Meet Dr. William J. McDonald

meet dr william j mcdonald

“I am most grateful for the privilege to treat human beings and the trust they place in me. I do not take this expression of trust lightly; it is a heavy responsibility I constantly remind myself of. It is most satisfying to leave the office each evening knowing that I have made a small but legitimate contribution both to the society that trusts me and also to the human beings I have had the honor to treat, honestly and to the best of my abilities. My mind is clear, knowing that I do indeed live by the golden rule.” – Dr. McDonald

Dr. William McDonald has been serving the Rutland and Woodstock communities’ dental needs for more than 30 years. His particular interests include preventive, children’s, and cosmetic dentistry, in addition to endodontics and oral surgery.

Education and experience

Dr. McDonald attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. McDonald completes numerous hours of continuing education to stay up to date on the newest and most effective dental treatments.

Having completed more than 600 hours of post-graduate education, Dr. McDonald has attended courses through Tufts University and the Yankee Dental Congress, just to name a few.

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Outside the office

Originally from suburban New Jersey, Dr. McDonald has resided in Woodstock for the past 30 years. He and his wife Kitty have three grown sons and two cats. Dr. McDonald is an avid reader of the New York Times and the Economist magazine, and loves to listen to National Public Radio. When it comes to traveling, going by rail is by far his favorite.

Dr. McDonald continues his quest for physical and mental fitness each day through running or cycling, and has completed more than a dozen marathons and triathlons. In the summer of 2015, he biked 3,000 miles across the country! When he gets the chance, freestyle open-water swimming in salt water is a temptation he cannot resist.

Top photo: Dr. McDonald at the Wyoming state line near the continental divide,  9,450 ft. of elevation.

Bottom photo: Dr. McDonald, on left, with two fellow cyclists taking a rest in Boise, Id, on a cross country bike trek of 3,000 miles from Astoria, Oregon to New York State during the summer of 2015.