Meet The Doctors
With over three decades of combined experience, you and your family are in the right hands. All our surgeons will work closely with you and your referring dentist to provide the most advanced and complete care possible. By spending the time, listening to your concerns they can explain your diagnosis and recommend a treatment they feel is the best option for your case.
Meet Ian McDonald, D.M.D., M.D
“Whenever I’m doing a job, I like to be the most prepared for it I can possibly be. Getting a medical degree on top of my dental degree prepared me for my future career in a better way. My patients love knowing I have this extra medical expertise so I can not only provide the best possible outcomes but also manage any potential problems I might encounter.”
A focus on patient care and safety
“I consider myself friendly, calm and down-to-earth and work to provide my patients with information that is easy to understand. My focus is on building relationships with both my patients and referring dentists. I am meticulous in my treatment planning and strive to provide excellent clinical results as well as an experience that exceeds my patients’ expectations.”
Dr. McDonald has performed over 4,500 dental implants in his career and has developed a reputation for exceptional outcomes for patients who suffer from extensive tooth, bone and tissue loss.
A dedication to family and community
“Dentistry allows a nice balance of a medical profession, where you can help people and still have a quality lifestyle outside of the profession. It gives me the opportunity to do what I love—golfing, skiing and scuba diving—and spend time with my family and friends.”
Dr. McDonald enjoys teaching other dentists in the community through North County Oral and Facial Surgery Center’s continuing education program. Beyond work, he has been involved with sports teams throughout his life. He has served as the wrestling coach at his son’s middle school and supports Pop Warner football.
Dr. Ian McDonald Reviews
Absolutely top notch business. I’ve had extractions done here twice with very little pain (only from the needle & was very minor) and I can’t say enough good things about Dr McDonald and his staff. I consider them great friends and will be a customer for life!! Lucas T. -Escondido, CA via Yelp!
Dr McDonald was so great. Very personable and wanted to hear about every bit of discomfort or pain I was feeling. Brittany M. -Poway, CA via Yelp!
Ian S. McDonald, D.M.D, M.D.Ian S. McDonald , D.M.D, M.D.
Dental Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Medical Degree: New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Oral and maxillofacial surgery. UMDNJ University Hospital
Internship: General Surgery, University Hospital, Newark, NJ
Memberships: American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Meet Matt Madsen, D.M.D., M.D.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to love what I do! As an oral and facial surgeon, I have the opportunity to perform life-changing procedures that help people enjoy a higher quality of life. With my dual medical and dental degrees, I can draw from a diverse educational background to offer a number of surgical solutions to my patients. I was drawn to this specialty because of its diversity of surgical procedures. I am especially interested in bone grafting, corrective jaw or orthognathic surgery, dental implants, and facial cosmetic procedures. While training and experience is essential, I’m especially proud of the time I can spend with each patient, teaching them about their treatment options and working to accomplish the goals we set together.”
While in dental and medical school, Dr. Madsen received numerous scholarships. He also graduated first in his dental school class.
A commitment to continuing education
“I personally hold myself to the highest standards in the pursuit of education and doing everything that I can to stay current in the technology and procedures in my specialty. This is evidenced by my research and publications in the prestigious journals of our specialty. I have been fortunate to be an invited author in textbooks as well. I am passionate about being a surgeon and taking care of patients, but I also consider myself an educator and enjoy teaching other doctors about the most effective new surgical techniques for patients.”
Dr. Madsen has been a principle investigator in multiple research projects. He continues to be a frequent contributor of scholarly articles to peer-reviewed publications. He has been a presenter at many dental and medical symposiums and meetings and is the author of numerous abstracts on oral surgery topics.
Dr. Matt Madsen Reviews
Great place! Had the best experience! I had 1 extraction and 2 implants placed by Dr. Madsen! All the doctors are very professional and easy to talk to. I refer all my family members to this office, if I need any more dental work I will most definitely come back here! 5 stars! Cera H. -Ramona, CA via Yelp!
All I can say is Dr Matthew Madsen, thank you so much!
Wife has been through a ton with her tooth… Dr Madsen was able to fix her problem within 30 minutes. We met it him, he was confident that he could fix the problem, then the fixed it in 30 minutes. We are so thankful. Thank you Adam K. Escondido, CA via Yelp!
Matt Madsen, D.D.S., M.D.Matt Madsen, D.M.D., M.D.
Dental Degree: University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Medical Degree: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Residency: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Louisville, Division of Hospital and Surgical Dentistry
Internship: General surgery. University of Louisville School of Medicine
Memberships: American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American College of Surgeons.
Él habla español
“I lived in Peru for two years and speak fluent Spanish. I’ve also been involved with a surgical mission team that goes to Guatemala every year to treat cleft lip and palate patients. By living abroad and speaking Spanish, I have a more diverse background that helps me relate to all of my patients. Being able to communicate with patients in their language allows me to develop a special relationship of trust with them, which, as a surgeon, is invaluable. I look forward to offering services to our Hispanic population.”
Dr. Madsen, who grew up in Salt Lake City, has recently moved with his wife and three daughters to Southern California. He likes playing golf, going to the gym, skiing, and any watersport. He also loves daydreaming about cars.
Meet Curtis Andrus, D.M.D., M.D
Dr. Curtis Andrus was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. After graduating from BYU Idaho in 2005 he moved to Portland, Oregon where he attended Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from OHSU in 2009. After dental school Dr. Andrus completed one year of internship training in Oral Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Following his internship he attended Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he earned his medical degree (MD) in 2012. He then completed 2 years of residency training in General Surgery at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh. Dr. Andrus completed his postdoctoral training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Allegheny Health Network in 2015, where he received comprehensive training in all aspects of the specialty.
As a dual-degreed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Andrus is trained in full-scope Oral and Maxillofacial surgery procedures. His clinical interest and expertise include: dental implantology, removal of wisdom teeth, anesthesia, virtual surgical planning, Orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery, and facial trauma. Dr. Andrus is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Andrus enjoys being around people and is actively involved in the local community and in his church. In his spare time Dr. Andrus spends time with his wife Nichole and their six children. His hobbies are playing basketball, golfing, flag football, boating, and camping.
“Caring for people brings me satisfaction. Every day I am involved in the wellbeing of those around me and enjoy helping them with their oral health needs. Focusing on others needs makes oral surgery exceedingly rewarding. In order to provide the highest level of care to the patient I emphasize clear communication with the patient and the referring doctors.”
El Habla Espanol
“Before college I lived in Mexico for two years completing a mission for my church. While I was there I learned to love the Latin people, their culture, and I learned to speak Spanish fluently. Having this experience allows me to serve the people who live in the north county area more effectively.”
Pride in the Profession
“Taking pride in my work comes with my competitive nature and I strive for excellent outcomes with all of my patients. I am meticulous with the surgery that I perform with an emphasis on a comfortable patient experience. I take pride in being a dentist and a physician and I believe having this background provides the patient with the safest option for oral surgery.”
r. Curtis Andrus Reviews
Dr. Andrus is awesome!! Perfect outcome on a complicated procedure. He’s obviously very knowledgeable and is a super nice guy which is always good when you’re trusting someone with your healthcare. I highly recommend him to anyone. I’ve seen other oral surgeons for various reasons over the years and he’s by far the best.
Cameron S. -San Diego, CA via Yelp!
My 7 year old son with special needs was recently seen by Dr. Andrus in their RB location. He needed to have two teeth removed and Dr. Andrus and his staff were very caring with him throughout the entire procedure and recovery.
Brandon J. San Diego, CA via Yelp!
Meet Jason M. Thompson, D.D.S.
Dr. Jason Thompson was born and raised in Southern California where he graduated from Valley Center High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University where he graduated magna cum laude. He then received his dental degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry where he also graduated magna cum laude. After dental school, Dr. Thompson completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Throughout his many years of education, he received numerous academic, athletic and research awards. After having practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Iowa for multiple years, he is excited to return home to San Diego County to join North County Oral and Facial Surgery Center.
During his residency he was trained in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which includes dentoalveolar surgery, wisdom teeth removal, implant placement, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma reconstruction, temporomandibular joint disorders, treatment of pathology of the jaws, and facial cosmetic surgery. He loves to perform surgery and strives to make each of his patients as comfortable as possible during their surgical procedures.
When not involved in his profession, Dr. Thompson enjoys camping, hiking, sports, board games, and most importantly, spending time with his wife, three daughters and son. His experience in all phases of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will afford him the opportunity to provide you with optimal consultation and treatment services.