Dr. Growney is a native San Franciscan. He received his
undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his
DDS degree from UOP Dental School in San Francisco. After dental
school, Dr. Growney served two years on active duty in the U.S.
Navy as a dentist, serving as the only oral surgeon at a base
clinic. As a general dentist. Dr. Growney has been evaluating
and treating occlusal (bite) problems, oral conditions and crown
and bridge since finishing his Navy active duty. In addition
to his private practice, Dr. Growney has been associated with
the UCSF School of Dentistry Center for TMD and Orofacial Pain
as an Assistant Clinical Professor for eight years. Presently,
Dr. Growney is an Assistant Professor at UCSF in the Department
of Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Growney has been treating Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
and Oral Facial Pain for over 15 years. Dr. Growney's
unique clinical background and postgraduate training study enables
him to evaluate and treat problems in the area of non-surgical
TMJ care and the evaluation of involved bite cases (occlusion).
In addition to treating patients and lecturing, Dr. Growney
acts as an expert witness in cases involving TMJ, dentistry
and occlusion. His Curriculum Vitae is available upon