Gary W. McDonald, D.D.S., is a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. A native Houstonian, Dr. McDonald was graduated from the University of Houston in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then attended the University Of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Following this, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dental Branch. He then completed a hospital based training program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Ben Taub General and Hermann Hospitals. He received his Fellowship from the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in 1981. (To become a Fellow, a surgeon must meet stringent requirements in education, professional ethics, and surgical proficiency.)
Dr. McDonald is active in the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Southwest Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Texas Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Houston Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. In addition, Dr. McDonald is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, the Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, and the Fellowship in the International College of Dentists. He was awarded membership in the prestigious Academy of Osseointegration in 1977.
He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners in August, 2001. He served as board secretary during the year, 2004-2005. From 2005 until 2009 he served as the Presiding Officer. He was also honored to be commissioned Admiral in The Texas Navy in March, 2009.
Dr. McDonald is married with four grown children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren as well as golfing, fishing, and occasionally cooking.
Having practiced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the Humble/Kingwood area since 1980, Dr. McDonald is recognized not only for his surgical skills but also for his continuing community involvement. The positions and offices he has held in the public and dental community reflect the trust his colleagues have placed in him.