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.