|Meet Dr. James P. McAndrews, DDS, FACS
Dr. James P. McAndrews, DDS, FACS is a native of southern California. He was graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he received his BS in Biochemistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California. Dr. McAndrews completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center.
Dr. McAndrews is dual board certified by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He has also been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a prestigious surgical society that maintains the highest standards for surgical education and practice across all surgical specialties.
He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, International College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Los Angeles Dental Society. He is licensed by the State of California in Dentistry and in General Anesthesia.
Dr. McAndrews is also a Clinical Assistant Professor and maintains privileges at USC/LAC Medical Center, Keck Medical Center of USC and Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC where he continues to educate and mentor the residents. He practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, including the use of ambulatory intravenous anesthesia, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, pathology, reconstructive surgery, removal of third molars (wisdom teeth) and management of other impacted teeth, placement of dental implants, and complex bone grafting. His residency included extensive training in outpatient and inpatient general anesthesia, which allows him to provide these procedures in a pleasant and comfortable manner.
He is committed to giving back to his profession and community. Dr. McAndrews lectures regularly to students, residents, and his peers; he has authored several scientific papers and contributed chapters to textbooks. He has received awards from the American Society of Pediatric Dentistry, USC Mobile Clinic, Young & Healthy, and the University of Southern California. In 2016, Dr. McAndrews was recognized by the USC School of Dentistry for his 25 years of Outstanding Service.
Dr. McAndrews supports at risk and underserved children and youths through his volunteer service with Homeboy Industries, Young & Health of Pasadena, and St. Michael's School of south-central Los Angeles. Dr. McAndrews served as the chair of St. Michael's School Advisory Board. He currently serves on the St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy Advisory Board and supporting the needs of Don Bosco Technical Institute.