Meet the 'Home Team'
One of the first things you’ll notice about our practice is our team “chemistry.” The chemistry here is all good and is fueled by the humor, professionalism, skill, dedication, and compassion of each team member. You’ll also notice that we pay much attention to the little comfort details. Are you thirsty? Do you need some lip balm? Need to call a family member?
It is this level of comfort and service that you can expect from us during each and every visit.
Lynn – RDH
Lynn is our registered dental hygienist. She received her bachelor of science in dental hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1996. She has been with our practice ever since. She has pride in making her patients healthier with clinical hygiene and education. Lynn is committed to giving her patients the highest quality care, with a gentle touch.
Lynn enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband Robert, especially going to Iowa to see her family. In her spare time she also enjoys going to the gym for “health” time.
Celia – RDH
Celia is a registered dental hygienist and has worked part-time with our office for about 5 years. She keeps trying to retire but continues to work with us because of her love for our patients and each team member.
Celia has practiced for more than 23 years with a BS in Dental Hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry. She was formerly an elementary school teacher with a BS and MEd in Education. She has been married to Tom for 42 years and they love to travel and spend time at the lake. Spending time with her family and three grandchildren are her greatest joy!
Denise – RDH
Denise is one of our part time hygienist. She has been practicing for 38 years. Her passion is seeing patients be the best they can be, not only pertaining to oral health. She loves family and enjoys getting to know about patients families as well. Denise has been married to her high school sweetheart Larry for 38 years. Denise and Larry are longtime friends with Dr. McDonald, and actually went to the same college.
Denise and Larry have a daughter and a son living in the metroplex and 4 beautiful grandangels. She enjoys working out and traveling along side with Larry. Denise is very active in her church serving with the high school youth and is a mentor mom for a special moms group.
Denise E. – RDH
Denise is one of our part-time hygienists. She has been practicing for 22 years. After graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene, she married her husband, Bill. They enjoy traveling to see their three children. Going to ice hockey games is a favorite past time of theirs.
Family is important to Denise. She wants you to feel comfortable here as part of our dental family. Caring for you to maintain healthy smile for life is her goal.
Lisa – RDA, New Patient Coordinator
Lisa is the Treatment and New Patient Coordinator. She thrives on putting people at ease and bringing a smile to their faces. She has a zest for life and finds joy in the patient relationships that she has nurtured over the many years she has been with Dr. McDonald. Having a compassionate, professional, fun environment to work in is a blessing for her. She celebrates life with family and friends because “Every day is a holiday… and every meal is a feast”!
Kristi – RDA
Kristi is our lead registered dental assistants. She has sat side-by-side assisting Dr. McDonald and managing the lab since 2001. Her passion for dentistry is driven by the love of people and the opportunity that dentistry allows her to build relationships that make a difference in our patient’s lives. Implants and all of the new technology that Dr. McDonald’s office provides our patients are just a few of the things that Kristi loves.
Outside of the office, Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband and two children at baseball and football games.
Jenny – RDA, Insurance and Appointment Coordinator
Originally from San Diego; she started her passion for dentistry 20 years ago when she started working for a periodontist office at the age of 14. She has grown that passion through continuing education, learning new techniques that she can use assisting patients’ chairside as well as through the business aspect of dentistry. Jenny enjoys spending time outdoors with her boyfriend, Chris, and their mini Australian Shephard, Zeke.
Amelinda – RDA
Amelinda has been in dentistry for 20 years as a dental assistant. She is a native Texan from Denton. Amelinda enjoys the challenges dentistry brings by learning all of the newest technologies and products. She loves patient interaction and getting to know each of her patients with uniqueness.
In her free time Amelinda enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, and their four children. They keep themselves busy with sports and family events.
Each time I am in for a visit, I am impressed by the genuine kindness, professionalism, and warmth from the staff. Having staff engaged with the patients makes a huge difference in your experience and I'll be a customer for life because of their approaching!