A graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles, Dr. Mark A. Cruz has been practicing in Orange County since 1986. With over 5,000 hours of continuing education, Dr. Cruz is dedicated to advancing the dental profession through a focus on "Wellness Model of Care," evidence-based approaches, and clinical expertise supported by ongoing education and research.
Dr. Cruz is a sought-after lecturer who has presented lectures and clinical presentations across the country and in Mexico, Canada, and Italy. A resident of Laguna Niguel, Dr. Cruz can be found supporting a number of community causes and organizations such as Rotary International, while also improving the oral health of patients both near and far at his clinic and as a member of non-profit groups like the "Thousand Smiles Foundation," which helps children in Mexico get the dental care they need to overcome maxillo-facial deformities such as cleft palate.
To provide excellent dental care in an empathetic environment. No detail is overlooked, and significant consideration is given toward the individual needs of each patient.
To make the "patient-centered practice" an accessible, mainstream approach for dental care via the integration of patient preferences with the leading dental science and clinical expertise. Patients are educated on treatment alternatives to gain a complete understanding of available options, while balancing the risks and benefits with short-term and long-term financial and biologic considerations.
Treatment dictated by patient needs and desires, while maximizing predictable longevity and conservation of tooth structure where indicated. Patients should have the freedom to choose from among definitive treatment and alternative treatment options. Patient involvement is promoted through two-way communication and transparency. A pleasant patient experience and satisfaction with care is prized. Dr. Cruz and his team foster long-term relationships through the type of open, clear communication that promotes trust.
Links to Active Dental Affiliations
In addition to Dr. Cruz’s philanthropic work and community involvement, he is active with a number of industry and dental organizations. Please click on the hyperlinks below to learn more about Rotary International’s Thousand Smiles Foundation, as well as other rewarding organizations and their missions.