Tim Betita DDS, MD - Dana Point, CA

ORAL AND FACIAL SURGEON IN SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY, CA

Tim Betita DDS, MD

Dr. Betita earned his DDS degree from University of the Pacific in San Francisco. He was the recipient of the Pacific Distinction Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for his graduating class.  Upon graduating with honors at the top of his class he was given scholarships and advanced standing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he received his MD degree.

During his 6-year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, Dr. Betita received the highest level of training in oral surgery with an emphasis on full-arch dental implants, facial reconstruction, jaw surgery and the entire spectrum of TMJ procedures from conservative therapies to full joint replacements. He has specialized training and experience in pediatric anesthesia, adult anesthesia and geriatric anesthesia.

In his current practice, Dr. Betita takes great pride in changing lives with a smile. He has expertise in full-arch dental implant smile designs and is able to give patients a second chance at life. He is thrilled to guide patients through this very special and personal process. Dr. Betita has a robust TMJ practice. He has a passion to care for patients with TMJ disorders and strives to alleviate TMJ ailments in his practice.

One of Dr. Betita’s strongest qualities is his desire to serve.  In 2009, he founded and currently directs a nonprofit organization called Pillars Foundation with the mission to bring dental services, medical services and education to communities throughout the world.  He has led many missions to various countries in Latin America and changed the lives of thousands of women, children and infants.  The procedures performed range from oral hygiene and instruction to corrective jaw surgeries and cleft lip and palate surgeries.

Dr. Betita is married to his wonderful wife, Emily. They have 4 beautiful children who keep them very busy with activities. His family enjoys playing sports together and being active in the community. The Betita’s love adventuring in nature and meeting new friends.

Dr. Betita is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Pillars Foundation, Inc.

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Volunteer Services

  • Healing the Children: Colombia Cleft Lip & Palate – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Pacific School of Dentistry Study Club – Mentor
  • Cuzco Peru Dental Mission 2009, 2010, 2011 – Executive Director
  • Charity Anywhere Foundation, Ecuador – Dental Care Provider
Dr. Tim Betita
dr batita discussing dental procedure with patient Dana Point CA

Education

University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, TX 
Chief Resident of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 
   -Anesthesiology and General Surgery 
   -Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 
   -Medical Doctor 
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry – San Francisco, CA
Doctor of Dental Surgery 
Brigham Young University – Provo, UT
Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies

Advanced Certification

California Dental License California Medical Licens
Utah Dental License
Washington Dental License
Texas Dental Licens
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)
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Education

University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, TX 
Chief Resident of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 
   -Anesthesiology and General Surgery 
   -Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 
   -Medical Doctor 
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry – San Francisco, CA
Doctor of Dental Surgery 
Brigham Young University – Provo, UT
Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies

Advanced Certification

California Dental License California Medical Licens
Utah Dental License
Washington Dental License
Texas Dental Licens
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)
Dr. Betita works with a patient - Niguel Coast Oral & Facial Surgery

Leadership and Honors

Resident Organization of AAOMS – Program Liaison for UTHSCSA
Facilitator – Latter-day Saint Employment Resource Services, Nicaragua
Zone Leader – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Spanish Speaking – Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission  
Tau Kappa Omega Dental Honor Society at Pacific School of Dentistry
Dean’s List at BYU, CCC, MHCC

During dental school, Dr. Betita founded and is the CEO of a non-profit organization called Pillars Foundation. Based out of San Francisco, the organization is designed to bring dental care to poor communities both domestically and internationally. Dr. Betita has used the Pillars Foundation to lead several medical and dental excursions to various remote locations in Latin America where there is little to no access to healthcare.
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Leadership and Honors

Resident Organization of AAOMS – Program Liaison for UTHSCSA
Facilitator – Latter-day Saint Employment Resource Services, Nicaragua
Zone Leader – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Spanish Speaking – Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission  
Tau Kappa Omega Dental Honor Society at Pacific School of Dentistry
Dean’s List at BYU, CCC, MHCC

During dental school, Dr. Betita founded and is the CEO of a non-profit organization called Pillars Foundation. Based out of San Francisco, the organization is designed to bring dental care to poor communities both domestically and internationally. Dr. Betita has used the Pillars Foundation to lead several medical and dental excursions to various remote locations in Latin America where there is little to no access to healthcare.
Dr. Betita Niguel Coast Oral & Facial Surgery

Expertise

Over 10 years experience and expertise in
- Full Arch Dental Implants
- All aspects of TMJ Treament
- Jaw Surgery
- Facial Reconstruction
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Expertise

Over 10 years experience and expertise in
- Full Arch Dental Implants
- All aspects of TMJ Treament
- Jaw Surgery
- Facial Reconstruction

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