Dr. McGraw made the decision to pursue a career in health care during his college years. He enjoyed learning and wanted to work in a field in which he could genuinely help people and who would benefit from his professional knowledge, skill and expertise. After evaluating the fields of medicine and dentistry, Dr. McGraw decided dentistry would be a better fit for him, as it would enable him to enjoy a better family life and allow him to spend more time with his wife and children.
The decision is one that has paid off for Dr. McGraw, who has been twice voted as St. Charles’ “Favorite Dentist” by the Suburban Journal’s reader poll.
Dr. McGraw receives as much satisfaction from getting to know his patients as he does from helping them improve and maintain their oral health. He enjoys learning about his patients: where they grew up, what they do for a living and what inspired them to pursue their careers.
This Mehlville, Missouri native is a 1977 cum laude graduate of Saint Louis University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Dr. McGraw graduated in 1981 from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. McGraw considers continuing education of paramount importance and has completed courses in advanced aesthetics, implant and restorative dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics and sedation dentistry. Dr. McGraw is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. McGraw served on the school board of the Living Word Christian School District for a total of 14 years. He was elected School Board Chairman and served the district in that capacity for 2 years.
In addition to his professional life as a dentist, Dr. McGraw also owns a pecan orchard. He purchased 15 acres of land in St. Charles County in 1992 and soon after planted 250 pecan trees. Dr. McGraw enjoys growing things and wanted to produce a product that was unique to the area and yet did not require a large investment of time and labor. Each of the pecan trees has been grafted with an improved pecan variety, which produces a very delicious and sweet pecan. These pecans are sold at the office. Tasty, healthy and delicious – our patients love them!
Dr. McGraw and his wife have been married since 1978 and have two daughters born in Korea to Korean birth parents. When he is not working in his dental practice or orchard, Dr. McGraw enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with his wife, children and their families.