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Our Fort Worth Dental Office

Where innovative technology is the norm and patient comfort is a must.

The Art of Dentistry

Ensuring our patients feel comfortable and part of our family during every visit.
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As a faith-centered practice, building strong relationships is central to our identity. Dr. Ryan Schmidgall…Learn more about our dentist… and our Fort Worth team take a sincere interest in guiding you to improved oral health with the highest principles of care.

As a legacy practice, we are always seeking new ways to improve your dental experience and provide excellent customer service. Since Dr. Richard McDonald opened our doors in 1982, Country Day Dental…Visit our homepage… has contributed to the exceptional oral health of many families in our community. What’s more, we apply an aesthetic focus so you can feel confident in your vibrant smile.

Today, thanks to our unique patient-centered approach, we are able to focus on what truly matters to you. We start by discussing your personal goals and then explain how we can best achieve them together.

As a family-owned practice, we always go above and beyond conventional standards to give you the best dental experience. Our mission is to provide you with exceptional dental care that changes your life!

Our Fort Worth Team

We educate you, care for you, and build for the future of your oral health.
Our dental hygienist Marti, Ella smiles while wearing a black suit and two gold earrings. She has black hair

Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Fort Worth and currently live in Arlington, TX. I have been married to my husband, Kyle, for more than 12 years, and I have an adult daughter who will be graduating from Notre Dame this year. I also have a son who attends Kennedale High School. My family is super important to me, and I strive to see them as much as I can.

I chose dentistry because I’ve always been obsessed with pretty teeth. So, when my orthodontist asked me to come work for him, I knew this was the profession for me!

I take delight in building trustworthy relationships with my patients. This allows me to make patients feel comfortable and help them put their fears to rest.

Interesting Fact:

My favorite quote is, “Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day!”

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Melissa T.

Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from TCC with an Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree in 1991. I have been practicing dental hygiene for more than 28 years.

I’m close with my family and friends, especially my identical twin daughters – who are both in the health field.

I have loved dentistry since I was a little girl. I believe God chose dental hygiene for me because I was lucky enough to be accepted into the Applied Science in Dental Hygiene Program (one of the toughest programs for acceptance).

I really enjoy how dentistry is always changing and that I get to help people and be a part of their journey in life.

The best part of my job is the people I treat. I love seeing my patients and helping them receive the best dental care possible. I also love my dental family. We all band together to provide the best treatment and maintenance for our patients in a warm, loving environment.

Interesting Fact:

Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love getting together for cookouts and playing games. God has blessed me with great people to enjoy my life with. Oh, I also love getting pedicures!

Our dental hygienist Stacy, Ella smiles as she wears a black suit with a necklace. She is blonde and has short hair

Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born in Arizona but spent most of my childhood in Oklahoma. I played soccer in high school and then moved to Texas to go to college.

I moved to Fort Worth after college, where I met my husband, and we have twins.

I always knew I would never enjoy sitting at a desk for work. I have always loved the health field and loved being around people.

My grandfather was a dentist, and I thought dental hygiene would give me both the opportunity to have a career in the health field and also the flexibility to be the mom I wanted to be for my kids. So I got my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2000, and I still enjoy my job today!

The best part of my job is getting to see my patients and hear how they are doing! I also enjoy the staff at our office! They are more than just co-workers – they are friends. It is a group that will always help each other out and takes care of the office as a team.

Interesting Fact:

Outside the office, I enjoy playing tennis, doing photography, and love to volunteer for things I feel passionate about.

One of our dental assistants Courtney, she smiles while wearing a long necklace and a white sweater. She is redhead with long hair

Registered Dental Assistant

I grew up in Mansfield, Texas and loved playing soccer and volleyball while growing up. After graduating high school, I moved to Stephenville, Texas to attend Tarleton State University. Once my time was finished there, I moved back to the Fort Worth area and began my career in dentistry.

I’d always been interested in the dental field and was lucky enough to hear about dental assisting through a close friend of mine. Without that spark of interest I’m not sure if I would be in the position I am in now, loving what I do day in and day out.

I pride myself on being a reliable person and I always try to keep positive. I think it is essential to keep a level head through thick and thin so everyone remains calm.

My favorite part of my job is helping others improve their smile.

Interesting Fact:

I’d love to go bungee jumping one day!

One of our dental assistants Jennifer, Ella smiles as she wears a black sweater with a gray shirt. She is blonde with long hair

Registered Dental Assistant

I grew up in Dallas and then moved to Mansfield with my husband, Jason, and two daughters, Jordan and Jadyn.

I was first drawn to dentistry because of the impact it can have, not only on your smile, but also on your overall self-confidence. My goal as a dental assistant has always been to be compassionate to each patient’s needs while making them feel comfortable during each visit.

Interesting Fact:

My mom is my hero. She is the most selfless person I know. The world would be a better place if there were more people like her in it.

Misty is one of our dental assistants. She has long hair while smiling and wearing a silver necklace

Registered Dental Assistant

I am from Stephenville, TX, and am a true country girl born and raised on a dairy farm. I grew up learning all about farm life and started helping and working on our dairy at a very young age!

I chose dentistry because of the positive impact it can have in a patients’ life. I love the rewarding feeling of building relationships with patients and getting to know them on a personal level.

I have a very laid-back personality, and I bring humor to our team, which is why I’m known as the “prankster” of the office. I truly enjoy seeing how we can make someone’s day and change their life!

Interesting fact:

I am a huge animal lover. I have two very special fur babies named Brin and Bailey.

Becky, our Patient Care Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX

Patient Care Coordinator

I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to the area 25 years ago. I have a son named Riley who is my pride and joy!

I’ve been in dentistry for almost 30 years now and it never gets old. The best part of my job is watching the transformation of our patients’ smiles. I also love the relationships we establish with our patients.

Our staff is one of a kind – not only are we friends outside the office, we’ve developed family-like bond.

Interesting Fact:

Outside the office I enjoy the theater and playing golf.

Anissa, Patient Care Coordinator for Country Day Dental

Patient Care Coordinator

I was born in North Carolina but was mainly raised here in Fort Worth, Texas. Growing up I moved around a lot between Texas and Colorado which made me realize I love to travel. I am a very positive person who always tries to look at the best of any situation.

I like to think that dentistry chose me. As soon as I started in the field I immediately feel in love with it. The impact it can have on a patient’s life is so incredible!

The best part of my job is seeing patients through their treatment and seeing the difference in their smile and self confidence.

Interesting Fact:

In my spare time you can most likely catch me at a Mavs game, spending time with my beautiful mother, out with my boyfriend and his family, or simply relaxing with my girls. I love being around the people that motivate and support me every single day.

Melissa S., our Insurance and Billing Coordinator
Melissa S.

Insurance and Billing Coordinator

I was born in Del Rio, TX and raised in here in Fort Worth, TX. I have 3 wonderful children.

Once I graduated from Bible school I started working at the front desk of a dental office and loved that I could be a part of making people smile. The best part of my job is being a part of helping others love their smiles.

I love being a cheerleader for our practice!

Interesting Fact:

Outside of the office I love doing arts and crafts with my family and learning to play the piano.

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I've always had an A-list experience in this dental office since 1993. They are professional, personable, and always cutting-edge.

Carol S. (Actual Patient)

The Home of Superior Dental Health

Supporting the Fort Worth community since 1982.
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Your overall health is the inspiration behind everything we do. We strive to build meaningful relationships, so we can better understand your goals and concerns. Our main priority is to make your experience all about you!
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Dr. Schmidgall is in constant pursuit of innovative ways to help you achieve your smile goals. Through our use of state-of-the-art technology, digital photography, and careful planning, we can provide you with more efficient services, in complete comfort.
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Many people feel nervous about their dental visit, but we’re here to change that. With our in-office comforts, such as blankets, wireless headphones, and neck pillows, we’re able to provide you with one of the most outstanding and relaxing dental experiences yet.
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