Meet Dr. Terry Wheeler

Dr. Terry Wheeler believes in a gentle approach to patient care in order to make every appointment as pleasant as possible. 

Dr. Wheeler attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate and went on to graduate from USC School of Dentistry in 1982 earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, with honors. Since then he has been committed to increasing his knowledge and skills by continuing education to a degree that he has achieved the prestigious level of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. 

Dr. Wheeler is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of Osseointrgration.

Dr. Wheeler started private practice in Torrance, California after graduation in 1982 and continues to this day. He continues to keep up with all new advances in dentistry and is committed to conservative quality care. 

Dr. Wheeler has been married to his high school sweetheart Deniece for over 45 years and is blessed with six children and seven grandchildren. 

On the weekends, Dr. Wheeler enjoys surfing, stand up paddling, water skiing, and spending time with grandchildren and church activities.

Dr. Wheeler is affiliated with the following professional organizations, awards, and honors:

  • American Dental Association            
  • 1982 USC Mobile Dental Clinic Award  
  • California Dental Association
  • USC Mobile Dental Clinic Foundation
  • 500 Western Los Angeles Dental Society
  • 1982 Oral Pathology Award  
  • Academy of General Dentistry              
  • 1979 Phi Beta Kappa  
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry  
  • 1982 USC Oral Pathology Award  
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine   
  • Who’s Who in America Medicine - Best Dentist
  • Academy of Osseointergration              
  • LA Magazine Best Dentist Next door
  • Fellow Academy of General Dentistry              
  • Master Academy of General Dentistry