Meet Your Carson, CA Dentist
A Mother, Caretaker, Philanthropist, Doctor.
With her gentle hands, Dr. Maria Cecilia Aluning has been providing the utmost dental care in the City of Carson for 20 years. After graduating high school in 1980 she moved from the Philippines to the United States. One year later, at 15, Dr. Aluning began studying computer science at in Las Vegas, NV. Because she was very young she switched majors from computer science to nursing, and eventually, dentistry. In 1986, she decided to go to back the Philippines to study dentistry in Manila at Centro Escolar University. 6 years later she graduated and moved back to the states to begin her career as a dentist in Carson.
Dr. Aluning is passionate about improving the wellness of each patient’s life. She believes that knowledge, transparency, and attentiveness are what it takes to improving one’s smile. Dr. Maria continues to expand her knowledge in the world of dentistry to make sure she is up to date on the newest technologies. Furthermore, she values each patient’s time and smile. Before a procedure is done, Dr. Aluning ensures to explain what is to be done to your smile and is completely thorough and specific to your needs.
Not only is Dr. Aluning passionate about smiles, but she is also passionate about philanthropy. When she visits home in Bicol, Philippines, Dr. Aluning performs dental maintenance to those who do not have access to proper oral hygiene. In December 2020, her and her daughter, Jacqueline, created a fundraiser and sold old clothes for those who were affected by the Typhoon Vamco. They raised $600 which provide food to the people in Maangas for Christmas.
During Doctor’s free time, she contributes her leadership and ideas to the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of South Bay Los Angeles Area. The FACC-SLAA provides opportunities, programs, tools, and services to Filipino-American professionals in the area. Dr. Aluning claims that it is a great way to network, support, and learn from like-minded, successful entrepreneurs.
In 2014, she was awarded by the Leading Physicians of the World as Top Dentist in Carson. In 2015, Continental Who’s Who inducted her as a Pinnacle Professional Member. In 2016, she received an award for being The Outstanding Filipino in Los Angeles (TOPLA). In 2017, she was recognized and awarded by FACC/SLAA.