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!
Meet Our Team
At J. Foster Weems, DDS, we put our patients first. Since 2001, Dr. J. Foster Weems has been providing quality dentistry in Newport Beach, California. Our dentist 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.
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