After graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry (MUSC) in 1996, Dr. McDonald practiced general dentistry in the U.S. Navy for four years. He then returned to MUSC to complete his two-year residency training in pediatric dentistry. After fulfilling his three-year naval obligation in Okinawa, Japan as a pediatric specialist, where he received the Thomas P. Carroll “Top Doc” award for clinical excellence, Dr. McDonald decided to open his own pediatric dental office in the Renton Highlands in September 2005. Currently, Dr. McDonald also volunteers his time working at the Odessa Brown dental clinic (an affiliate clinic of Seattle Children's Hospital) and is also an affiliate faculty member of the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
Dr. McDonald is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and maintains a Fellow status with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He retains current memberships in the American Dental Association (ADA), Washington State Dental Association (WSDA), and the Seattle/King County Dental Society. He has served as past president of the Seattle Pediatric Dental Study Club (09) and has served as a state delegate for the Washington State Dental Association (08-10). Dr. McDonald currently chairs and is a member of the Seattle King County ABCD (Access to Baby and Child Dentistry) Steering Committee, a committee that is committed to accessing dental health care for under privileged children. He also sits on the board of the Washington Oral Health Foundation (WOHF), the non-profit arm of the WSDA.
Dr. McDonald is also very involved in the community, presenting lectures to moms groups, grade schools and other dentists. Through his ABCD and WOHF commitments, he also gives oral health lectures to special interest groups. He’s also been nominated by his peers to Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s Top Dentist list (Pediatric Dentists) in 2009, ‘10, ‘11, and ‘12.
Dr. McDonald and his wife have two young sons, Hayden and Kyan; and besides playing with their dogs, the McDonald family enjoys all sorts of athletic activities, music, and art. In fact, two of Dr. McDonald’s paintings grace his office.