"Through hard work and high scholarship, I achieved my dream since the age of 12 to become a dentist serving the needs of people who became patients who became friends. For 38 years in private practice I have let the Golden Rule drive my treatment decisions and recommendations, supported by the best of the wonderful technical advances Dentistry has to offer patients. The “team approach” of working with various medical and dental specialists, each of whom can provide the most objective and most skillful treatment within their areas of expertise, is the key to achieving the best outcome for patients and the greatest satisfaction for the doctor. I feel very fortunate to be able to continue my passion for providing optimal care for patients in a fully upgraded, technologically advanced dental office that feels like home." - Dr. Weaver
John S. Weaver, DDS
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Weaver did not follow his multi generational family’s tradition of studying engineering at Stanford. Instead, intrigued by dentistry during his orthodontic treatment at the age of 12, Dr. Weaver decided he wanted to be a dentist. Leaving the Bay Area for the University of Washington’s well known pre-dental curriculum, he graduated in 1974 Magna Cum Laude with at BA in Zoology. Then entering the University of Washington Dental School, Dr. Weaver graduated with Honors in Dentistry, 5th in his class of 94 students, in 1978 when the UW Dental School was voted #1 in the country. Fortunate to win a 5th year of experience and training, he was chosen for a competitive General Practice Residency at Long Beach Veteran’s Hospital treating the dental and medical needs of military Veterans, young and old. Touched at an early age by boating with his Uncle in the San Juan Islands, Dr. Weaver returned to the Northwest in 1979 and settled near his wife’s family in Olympia where he practiced General and Family Dentistry for over 33 years.
Instilled by great parents, education was a passion from an early age. Dr. Weaver graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palo Alto High School next to Stanford University and carried his love of learning into his collegiate and dental school training. He was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship Society for his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington and also won election into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honorary Society for his success during his Dental School studies on the same campus. Fascinated by the detail involved, he was honored for his studies in Endodontics with the American Association of Endodontics’ senior award for the highest achievement in his graduating class. Dr. Weaver has served as past president and secretary of the Thurston-Mason Dental Society. This year he was awarded lifetime membership in the American Dental Association.
Dr. Weaver retired from full time dental practice at the beginning of 2013 for some needed time with family. By the end of 2013 his love for Dentistry led him to return to practice to pursue other areas of special interest in patient care and the advancements in restorative dentistry. His dedication in staying current with the ongoing educational needs surrounding the amazing technical advances unfolding for dental patients not only serves his patient’s best interests, but also serves to feed the passion for Dentistry that Dr. Weaver kindled when he was 12 years old. He is a past member of the Spear South Sound Study Club, for the continued advancement of excellent cosmetic restorations. He is now pursuing mastery of Solea Dental Laser procedures, a revolutionary new way of performing dental procedures without needles, noise, numbness or pain.
Dr. Weaver and his wife Marcia have 2 children. Kristen is a charter high school teacher working with gifted as well as challenged students in North San Diego County; she loves what she does. Sean lives in Nashville pursuing his lifelong dream with the guitar, from Chet Atkins to Rock n Roll, Blues, Country and Folk. His guitar skills are beyond compare. Besides Dentistry, the Northwest offers the Weaver’s the best of his other passion, “gunkhole” boating. Their second home is the restored 28 year old powerboat “Katie Jane” on which you can often find them enjoying life, now with new puppy, Gus.
Over his years serving Olympia, Dr. Weaver has performed community outreach with the Squaxin Tribe, Olympia Union Gospel Mission, Thurston County Jail, and the Smile Mobile. In additon, he serves on the board of South Sound Bank.