J. Foster Weems, DDS
Dr. Weems started his quest to become a dentist at the tender age of 15 on a high school baseball practice field after having taken a scholastic aptitude test. Admittedly, he was more interested in baseball than dentistry at the time. Not giving up completely on the baseball dream, he was later invited to try out for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds. It wasn’t until his college baseball coach at USC suggested that with his arm, he would make a better dentist than baseball player! Ouch! He completed his undergraduate studies at USC and went on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1987.
He went back to his hometown of Palmdale, California, and took over for his retiring childhood dentist. It was a family affair for most of the 15 years he practiced there with his sister managing the front office. He enjoyed being close to his family and being able to treat his childhood friends, teachers, coaches and even principals. He and his wife, Debbie (they went to junior high school together), enjoy water skiing (he thought he was going to be a competitive slalom skier for a brief minute), snow skiing, biking, hiking, camping and traveling. Soon, the family began and grew to five with three children, all boys and even more active! In 2001, the Weems team relocated down to south Orange County and have been so happy they made that decision. Dr. Weems purchased his practice on Westcliff, which is now the newly remodeled beautiful building, and with his “treating everyone as I would my own family” approach, it has grown from a two-and-a-half-days-per-week practice to an almost six-days-a-week one. He is constantly progressing with his treatment possibilities. He has completed multiple courses in advanced dental studies to treat cosmetic and bite issues as well as address the growing concerns of sleep disorders and sleep apnea.
He is also acutely aware of how the economy of 2008 to 2009 affected the job market and listened to his patients’ concerns about their abilities to maintain their dental health. So, he created an in-house dental plan to allow patients who may have lost their insurance or even their jobs to keep up on their cleanings and maintain their health until they get through the tough patch. He also expanded his clinic hours to allow patients to have their cleanings before and after work hours so as not to have to take time away from their jobs.
Today’s update is that all three boys are in college now. The oldest is a mechanical engineer working full time and on his double master, the middle is a senior, and the baby is a freshman. This leaves Dr. Weems and Debbie’s nest empty again. On to the next adventure!
Paulina Labuz, DDS
Dr. Paulina Labuz was born in Poland and immigrated to Chicago with her family in 1997. Dr. Labuz is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago (B.A.), the Illinois Institute of Technology (M.S.) and the University of Southern California, where she received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery.
Dr. Labuz has a practice philosophy that focuses on ensuring her patients experience quality care, compassion and comfort. She is committed to building long-term, trusting relationships with her patients. It is her belief that dentists must educate their patients so they can make informed decisions about their oral health. She takes pride in her restorative and cosmetic dentistry and is dedicated to ensuring her patients leave her chair with a healthy smile that they truly love. Dr. Labuz looks forward to providing the best dental care possible to her patients, neighbors and community.
Dr. Labuz is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois Dental Society, the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity and the California Dental Association.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Labuz enjoys live music events, traveling and spending time with friends, family and her golden retriever, Cloud.
Peter W. Lim, DDS
Dr. Lim received his bachelor’s degree in biological science with honors at the University of California, Irvine. He then attended the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, graduating on the dean’s list and receiving the dean’s scholarship for his clinical excellence. Since his graduation, he has been practicing dentistry in Orange County and has continuously attended numerous continuing education courses to further his training.
Dr. Lim purses a family practice that builds long-term relationships by providing personal, patient-centered and caring service of the highest standard with empathy and compassion. He believes that sincerity and high quality of care are of upmost importance in the treatment of his patients and will ensure you receive the best care possible.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends. He also enjoys traveling, exercising and playing golf. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Orange County Dental Society.
Meet Our Team
We put our patients first. Since 2001, Dr. J. Foster Weems has been providing quality dentistry in Newport Beach, California. Our dentists and team are a dedicated group of individuals who work together for the common goal of helping our patients. We are committed to providing quality dental care to every patient who comes to our office. If you would like to experience comfortable dentistry, we invite you to call our office at 949-642-7998.
Come back soon to learn more about our team!