Our Team

David McDonough


Dr. Dave grew up in Murray, Utah and received his BA in Behavioral Science in Health from the University of Utah. He currently presents on orthodontics to dentists at the University of Utah Health Sciences Dental Residency.

Dr. Dave, his wife Jennifer, and their 4 children live in Sandy, Utah. He enjoys interacting with patients and loves the many personalities with which he has the opportunity to associate. Learn more about Dr. Dave!


Office Manager

Our awesome office manager is Amber. She knows the ins & outs of the business. She has been a clinician for five years, and recently transitioned to office manager. She loves to see the day when patients get their braces off, she said “it’s so fun to see how much they smile & how happy they are!”
When Amber isn’t at the office, she goes to concerts, plays and spends time with family and friends.
Her favorite joke is “I tried to catch some fog this morning but…MIST!”


Lead Clinician

Tabbatha, as the lead clinician, is crazy energetic, knowledgeable (worked in dentistry 8 years) and ready to take on everyday with excitement. She’s proud to help people feel great about themselves & “change their lives by helping improve their smiles.” Tabbatha sees the future daily by carefully checking the schedule to see which patients will be here and how we can best help them.
You can often catch Tabbatha laughing with fellow clinicians as they practice their dancing skills.
When Tabbatha isn’t at work she’s busy being a mom of 4 awesome kids!



LaNette is an excellent clinician who has been at McDonough Orthodontics for 21 years. According to LaNette, being a clinician is the best because “you have positive effect on patients and their smiles last a lifetime.”  She hopes all patients feel she did her best work for them.

Fun facts about LaNette: she is on a bowling league, she enjoys jigsaw puzzles & going to Disneyland!

Her life motto is “Be kind in everything you do.”


Treatment Coordinator

Juli has been at McDonough Orthodontics for 8 years and in dentistry close to 20 years, although she doesn’t look a day over 30 :).  We are grateful to have her as our treatment coordinator. Not only is she excellent with helping out our new patients, but also she keeps the office a cheerful place to be.  Over time she has learned communication in orthodontics is key. Juli loves “seeing teens come out of their shells & gain confidence in themselves.”

Juli’s time outside of work is occupied with quilting, jamming to country music & most importantly family- including her husband and three energetic sons. 


Lab Technician

Whenever we need something made, we go to our Lab Technician Aubrey!  She creates all of the appliances that go in the mouth such as RPE’s, L3-3, retainers, etc. As Lab Technician, her priorities are to be organized, dependable, and ready when things are due. Aubrey said it was difficult to learn how to bend the L3-3 properly, but over time she has become a pro!

Aubrey enjoys laughing with her friends & family. We are grateful to have a skilled Lab technician who has been at McDonough for three years.


Financial Coordinator

Meg’s our money lady! In finer words, she manages the accounts and makes sure every patient has a payment plan for their needs.  She is extremely organized & a quick learner. Her motto is “treat people how you would want to be treated.” When she’s not at the office you could catch her fly fishing, backpacking or camping.

Meg knows humor, she said “I think I’m really funny, I laugh at my own jokes more than anyone else does.”


Invisalign Coordinator

Maddy is a skilled clinician and our invisalign coordinator. She is great at connecting with patients & finishing her work on time. Maddy was trained here at McDonough Orthodontics and is proud of all she has learned here. The values she lives her life by include: motivation, commitment, & caring for others. When Maddy isn’t traveling, she’s spending time with her family & friends or hiking & running.


Scheduling Coordinator

Carly is our ray of sunshine!  When she’s not at a concert or hiking, she’s at McDonough Orthodontics making people feel welcome as they walk in the door.  She’s learned to multitask well–she bakes cookies, calls insurance, greets & schedules patients. She gives 100% effort while being honest & kind. We love having Carly at our office.

If you want to get on Carly’s good side, bring her Cafe Rio.

Amber W.


Amber is a fun and upbeat clinician that has been in the dental field for 24 years, her favorite part about being an assistant are the relationships she gets to form with her patients. When Amber isn’t working you might find her camping, swimming or spending time with her kids! She has 2 girls, 1 boy, 1 son-in-law, 1 grandson, and 4 dogs! The best place shes ever visited was Florence, Italy with her mom and sister. Amber loves to go to concerts, her favorite music genre is Country!


Scheduling Coordinator

Krystal is one of our awesome scheduling coordinators! She says her favorite thing about work is “Seeing patients excited about their new smiles!”. Krystal is a Southern California Native, but has lived in Utah for 10 years! Krystal loves to day dream about traveling the world. She enjoys reading a good book and spending time with her friends and family. In 50 years when Krystal retires from McDonough Orthodontics she thinks it would be cool to work at Spacex and help get us to Mars! Krystal once traveled to Milan, Italy and stayed in a a town called Bellagio – she said she could move there!