San Marcos Orthodontics

Jonathan Albaugh, DMD

Dr. Albaugh grew up in the small town of Meadville, Pennsylvania. He dreamed about being an orthodontist after he had braces at 10 years old. He remembers how embarrassing it was to smile with a large gap between his front teeth, and how much more confident he felt with straight teeth. He also remembers his parents sacrificing the brand-new couch they wanted for years so they could pay for his treatment.

Dr. Albaugh appreciates the impact braces can have on a child as well as the strain on a family’s finances, so he believes in affordable financing so money never stands in the way of your child’s treatment.


Education & Experience

Dr. Albaugh spent four years at Allegheny College, studying economics. Next, Dr. Albaugh pursued a Doctorate Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

While attending Tufts University, Dr. Albaugh was inducted into the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity and served as president, vice president, and treasurer.

Dr. Albaugh graduated from Tufts University in 2008, then completed a one-year general dentistry residency with Lutheran Medical Center at a health center in Boston, Massachusetts. He then worked at multiple private practices for three years and was a clinical instructor at Boston University before starting his orthodontic residency at Roseman University in Henderson, Nevada.

This experience as a general dentist has given Dr. Albaugh a more comprehensive approach when treating his patients. This means he monitors cavities, the health of your gums and teeth, and wisdom teeth. He understands the challenges general dentists face, and will align your teeth for them so you can have the best esthetic result.

In 2014, Dr. Albaugh achieved his goal of becoming an orthodontist by completing his specialty certificate in orthodontics from Roseman University of Health sciences.

He completed an MBA at the same time and passed the written portion of the American Board of Orthodontics examination.

In 2020, Dr. Albaugh opened The Smile Patio to give patients in the Vista area healthy, beautiful smiles.

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Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics
  • San Diego County Dental Society

Outside of the Office

Dr. Albaugh loves exploring all the beaches in San Diego and spending time in Balboa Park. To stay active, he enjoys going to the gym, kayaking, and ice skating.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, reading, and taking care of his Shitzu and Siamese cat.


We look forward to serving you in Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, and the surrounding communities! Call today for a free consultation!