The Dental Specialists continues to be committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our patients and employees. Like so many others, we are closely monitoring developments and information pertaining to the emergence of the CoV-2 virus, commonly referred to as COVID-19 or “coronavirus.”
As a dental healthcare provider, we have, and will continue to, disinfect and sanitize our offices based on the highest level of infection control for all communicable diseases, including COVID-19. We have made adjustments to address frequently touched services such as removing shared pens and magazines from our reception areas and ensuring that hand sanitizer is readily available. We have asked patients and employees to refrain from entering our offices if they are experiencing influenza-like illnesses or present a risk to others. Employees are screened daily. We ask that you wear a mask. We will limit entry to only patients and one guardian if the patient is a minor. We ask that you notify our office if you have a positive COVID test within 2 days of being in our office. All of our staff have twice daily temperature and symptom checks. We will continue to ensure that those who visit and work in our offices are healthy.
Thank you for being part of the Dental Specialist’s family. We will continue to be vigilant as additional information becomes available and will communicate via Facebook and our web page. We value you and your safety and wish you continued good health.
– Do not enter our office if you have been recently ill or exposed to COVID-19. Please let us know if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of any appointment.
– Minimize the number of people you bring to our office. You may be asked to wait in your vehicle prior to your appointment.
– Please, wear a mask while in our office.
We have two different types of surgical specialists under one roof to serve you best! We are a dental surgical specialty practice with both an oral & maxillofacial surgeon and a periodontal plastic surgeon. Usually the two specialties are separate but we are bringing them together to optimize your care. Dr. McNeill is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has graduated from both dental school and medical school. He has been in practice since 2004 in the state of Texas. Dr. Briggs is a board eligible periodontal surgeon who specializes in oral surgery such as gum grafts, microsurgery around teeth, removal of teeth and placing dental implants. She is currently also enrolled in an Integrative Medicine fellowship with the University of Arizona School of Medicine in order to serve her patients in a more global way.
These photos show Drs. McNeill and Briggs on a dental mission trip in Guatemala where he had the chance to work with other doctors and dental students from across Texas to help the people of that beautiful country! This was actually how the doctors decided to join in practice together after working together during that week!
Dr. McNeill received an appointment to the Texas State Dental Board of Examiners by the Governor of Texas. He was intimately involved in the process of re-opening dental offices in the state of Texas. During 2016, Dr. McNeill was honored to be selected to a Blue Ribbon Panel by the state dental board that looked at specific issues involving patient safety as is relates to dental sedation in dental offices throughout the state. It was certainly an honor and a privilege for Dr. McNeill to be part of this important work and he considers it an honor and a privilege to serve.
Dr. McNeill had the privilege of speaking as his class representative for over 100 physicians at his recent graduation from his fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona School of Medicine. You may recognize the gentleman with the white beard. That is Dr. Andrew Weil, the Harvard trained physician who is known as the father of integrative medicine. You may have seen him on Oprah or in Prevention Magazine. Click on this link to find out more about Integrative Medicine
Dr. McNeill and his family have also been busy with various mission trips recently. They travelled to Costa Rica to help build a medical clinic and to northern Nicaragua to help teach English and build homes for those in need. It was an eye opening experience for the entire family. Feel free to ask Dr. McNeill how to best treat a stingray sting. Trust us, he knows from experience!
Closer to home Dr. McNeill and his staff participate as volunteers with the Texas Missions of Mercy that recently provided dental treatment to veterans.
Did you know?
Dr. McNeill is a featured national speaker on dental implant therapy. He recently spoke at the annual session for the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry on the topic of advances in dental implant therapy. He also speaks on the topics of sedation safety, management of emergencies in the dental office and patient and provider optimization.
Thank you to everyone who helped up with our fundraiser for the Hope Clinic! We were able to raise $7900 for this great group. This is a clinic that offers medical care to the working poor in our community. Find out more at: http://www.hopeclinic-garland.org/
Oral Surgery, Garland & Dallas Texas
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Robert G. McNeill, DDS, MD, Garland and Dallas, Texas, practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and performs a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.
Call us at The Dental Specialists - Oral surgery, Periodontal and Dental Implant surgery Phone Number 972-272-8571 to schedule an appointment at either office.
Dental Implants in Garland & Dallas, Texas
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Garland or Dallas, Texas at The Dental Specialists - Oral surgery, Periodontal and Dental Implant surgery Phone Number 972-272-8571.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.