Dr. Joseph Levingston

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Dr. Joseph Levingston

Dr. Levingston grew up in Orange County, California. He earned his Bachelor
of Arts degree in Biological sciences from California State University,
Fullerton, and went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the UCLA
School of Dentistry.

After 28 years of providing gentle, quality dental care in Laguna Beach, CA,
Dr. Levingston and his wife, Lisa, followed their two sons to the sunny and
beautiful valley of the sun! He brings with him extensive experience in the
areas of dental implants, cosmetic and family dentistry. Most of all, Dr.
Levingston enjoys the providing personal attention to his patients, and
considers them his dental family.

Dr. Levingston enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and gardening, as well as
attending sporting events, especially baseball games. He is a lifelong Angels
fan, and spent many weekends in the valley attending spring training games.

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