Dr. Steven Vitero joined what was then known as AIDS Project Los Angeles Dental Services in July 2004. As the medical director of dental services for APLA Health he is responsible for the management of staff and all day-to-day operations of the organization’s four dental clinics and mobile dental van in Los Angeles.
In 1988, Steven established his own private dental practice in Carson, CA. From 1995 to 1999, he also treated underserved members of the community in Bell, CA, as a staff dentist for Community Health Foundation of East Los Angeles, a nonprofit health program. In 1998, he opened and established a small elementary school campus based dental clinic at San Miguel School in South Gate, CA, as he worked alongside a general physician to provide a convenient and reliable health evaluation alternative for the neighborhood.
Steven received his bachelor of science degree in zoology from the University of California, Davis, before going on to receive his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry.