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 request.

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