North Texas Dentistry Volume 9 Issue 3 2019 ISSUE 3 DE - Page 9

Dr. Briggs holds the hand of a nervous little girl and uses her broken Spanish to calm her. Robert G. McNeill, DDS, MD Dr. Robert G. McNeill is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He holds the designation of Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is currently a board member with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. In 2016 he had the honor of being appointed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to a Blue Ribbon panel to evaluate dental sedation safety issues and report to both the state dental board and the legislature. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Associ- ation, the Dallas County Dental Society, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of the Dental Honorary Society-Omikron Kappa Upsilon. He is certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support). He is also a national lecturer on the topics of dental implants, communication, emergency preparedness and patient safety. Growing up in Canada, Dr. McNeill has always been a hockey fan. He has been the official oral and maxillofacial surgeons for the Dallas Stars and if you look close enough you may just see the odd bruise since he still plays hockey himself. Treating patients at the clinic was hard work but the rewards the team received were a true blessing. Dr. McNeill is married to Jennifer Lee (Johnson) McNeill. She was raised in Garland. She trained as a general surgeon and then exclusively devoted her practice to the treatment of breast cancer. After several years in practice she made the decision to step aside from practice to spend more time and attention on their three boys. They are all active in their local church as well as various mission works. One of their favorite mission trips has been the Goats for God program in Costa Rica and Family Legacy in Zambia, Africa. | NORTH TEXAS DENTISTRY 9