Cristen D. Whitmer, DDS
A California native, Dr. Whitmer grew up in the small suburb of San Ramon, located in the San Francisco Bay area, and moved to southern California in 1999. She attended UCLA where she double majored with Highest Honors and received her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology and English Literature. She also attended UCLA for dental school and subsequently received her DDS degree with the highest honor given, Magna Cum Laude. In addition to being a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, Dr. Whitmer is also featured in Who’s Who: Executive and Professional Women in Dentistry.
And most recently, Dr. Whitmer was honored by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce with a 40 Under Forty 2016 Award for her work as a community leader and volunteer.
Prior to returning to Camarillo and opening her brand-new office, Dr. Whitmer completed a General Practice residency at the Long Beach VA Hospital where she received advance training in implants, cosmetics, oral surgery, periodontics, root canals, and dentures. She then worked in private practice as an associate in Camarillo before deciding to open her own practice in Westlake Village, where she stayed for nearly five years. She is dedicated to the newest advancements in dentistry and keeps up-to-date with the latest technologies and procedures by taking continuing education courses.
Dr. Whitmer is a member of:
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry, Past President
- Santa Barbara Ventura County Dental Society
- Camarillo Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Invisalign Preferred Provider Program, Clear Correct Elite
When Dr. Whitmer is not practicing her passion of dentistry, she loves to spend time with friends, travel, yoga, garden, and read. She also likes to volunteer her time with service organizations and with underprivileged dental clinics across Southern California. Her favorite pastime is enjoying a good walk in the park with her husband, children.
Derek Frump, DDS
Dr. Derek Frump has a passion for building strong patient relationships based on trust, honesty, and quality care. Born in Woodland Hills and raised in the Santa Clarita Valley, Dr. Frump attended the University of California, Irvine after graduating from high school. There, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduating cum laude. Dr. Frump later received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, and completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Veterans Hospital in Long Beach, CA.
One of the things that sets Dr. Frump apart from other dentists is his commitment to patient education. He believes that a well-informed patient is a happy patient and takes the time to explain each step of the treatment process in detail. He also provides his patients with tips and advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent dental problems from developing. Dr. Frump recognizes that for many people, visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience. To alleviate his patients’ fears, he strives to provide a comfortable environment and treat them with the same care he would expect to receive.
Dr. Frump’s passion for dentistry is fueled by his desire to help his patients achieve optimal oral health and beautiful smiles. He takes great pride in being able to provide his patients with a range of services to help them achieve their goals, from crowns and fillings to more complex procedures like dental implants and veneers.
Outside of the office, Dr. Frump enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exploring the beautiful outdoors of Southern California. He enjoys fishing, camping, and hiking. Dr. Frump also has a passion for cooking and enjoys experimenting with new recipes in his free time.