Personalized & Comfortable Lifelong Dental Care

Get to Know the Experts at McDonald Family Dentistry in Urbandale, IA

Our Hygienists

Lori – Registered Dental Hygienist

Years of Experience: 20+ years

Joined our office in 2006

School/Training: RDH Degree, DMACC

Favorite things to do in Lori’s Free-time:

Lori has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for more than twenty years, and Lori joined our team in 2006.  She did her training and earned her RDH degree from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).

In her free time, Lori loves spending time with her family. She has four grandchildren that she adores! She enjoys walking her two dogs with her daughter. She also loves hitting the bike trails with her friends. She is a wonderful care giver to both her friends and family.

Lori’s Passion for dentistry stems from her love of going to work every day as it makes her smile.

“I have been in dentistry for a good part of my life. I enjoy my job and I love getting to know our patients. I love our team here at McDonald Family Dentistry – we are like family!” ~ Lori

Amber – Registered Dental Hygienist

Years of Experience: 3

Joined our team: 2018

School/Training: RDH Degree, DMACC

Favorite things to do in Amber’s Free-time:

  • Working out & doing Yoga
  • Loves traveling new places with her friends

Amber’s Passion for Dentistry & what she likes about working at McDonald Family Dentistry:

“I have a passion for helping others become healthy as staying healthy. I love our team here at McDonald Family Dentistry and how caring and helpful Dr. McDonald is to his patients!”

Our Office Assistants

Monica – Front Office Patient Care Coordinator & Insurance Specialist

Years of Experience: 19

Joined Our team: 2012

School/Training:

  • Scott Community College (Business)
  • Las Vegas Institute – Neuromuscular Dentistry & Sleep Dentistry
  • Expanded Functions in Dental Assisting (EFDA)

Favorite things to do in Monica’s Free-time:

  • Loves spending time traveling with her husband, John, and their two young children
  • Photography
  • Singing
  • Cheering on the Green Bay Packers!

Monica’s Passion for Dentistry & what she likes about working at McDonald Family Dentistry:

Monica enjoys giving our patients the best possible care & customer service. She always greets patients with a smile.

“I really enjoy getting to know all of our fabulous families here at McDonald Family Dentistry!”

Regan – Registered Dental Assistant

Years of Experience: 7

Joined our team: 2015

School/Training: Associate’s Degree in Nursing, DMACC – 2009

Favorite things to do in Regan’s Free-time:

  • Spends time with her husband and young daughter
  • Trying out new restaurants with friends
  • Huge sports fan! Really loves the Iowa State Cyclones and the Minnesota Vikings
  • Any outdoor excursions – as long as it’s warm outside!

Regan’s Passion for Dentistry & what she likes about working at McDonald Family Dentistry:

  • Regan really loves the teaching moments the field of family dentistry offers; no matter what the age of the patient, there is always an opportunity to share knowledge about optimal oral health & hygiene.

Regan enjoys working with her friends – and sees them as friends, not just her co-workers.

“We are a family unit here at McDonald Family Dentistry!”

Lori – Registered Dental Assistant

Years of Experience: 30+

Joined our team: 2020

School/Training: Associate’s of Applied Science & RDA degrees, DMACC

Favorite things to do in Lori’s Free-time:

  • Spends time with her two daughters & family
  • Loves to go to concerts
  • Photography
  • Heading to the lake & camping
  • Crafting and making “funky flatware”
  • Huge Iowa State Cyclones fan!

Lori’s Passion for Dentistry & what she likes about working at McDonald Family Dentistry:

  • Lori really loves teeth and happy smiles!

“I love dental assisting and being with patients! I enjoy meeting new people and I enjoy forming relationships with both patients and the team here at McDonald Family Dentistry! I really enjoy working at this office because Dr. Chris is so gentle and caring and he provides excellent dental care to his patients! Our team works together to ensure that everyone who walks through our front door has an awesome experience in a safe and happy environment!”

Ann – Part-time Office Manager

Ann is Dr. McDonald’s wife, and she enjoys her full-time job taking care of their two young children. She also works part-time during the week as part-time practice manager. She has thoroughly enjoyed helping Dr. McDonald establish and build his vision of McDonald Family Dentistry in Urbandale, IA since its start in August 2004.

Ann takes pride in being able to help create a comfortable environment that makes patients feel like they’re a special part of the practice. Her special touches help patients feel as welcome as guests in their home.

“At McDonald Family Dentistry, we’re committed to going the extra mile to ensure each patient feels comfortable, content and completely satisfied with the health services they receive from us."

Why Choose McDonald Family Dentistry

  • Long history of serving the community’s dental care needs
  • Convenient office location
  • Wide range of services to meet every patient’s goals
  • High-tech, state-of-the-art technology
  • Competitive fees

A Down-To-Earth
Family Practice

Under the leadership of Dr. McDonald, our entire team goes above and beyond to create an environment that is down to earth and relaxed. Thanks to our office’s beautiful natural surroundings and friendly, laid-back atmosphere, even the most anxious patients report feeling comfortable. Come see the difference for yourself!