Mid City Dentistry
Cristina Cereno-Lat, DDS:
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Mid City Dentistry
Cristina Cereno-Lat, 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

Dental implants


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

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Mark D. from Mount Hope, KS (Source: Yelp)


Yes, indeed this remarkable dentistry gives me a happy smile always because they maintain my healthy teeth. All the staff there are very tender caring. They are calm and relax when they do their hands-on deep cleaning. They do not rush, instead they give the best possible comfortable procedure you will experience. The doctor is excellent and does a very good job towards my kids. Yes, my kids also get their happy smile always because, their tooth are maintained and cleaned perfectly here in this dentistry. This healthcare clinic is very recommendable to all ages, because they are friendly and gives you a warm welcome.

Ces Wright (Source: Google)


It’s been my 8yrs coming to Mid-City Dentistry for cleaning, filling, and root canal. They have a beautiful clinic office, kids play area which my son enjoyed to play with, excellent equipment, caring and friendly staff. Dr. Mita Cereno-Lat is the BEST. She will explain to you the entire process – what’s the best for your needs. Thank you all for taking care of me and my family. Highly recommended! I will be back soon for my next appointment. 🙂

Ruby K. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


We visit Dr lats dental clinic for the last 8 years , she took care of my family dental needs  including my kids so I don’t need to have  separate dentist for my kids . I see the their hospital changed a lot with latest equipment.  I also referred many friend/family members  to her clinic and my friend and family had a good experience too, so it’s not me alone. Their staff are really nice and friendly had a  great service always. I’m sure it’s a great place for the dental problems.

Stephanie Fenoy-Ovadia (Source: Facebook)


For long term care and real passion for achieving that perfect smile for you, this is where one of the best dentists in town. Dr. Mita makes you feel visiting a friend who is there to help you make you get back that confident smile.

Trish O. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


I have never had a great doctor-patient relationship until I met Dr. Cristina Lat. She is very friendly, funny, comforting, sweet, thorough, and trustworthy. I love coming to visit her at her office whenever I am in town. Dr. Lat took very good care of my oral health and over all well-being. She never forgets who she is talking to. Every time I come back, it is as if it was just a couple days ago that we last spoke. Her office is very convenient to find, clean, professional, child-friendly, organized, and welcoming. Soon as you enter the main doors, it does not feel intimidating. She is always so upbeat and never leaves you waiting in a dull environment. What dental/medical office doesn’t have a waiting period? I don’t think that there is one. For the many years I have know Dr. Lat, I know she puts in her best efforts to finish a treatment in a timely, yet efficient manner no matter what age the patient may be. She treats everyone equally. The doctor and her entire team are really great with the kids. If your kids are afraid of the dentist, bring them to Dr. Lat and watch her turn that frown up side down. =) Best dentist, no questions asked.. =)

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


I have been a patient of Dr. Lat for a couple of years now along with my family. In my years I have been to several Dentists and had alot of work done on my teeth. When it came time to find a new Dentist and we decided to give Dr. Lat a try. Dr. Lat and her staff have been great. What a relief to find a dentist that is very honest with her patients and doesn’t try to do any additional work that isn’t needed. The procedures and the quaility of work that myself and my family  have had there have been excellent. The facility is very modern and Dr. Lat and her staff are extremely friendly and very professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Dentist.

Pat L. from Artesia, CA (Source: Yelp)


This dentist is very sweet and funny. I’m here because of a friends recommendation. Good decision. I’m always anxious whenever I’m sitting inside a dental office. After talking to Dr Lat it feels like she knew me personally. That’s very comforting.  My teeth fillings very detailed. Clean big clinic. This clinic has many computerized stuffs . There’s tv on each chairthat you can watch while waiting. Will take my kids next time

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


I actually completely disagree with the previous statement. I went to Dr.Lat being terrified of dentists and she is the first one to thoroughly explain everything i needed and also made me feel extremely comfortable, and not like i was just a dollar sign. The environment is spa like and relaxing. Ive been in a multitude of times and they always play different music, they even asked me if id like to request anything, which i liked because personally im not all for elevator music. Her staff is very kind, the particular assistant i had gave me personal instructions that really helped me and she did it with a bubbly smile. Also Dr.Lats office had the newest technology ive ever seen, cameras and low radiation xrays, and laser gum treatment, shes ahead of times and it makes me feel confident in her work. I also thought that the prices were completely reachable.I love the work she has done, it not only looks great but it also feels amazing, i believe Dr.Lat put her heart into every patient she sees and this is why i will go to her as long as she is still in the bussiness. And HIGHLY recomend her to anyone who wants a great careing dentist.

Ashley T. from La Palma, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lat and her staff are amazing! They are so friendly and welcoming every time I come into the office. They take very good care are so kind to their patients. I recommend coming here if you’re looking for a new dentist!

Sabrina W. from Cerritos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Mid City Dentistry since I’ve been a little girl and they’ve taken care of teeth pullings, cavities and fillings. I would only trust this place for my dental needs. All the staff always ask me how I’m doing and remember what I’m up to which makes me feel like family! Would recommend coming here. It is easy to find and they are very efficient. 🙂

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


This is so far the best dentist clinic I have known. They welcome and treat you like a family. The facility is very clean and well organized. Everyone here is very nice and they really really take good care of you. From the dentist, and the staffs, all of them are very nice. They do great job. Very gentle, and results are so always amazing. Been going to this place for 4 years and I am not going anywhere else. I love this place. Also no problem with parking. Thank you Mid City Dentistry Family.

Cassandra M. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was sent here as a referral from my co-worker and I could not be any happier. Not only do they explain everything every step of the way (something no other dentist has done) but their service is excellent. everyone is super friendly and makes the process easy going every step of the way. Dr. Lat and her staff were great. I will defiantly be a returning patient here.

Jazzmine M. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to “Tita Mita” since I was a little girl and she is just the most accommodating and welcoming dentist ever. Going to the dentist can always be a daunting experience for anyone, but I always feel so at home when I’m under Tita Mita and Carrie’s care. The work environment is nothing less than spotless, the staff treats everyone like family, and the procedures are always so extensive. Even just for a clean-up, you can easily tell that Mita takes really good care of your teeth. As a plus, the location has lots of parking and is right across a Paris Baguette (I grab a treat and wait about an hour after a cleaning of course). I would recommend to anyone!! Love you, Tita

Regina L. from Buena Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Christina Lat for many years and I think she is the best dentist I have ever had. The staff here are all so friendly and informative and there is never a long wait. I recommend this dentist to all my friends and family because I am so satisfied with their service here. They really do help me take care of my teeth!

Evey V. from La Palma, CA (Source: Yelp)


I wanted to give thanks to Dr. Lat and her wonderful staff who helped my children with their dental treatment. Dr. Lat is simply an angel with kids. She truly treats her patients like her own children. If you’re looking for a phenomenal dentist that does amazing work she is the doctor for you. God bless you and your office

Dean J. J. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I moved from Valley to cerritos last year and happen to visit this clinic for my   younger son , when we had seen Alvin he developed infection in his tooth and Dr Lat treated the infection and then begin with cleaning . Alvin had pain over weekend and it was christmas time , Dr Lat /staff helped us with faxing  prespription for the  next two days so Alvin can be seen on Monday . She not only helped my son in  an emergencybut also took a  good care . I also like the service of all her staff they are always friendly and  help us with setting up appointment and great follow up reminders so you don’t miss . More over the hospital is clean and very modern , like it a lot .

Nicholas Albert (Source: Google)


Wonderful experience at Midcity Dentistry! Dr. Lat is an expert at her job and very kind. Fair prices compared to other dentists in the area, along with the latest technology in their equipment. No messing around with having to re-do x-rays like other places! Plus the camera they use let’s you see exactly what’s going on in your mouth which I found pretty tech savvy. Definite 5 star!

Sarvenaz F. from Brea, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going here since I was a little kid and I have never had a negative experience. Everyone is always sooo nice and extremely helpful and they make sure that all their patients feel welcomed. Recently I went to get a mouthguard and when I went in to make sure my mouthguard fit correctly, they recognized that it was too loose and they offered to make me a new mouthguard with no extra charge. I REALLY appreciated their effort to make sure the mouthguard I was given fit perfectly. On top of all that they let me keep the other mouthguard as well, so I basically got two mouthguards for the price of one.

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


Been coming here since I was a little girl. Dr. Lat is very informative and thorough. She has a wonderful staff and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Appointments are easy to schedule and Dr. Lat and her staff do wonderful work! Highly recommend getting all your dental needs done by Dr. Lat Thank you!

Steven Z. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Facebook)


Old fillings and old crowns have been giving me trouble but  I delayed it because of the cost. My co-worker referred me to Mid City Dentistry and first impression is positive. Unlike previous dentists, Dr. Cristina Lat didn’t pressure me to do all these expensive services. I was told by her that treating my irritated bleeding gum is the priority. Some laser zapping was used to kill the bad bacteria deep in my gums & made a big difference on the following days. No more pain and red spots.  I’m looking forward for my next visit for the fillings and crowns.

Nichole Crockrom (Source: Google)


Dr. Mita (Dr. Christina Cerano Lat) will forever be my dentist. My family and I have been seeing her for the past 15 years because she treats us like family. From the moment we walked in the door, my daughter took an immediate liking to Mita and her staff. This was extremely important for a mom that was having her 2 year old teeth cleaned and check for the first time. Character, kindness, cleanliness and consideration not to mention knowledge go a long way. Her staff are impeccable and there are just not enough positive words to describe why I continue to go to Mid City Dentistry. Highly recommended Did I mention how Mita is a stellar dentist?

Han C. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Google)


I came back here for the delivery of my crowns. Its perfect. I am truly glad I did my crowns here. Cristina the dentist is super nice and sweet. She asked me and some other  patients to eat the lasagna that she cooked in their break room. We felt like a family. Their office is very cold with the AC running all the time which makes the you forgot that its very hot outside.

Emily T. from Bellflower, CA (Source: Yelp)


The first time I went to Mid City Dentistry was when my wisdom teeth were killing me. They were able to see me right away and were very gentle. I was immediately impressed with the care they took with me.  Now I have been going to Dr Lat for 7 years now. I even take my daughter there. I used to be terrified of the dentist until I started coming to see Dr Lat. She is the nicest Dr or Dentist I have ever seen. Dr. Lat and her staff know me by name and are always so nice when I come in.!  I have referred friends to see Dr Lat and they are also very satisfied with her work.  My teeth have never been so healthy and I owe it all to Dr. Lat!

Gina S. from Cerritos, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best  Children’s dentist experience ever.  For those that know my husband and I, we are very particular when it comes to the care and handling of our children.  We have high standards of service, professionalism and sincerity and sometimes it is impossible to find it all rolled into one.  Well we found it here!  I would recommend to anyone with children, and by the looks of the place they seem very much on top of the latest in cosmetic dentistry as well.  Very professional, friendly staff that let me, Mom sit wherever I felt I needed to with my 3 and 5 year olds getting their check up.  Their technology seemed very up to date and I was very impressed with Cristina Cereno the dentist.  She was awesome with the kids, professional with me and listened well to our at home regimen.  Her care and follow up suggestions were very appropriate, (in other words not money oriented), and she offered many alternatives.  She was also open and understanding about our homeopathic care practices and respected our wishes against unnecessary UV exposure.  Awesome facility that the kids were amused with, comfortable enough for 8 month preggo mom to wait in and exceptional service all around.  Thanks

Becky D. from Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Lat has been my Denist for the past few years. Love going into the the office for my cleaning and anything else I need done.  The staff and Doctor are always ready and don’t have to wait a long period of time, they no I’m normally doing this on my break and are always accommodating. The staff is always friendly,caring and always Helpful. Love Mid City Dentistry. You want a Great awesome Dentist and a friendly staff this is the place to go

Clarissa R. from Cypress, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just want to highly recommend Dr. Lat and her staff for those of you thinking of getting the Six Month Smile. Wow! I noticed a major difference 2 weeks into the treatment. Fast forward to now and I’m so close to getting these invisible braces off and Dr. Lat has done a more than amazing job. My teeth look great and she definitely took great care in making straighter teeth possible. If you’ve been thinking about the Six Month Smile, have Dr. Lat take care of you, you will be amazed.

Frank H. from Cerritos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient at Mid City Dentistry for over 5 years now. The staff has always been kind and wonderful to me. Over the years they have done an extremely amazing job. They have always kept their place nice and clean. The way they schedule their patients appointments allows for you to never have to wait in the lobby for more than 10-20 minutes, and almost all of the time right when you check in your name is being called to start your appointment. Overall Mid City Dentistry is a great place to choose as your main dentist office. You can not go wrong! 🙂

Charrie Mae A. from Irvine, CA (Source: Google)


My family and I have been coming here since early 2000 (my parents longer) and I would have to say that Dr. Mita and her team do a wonderful job. The staff are so nice and very accommodating. During the procedures I am well informed of the process. Most of the times I came in, Charie and Kay have worked alongside Dr. Mita. I moved to UCIrvine for school between 2011-2014 and started getting dental treatments from the campus. Although my former dentist did a good job, I am happy I’m back here. Overall, clean environment and Dr. Mita really cares about your dental hygiene. I can call in and get an appointment within a week. They even have a small playroom for the kids in the waiting area! I would definitely recommend this place.

Corinna W. from Norwalk, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been to this office at least 3 times and I feel it has been an adequate amount of visits properly review this office. My first visit, I let them know I was looking for a cleaning, xrays, and a general cost and idea of what dental work needed to get done. I only sat in the waiting area long enough to sign my new patient paperwork and I was right away called in. The wait time was hardly anything! I walked in, the facility looked clean and tidy. The person who took my xrays and pictures of my teeth was informative and answered my questions, she was very personable which is what I liked because I have always been afraid of dental visits. She flossed my teeth and performed a cleaning. Then Dr. Lat walked in and introduced herself. She explained the dental scaling procedure, her method of filling in old fillings, and recommendations as to what I could do to maintain my teeth looking as best as they could. I agreed to return for fillings work. I had old silver fillings that I wanted re-done in white filling material. My old dentist did not fill them correctly. She explained my old dentist never placed a pulp cap prior to filling! No wonder my teeth were sensitive! She completed my fillings in a matter of visits because of my BUSY schedule, I could only come in at 5pm so she accommodated to my work schedule (BONUS!!). One visit I was there until 6:30pm, I felt bad for holding them up but they helped me out because I cannot do it any other day. The other two ladies who often help out are also great, like I said I’ve always been terrified of the dentist and they always make me feel welcomed and calm. Honestly, I’m grateful I have found this dental office. I am thinking of changing my son’s dentist and to mine! I highly recommend them to everyone.


Mid City Dentistry is a dental clinic that provides general, family, children and cosmetics dentistry in Cerritos, CA. Our dental office was established by Dr. Cristina Cereno Lat in 1994 in Artesia, CA. Because of Dr. Cristina Cereno Lat's compassion in treating her patients, more and more patients trust us with their dental services. In 2004, we decided to moved our dental office to a bigger, modern and free standing dental facility in Cerritos, CA:

  • Practicing dentistry since 1994
  • Over 26 years experienced in General, Cosmetics, Adult and Children's Dentistry
  • Orthodontics, Implants, Crowns, Veneers Expert
  • Member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Harbor Dental Association
  • Loves to treat children
  • Speaks English, Spanish and Tagalog

On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to welcome you to our new responsive website. We are very glad you decided to take the time to visit us and we hope you will find the information helpful.