazing and I left with the confidence that my smile is in better condition.

Tony R. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Was on the east coast when my tooth started to pain. Called and made an emergency appointment. 6 days later after I landed at LAX I drove to Cerritos Southcoast office and was treated immediately! Feeling great now Thanks for the great service!

Deb Robak (Source: Google)


Our dentist in Colorado retired, just as I needed a bridge. Dr. Urban was our dentist when we lived in Calif. He was so good that I decided to travel back to Calif in order to receive quality dental care. I was not disappointed. Dr. Urban is an extremely skilled dentist. He has the latest in equipment and technology. His staff is top notch…very friendly and professional. The follow-up was remarkable. Needless to say it was worth the trip.

Lucy L. from Indian Wells, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Urban has been my dentist for over 40 years, and he is the BEST!! I have had everything from fillings to root canals to bridges and crowns. He is highly skilled, professional, dependable, trustworthy, and kind. His staff is also great. My husband and daughter have also been equally happy with Dr. Urban and the services his office has provided.

Laura D. (Source: Google)


Can you love your visit to the dental office? I think so! I’ve been a patient here for 6 years and each time I’m greeting warmly and friendly. I never have to wait, appointments always work with my schedule and I LOVE the technology! My dentist emails me appointment reminders and calendar adds! How cool is that! Not only that, they have the latest technology for x-rays (digital) and the dental hygienists are fast, professional and talented. I’d recommend to all!

Maria G. from Norwalk, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am pleased with the work that was done to me here at this office. I have only amazing things to say about them. I can’t wait to see the finishing results Teresa is amazing and will do her best to handle all of your insurance issues. Next appointment is next week and my teeth are already looking healthy.

Lena M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Hopefully my review will assist anyone looking for dentist in the Cerritos or surrounding areas. Douglas Urban, DDS is a highly experience, professional, caring and honest dentist! Dr. Urban has been my dentist for over 6 years and is simply the best! He is very thorough to explain every procedure and is very caring to advise how to improve daily hygiene for healthy teeth and gums. Furthermore, the dental assistant(s) and support staff are of stellar quality, go above and beyond to help, and care so much. Dr. Urban will be my dentist until I grow old. I highly recommend him!

Adrienne Uranga (Source: Google)


Dr. Urban and his team are amazing! I’ve been seeing Dr. Urban for over 10 years and I can’t imagine going to any other office. Now that I am married, my husband has changed desntists and has loved his experience with Dr. Urban and the staff as well. The staff puts our comfort and health as a priority ensuring that we are receiving the best care. It’s great to know that you are in the good hands of a trustworthy doctor.

Steve Rollins (Source: Google)


Google: Can I change it to SIX stars ? ‘cuz they’re hitting it on all six cylindars, WOW ! this place is a DREAM – right from the forms you fill out, not ridiculous, with asking useless info, impossible to fill out, and up front with everything – no surprises, they let you know UP FRONT what the charges will be, even with the different options… they work with you to get the most benefit out of your insurance, instead of trying to stick it to you – the office staff is super friendly, but not phony friendly – even the younger assistants are compassionate, which is rare these days – the girls up front are super cool – LOVE THIS PLACE !

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I was in search of a new Dentist and dread having to begin the process of doing a history check on the few candidates I’d selected. Added to this process is the COVID-19 pandemic which brought on another level of anxiety. I’d placed a call to Cerritos South Coast Dental to inquire as to what COVID-19 procedures/ practices they have in place to protect visitors/clients. All of my concerns disappeared after speaking with Elise she was soooooooooooooooo nice, informative, and professional. My experience got even better upon visiting the office. The office deco and lighting give a warm, calm, friendly welcoming vibe which mirrors each staff member I interacted with. Dr. Mary, Denise, Elise, Terri and one more person (sorry I can’t remember her name) You are the TRUE definition of AWESOME & GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE !!!. I appreciate each of you for having a listening ear during each visit and going above and beyond Steller service.

Anisa D. from Artesia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Spending time in the dentist chair is not my idea of fun… I’m a 17 year old dancer and I do not like sitting still for long periods of time. Upon my first visit I was welcomed by Dr. Urban’s friendly staff. I was told they would be with me in just a moment. Getting ready for a wait, I was pleasantly surprised when I was called in almost immediately. I was there to have my teeth cleaned and get some Xrays. Their equipment is very up to date compared to other dentists I’ve visited. I know having Xrays done isn’t a big deal for most people, but I don’t like it because the “thing” they always put in my mouth cuts my mouth, but not here!!! As I said I don’t like sitting still and before I knew it, my teeth were sparkly clean!!! Dr. Urban was funny and easy to talk with. I liked him. All in all it was the best dental experience I’ve had. YOU should come visit this dentist!

Victoria K. from Cypress, CA (Source: Yelp)


Have no fear with Dr. Urban!  Dr. Urban is one of the most gentle dentists I have ever encountered. A visit to the dentist used to be very traumatic for me. My knuckles would be white from clinching my fists and I had anxiety attacks. After seeing him a few times I am now a very calm patient. I use an ipod if I am nervous (yes they have them there). I watched a movie with the goggles on one my longer visits. I just love the office! Everyone there is so nice and I feel as though I am in good hands when I walk in the door. I am so glad that I found him. I want everyone to know what great office this is!

Paul Humeston (Source: Google)


If I could give more than 5 stars to Dr.Carlos and Dr. Mary I would. I called Cerritos South Coast Dental with a toothache and the staff got me in for an appointment very quickly! Everyone was super friendly and made me feel so comfortable ,since I am not fond of going to the dentist. Thank you for helping me, I highly recommend this amazing dental office.

Cristina Lopez (Source: Google)


I’ve been a customer since 2011. Dr. Urban has always been amazing! I’ve since had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Mary Compean and she carries her professionalism and talent just as well. I’ve had Dona as my dental hygienist for the last few years and I absolutely love her! I recently brought my 4 year old to the office for a cleaning and she made the experience so welcoming. The staff are always top-notch and I love seeing Bonnie as I enter the office with her wonderful smile. I recommend this office for anyone in search of a new dentist and quality service.

Anastasia S. from Placentia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love dr urban and his entire staff, i have beeb coming here since 1996, my mother has been coming to him since she was 17, same with my father. I have had cavities all my life and never once been in pain. Today i had an appointment at 10am, had to cavities filled and was back home by 11. (I live 30 min away). Amazing people, i would ONLY reccomend dr urban for dentistry to anyone and everyone that asked.

Stacy Mcswain (Source: Google)


I wouldn’t normally think to review a dental office but I have had such an awesome experience with this office. Dr. Urban is hands down the best dentist I’ve ever been to. He explains everything, at whatever level of detail I desire, and he does fantastic work Not to mention his entire staff is friendly and makes you feel welcome. If you are looking for professional, competent and courteous care from a dentist, look no further than this practice!

Nena F. (Source: Google)


My family and I feel fortunate to have found Dr. Urban. He is the most competent, considerate and attentive dentist I have ever met. This is medical service the way it used to be!!!! Dr Urban and his staff’s priority are to make a connection with you as a human being. He is incredibly gentle and patient and will take his time discussing and explaining your treatment, as well as, answering any questions you may have. He uses state of the art equipment and hygienists are extremely thorough and check in with you constantly to make sure you are not in pain or discomfort. They even offer you earphones and an iPod to help you relax with music. The front staff is exceptionally professional, friendly and efficient. They greet you with a big smile and usually by your first name…truly an atmosphere of caring and excellence. The waiting room is tidy with lots of reading material and fresh coffee, water and healthy snacks. At South Coast Dental, you will NEVER have to wait longer than your appointment time. You can be certain they will ALWAYS be on time. If you’re looking for an excellent dentist for yourself or for the family, slide into the dental chair of Dr Douglas Urban. You will be happy you did.

Alana C. from Cerritos, CA (Source: Yelp)


WOW WOW WOW WOW !!! Thats all I can say !!! I have NEVER been sooo THIS excited and sooo THIS impressed AND JUST WOWED, after leaving a dentist office for the first time!!! From the very first phone call that I placed here, to subsequent phone calls in-between, even this mornings’ OFFICE VISIT REMINDER TEXT MESSAGE!!! (–YES–You read that correctly–We got a TEXT MSG reminding us of our visit this morning)…. all culminating in today’s FANTASTIC WONDERFULLY WOW VISIT— I have just got to say, WOW!!!! WORLD CLASS SERVICE, at its BEST, here!!! This office does not play around. They are super serious, super efficient, super together, super professional, super personable….SUPERSTARS!!!!

Ron Allen (Source: Google)


I recently switched dentists, and I’m sure glad Dr. Urban was available! I have had two excellent experiences with him & his staff. The dental hygienist was very thorough and patient. She is very professional. The business staff is extremely efficient and pleasant. An excellent place to have dental work!

Ralph Aranda (Source: Google)


My family has been with Dr. Urban since 1995. Dr. Urban and his staff are very personable. They take the time to get to know us as individuals and go out of their way to meet our needs. The office takes advantage new technology, the staff are always well trained in using the new equipment. Appointments are always on time (no waiting like doctor offices). We will not go anywhere else.

Marney Wright (Source: Google)


Excellent! Over the years, I have taken my family to quite a few dental offices and have had some really bad experiences…even having work done I know was not necessary. Dr. Urban and his staff are amazing! Great service and more importantly, honest service. I wish I had been taking my family here all along. Highly recommend!

Mike R. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Nice man, good dentist, honest, explains everything, not too serious. His staff is friendly, the office is well equipped, as is the waiting room. No hidden fees or charges, and again everything is explained. Parking lot is usually pretty full, but you can find a spot if you look. What more could you ask for?

Kelsey W. from Buena Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


Can I give 10 stars? Dr. Urban and his staff are beyond amazing. I usually see Lilly for my hygiene appointments and she is a blast! We literally laugh the entire time. She has the best chair side manner and is truly an all star! If you have a fear of going to the dentist, come here because you’ll forget all about it with Lilly and Dr. Urban being at your side. Never have to wait more than 3 minutes after waking in the door and they are always so welcoming! You won’t be disappointed.

Richard Arca (Source: Google)


Dr Urban and his staff are the best around. I had a deep phobia of going to the dentist before I met Dr. Urban and that was due to several painful past experiences from other Dentists. They make you feel so welcomed and appreciated. They care that you are comfortable and are at ease with the treatment you will receive. I highly recommend them and I’m sure you will too.

Wayne N. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Urban’s for a long long time. Why? Because he and his staff are just the best. He and his staff are great communicators and comforters. When you arrive at his conveniently located office you are greeted by his office staff and a very nice and calming waiting room. After a lifetime of ice tea and sodas my teeth have been stained and darkened. I’ve wanted to whiten up teeth for a long time. Doc Urban gave me a solution. I started on the at-home Venus Whitening Pro System. My first appointment was to create the teeth trays for the whitening system. Yes, it’s not the most pleasant task, but most of the dentist’s tasks in the chair are not pleasant to me. The metal trays that contain the hardening material is a chalky goo that needs to sit on your teeth for only about 30 seconds, but it does seem like 45 minutes. A couple of days later my teeth trays were ready. At that appointment the doc’s hygienist showed me the how to use the trays and the whitening liquid. She measured my current color of my teeth and discussed with me the goal of how much my teeth would whiten. That night I used the trays. It was easy to use the trays and the liquid. I woke up the next morning with a wow. My teeth were noticeably whiter. Years of ice tea and soda stains were quickly being removed. Thanks Doc! I’ve been using the system for a few days now and what a difference it has made.


Cerritos Southcoast Dental was established in 1983. We take pride in the fact we have improved the smiles of our patients and developed many long term friendships with their families. After many years in dentistry, I still love what I do. I continue to keep up on the latest in dentistry by attending seminars, dental study clubs and courses. My wife and I love hiking and traveling. We have 3 wonderful children and we feel blessed. I always look forward to unwinding on Fridays on the golf course.