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Exploring Life & Business with Dr. Morgan Bisbas of Busy Bee Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Morgan Bisbas.

Hi Dr. Morgan, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I am a San Diego native; I grew up in Carmel Valley and graduated from The Bishop’s High School in La Jolla. My brother, sister and I grew up spending time in my father’s orthodontic practice. My entire extended family has been involved in dentistry. My grandfather on my mom’s side was an orthodontist, two uncles are orthodontists, my mom was a dental hygienist, and my brother and father are orthodontists. My brother, father and I are all working under one roof at Busy Bee Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Carmel Valley.

I received my undergraduate degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California and then my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the USC in 2015. I then went on to specialize in pediatric dentistry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine where I was chief resident. My father (Dr. Bisbas) and brother (Dr. Spencer) both specialized in orthodontics at USC. Fight on!

I am very excited to be back in my hometown. Working with my brother and father has been such a fun and rewarding experience and I am passionate about creating positive dental experiences for our patients!

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Remodeling and rebranding the office at the start of COVID was a little bit tricky in terms of construction and equipment delays. The orthodontic side of the office has been in place for almost thirty years, but coming into the office during the pandemic to start the pediatric side has proved challenging to get new patients.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Busy Bee Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics?
We offer orthodontics and pediatric dentistry in the same space. So in terms of efficiency and practicality for busy patients, we can change your wires and clean your teeth while we check for cavities all at the same time. Our orthodontists (my brother and father) treat children, teens, and adults with braces and Invisalign and we have integrated the iTero scanner into our practice so there aren’t any messy impressions like when I was a teenager. As a pediatric dentist, I have the privilege of treating infants to teenagers as well as patients with special needs, creating a dental home which emphasizes education and prevention as our practice philosophy.

One of my favorite aspects of our office is the integration of airway dentistry – treating not just the oral cavity but the overall well-being of the patient-centered around breathing. We have integrated a sleep questionnaire into our practice and I am passionate about lip and tongue tie releases, early orthodontic expansion, and improving sleeping and breathing for our patients. We have a great referral system involving a team of pediatric ENTS, myofunctional therapists, and speech therapists and I enjoy working in an environment that fosters collaboration.

Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
I think having mentors and a strong network of colleagues makes all the difference. I have doctors locally or that I have met through study clubs or even through Instagram who I can share cases with and get their opinions. Keep in touch with your dental school colleagues and co-residents because there is always so much more to learn.

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