About Us:

Welcome to the pediatric dental website of A Kids Place Dentistry for Children in Renton and West Seattle, WA - Dr. Keith McDonald. At A Kids Place, we're changing the myth of scary dentistry one smile at a time!

Dr. McDonald and his staff provide specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a child-friendly environment in the Renton and West Seattle Washington area. As pediatric dentists, Dr. McDonald and his associates focus on preventive care to help each child achieve a healthy and long lasting smile.

Meet Our Doctor

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.

Meet Our Staff

Hello, my name is Erin, and I am the office manager at A Kids Place. I work mostly from home, but I am in the office frequently dropping off supplies, posting mail, and taking care of general office oversight. I am fortunate to manage an excellent front office staff who maintain the day to day operations as well as a highly trained and extremely caring clinical staff.

I am proud to say that I am married to Dr. McDonald and am the mother of our two boys. It’s fun to see many of our children’s friends as patients, and to have made friends with parents in our community. We are honored to be a part of this Renton Highlands community, and we strive to do our best as business owners, citizens and parents. We appreciate the warm smiles and waves from patients and parents as we shop locally and participate in community events.

Besides volunteering at my children’s school, I am often found practicing yoga, doing Zumba, or walking our dogs. I love to be outdoors any time of year and am so glad my children and husband do, too! If I don’t catch you at A Kids Place, I hope to see you around our community!

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Hi, I’m Paula, the Treatment Coordinator here at A Kids Place Dentistry. I've been working at A Kids Place since 2007 and at the new West Seattle location since 2013! Wow, how the time has passed! Over these past years I have had the pleasure of getting to know the families and I have enjoyed watching the children grow.

When I’m not greeting you and your family at A Kids Place, I spend time with my family. My wonderful husband David and I had our first child, Ronin James Benson on 03/13/2014!

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