Getting to Know You: Dr. Wade Banner
What kind of dentistry/specialty do you practice?
100% house-call dentistry. I treat patients in their homes or care facilities throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.
I chose dentistry because the ability to practice covers so many different types of work (private practice, education, public health, specialty, leadership, advocacy, business, etc.). I also wanted to be able to help people the way I felt was best for them.
Why are you an ADA member?
ADA offers so many practice resources and is the leading voice at the national level for advocating for dentists.
What was your first job?
Working at Subway making sandwiches.
What has been the best time of your career so far?
Getting to know so many amazing people in their homes. Patients feel more comfortable with the dentist when they can be in their own environment.
When I’m not practicing, I’m:
Spending time with my wife and 4-month-old son, Hudson. We love taking weekend trips together.
One fun fact about me:
I’m the grandson to the inventor of the modern-day potato machinery. Prior to this, potatoes were dug out of the ground and moved with shovels and burlap sacks (I grew up in Idaho).