Dr. J. grew up in San Diego and went to Rancho Bernardo High School, where he played soccer for the Broncos. Currently, he is on faculty with the UCLA Department of Pediatric Dentistry and is on staff with San Diego’s Rady Children’s Hospital. He is also a blogger and a breastfeeding advocate. Since 2010, he established his private practice in his hometown to serve San Diego families with two offices in Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa area. He is also a proud husband and father of three girls.
Dr J. earned an honors degree in Molecular Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, then he attended UCLA for dental school. There, he served as Student Body President and was recognized by the Dean’s Leadership Institute. Subsequent to earning his D.D.S. from UCLA with honors, Dr. J completed 3 years of specialty training at the University of North Carolina. At UNC, Dr. J served as Chief Resident and won national recognition for his research on hereditary dental disorders. Dr J is also a breastfeeding advocate and a UCSD trained Certified Lactation Educator Counselor.
Dr. Cindi is an Ohio native who has been practicing orthodontics for more than 25 years, with over 20 of those serving the residents of San Diego County. She received her dental degree from the prestigious Ohio State University School of Dentistry and went on to the University of Louisville for her advanced training in orthodontics. Dr. Cindi has been recognized for her research and publications in oral health and orthodontics. She has also held multiple leadership roles in local, state, and national orthodontic and dental associations. She has served on the Board of the San Diego County Dental Society and the San Diego Academy of Orthodontists. Her gentle demeanor, extensive experience, and advanced continuing education make her an amazing provider at Scripps Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.
When not working on perfecting her patients' smiles, Dr. Cindi enjoys spending time with her two children and husband and the beautiful San Diego outdoors.