John J. Taddey, a La Jolla dentist for 43 years is a New York University Dental School graduate. He practiced dentistry in New York City for 5 years and taught post-graduate dentistry at Montefiore Hospital before hearing the beckoning call from sunny California. He settled in La Jolla in 1974.
John had been chairman of the dental section of Scripps Memorial Hospital and for 15 years was chairman of the TMJ and Facial Pain Conference there. He is also the author of "TMJ: The Self Help Program," a book published nationally and a lecturer on dental topics. John has also been honored as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). John is a member and past trustee of the La Jolla Town Council, and has been co-chairman of the council's business and professional committee. Dr. Taddey's father was a dentist in New York City and two of his daughters have followed in his footsteps. His oldest daughter Tracy, also a dentist, joined him in the La Jolla practice in 1999 and his middle daughter Kristin, a dental hygienist, worked with her dad and sister two days a week before marrying and moving to Virginia.