About Dr. Mark Cruz
Dr. Cruz has been practicing dentistry in Orange County since 1986. He graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1986. He is a happily married father who lives in Laguna Niguel.
Dr. Cruz with his beautiful family
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. Pleasant patient experience and satisfaction with care are 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.
- Academy of RVT Study Clubs
- Academy of Operative Dentistry
- American Academy of Gold Foil Operators
- Academy of Dentistry International
- Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics
- Fellow Pierre Fauchard Academy
- American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
- Thousand Smiles Foundation of Rotary International