About A. Gavin McClure, DDS

I grew up in a household where fixing things was a sport. Broken objects that most people would discard were, for my father, a source of great amusement and satisfaction when cleverly restored to function. Naturally, I was co-opted into this practice and, with time, began to appreciate the fruits that patience, concentration and manual dexterity could bear. Fast forward to the present day and I still really enjoy problem solving and fixing things, both prerequisites for the technical side of dental practice. In 1985 I graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and then in 1990 matriculated with honors from the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. For the next four years I worked in public health at the Sacramento Urban Indian Health Project while maintaining a part time associate position in a private practice in Davis, California. In 1994, suffering from one too many sweltering Sacramento summers and topographical boredom, I relocated to beautiful Santa Cruz. Married and with a grown son, I count my blessings daily that I am able to work where I live in this beautiful place with clean air, a dynamic downtown and an interesting, ever evolving community. My practice philosophy revolves around attentiveness to the needs of our patients. From this understanding develops the foundation for the trust and confidence necessary to provide service with integrity and satisfaction. I am committed to lifelong professional education and application of sound science to bring the best that modern dentistry has to offer to my daily clinical practice. I am a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Monterey Bay Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

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Guard Those Gums

More than half of adult Americans have gum disease. Poor nutrition caused much of it, with neglect contributing

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