Citadel Dental Group
Vincent Spero, DDS:
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Citadel Dental Group
Vincent F. Spero, DDS
Los Angeles, 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

Dental implants

Sedation dentistry


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (by appointment only)

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Lezly A. from Temple City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent office. I had a big dental emergency Friday evening and thank goodness Dr.Spero was there to help me. He was very friendly and calm and got me in first thing Saturday morning. I have many dental issues and generally very nervous and anxious about dental work. Dr.Spero was honest about what needed to be done and explained how it would go. I felt very comfortable and at ease during my two emergency root canals. I was taken care of in a timely fashion and even arrived to work on time! The entire office was friendly and helpful to me. I look forward to returning to Dr.Spero

Norma Saenz (Source: Google)


I highly recommend Citadel Dental. I started coming here in 2008 after I had a bad experience at another office. My experience here has always been wonderful. Dr. Spero is a real professional and truly cares about his patients. I’ve had cleanings and other procedures done, along wirh 3 wisdom teeth extracted throughout the years, and it was not a frightening experience it was actually painless… fast forward to today, my husband got an extraction this morning and he was surprised about how painless it was. Thank you Dr. Spero & staff.

Norma Snz-Astga (Source: Facebook)


My family and I have been going to Citadel Dental since 2008. Dr. Spero is a very professional dentist. He is kind, patient and caring. I was terrified of dentist after a very bad experience with a previous dental office, but Dr. Spero made everything better. I had 3 wisdom teeth extracted and it was painless. I highly recommend him.

Andrew L. from Pico Rivera, CA (Source: Yelp)


I do not know what people are saying about the customer service here. Let me start off from saying the experience from the second I walked in the door, to the second I walked out the door was all so welcoming and genuine. They showed a sincere care for me from the friend desk, to the hygienist, to the doctor. They where all so nice and seemed very informed and where able to answer and exceed all my questions. I will be sticking around this office for a very long tome. I strongly recommend them.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Today I came here for taking out my wisdom teeth The dentist is so so so so so so nice and funny and professional.when i was x-ray, he explain to me very patiencely and show me colorful pic to me. And tell me one of them i can not take out. I really want give him a super big hug and say thank you when my teeth were taked out.. By the way ,No pain at all. When my mouth was num , his assistent help me knead my cheek. She is so nice. I’m the people really scared go to dentist or hospital. If I have any treatment usually I m scream. But I didn’t scream today. He is super good . I will recommend my friend to him if someone need a dentist. No worry. No pain. Easy and happy. Very good experience. I like here. Haha.

Veronica R. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Spero worked on my crown and he did an awesome job. Dr. Spero takes his time with his patients and explains the process which I appreciate. I’ve been coming to Citadel Dental for quite some time and even though it’s a little ways for me it’s been worth it.

Jenny C. from Irwindale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would like to say thank you to CITADEL DENTAL GROUP  this dentist took very good care of me  Dr Spero  answered the phone March 17 sunday evening i was in tears so much pain excruciating pain and to top it off im a stage 4 cancer patient so i was so worried about getting an infection i had to have 2 root canal thats what a dentist that i went to told me but they would’nt work on me until my insurance approved the work that needed to be done and it could take 4-6 weeks they told me…..well medical is the insurance i have so they gave me no answers but to go home and wait for approval i had been in so much pain for 2 weeks and i just couldnt take it any more so when i called DR Spero and he right away told me not to worry that he would help me to be at the office in the morning this man Dr Spero is a man of his word….He was a Angel in my eyes he took very good care of me with the kindness of his heart….  
-Thanks Regina C.

Mark K. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had an almost crippling fear of dentists since I was 19 years old. I continued to visit dentists, though I was always terrified. In 2002, when I moved to California and had a cracked molar while living in Chino, I went to Dr. Vincent Spero, who was, at that time, with Cunning Dental in Montclair. He was very understanding of my fears and made sure every dental visit was as pleasant as possible for me. Nothing was left in my mouth during procedures because that is my biggest fear. When he opened his own practice, Citadel Dental, I worked in the San Fernando Valley, but I made the drive to Commerce, where his practice is located, because I knew that he was the best dentist I had ever visited. When I had a slump in my fears and put off a procedure for months, I finally went to Dr. Spero, scared to death. In his private office, I explained that was going through a very difficult rough patch with my phobia. He assured me that everything would be fine and gave me a huge hug. It was one of the most significant hugs I’ve ever received in my life

Leahnny A. from Montebello, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had not been to the dentist in a while, made a phone to there office and I was able to get an appointment as fast the next day or two! Staff very friendly , and Dr. Spero very kind and work got done at good timely manner, we actually got more done then excepted! Will definitely continue to come here. Overall Great experience, can’t wait to finish up all the things I need to be catch up with my dental work.

Chelsea Y. from Midway, UT (Source: Yelp)


Today I came here for taking out my wisdom teeth The dentist is so so so so so so nice and funny and professional.when i was x-ray, he explain to me very  patiencely and show me colorful pic to me.  And tell me one of them i can not take out.  I really want give him a super big hug and say thank you when my teeth were taked out.. By the way ,No pain at all. When my mouth was num , his assistent help me knead my cheek. She is so nice.  I’m the people really scared go to dentist or hospital.  If I have any treatment usually I m scream. But I didn’t scream today. He is super good . I will recommend my friend to him if someone need a dentist.  No worry.  No pain. Easy and happy. Very good experience.  I like here. Haha.

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


Dr. Spero and his staff are awesome! I went in today after having an impacted wisdom tooth pulled out, and the procedure was fast, easy, and a success. No pain, the numbing was quick, and Dr. Spero was very friendly and calming throughout the procedure. I don’t have dental insurance but they worked with me and gave an amazing quote I couldn’t refuse. Everywhere else I got quoted for a wisdom tooth extraction was outrageous! I’m glad I came here, I definitely recommend Citadel Dental Group, especially if you are an employee at the Citadel.

Georgina R. from Montebello, CA (Source: Yelp)


Any doubts please read this review. I even signed up just to write about my experience I found this office with 800 dentist and i was nervous from the beginning . I have not been to a dentist In 10+ years i am  25 years old and no dental insurance. When i got transferred to Diane she was so reassured  Dr.Spero was able to help my tooth problem. I was first appointment convenient to me. Staff SUPER friendly and made me feel comfortable.He explained procedure really made me calm down about the problem and its was less then an 1hr. But i still had my $ problem. I am now on an easy pay plan they offered.and could not be happier. I want to keep going to this office =)

Robert C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


In the course of 15 years I’ve seen at least four different dentists. Through these dentists I’ve spent in excess of $20,000. After spending all that money it seemed to me that no matter who I saw I was never going to see my teeth look good. I pretty much felt helpless. Just in the belief that no matter what I tried I was never going to see my teeth look good. I was ready to accept it. Ready to just believe that I was going to have to accept exactly what this looked like which was that I was always going to look horrible and never be able to smile. My girlfriend convinced me not to give up and I gave it another shot. I went to see Dr Spero.. Amazingly enough the doctor showed me that what has happened to me in the past was not something I had to live with. He took his time with me. This doctor sat me down and he took impressions of my teeth and then he created a mold which would show me exactly what my teeth could look like. He went even further than what he showed me. Dr. Spero created something beautiful in the mold and then amazingly created something in my mouth that was phenomenal! I wish there was a way that on Yelp I could show you before the doctor saw me and the gaps in between my teeth and the horrible shape they were in. and followed by beautiful teeth that I now have. Dr. Spero didn’t even let me leave the office looking the way that I did. He gave me hope and he gave me a new look that when I left his office everybody that saw me immediately noticed and said how beautiful my teeth were. What they didn’t know that the teeth they were looking at for only the temporary teeth they put in so that I would have hope for the future. What he gave me when he took out the temporary teeth was even more incredible. My new teeth are more than I ever dreampt they could look like. What goes even further than any of this is that Dr. Spero doesn’t leave me walking out of his office with what I think is beautiful as the final step. He went further even though I thought it couldn’t get beter. Dr. Spero actually said this is his work and this is his art and he wants it to be everything to be alll it can be. See I spend a lot of time trying to make my teeth look good and the doctor recognizes somebody that actually does spend this kind of time and care on themselves. This doctor recognizes how much you care about yourself he really goes above and beyond to show you how much your hard work is worth your while. I’m so happy. I’m happier with my teeth than I ever thought I could be! I don’t stop smiling now. I look forward to every picture I take and I take every picture with a huge smile! I want the world to see the incredible work my doctor created and how my teeth look. A smile is such a special gift not only to the people around you but to yourself and the way it makes you feel inside! I want everybody to know that Dr Spero is not only a dentist but an artist. I think that any human being that honestly takes care of their teeth and cares about what they look like to consider this dentist! Tough thing about teeth is no matter how much work we put into them we’re still going to need somebody truly talented to help us with the final touches. There are places that we just can’t reach on our own. Dr sparrow is truly a compassionate and caring dentist and in my eyes is possibly the greatest doctor in any form of Medicine I have ever met! If you’re looking to be your best I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly!!! Thank you Dr Sparrow for all you’ve done for me! It’s truly an honor and a pleasure to have you as my dentist!!!

Vicky M. from Pico Rivera, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming here for a couple of years now. My daughter recently asked me; Why do you always come to this office? It’s because he’s a good dentist and doesn’t hurt you at all when you need a root canal! He’s the nicest dentist and always is very thorough and explains everything through high tech images on a computer screen that’s stationed right up front of your chair. The dental assistants are always ready to assist you in any concerns you might have, and are super friendly! The office is modern and very clean, including the restroom. I am no longer nervous when I need to visit the dentist!

Idir T. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Spiro was great, I had tooth pain on Saturday, started looking for an emergency dentist, the only person who answered me was Dr. Spiro, he went over an beyond, he opened his office on Sunday and did a root canal for me, also he was very concerned and called me back for follow up and check if there is no pain and if everything was good. Dr. Spiro was not only a pain relief saver but he was an angel. Thank you

Rochelle B. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Spero and his assistants are awesome. They get the job quickly, efficiently and at a reasonable price. They are gentle and compassionate. I’m originally from no ca so I have been searching for a dentist I can feel comfortable with.  They have 3 offices which makes it  very convenient . I highly recommend them. You will not be sorry.  Best dentist in LA hands down

Christopher C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love this place. 5 stars to DR. Spero, he helped me out in a dental emergency and took real good care of me. From the staff to the front to the staff in the back, everyone is very knowledgeable about what they are doing. O did I mention this place has a 24/7 on call dental emergency line. Dr. Spero is now my new dentist. P.s he is super quick with minor procedures. They have extensive knowledge in dental work. I  feel so much better thanks everyone at citadel dental group. I look forward to seeing you Tuesday.

David Shirley (Source: Google)


Dr Spero is very good and knows what he’s about. He and his staff make the whole experience of going to the dentist(one of the most commonly unpleasant there is) feel easy. The staff will work with you on a payment plan if your insurance can’t cover the entire amount. They are also very informed on dentistry and take most kinds of medical insurance.

Chelsea V. from East Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Spero is great! He’s very accommodating, quick, and wonderful at what he does, he also makes sure you’re never in pain while he works! I highly recommend him, and the staff that work here are so lovely and helpful as well!

George V. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great dentist all around.first timer and was expecting a worst experience.everything went so easy and smooth.really appreciate the professionalism and comfort provided.will Def recommend this place to other people.

Christine V. from Monterey Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hateeeeee going to the dentist. Due to that I’ve needed to have various procedures done. I dreaded the time, money and pain. However, Dr. Spero has made it way more bearable! Dr. Spero and his staff are all very efficient, friendly and personable. I cannot really put into words how efficient the staff is. It left me in awe! He works with your insurance, your budget and what procedures need to be done. I highly recommend Dr. Spero! Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Seeing those 2 negative reviews made me want to talk about this dentiststry and how great it is. Ever since I was a child I’d always go here for my dentist appointments. Due to my young age and TV I was scared to go to the dentist and even more when I would have to get a shot to num my mouth. As the years went by Dr. Spero would see me again and again as I got older. I soon respect him since he always asked how life was and how I was doing and calmly explained to me what would happen during my appointment. The staff there are very pleasant and patient as well. Recently when I got a wisdom tooth removed, the Doctor explained to my that if I heard cracking it was natural and he was asking how I was doing throughout to make sure I was fine. And before the operation ever happened he wanted to get clearance for root canals and wisdom tooth extraction before my insurance wouldn’t cover it. He wanted me to be covered thinking of me and my family. Also to that person who complained about waiting, it’s a dentistry jackass. Learn to be patient. And to the guy who wanted something for the troubles, he apologized and he isn’t obliged to give you anything.

Kris G. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


To start off I wish I could give this dental office a 10 stars. My husband was experiencing extreme tooth pain & was scared to go to the dentist due to his past experience. Once he landed in care of Dr. Farrah his fear was gone she took care of him made him feel comfortable. The next day we returned & he seen Dr.Farrah’s husband which is Dr. Spero he was amazing as well extracted the tooth checked on him to make sure he was doing well! Overall it was the best experience we had amazing team all so very friendly. I highly recommend this dental office definitely returning!!!

Liliya S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


We met Dr Spero as an emergency on Sunday. I called at least 3 dentists that we knew and told them my husband was in excruciating pain but none of them were willing to see us in Sunday. Dr Spero said right away that he is willing to treat my husband. I understand, you’d say it’s $ for him. But I think it was his heart and Dr duties. My mom was a Dr and I know that all doctors give the oath to help the patients in pain. Dr Spero made my husband very comfortable. We really liked his manners and attitude. My husband said that he was very gentle and kind when doing the surgery (he needed an extraction, we already knew about it) and made the procedure very easy to go through. So we are going to be switching our dentist to Dr Spero and his wife.  They are located very close to home and most importantly we Loved the work he did and this is what matters
Thank you Dr for taking the time away from your family of Sunday and helping my husband!

Victoria B. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Spero’s for over 20 years. My wife and 4 adult children ate also patients of Dr. Spero’s and his wife. I moved from Pico Rivera to Eastvale 12 years ago and we all continue to make the trip down to see him. Dr. Spero’s and his staff are the epitome of excellent and caring service. I have recommended family and friends to him and they have all been 100% statisfied. Thanks Dr. Spero’s and staff for keeping my families teeth in great condition.

Chrystenne C. from South Gate, CA (Source: Yelp)


I honestly can say I found a great new dentist office. I was nervous and in pain when I walked inn and they were extremely helpful. They were nice enough to break it down for me on what I needed done. I will continue to go back and I definitely recommend going if you are either in need of an emergency dentist or just for a regular dental check up.

Clift F. from Pico Rivera, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am an U.S. Army Vet i went to the Citadel dental group were Dr. Vincent F. Spero ,DSS and his staff was very respectable and very professional better then the previous dentist office i been going to for nearly 25 years. I recently was recommended by a friend her name is Elizabeth Vasquez and i was amazed by her experience there i had to check it out for myself and may i say it is worth every penny and i wish i would have known about Dr. Spero sooner. Best dentist and dentist office and staff i highly recommend .

Eric C. from Hesperia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Take me, a fearful 24 year old who’s been traumatized by previous dental experiences and has avoided the dentist like the friggin’ plague. And add the urgent need for dental care as a result. And I’m saying this place is the place to be. Kind courteous staff and a Dr. That knows what he is doing. Hands down best dentist I’ve had. Two rct’s and an extraction and no complaints from me. Do yourself a favor. Make this your primary dental office. Is there an option for more stars? No? 6/5 Stars then.

Amanda R. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Spero is Awesome!!!! I went there for a much needed root canal. He went over cost and procedure with me before any work was done. His main concern was for my well-being and obtaining my trust. He will be my dentist for life and I will recommend my family, friends, and co-workers to him. In fact a majority of my office building are patients of his. I highly recommend Citadel Dental and Dr Spero for your dentistry needs. Thanks for doing such a awesome job and healing my tooth pain.

VJ. S. from Harbor City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am not much a yelper, but I deliberately made an account to praise this office and the team. From the front office to the dr’s & assistants this office never falls short of great. Being in the healthcare field myself, I feel my expectations are moderate to high, the fact that I love and trust this office should say enough. My husband and I finally found a dental office we see ourselves being patients at for years to come. The dr’s always put great effort in making sure we are comfortable during treatment and make sure out treatment is explained to us and fully understood. In my opinion this dental team is as good as it can get. I have been to their Pasadena locations as well and I have yet to be dissappointed ! Great job team for making our dental visits that much pleasant. Keep up the great work !

Yvette J. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)


Im not a big fan of the dentist but I was in pain and scared! I decided to go get my tooth checked out and sure enough it was my wisdom tooth and  it needed to come out. Just the thought of having my tooth pulled put me on edge.  I was so nervous i was litteraly shaking. Dr. Spero explained  what to expect before, durring and after the procedure. Which I thought was great. I had been to other places to get estimates on pulling these darn wisdom teeth and they just send someone in right away to tell you its going to cost about $500 to pull out ONE tooth. The girl at the front deck was really kind and assured me that i would be paying $500 for my tooth to be pulled. (which was a huge plus for me.) The assistants were nice and talked  to me to calm me down and to distract me from thinking too much about the procedure. The entire tooth pulling process took about 10 min tops and i didnt feel a thing. Dr. Spero was so gentle i didnt even feel the poke from the needle. I am so glad i came in and was able to get this done and not have to pay $500 for a 10 min job.

Lucy J. from La Puente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found Citadel Dental Group through Groupon. I read the reviews and decided I wanted to schedule an exam with Dr. Spero. I submitted my information online and about 30 minutes later I received a phone call regarding my inquiry! I was highly impressed. Most times when filling out any type of form online either you never hear back from anyone or it takes days before you receive a response. I came in today for my consult and I was still very highly impressed. As soon as I walked in they knew who I was. I found Dr. Spero to be very pleasant and knowledgeable about general dentistry. I am huge on customer service and that alone has sold me and helped me make the decision to go with Citadel Dental for my dental treatment.  I have now found my new dentist

Bianca E. from Montebello, CA (Source: Yelp)


A while back I started having horrible tooth pain, I was crying and everything, it was bad. I didn’t have insurance so I figured I was asked out and thought I would just show up to the USC emergency clinic at 4am and have the tooth pulled out. My uncle found Dr. Spero online and contacted him, it was the weekend and he was with his family and he opened up his office to see me for an emergency appointment. Ever since then I only come here for my dental work, I have care credit, insurance through work and I also save a little on the side from each paycheck and get work done as I can afford it since I’m a work in progress. He is very patient and understanding and what I value most is that he tells it like it is and he’s very straight forward. I don’t understand some of these negative reviews and I definitely don’t believe them, he really really knows what he’s doing. I recommend this place!

Lorin R. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m writing this review for my mom as she does not really know how to write reviews. I brought her in for her appointment with Vinny and he turned something that could have been a complete tragedy for her into something tolerable. Her tooth had broken under her crown and it had to be pulled and further she would need a bridge. She was very upset and in tears and Vinny very patiently talked to her and I and it really helped to reassure her and calm her down.  Vinny goes way above and beyond with his patients. You can tell he genuinely wants to do the best for each person and also wants to be fair with the charges. Even though he didn’t think my mom’s insurance would cover her work she needed done he still said he would try and put part of it through. He also said he would do everything possible to see that she would pay the least as possible.  Vinny is the best guy ever,  patient kind,  attentive and empathetic and to top it off he also happens to be a great dentist, oh and honest!  He is so skilled at giving shots my mom said she felt nothing and she had to have several. He is just one of those people who was born to be a dentist. My Mom had a major tooth pulled with no malfunctions and very little bleeding and not much pain afterwords. I would recommend this Dentist to anybody who asked. Thank you Vinny from the bottom of my heart for being so kind to my mom. We really appreciate it!!!

Oscar C. from Hacienda Heights, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have to start off that i have been very fearful when it comes to any type of dental work, but realistically who isn’t? I was told a while back that i needed to have my wisdom teeth extracted, and of course.. i put it off due to the fear. So I had a sudden amount of pain on my left side and it was my wisdom tooth, it was impacted. So i set an appointment and went in, nerves on edge and all. I had a seat and the process was so quick, painless, and just overall amazing. I have referred a co-worker there and her children love it and felt comfortable. I’ll admit, i’m looking to have my right wisdom teeth extracted very soon based on the comfort and communication of Dr. Spero throughout the procedure. I highly recommend this place.


I have always believed that an extensive education is the building block for quality dentistry. My hands-on techniques enable me to blend my knowledge and utilize interpersonal skills to give my patients a very pleasurable dental experience. I continue to follow up on the latest techniques by successfully completing more than 50 hours of continuing education each year. I am also a faculty member for the USC Esthetic Dentistry Continuum. We are committed to giving you individualized attention and explain the various options so you can make informed decisions about you oral health needs. We are also proud to offer Digital X-rays which omit 90% less radiation and Conscious IV Sedation to make your visit a more healthy and pleasant experience.