San Diego Dental Practice Stands Out With Two AACD-Accredited Cosmetic Dentists
Dr. John F. Weston and Dr. Nicholas C. Marongiu— co-owners and two lead dentists at Scripps Center for Dental Care—hold accredited status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), making the San Diego-based dental practice among the only offices in the region with more than one AACD-accredited dentist.
San Diego, CA—Scripps Center for Dental Care is distinguished as one of the few practices whose team of dentists includes two accredited members of the AACD. As a multi-specialty practice committed to treating a diverse range of patients’ needs, Dr. John Weston and Dr. Nicholas Marongiu believe the skills imparted from their rigorous accreditation process strengthen their ability to provide the highest caliber of quality and care for San Diego patients.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a national institution that has long paved the way for innovation in dentistry, awards accreditation to cosmetic dentists who have completed a rigorous series of training requirements, which include meticulous clinical trials as well as written and oral examinations. In turn, accreditation is regarded as a benchmark of excellence, signifying an unwavering commitment to ongoing education, continual improvement, and responsible patient care. Dr. Weston, who is an Accredited Fellow of the AACD, is among less than 100 dentists in the world who have achieved this status, which is considered the highest level of certification for the field of cosmetic dentistry. “Both Dr. Marongiu and I practice with the standards of quality expected by the AACD with every patient, every day,” Dr. Weston states. “The credentialing process is so rigorous and demanding that it trains your eyes to see dentistry in a totally different way.”
According to Dr. Weston, the Scripps team includes five certified dental specialists in addition to Dr. Weston and Dr. Marongiu themselves, all of whom consult and collaborate with each other to solve the unique problems and concerns presented by patients. “The main factor that sets our practice apart is the full team approach,” Dr. Nicholas Marongiu remarks. “Our specialists are all working together to educate the patient, provide treatment options, and extend truly comprehensive care.” With inclusion of an in-house oral surgeon, periodontist, orthodontist, and endodontist, this distinction is certainly palpable to individuals who visit Scripps Center for Dental Care. “Patients always tell us how amazing our team is, and they see and feel the difference the minute they walk in the door. Our practice was built on a foundation of providing the highest-quality service combined with true multi-specialty care—all in the same practice.” Speaking on the advantages of having two AACD-accredited dentists conduct treatment planning, Dr. Weston comments that “[w]e are very fortunate to have each other in the same practice because each patient is afforded the benefit of us both working on their case. It’s fun and inspiring for us to be working together to achieve a common goal.”
Whether an individual’s dental goals include aesthetic enhancement with porcelain veneers, restoration with dental implants, or any of the broad spectrum of dental treatments offered at the practice, Dr. Weston and Dr. Marongiu believe accreditation and fellowship from the AACD hold the entire office to a higher standard and reinforce their patient-first practice philosophy. The dentists’ collaboration not only works to achieve better solutions, but increases patient accessibility to a qualified dentist. Dr. Weston regards his fellowship as the most important decision he has made as a dentist, a choice he considers to play a role in his practice everyday.
About John F. Weston, DDS, FAACD
Dr. John F. Weston is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and one of the lead cosmetic dentists and co-owners at Scripps Center for Dental Care. He is currently a member of several national and local professional organizations, including the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society. Dr. Weston has also served two terms as the Chairman of the Professional Education Committee for the AACD’s annual Scientific Session. When he is not at his practice, Dr. Weston is also a researcher, published author, teacher, and lecturer who educates other dentists on all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Weston is available for interview upon request.
About Nicholas C. Marongiu, DDS, AACD
Dr. Nicholas C. Marongiu is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, where he sits on the Board of Directors. In addition to his role as one of the lead cosmetic dentists and co-owners at Scripps Center for Dental Care, Dr. Marongiu is also a Delegate from the 13th District to the American Dental Association, as well as a member of the California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry, among several other national organizations. An author of numerous academic journal articles, Dr. Marongiu serves as an adjunct professor at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He is heavily involved in service work for his community, volunteering at non-profits such as Give Back a Smile, Loloma Foundation, Missions of Mercy, and Remote Area Medical, among other institutions. Dr. Marongiu is available for interview upon request.
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