McGann Facial Design Workshop — Grow Your Dental Practice!

Growing Your Practice…It’s Easier Than You Think!

On the evening of May 9th, Dr. Grant McGann and the staff at McGann Facial Design are hosting an educational event aimed to help San Diego dentists, orthodontists and their staff grow their practice. Dr. McGann has invited as a guest speaker Mr. Greg Clowminzer, a pioneering business coach with a track record of success in working with dental practices. Mr. Clowminzer is going to speak directly on how growing one’s staff relates to growing the practice.

The free educational event will include dinner and create a venue to share ideas which promote leadership in dentistry. Please see the below flyer for additional information.

Click here to learn more about Coach Greg.

Don’t Risk Your Healthy, Active Lifestyle – Protect Your Face!


Prevention is Key. Wear a Mouthguard!

In San Diego, a healthy, active lifestyle seems to come naturally for most of us. Given our climate and mixed landscapes, people of all ages are regularly outside enjoying everything from a walk to extreme sports.

We wanted to take this opportunity to talk about protecting your face and smile with some simple moves. Why now? It turns out that April is National Facial Protection Month and with the natural increase in activity during the Spring, the timing is perfect. This month is, in part, sponsored by the American Association of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) of which Dr. Grant McGann is a member.

One common tool used to protect against oral injury is a mouthguard. …

Summer Days Are Here Again…Almost.

Summer = Oral Surgery. Right?

The days are getting warmer and longer. This can only mean one thing…summer is almost here and it’s time to have oral surgery. We know, we know. That is what you were expecting to read, but it’s true! Summer is our busiest time of year. Many of our facial design patients schedule their procedures to coincide with their slightly lighter summer work schedule. Add the scores of students returning home in need of wisdom teeth extraction, and McGann Facial Design is busier than usual.

The truth is, that even though we are busier during the long days of summer, summer days are no different than any other day at McGann Facial Design. Why, you may ask? Because we treat every patient with the highest …

Dental Anesthesia – Safety is Paramount

Dental Anesthesia: The Less You Worry, the Easier it Will Be


Recent news of the unfortunate death of a patient undergoing wisdom teeth extraction has put a spotlight on the safety and role of anesthesia in dental procedures. It is helpful to understand the reasons why patients need dental anesthesia. Beyond the obvious need to control and appropriately manage pain associated with procedures, many patients may prefer to have their dental treatments performed under some form of dental sedation or even general anesthesia. These patient groups generally include:

Patients with dental anxiety or dental phobia Patients that are about to undergo extensive and invasive oral surgery (e.g. removal of impacted wisdom teeth) Patients with time constraints, who want their dental treatments to be completed in as less appointments …

The Importance of Continuous Learning

Never Stop Learning!

It’s time for Spring Break! Usually, spring break is a time to take some time off from the rigors of the classroom and learning. However, at McGann Facial Design, we are always pushing ourselves to learn more about becoming the best practice we can be. Why? Our mission is to provide the best oral surgery care and experience to our current and future patients.

Beyond striving to improve our own practice, we like to share our learning experiences with others. As such, we are proud to be hosting an upcoming workshop on May 9th entitled “Growing Your Practice….It’s Easier Than You Think” directed toward dentists, orthodontists, specialists, and their staff. Topics will include: • The 5 myths of running a successful practice • The 3 skills every member of your …

First, Do No Harm ~ Patient Safety ALWAYS Comes First

First, Do No Harm ~ Patient Safety Always Comes First

Healthcare providers are taught that patient safety always comes first. This is what, in part, makes the story of the Tulsa oral surgeon who exposed thousands of patients to HIV and Hepatitis C even more disturbing. According to ABC News, patients were exposed due to poor sterilization practices. While all of the facts of this case remain to be seen, these stories can be unsettling and could make one think twice before having a procedure performed.

At McGann Facial Design, we wanted to take this unfortunate incident to remind all of our current and potential patients that we never compromise on safety.  We follow all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations applicable to our practice. We perform …