History of the Practice

In 1932, Dr. Wells Daniels began practicing Oral Surgery at 295 Bridge Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was joined by Dr. John McNally in 1946, who had recently completed his service in the U.S. Army during WWII. In 1956, his brother Dr. Edmond McNally joined him in the practice of Oral Surgery on Bridge Street.

In 1966, Drs. John and Edmond McNally moved the practice to their newly completed office building at 75 Van Deene Avenue in West Springfield, where the practice continues today. They were joined by Dr. William Girotti in 1967.

In 1975, Dr. Richard White joined the practice. In that same year, Drs. McNally, Girotti, and White opened a second office at 74 Court Street in Westfield. Dr. Gerard Winn, who had trained with Dr. White at the University of Maryland, joined the group in 1976. At that time, the description of the practice was changed from Oral Surgery to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to reflect the expanded scope of practice that Drs. Girotti, White, and Winn brought to the group. They expanded the surgical focus of the practice to include reconstructive surgery of the facial bones.

Dr. John Torchia joined the group in 1986. That year, Drs. Girotti, White, Winn and Torchia opened their third office at 275 Bicentennial Highway in Springfield. At that time, they expanded the dental implant treatment that they offered.

Dr. Anthony Laudano joined the practice in 2006 and was followed by Dr. Jonathan Sudol in 2008. In 2014, the practice merged with the office of Dr. Brett Denhart in Chicopee, giving the practice a fourth location broadening their coverage of the Pioneer Valley. In July of 2015, Dr. Christopher DeSesa joined the practice after completing his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

They continue to offer the highest quality of compassionate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the traditions established by Drs. Daniels, McNally, Girotti, White and Winn. Currently the practice offers state-of-the-art digital imaging with three dimension capability for enhanced diagnosis and treatment planning. The present emphasis of the practice is dental implants, third molar extractions, treatment of oral pathology, and facial reconstruction following head and neck trauma.