Dr. Allison McDonough joined Pondside Dental Associates in 2023. Her goal as a general dentist is to work with her patients to improve their oral and overall health. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and focusing on general wellness.
Dr. McDonough considers herself a Bostonian, though she is originally from Warren, NJ. After moving to Boston in 2007, she graduated from Boston University Cum Laude in 2011. In 2019, she completed a Pre-Health Post Baccalaureate at Harvard Extension School and then attended Tufts School of Dental Medicine, graduating Cum Laude in 2023. She received the honor of the Peter Vouras, Jr., DMD Senior Prize for Excellence in General Dentistry. Dr. McDonough is a member of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
Dr. McDonough has conducted research in the areas of mindfulness practice and imposter phenomenon (ADEA Student Group Educational Research Award 2022; published in the Journal of Dental Education) as well as color matching ability of novel dental composites (Bates Student Research Group “Peer-reviewed” Award and Esthetic Dentistry Award).
Outside of dentistry, Dr. McDonough enjoys time spent with her partner and her dog. She enjoys kayaking, dance, acrobatics, cooking, and crafting.