2018 Dental Teacher of the Year

Dr. Stephen McDonald ’80
May 18th, 2018

Dr. Stephen McDonald


Clinical assistant professor in restorative sciences

When he joined the College of Dentistry faculty:


What you love most about working with your students:

“Their enthusiasm and positive energy. It’s both fun and rewarding to work with students who really view their time here as an opportunity to acquire the skills to truly be of service to their patients.”

What students have to say:

“Dr. McDonald is always willing to go the extra mile for his students, whether that’s helping us work through tough cases and treatment planning or offering an encouraging word in the clinic. You can always count on him to cheer you on.”

— Mayra Jackson, D3

“It’s always great getting to work with Dr. McDonald. He was actually one of my patients’ favorite instructors; Dr. McDonald always made them feel welcomed and appreciated at every appointment by doing all the little things that go a long way.”

— Leke Olowokere, D3

— Jennifer Fuentes