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Long Beach Dentist Dr. McBride
The mission of the Dental Wellness Center is to teach its patients about the unique nature of their oral status through a co-learning process between doctor and patient that empowers them to make informed choices regarding its future. Health is not a commodity that can be dispensed – it is the result of a dual commitment between the doctor and patient based on transparency and trust developed along a diagnostic path of co-discovery, resulting in patient confidence through the knowledge acquired therein.
About Dr. McBride
Holistic Dentistry Expert for over 35 Years
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.
“If you truly want a dentist who will take the time to get to know you, to listen to your needs and help you to make informed choices about your dental future, and who has a dedicated staff that provides excellent personal service, then our practice is the place for you.”
~Robert P. McBride, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
I am enjoying my position as the Education and Marketing Director. My job is to introduce the Dental Wellness Center to the community. It is easy to promote my father, Robert McBride, because I believe that he is the most talented, professional, and caring holistic dentist you will find anywhere. He is extremely dedicated to his clients and believes that education is the key to offering total wellness. He has mastered dentistry and loves what he does. One of his favorite sayings is: “When your purpose becomes defined, your work becomes a recreational activity.”
I graduated from Cal State University of Long Beach with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. I have worked with Dr. McBride throughout the past 20 years and truly appreciate just how special this office is.
My husband Rudy and I have two sons, Sean and Derek. I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy running and the outdoors.
Hello, my name is Gina Widmer, a Registered Dental Assistant. I'm Dr. McBride's chair side assistant and back office coordinator here at the Dental Wellness Center. I've had experience in dentistry for 12 years and now that I've found Dr. McBride I feel I'll be practicing for many more years to come. I was born in Seattle, WA. and raised in Utah. I recently moved back to Orange County from Seattle and I have background in teaching, clinical hypnotherapy, art therapy and counseling. I feel so blessed to have found a dentist to work with that has the same set of beliefs in providing excellent patient education and care with a holistic approach.
I journeyed into dentistry through my own dental experiences as a child into adulthood. Having many bad experiences at the dentist, I decided I wanted to make sure patients had a positive experience and the best care in the dental office. I made the decision to change careers and I went to dental school, graduating in summer of 2001. I feel fortunate to have relocated to an exceptional office and part of a great team that provides excellent patient care.
During my time away from the office I enjoy tennis, camping- hiking, golf, skiing, roller blading and bike rides at the beach. I also design clothing, enjoy traveling and spending time with family in Utah and Oregon.
I look forward to meeting you and providing you with the best care and experience in our office.
Rachel Braak, Dental Assistant
My name is Rachel and I am a Dental Assistant. I recently graduated from UEI college and began working for Dr. McBride December 2013. It is an honor and a privilege to be part of such a wonderful team where the patients care is top priority. Everyone here is extremely caring and genuine. What I love most here at the Dental Wellness Center is it's not just about "fixing teeth" but also about building a relationship with the patient and providing them the knowledge and tools to achieve and maintain good health. It's important to not just address what's wrong but also the causes. In addition it's also important to establish trust and honesty with the dental office.
In my previous experiences I have seen some dental offices treat their patients as just a profit and not as a person. Their focus was to do the bare minimum to fix what's wrong and then the patient ended up dissatisfied. After seeing this I wanted to become a dental assistant so I could help patients have a better experience and get better care. I feel very lucky to be at the Dental Wellness Center where they truly care about the patients.
When I am not at work I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy watching movies, going to the beach and spending time outdoors. Since I do not have that much experience yet I try to learn as much as I can from everyone and it is my personal goal to make sure every patient is happy and has a good experience.
It is my great pleasure to introduce myself to you as The Dental Wellness Center’s dental hygienist, Janell Leanillo. Your previous dental hygienist, Valeria Moran and I went to dental hygiene school together where we became great friends. I was referred by Valeria and became fortunate enough to fill her position as your new Registered Dental Hygienist. I take pride in my profession in providing my patients with the trust, confidence and care they need towards optimal oral and overall health. Since joining the Dental Wellness staff, I am very privileged to share the same beliefs in dentistry where we recognize the importance of the oral-systemic connection. I hope to further develop a health centered, professional and dedicated relationship with each patient.
I was born in LA, raised in Bellflower, CA and now currently reside in Lakewood, CA. After high school, I attended Cypress City College for my under graduate work. I then transferred to West Coast University and attained my Bachelor in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, having graduated in August of 2011. The whole experience was overwhelming, but was worth every obstacle! Dentistry has been part of my life since I was born. My mother, father and late maternal grandmother were foreign dentists in the Philippines. My father introduced me to dental hygiene where I fell in love with the field. I am one of four daughters, no brothers, and the sibling who pursued dentistry.
Outside of work, I love to spend quality family time with my loved ones especially my 7 year old daughter Jazaleia. She is my pride and joy and keeps her mother busy with all of her extracurricular activities. I enjoy cooking, crafting, and staying healthy!
I am very honored to be part of such a passionate dental family and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!
Cindy L. Endres, MBA
Hello! My name is Cindy and I am the bookkeeper here at the Dental Wellness Center. Itpleases me to be able to share with you why I feel so dedicated to Dr. McBride and the staff.Previously I was the owner of a publishing house for a medical trade journal in the areas of aesthetics and wellness. Working with physicians and seeing the different philosophies they shared in treating their patients, I was thrusted forward in a journey of learning to help those doctors care for their patients in a more preventative way rather than the rudimentary way of continually fighting the dis-ease they had. The wellness topics in my journal allowed physicians to see the benefits of a holistic approach (mind, body and spirit).
Joining the staff at the Dental Wellness Center gave me purpose in many ways. By using my knowledge of business operations and finances, I could also be involved with a group of caring individuals that truly understand the meaning and usefulness of a holistic approach and apply it to their daily practices with patients. It is very rewarding to see so many lives change before us! Being a part of this synergistic approach to oral health care with these amazing and capable individuals allowed me to thrive personally and professionally. I look forward to seeing you at the Dental Wellness Center. Stop by my office and say hello. I can’t wait to see your beautiful smile.
At home, I enjoy cooking, photography, the beach, time with my boyfriend and my children. I am a huge pet lover and have rescued 3 dogs over the past fifteen years. Our newest pet is a sweet dog named Willow. I have a great thirst for travel and have been all over the world seeking out a variety of culture, art and foods. Wine tasting is another great love of mine. Recently I have begun taking up golf again and am thoroughly enjoying the beautiful courses Southern California has to offer.
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