For Dr. McGrath, the one-on-one interactions with her patients are the most rewarding part of being a dentist. She loves the field of dentistry because it allows her to solve problems and work with her hands simultaneously – all while helping others! She’s thrilled to be a part of the Grand Dental team and looks forward to getting to know each and every patient. In the meantime, you can learn more about her educational background, advanced training, and life outside the office right here.
Dr. McGrath’s original plan was to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a Pharmacist. In fact, she even applied to pharmacy school for college! However, she realized that it wasn’t the perfect fit, so she switched her major from pre-pharmacy to biology. Around that time, her hometown dentist encouraged her to consider dentistry. After shadowing at their office, she knew it was the field for her, and she never looked back.
Born and raised in Indiana, Dr. McGrath chose to pursue her studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Next, she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. In addition to studying public health in Peru, she has completed courses in Invisalign, rotary endodontics, single implant placement, and CAD/CAM restorations. Plus, she is laser certified and worked at a pediatric dental office during dental school. So, it’s safe to say her education, training, and skill are quite extensive! To this day, she is an active member of notable organizations, like the:
Dr. McGrath is married to her high school sweetheart, Nick. When it came time for dental school, they moved to the Chicago area. They ended up loving it so much that they decided to stay! When she isn’t at our office, she enjoys exploring the suburbs, taking her dog to the park, hiking, and traveling. She’s also an avid Disney fan and frequenting the parks whenever possible.