Dr. John Acosta


Dr. John Acosta has been in the dental profession since 2001 and loves what he does. It shows in the quality of work he provides and in his caring attitude toward each patient: treating everyone as an old friend or relative, easily making patients laugh, and making sure they are well-educated in the treatments required. This is why patients repeatedly come back to see him. Dr. Acosta is dedicated to all his patients and always tries his best to accommodate them by providing a flexible schedule. He is also Invisalign® certified, providing his patients with the orthodontic care and the beautiful smiles they deserve.

Born in Honolulu, HI, to a father who served in the U.S. Army, Dr. Acosta has had the opportunity to live in many parts of the world, including Guam, Germany, Arizona, and South Korea. His family finally decided to settle near Seattle, WA.

Dr. Acosta lived a majority of his life in Washington. He graduated high school from a small town called Spanaway and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a die-hard Huskies fan and loves to follow most professional sports from the Northwest. He’ll support Bay Area teams, but not over his beloved Seattle teams.

Dr. Acosta decided to get his dental degree from the University of the East in Manila, Philippines. It was an eye-opening experience for him to spend time in the country his parents were born, and he received a lot of hands-on experience. He once heard a fellow dentist say that a dental degree gives you the license to continue learning, and he has followed that idea ever since. He regularly takes continuing education classes to improve his knowledge, and he goes above and beyond by taking two to three times the required amount needed to maintain his dental license. This provides his patients with the latest dental technologies, materials, and techniques and allows him to give all his patients a high standard of dental care.

After finishing college, Dr. Acosta decided to make the big move and try life in California. He packed his little two-seater car with everything he owned and drove the 16-hour drive from Seattle to San Francisco. It’s been 17 years since that move, and he now calls the city of Pacifica his home. The Bay Area is by far the best place he’s lived, probably because he met his wife here. Dr. Acosta is happily married to his wife, Ann Marie, whom he met through a church social group. They have two sons: Soren Quinn, who is growing up to be a sweet, intelligent and kind 12-year old, and Tyler, who is an energetic 8-year old that takes after his dad in so many ways, especially personality. Dr. Acosta loves being a dentist, and aside from being a sports fanatic, he is also a tech and science geek. You’ll be amazed at how much knowledge he keeps in that brain of his. As dedicated as Dr. Acosta is to his profession, he loves being with his family when he is not in the dental office. You will often find the Acosta family walking, biking, or hiking the beaches of Pacifica. Dr. Acosta also enjoys snowboarding, playing basketball, volleyball, and golf. Sometimes you might even see him surfing the waves at Linda Mar Beach.

Dr. Acosta is a proud member of:

  • SMCDS – San Mateo County Dental Society, 2018 President
  • ADA – American Dental Association
  • CDA – California Dental Association
  • DOCS– Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • CEREC Doctors Academy
  • SPEARS Faculty Club
  • AACD – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists