Facial Profiling?

Oral Health Goes Well Beyond Healthy Teeth. The Face is the “Bearer of Identity, Character, Intelligence, and Beauty”.

According to a report from the Surgeon General in 2000[1], oral health goes well beyond healthy teeth; including but not limited to being free of chronic jaw-facial pain, oral cancers, and a long list of additional ailments. The document goes on to stress the universal importance of the face as the “bearer of identity, character, intelligence and beauty.” In addition to the pure aesthetics of the face, there is scientific literature that supports the assertion that people who suffer from facial disharmony (a facial structure that is out of proportion) experience increased medical problems and appear to age more rapidly.

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What Is An Oral Surgeon and Why Would I Need To See One?

What Does It Take To Be An Oral Surgeon?

Sometimes we forget what our doctors and care providers went through to become highly trained professionals. While we see them as the caring individuals who “magically” know about our problems and how to fix them, we don’t know all that went into making them specialists. Let’s learn about oral surgeons and what it takes to become one. After understanding the nature of the specialty, it’s helpful to review the kinds of problems treated by an oral surgeon.

Oral surgeons, also known as maxillofacial surgeons, are true surgical specialists in the general field of dentistry. After completing four (4) years of dental school, oral surgeons must undergo a demanding hospital-based maxillofacial residency, lasting a minimum …

A Teenage Jaw Surgery Patient “Likes” Herself While Using Social Media To Share Her Experience

“Social networks aren’t about Web sites. They’re about experiences.” – Mike DiLorenzo

Rosa Posa, a beautiful teenage girl, received corrective jaw surgery before the Christmas holiday.  Before the surgery, she was self conscious about her underbite. On social media – Facebook, YouTube, and her blog – she shared how she was unhappy in how she looked in photos.  After making the decision to receive corrective jaw surgery to correct her underbite, Rosa decided to share her corrective jaw surgery experience by creating a blog called

Rosa, like most young people her age, communicates openly and frequently about what’s she’s feeling on any given day. She uses social media to share her thoughts and experiences. She even created her own logo on her site:

80% of internet users look online for …

Dental Heroes: A Conversation With Dr. McGann

Dr. Grant McGann is Featured as a Dental Hero by is a leading source of dental news and education. The site features a Dental Heroes section highlighting dental providers that are making a difference in the world by giving generously of their time and talents.

Dr. McGann was featured as a Dental Hero for his volunteer efforts at Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. Fresh Start is a San Diego organization that provides medical treatments to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured infants, children, and teens with a physical deformity due to birth defect, disease, accident, or abuse. Its medical program includes reconstructive surgeries, laser clinics, speech therapy clinics, and dental clinics. Enjoy this video highlighting their work.

To read the Dental Heroes: A Conversation with Dr. McGann interview –>> click …

Expert Tips on How to Overcome Your Oral Surgery and Dentistry Fears

An estimated 20% of Americans experience enough anxiety that they will go the dentist only when absolutely necessary.


Peter Milgrom, DDS, Director of the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington and author of Treating Fearful Dental Patients shares tips to help you overcome your fear of the oral surgery and dental chair.

The ‘Root’ Causes

Here are the primary fears for patients that can cause them to delay or avoid seeking preventative and emergency dental care:

2/3 of patients relate their fear to a bad experience in the dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office. 1/3 of patients have various mood or anxiety disorders, substance abuse, or post-traumatic stress, victims of domestic violence, and victims of childhood abuse.


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SEVENTEEN Magazine Interviews Dr. McGann


Seventeen Magazine Spotlight on San Diego Interviews Dr. Grant McGann!

The ever-popular SEVENTEEN Magazine interviewed Dr. McGann and discussed how corrective jaw surgery can transform the quality of life in young people. Some of the questions asked and answered:

What exactly is jaw surgery? What are the benefits? Is it expensive? Is it considered plastic surgery? Am I too young for this procedure? Surgery sounds scary…is it?


You can read Dr. McGann’s interview below (click on the full screen arrows on the bottom right):

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You can also Click Here to go directly to the slideshare webpage.