Your Family’s Hometown Orthodontist

A smile is part of who a person is, Dr. John says. “And as an orthodontist, I have the opportunity to help children and adults feel great expressing themselves through their smiles.



I began working with Dr. McDonald in 1998. My own daughters were in treatment here and after having such a wonderful experience I knew I wanted to be involved with this great group of people to help change lives by giving people a smile to be proud of.

It’s a big step to come to the orthodontist for the first time. I like helping put people at ease with treatment and payment options so that they can get the care they are looking for.

I was born and raised in Salem and in my free time I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my husband Tim.



I work with a fabulous team, we are like family! I also love the ongoing patient relationships we make every day and have generations of families that continue to come here.

I was treated as a child by Dr. Terry and both my kids were treated by Dr. Terry and Dr. John. My favorite part is when the kids come in at age 5-7. They grow up and literally transform before our eyes by the time they get their braces off in middle school or high school. I love to see that beautiful smile Dr. John created. It is priceless!!! To me, I have the best job!!!



We all get busy and don’t take time to really reflect on why we do it!

It is not the “what” that motivates me to get out of bed in the mornings, it is the “why”. It is not the “what” that drives me to give great service and become an expert in my field, it is the “why”. It is about making a difference in people’s lives. This very thing, I truly believe, is what Dr. John and our staff here at McDonald Orthodontics are all about. We all truly want to make a difference in our patients’ lives.

Of course, a huge bonus is that I get to work for a brilliant orthodontist and with the most amazing women– whom I consider my family away from home!



As the Scheduling Coordinator, I get the pleasure of greeting the happy faces that come in. I love seeing their progress throughout their treatment. From start to finish you can see their transformation. Knowing you have been a part, even if just welcoming them in the office and making sure they are comfortable, is a great feeling.

I received treatment myself here at McDonald Orthodontics, so I can relate to what patients are going through. Our goal here is to make your experience a pleasant one that you’ll want to share with your friends and family.



I have been in the dental industry for 5 years and am a graduate of the dental assisting program at Chemeketa. I love building relationships with our awesome patients and their families.

I enjoy working with such an amazing team.

I am married and have one daughter, Emma, and two silver labs, Stella and Goose. My family lives on a farm and together we embrace that lifestyle.



I recently graduated from the Chemeketa Community College Dental Assisting Program. Going to the orthodontist was one of my favorite things to do when I was younger.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My 25 nieces and nephews keep me busy with their activities. During the summer I am at Foster Lake most weekends. I also love hiking and exploring Oregon.



I started working in orthodontics in 2010, ever since then I’ve never looked back. I am excited to be a part of such an amazing team that shares my passion to help make beautiful smiles.

I am married to my middle school sweetheart, and as of now we only have one furbaby. Outside of work and family, fitness is my passion.



I graduated from Chemeketa Community College Dental Assisting Program. And, it is a privilege to work alongside the friendly and talented McDonald Orthodontics Team.

For me, seeing each patient’s transformation and how confident they become with their new beautiful smile is pure joy; plus, having the chance to build relationships with our patients and their families is the best part of my job.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family. We enjoy going hunting, riding horses, and playing with our three dogs Tucker, Banjo, and Hank.



Working at McDonald Orthodontics is fantastic, I couldn’t ask for more. It is amazing to work with such a great group of people, each one of us truly cares about our patients and one another.

I am married to my best friend Joseph, and we currently reside in Salem, OR with our two beautiful cats. We love spending time with our family and friends, traveling, and at-home projects.