Dr. Robert McLachlan is a Prosthodontist. He started Desert Dental Specialty Group in 1978 and is the group’s clinical director. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and received his post-graduate degree in Prosthodontics From USC as well. He is a native southern Californian.

His practice of prosthodontics includes all phases of dentistry, designed to restore missing teeth and improve the aesthetics of a patient’s smile. He has over 20 years of training and experience in treating temporo-mandibular disease (TMJ or TMD), and began restoring dental implants in 1985. Dr. McLachlan is a member of numerous national and international organizations, including the American College of Prosthodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Dental Association and its local components. Dr. McLachlan’s special interests are family and community oriented. His interests include golf, snow skiing, community service, and desert environmental concerns. He has been a member of the Palm Desert Planning Commission and is currently serving on the board of Facility District 1-2 of the Coachella Valley Water District.

Dentistry is what I was made to do. After many years, I still love helping people achieve their treatment goals, no matter how complicated or difficult the circumstances. The opportunity to help someone every single day is a priceless experience that has made my life complete.
Dr. Robert McLachlan