About ACLD

Meet Dr. Brian McKay

A Seattle native, Dr. Brian McKay attended the University of Washington before graduating from USC Dental School in Los Angeles.  After returning to Seattle and establishing a reputation and practice that was the envy of many, Dr. McKay made an almost unthinkable decision in 1997: he closed his successful practice and took a 15-month sabbatical from dentistry.

He went back to school and formulated, researched and created a new approach to modern dentistry. That approach became what we know today Advanced Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry, one of the most successful practices in not only the Seattle area, but virtually anywhere.

Dr. McKay was named Clinical Instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in the late 1990s. He joined with several other LVI instructors to form the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC~Live) at the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco.

One of the most respected and best dentists in Seattle, Dr. McKay is a life-long learner. Never satisfied, always curious, among the first to learn, master and instruct others in new dental techniques. It was this never-ending quest for better dentistry that led him to offer the Teeth By Tonight teeth implant procedure. He is also among the very few to look at different approaches to dentistry and how to help people who really need it.

Dr. McKay supports many philanthropic organizations nationally and in the Seattle area. He is the founder of the Smile Within Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides dental scholarships to needy Eating Disorder victims. It also teaches dentists how to effectively interface with ED victims using a non-judgmental approach, and to provide effective cosmetic dental procedures for those suffering from eating disorders. Find out more by visiting their website: TheSmileWithin.org