Background & Work experience
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 would not believe in recommending for himself, and Dr. Grella upholds this same standard at his practice.
Dr. Grella graduated summa cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles, 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, California, where he originally met his wife, Taylor, and realized his goal of running a local private practice. They have been married for over 13 years and have a son and daughter.
Dr. Grella is dedicated to providing high-integrity dental care and 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.
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