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.
Heather Park, DDS
Dr. Park is a Southern California native who loves her home and strives to positively impact her surrounding community. She attended University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA with a full merit scholarship and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology in a two-year expedited program. Afterwards, she returned back to LA to attend USC for dental school. She graduated with honors and remained on Dean’s List throughout her entire education. Volunteering through multiple different organizations, she worked with children of underserved and rural communities throughout California, Skid Row’s homeless population, and medically compromised seniors who have no other means to receive dental care. After graduating, she continued to volunteer regularly while working full time as a general dentist in the greater Palms Springs area, Culver City, El Segundo, and Beverly Hills.
Dr. Park believes that dentistry requires more than just a strong education, an eye for aesthetics, and good technical hand skills. Most important is a doctor who truly cares for others and feels empathy for patients in a setting that can often feel frightening. She strives to be the healthcare provider that she would want for herself – someone kind, honest, and patient who will give realistic long-term options and explanations. She understands upholding patient trust is a cornerstone of the dental profession, and will work to design individual treatment plans that are specific to the patient. In order to ensure that she is providing the best care and current with the latest advancements in dentistry, she takes 3-4 times as many courses as required for licensure requirements.
In her free time, Dr. Park enjoys traveling to other countries. She also travels domestically and goes backpacking several times a year. She loves to try out new foods at all types of restaurants with her family and friends, and continues to enjoy sunny California and all of its beautiful adventures with her five-year-old Siberian Husky.