Meet Dr. Brian McDonald

As an honest advocate for my patients, I make their needs the priority when designing their treatment plan. I focus on what they need now and what will serve them best in the long term to improve function, stability, and oral health.

I truly enjoy going to work each day. I am proud to carry on my father’s legacy while making it my own. I pride myself on being someone my patients can trust with their dental care, and strive to ensure every procedure is comfortable, efficient, and delivers the best results.

In the 15 years I have practiced dentistry, I have had the opportunity to form wonderful relationships with many patients. I enjoy the rapport we develop and watching families grow.

It is an honor to serve the community in which I grew up. I cannot imagine a more rewarding way to spend my days.

Education and Experience

I grew up in Hermantown, and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Mankato State. I attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

After completing dental school, I returned to Hermantown and joined my father’s dental practice. We worked side by side for many years, and I am proud to continue my father’s commitment to providing ethical, patient-focused dentistry.

Each year, I participate in a range of continuing education opportunities. This keeps me current with ongoing changes in technology and dental materials, and ensures that my patients receive the most up-to-date treatment for the best results. I attend numerous lectures and seminars, as well as dental meetings, to learn from the leading researchers and practitioners in dentistry.

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Dentists
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Northeastern District Dental Society
  • Duluth Dental Forum

Beyond the Practice

My wife Lisa and I have three children: Erica, Ty, and Luke. Much of my free time is spent with my family, whether we are off on a camping trip or I’m coaching their various sports teams. I also enjoy golfing, hunting, and traveling.