About Our Team
The mission of the Dental Wellness Center is to teach its patients about the unique nature of their oral status through a co-learning process between doctor and patient that empowers them to make informed choices regarding its future. Health is not a commodity that can be dispensed – it is the result of a dual commitment between the doctor and patient based on transparency and trust developed along a diagnostic path of co-discovery, resulting in patient confidence through the knowledge acquired therein.
About Dr. McBride
Over 35 Years of Holistic Dentistry Experience
Robert P. McBride, D.D.S., has been practicing dentistry in Long Beach, California for over 40 years and has achieved a level of expertise that few dentists in the U.S. can claim. He is a health-centered dentist who is dedicated to building trustful relationships with each patient. His holistic practice maintains personalized attention and individual diagnostic time that allow patients to understand their dental problems and become participants in their own health care.
Dr. McBride received his Bachelor of Science from UCLA and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from The College of Physicians and Surgeons of The University of The Pacific. He is a member of an elite group of dentists who have achieved Fellowship and Master status with the Academy of General Dentistry, which reflects his ongoing commitment to provide quality care through continuing education. He is one of just over 300 dentists worldwide who have been accredited in all four training levels in Orognathic Bioesthetics. While these recognitions illustrate Dr. McBride’s dedication to providing the best that dentistry has to offer, he also has achieved numerous other merits in the field of dentistry.
“If you truly want a dentist who will take the time to get to know you, to listen to your needs and help you to make informed choices about your dental future, and who has a dedicated staff that provides excellent personal service, then our practice is the place for you.”
~Robert P. McBride, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Leanne Sabo, Administrator
Read the Story Behind my Smile
I am enjoying my position as the Administrator for the practice. My job is to introduce the Dental Wellness Center to the community. It is easy to promote my father, Robert McBride, because I believe that he is the most talented, professional, and caring holistic dentist you will find anywhere. He is extremely dedicated to his clients and believes that education is the key to offering total wellness. He has mastered dentistry and loves what he does. One of his favorite sayings is: “When your purpose becomes defined, your work becomes a recreational activity.”
I graduated from Cal State University of Long Beach with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. I have worked with Dr. McBride throughout the past 20 years and truly appreciate just how special this office is.
I am proud to have two sons, Sean and Derek. I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy running and the outdoors.
Rachel Braak, Dental Assistant
My name is Rachel and I am a Dental Assistant. I recently graduated from UEI college and began working for Dr. McBride December 2013. It is an honor and a privilege to be part of such a wonderful team where the patients care is top priority. Everyone here is extremely caring and genuine. What I love most here at the Dental Wellness Center is it’s not just about “fixing teeth” but also about building a relationship with the patient and providing them the knowledge and tools to achieve and maintain good health. It’s important to not just address what’s wrong but also the causes. In addition it’s also important to establish trust and honesty with the dental office. In my previous experiences I have seen some dental offices treat their patients as just a profit and not as a person. Their focus was to do the bare minimum to fix what’s wrong and then the patient ended up dissatisfied. After seeing this I wanted to become a dental assistant so I could help patients have a better experience and get better care. I feel very lucky to be at the Dental Wellness Center where they truly care about the patients.
When I am not at work I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy watching movies, going to the beach and spending time outdoors. Since I do not have that much experience yet I try to learn as much as I can from everyone and it is my personal goal to make sure every patient is happy and has a good experience.
Janell Leanillo, Registered Dental Hygienist
It is my great pleasure to introduce myself to you as The Dental Wellness Center’s Registered Dental Hygienist, Janell Leanillo. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree at West Coast University in 2011 and Master in Public Health Degree in January 2018. I have been practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2011 and have been with the Dental Wellness Center team since June of 2014. I love being an educator and promoter on oral health. My dedication and passion for oral health has encouraged me to follow the path into public health where I desire to deliver oral health education, prevention and dental hygiene services for those in need. I take pride in my profession in providing my patients with the trust, confidence and care they need towards optimal oral and overall health. Since joining the Dental Wellness staff, I am very privileged to share the same beliefs in holistic dentistry where we recognize the importance of the oral-systemic connection. I hope to further develop a health centered, professional and dedicated relationship with each patient.
I was born in Los Angeles and raised in Bellflower, California. Dentistry has been part of my life since I was born. My mother, father and late maternal grandmother were foreign dentists in the Philippines. My father introduced me to dental hygiene where I fell in love with the field. I am one of four daughters, no brothers, and the only daughter who pursued dentistry.
Outside of work, I love to spend quality family time with my loved ones, especially with my daughter, Jazaleia. She is my pride and joy and keeps me busy with all of her extracurricular activities. I enjoy cooking, traveling and staying healthy!
I am very honored to be part of such a passionate dental family and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!
Julie Marshall, RDA
Hi! My name is Julie and I have been a Registered Dental Assistant for twenty years. In my search to join a new team, I got very discouraged to find that most dentists are mainly about quantity not quality. They do not strive to build trust in their relationship with each patient. It is very different at the Dental Wellness Center. Dr. McBride is all about quality dentistry and he builds trust with his patients. The team’s goal is to educate patients about their oral conditions. I have truly been blessed to find Dr. McBride and to join his team. Since I am new, I am very excited to learn about his holistic approach to dentistry and bioesthetics.
I am very family oriented and I believe my children are my two biggest accomplishments. They mean the world to me! I spend my leisure time watching my daughter play soccer and performing gymnastics, and my son always keeps me entertained. I also enjoy the great outdoors and growing my own fruits and vegetables. I look forward to my future at the Dental Wellness Center.