Joseph G. Schweighardt III, D.M.D.
The Califon Dental Practice was started in 1964 by Dr. John Thomson. Dr. Schweighardt, his son-in-law, joined the practice in 1985. They worked together for many years until Dr. Thomson's retirement in 2006. At this time, Dr. Schweighardt began practicing full time at the Califon location.
Meet Our Team
Joseph (Trip) Schweighardt, DMD
Dr. Joseph "Trip" Schweighardt grew up in Wayne, NJ and, in his early years, was involved in local educational and community programs including PAL sports and the Boy Scouts. He became an Eagle Scout during his sophomore year of high school. After graduating from Newark Academy, Trip completed his B.S. in Biology at Dartmouth College in 1980.
Trip went on to earn his Doctoral of Medical Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1984. He then attended a one year General Practice Residency at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady, NY. In the hospital, the focus was placed in treating medically compromised patients and dental and medical emergencies. He continues to use this knowledge in his practice each day.
Today, Trip continues to update and expand his knowledge with continuing education courses that keep him abreast of the most recent advances in dental education and procedures.
Trip and his wife, Linda, have a daughter, Kristin and a son-in-law, Andy. They also have a son, Joey and daughter-in-law Amanda, plus youngest son Kyle. Trip enjoys spending time in Cape Cod and Disney World and loves talking to patients about Mickey Mouse any time! He is an avid fan of the Yankees, the New York Rangers and Penn State.
Linda Schweighardt - Hygienist
Linda earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. She has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 30 years and loves to be working alongside her husband and at the practice that her father, John Thomson started so many years ago!