Will and Taylor Grella

Dentist in Long Beach, CA

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Our dental hygienists, dental assistants, office administrator, and chief dentist share the same compassion for patients. Visit us soon in Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Will

Dr Will Grella DDS

Dr. Will Grella grew up in the San Diego area. His practice philosophy has been heavily influenced by his grandfather, who was a dentist for 40 years and always followed the Golden Rule: He never recommended dental treatments to patients that he wouldn’t believe in recommending for himself, and Dr. Grella upholds this same standard at his practice

Dr. Grella graduated summa cum laude from UCLA and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the UCLA School of Dentistry. His father was a Navy man and his grandfather was a Marine, so following in the military tradition of his family, Dr. Grella joined the Navy Dental Corps upon finishing dental school. He went to Officer’s School in Newport, Rhode Island and then completed a one-year residency at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton.

After four years treating Marines in Yuma, Arizona, Dr. Grella resigned from active duty and moved back to Long Beach, CA where he originally met his wife, Taylor, and realized his goal of running a local, private practice. They have been married for 11 years and they have a son Grayson.

Dr. Grella is dedicated to providing high-integrity dental care and an exceptional patient experience. To ensure that his patients receive state-of-the-art care, he regularly pursues continuing education and engages with leaders in the field. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Harbor Dental Society.

In his free time, Dr. Grella enjoys swimming, cycling, watching movies, going to sporting events and reading. You can also often find him trying the great food and craft beer around the city. He also enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr. Grella is honored to have the trust and confidence of his patients as he works with them to achieve healthy smiles for their lifetimes.

 

Dr. Will Grella grew up in the San Diego area. His practice philosophy has been heavily influenced by his grandfather, who was a dentist for 40 years and always followed the Golden Rule: He never recommended dental treatments to patients that he wouldn’t believe in recommending for himself, and Dr. Grella upholds this same standard at his practice

Dr. Grella graduated summa cum laude from UCLA and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the UCLA School of Dentistry. His father was a Navy man and his grandfather was a Marine, so following in the military tradition of his family, Dr. Grella joined the Navy Dental Corps upon finishing dental school. He went to Officer’s School in Newport, Rhode Island and then completed a one-year residency at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton.

After four years treating Marines in Yuma, Arizona, Dr. Grella resigned from active duty and moved back to Long Beach, where he met his wife, Taylor, and realized his goal of running a local, private practice.

Dr. Grella is dedicated to providing high-integrity dental care and an exceptional patient experience. To ensure that his patients receive state-of-the-art care, he regularly pursues continuing education and engages with leaders in the field. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Harbor Dental Society.

In his free time, Dr. Grella enjoys swimming, cycling, watching movies, going to sporting events and reading. You can also often find him trying the great food and craft beer around the city.

Dr. Grella is honored to have the trust and confidence of his patients as he works with them to achieve healthy smiles for their lifetimes.

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, B. A. History, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member of the California Dental Association
  • Member of the Harbor Dental Society
  • Member of the American Dental Association
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OFFICE HOURS

Mon
8:00am-5:00pm
Tue
8:00am-5:00pm
Wed
8:00am-5:00pm
Thu
8:00am-5:00pm
Fri
8:00am-2:00pm
Sat
8:00am-2:00pm
Sun
Closed

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A dentist is a physician whose practice specializes in the care and treatment of the mouth, teeth, gums and related areas. Some studies have shown that diseases relating to the teeth and gums may be indicators of some health issues. The health of the mouth is important to the overall health of the body, and a dentist will encourage and assist patients in maintaining a healthy mouth with regular check-ups and cleaning. A dentist performs many important duties in the maintenance of oral health. Regular check-ups are essential for patients’ oral health.

In addition to check-ups, dentistry involves basic procedures that can be performed in general dental offices and clinics. Such procedures might include filling, extracting, cleaning, and polishing teeth. A dentist will encourage patients to practice good dental care by brushing and flossing daily, and getting professional teeth cleanings two or three times a year. The benefit of exercising good dental hygiene is the prevention of cavities and other tooth and gum diseases. Within dentistry, there are specializations that require additional formal education and training.