Meet our team

Dr. Nicholas C. Marongiu "Dr. Nick" Cosmetic & General Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Marongiu, “Dr. Nick”, graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where he served as President of the Dental Student Association and Chair of the California Dental Association Student Delegation. He graduated with Honors in Implant Dentistry and was recipient of several awards, most notably, Clinical Excellence Award, St...Read More

Dr. John F. Weston Cosmetic & General Dentist Read Bio

Dr. John Weston earned his dental degree in 1989, graduating as one of the top five in his class. While a commissioned officer in the US Navy, he completed a general practice residency at Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego, and served two years independent duty aboard a US Navy Warship in support of Desert Storm. Dr. Weston is the only dentist in La Jolla and one of less than 100 worldwide to earn the rigorous credential of “Accredited Fellow” through the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry; it...Read More

Dr. Christopher James Endodontist Read Bio

Christopher James, DMD, earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2010 from the University of Pennsylvania. After five years of practicing high quality restorative dentistry, Dr. James decided to specialize in the challenging field of endodontics. He graduated and received his Certificate of Endodontics from the University of Tennessee and received the John T. McSpadden Spirit of Service Award. This is a distinction given to one specialty resident annually who has “provided exemplary patient ca...Read More

Dr. Evan Gold Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Read Bio

Born and raised in Staten Island, New York City, Dr. Gold completed his undergraduate studies at Stonybrook University. He then attended University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree. Dr. Gold is a California licensed physician as well, having completed his Medical Degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. While in Cleveland, Dr. Gold completed an internship in general surgery and combined residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He...Read More

Dr. John Jerome Orthodontist Read Bio

Dr. Jerome graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry where he served in numerous leadership positions. He graduated with Honors and was the recipient of several awards, most notably, the American Association of Oral Biologists Award, Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, Garrett Newkirk Memorial Award, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Donald C. Curnu...Read More

Dr. Anthony Opilka Periodontist Read Bio

Dr. Opilka received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Illinois. After 6 years practicing as a general dentist, he completed a demanding 3-year periodontics residency at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD (at the President’s Hospital) and achieved Diplomate status (Board certification) from the American Board of Periodontology in 2002. Dr. Opilka was on staff at the Periodontics Naval Postgraduate Dental School from 2006-2009 ...Read More

Dr. Bob Bosworth Prosthodontist Read Bio

Dr. Bosworth specializes in comprehensive tooth replacement systems and works closely with all of our dental specialists to coordinate complex restorations and rehabilitation’s. He earned his of Dental Surgery degree from University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. As a commissioned officer in the US Navy, he completed a General Practice Residency at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. In 1999, he began his residency at the Navy Postgraduate School of Dentistry ...Read More

Penny Mulligan, BS, RDH Hygienist Read Bio

Penelope Mulligan is a native Texan and has resided in San Diego since 2008. She began her college education at the University of North Texas studying Biology and Kinesiology. She then obtained her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Texas A&M/Baylor College of Dentistry, located in Dallas, Texas. During her attendance at Texas A&M, Penelope traveled under school sponsorship to various rural areas of Mexico, Indian Reservations in Oklahoma, Texas Denton State School (under the...Read More

Lucy Torroes, BS, RDH Hygienist Read Bio

Lucy was born in San Francisco where she entered hygiene training as a business major graduating as the top clinician in her class from Diablo Valley College. Upon graduating from dental hygiene school, she joined the “Flying Doctors” and continues to make trips to serve patients in underserved areas abroad and locally. Lucy’s passion for helping others has led her to volunteer at the Veterans Hospital in Vallejo and Native American Clinic in Oakland. She also created and wrote a public health e...Read More

Eve'ette Perea, AS, RDH Hygienist Read Bio

Mrs. Eve’ette Perea started her dental career as a registered dental assistant in 1993. Eager to learn more she earned her Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Foothill College, Los Altos CA. in 2004. She then joined Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, where she taught and worked with physicians educating and performing oral cancer diagnosis and treatment. She is an active member of the San Francisco Dental Hygiene Society and the American Dental Hygienist As...Read More

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