Dr. Richard S. McDonald was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated with honors from Simpson College and received his Doctoral Degree of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa in 1979.
After completion of dental school, Dr. McDonald joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas as a Dental Officer. After fulfilling his 3 year active duty service obligation, Dr. McDonald chose to reside in Fort Worth where he is respected among dental colleagues for his outstanding dental work and patients for his compassionate, gentle care.
Dr. McDonald is trained in all types of general dentistry but elects to place special emphasis on his main passions, cosmetic smile makeovers, laser dentistry and orthodontics. His experience of over 30 years spans the full spectrum of patient needs. Continuing education has kept Dr. McDonald’s practice in the forefront of dental innovation. His commitment to excellence has kept him abreast of advances and new techniques in all phases of dental treatment. His mission at Country Day Dental in Fort Worth, TX is to provide all his patients the best in dental technology, treatment options, and patient comfort. It is his pleasure to offer students the best in dental education and to address all your questions and concerns and he welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust.
Dr. McDonald and his wife Sheila live in Fort Worth. Their family includes his son, Brad, his daughter, Jennifer, three grandchildren, Kyle, Madison, Faye and we can't leave out their dog Jake. Dr. McDonald’s hobbies include tennis, snowboarding, and traveling when he is not spending time with his family and friends. He and his wife are active members of Christ Church in Fort Worth.
What Students Say About our School...
"I would like to say thank you to Dr McDonald, his wife Sheila, and all of the amazing team at TADA. With how affordable, professional and knowledgeable this program is, I could not have been happier with my choice. I not only learned everything I needed to know to be successful as a dental assistant, but the TADA team also helped with my job search and gaining my confidence when it came to interviews. The TADA team was always positive, patient and there when I had questions, even after class hours. They truly want their students to succeed, and will do anything to make that happen.
After applying to a couple RDA positions, I got a call back for an interview. Sheila was very good with helping me prepare, and I am proud to say that I got the job.BEFORE I graduated! I love my job, and couldn't thank TADA enough for helping me make this change in my life. I would definitely recommend Texas Academy of Dental Assisting to anyone!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!"
Alex S., Dental Assistant
"I have always wanted to be a dental assistant but between working fulltime and not being able to afford school I didn't think it would ever happen. Then I found TADA, just a few hours 2 nights a week was perfect for me. It was so affordable too! Honestly, now that I've completed the course, I miss it. You really get to know your instructors and they work with you personally to make sure everyone gets involved. You really get great hands on training with actual dental equipment so you really get to feel what it's like to work in a dentist office. TADA is an amazing school and I am glad I got to be a part of it, now I actually get to do what I've always dreamed."
Nikole K., Future Dental Assistant