Patients are motivated to see a dentist for a variety of reasons. I started this website in 1989 and have written all its articles in order to have potential new patients learn what differentiates The Dental Wellness Center from other dental practices. I envisioned its development as an opportunity to express what I have learned over time and how I take interested patients on a road to optimum oral health.
My professional postgraduate learning adventure has taught me that the teeth and gums are only isolated elements of a vast network comprising the oral system that lies within other bodily systems, each influencing the other. Traditional dentistry mainly concerns itself with teeth cleanings, dental repair and cosmetic treatments that basically address the results of dental disease and dysfunction. I take the time to educate my patients about the causes of their dental problems wherein a relationship is developed and we become partners in health as goals are established through a process that creates mutual discovery and trust. Whether one's needs or desires have to do with the development of teeth and gum (periodontal) health, diagnosis and treatment of TMJ related migraines, balance problems (vertigo), head and neck discomfort, safe mercury removal or the development of teeth with natural smiles that defy detection of having been treated, it all starts out with a priceless shared learning experience between me and my patient.
I am very passionate about my practice purpose and have discovered that for long-term oral health to evolve, there needs to be a matched interest between the dentist and patient for this learning process to occur. This website was designed with the above in mind to give potential new patients who have a high interest in learning, information that they may be searching for on their road to optimum oral health, function and appearance, and to save time for those who do not.
The Purpose of the Dental Wellness Center is to educate its patients to such a degree that they understand the basis of their oral condition and thusly become confident in making their own decisions regarding its future.
Dr. Robert McBride, D.D.S., has been practicing dentistry in Long Beach, California for over 35 years and has achieved a level of expertise that few dentists in the U.S. can claim. He is a health-centered dentist who is dedicated to building trustful relationships with each patient. His holistic practice maintains personalized attention and individual diagnostic time that allow patients to understand their dental problems and become participants in their own health care.
Dr. McBride received his Bachelor of Science from UCLA and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from The College of Physicians and Surgeons of The University of The Pacific. He is a member of an elite group of dentists who have achieved Fellowship and Master status with the Academy of General Dentistry, which reflects his ongoing commitment to provide quality care through continuing education. He is one of just over 300 dentists worldwide who have been accredited in all four training levels in Orognathic Bioesthetics. While these recognitions illustrate Dr. McBride’s dedication to providing the best that dentistry has to offer, he also has achieved numerous other merits in the field of dentistry.