Michael Scott McCullough, DDS, BS

Dr. McCullough attended El Camino College for his associate degree before earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of California Santa Barbara. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science and DDS at the University of California San Francisco. He attends implant seminars and the required continuing education classes on an annual basis to exceed the required 60 hours every two years. He has two years of advanced training in dental implants. He practiced in Dana Point from 1995 to 2005 and took over his current practice in 2013. He strives to provide affordable dentistry in a private office setting where patients are treated like family and takes pride in the fact that our team has helped so many patients achieve wonderful smiles and look amazing.

Dr. McCullough is a member of the American Dental Association and is married to his wife, Kim. He enjoys surfing, golfing and skiing and enjoys reading the many thank-you cards he receives from his patients.


Blake LaBounty, DDS, BS

Dr. LaBounty was born in Kelowna, Canada, and is the youngest of three boys. His father is a dentist who served as president of the Canadian Dental Association Examining board for almost twelve years. His brother is a dental lab technician.

Dr. LaBounty began his academic career at the College of Idaho and finished his undergraduate work at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC; earning his Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology. He graduated with his DDS from the University of California Los Angeles in 2001. His studies after dental school have focused on placing and restoring dental implants, occlusion, full mouth restoration and cosmetic dentistry. He stays at the forefront of dentistry by keeping up with continuing education and the latest dental technology. His goal is to accurately diagnose and treat his patient’s needs quickly and comfortably.

Dr. LaBounty has traveled extensively throughout western Europe, India, Pakistan, southeast Asia, Thailand and Central and South America. He has also lived in Switzerland and Sweden. As a rock climber, he has summited Bugaboo Spire in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia and a one day ascent of the east face of Mt. Whitney, which is the tallest mountain in the continental U.S. at 14, 505 feet. He has also reached the summit of Mt. Chimborazo, the highest point in Ecuador at 20,561 feet. Incidentally, because of its proximity to the equator, Mt. Chimborazo is also the closest point on earth to the sun.

In his free time, he enjoys skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, hiking and cooking. He also has another career in the music industry, producing electronic music and DJ’ing at festivals and clubs nationally and internationally. He also enjoys painting and sculpting, and is happy to say he doesn’t even own a television.

Meet Our Team

At our office, our dentists and team will make sure that you and your family feel right at home. Our team members are more than just well-trained dental professionals. They know how to take care of you, have upbeat, lively attitudes and will make sure that you have a great experience at our office. Our team members also speak Spanish to meet the needs of our community. You can meet our team below, and of course, you can meet them in person when you call 760-329-2227 to plan your dental appointment in Desert Hot Springs, California.

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