Welcome to The Dental Wellness Center in Long Beach
I started this website in 1989 and have written all of 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. The fundamental purpose of the Dental Wellness Center is patient advocacy; a mission of educating patients about the unique nature of their oral system and empowering them to make informed decisions about their dental future.
My holistic approach involves a discovery process wherein both the dentist and patient discover and understand the cause(s) that bring on the need for the dental treatment, both for the sake of the health of the mouth and the rest of the body as well. I take the time to educate my patients about the causes of their dental problems. 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, it all starts out with this shared learning experience.
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 the information that they may be searching for on their road to optimum oral health, function and appearance.
Meet Dr. McBride
Over 35 Years of Holistic Dentistry Experience
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.