Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Dr. McIntire: It’s all about relationships

Dr. David McIntire DDS.  Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

DR. DAVID MCINTIRE, DDS is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who grew up in El Dorado County and now works in Placerville. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

By
From page MP4 | September 16, 2013 | Leave Comment

For Dr. David McIntire, being an oral and maxillofacial surgeon isn’t only about being a skilled physician — it’s also about relationships.

“One of my professors in school always used to say, ‘Patients don’t care what you know — they want to know you care.’ You can’t fake that you care,” said Dr. McIntire.

In his practice, Dr. McIntire emphasizes showing both his staff and patients that he cares. All of his staff members have been with him for many years, and he and his whole team try to get to know each patient on a personal basis as much as possible.

“Every patient brings their own experience into the office. Most people who walk in the door would rather be somewhere else,” said Dr. McIntire. “I try to really listen to what each patient has to say and find out what their fear is. My goal is for my patients to leave here feeling that their doctor and the staff really care about them and how they do.”

Dr. McIntire grew up in El Dorado County. As a child, he always knew he wanted to go into dentistry. One of his father’s friends was a dentist, and he really enjoyed watching him perform procedures in his office. It wasn’t until he went through rotations in dental school at the University of the Pacific that he thought about specializing in oral surgery.

“I really liked anesthesia and the removal of wisdom teeth. It fascinated me,” said Dr. McIntire. “I realized I had a high aptitude for it, and my professors encouraged me to go into it. So I did.”

Following dental school, Dr. McIntire completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at UCLA Medical Center. He graduated with honors in 1987 and started his own practice from scratch in Sacramento. Around 2002, he was honored to be asked to be clinical director at his alma mater. He returned to Los Angeles where he continued his private practice in addition to teaching at UCLA. In 2008, however, he and his wife decided to return to Placerville to raise their two children. He has been practicing at his current location on Golden Center Drive ever since.

Dr. McIntire offers a wide array of dental procedures in his practice. In particular, he performs a lot of dental implants, bone grafts, wisdom and other teeth removal, and general and local anesthesia. All of his procedures are done in-house, and his office features state-of-the-art equipment designed for patient safety. He treats referrals from other dentists like his own patients and has also done mission work in countries like Figi, Peru, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. He says it’s all just part of what he loves to do.

“Patients come in with a problem, and my job is to fix it,” said Dr. McIntire. “It may not always be easy — there’s never a dull moment; it’s always a challenge — but when we get to the point of fixing their problem and patients are appreciative, money can’t buy that kind of satisfaction. It’s better than receiving a paycheck.”

For more information about Dr. McIntire or to schedule an appointment, please visit placervilleoralsurgery.com or call 530-622-4800.

Jessica Cyphers

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

.

News

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 47 Comments | Gallery

 
Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

 
Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 23 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments

 
Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments

National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 16 Comments

Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
.

Sports

Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

 
Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 5 Comments

 
Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8