Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology (2007) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (2011) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Certificate in Orthodontics (2013) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Master of Science, Dentistry (2013) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Professional Activities

  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Minnesota Association of Orthodontics

Verified Patient Reviews

4.5 out of 5 (392 Reviews) (58 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

5 out of 5
November 21, 2022
Very much appreciate the free consultations prior to starting treatment!
5 out of 5
November 1, 2022
They made sure to not only speak to us but also my daughter. Even though she is a minor, age 9, I'm very happy they involved her in the process as well. They're her teeth, she has a right to know what the plan is.
3.1 out of 5
October 23, 2022
The Orthodontist was nice, but the staffs were not very friendly.
5 out of 5
October 23, 2022
Support and cares were very good and cost was well explained and understood
5 out of 5
October 23, 2022
The experience we received was excellent all went well
5 out of 5
October 20, 2022
Dr. McCarthy explained everything very well and made me feel comfortable with our decision to continue on under his care over the years to come with both my kids
0.6 out of 5
September 22, 2022
The first time braces are done, information is well provided and it gives confidence to the patient. But, ive realized during my routine adjustments, literally ill have zero knowledge or explanation on what will happen and they just jump in my mouth without knowing what is being done. The Ortho in charge seems to be a great guy but he checks after the assistants are done and says nothing. I just think its odd to just jump into touching someones mouth even if that's your job, without an explanation of what is being done to you.
No rating provided with comment
September 21, 2022
I can't answer these for my daughter, however, we always get excellent care from Dr McCarthy. For all the time we spent driving further to another location, my daughter was seen for less than ten minutes overall which was very surprising.
1.3 out of 5
September 19, 2022
The Orthodontist didn't speak to me, he spoke to the assistant as if I wasn't even in the room, and she was left to explain everything. I didn't like that and would not go back to see him again.
5 out of 5
September 15, 2022
Dr. McCarthy is very down to earth, professional, and, real. He offers options and will help work thru a treatment plan. He offers recommendations and helped to put my child at ease regarding being issued head gear in the next few weeks. My child has alot of orthodontic work ahead, but Dr. McCarthy has done an amazing job walking us thru this journey, one phase at a time. He's awesome!
5 out of 5
August 16, 2022
My dental assistant was fabulous!!!!!!
5 out of 5
July 25, 2022
Well explained
5 out of 5
July 25, 2022
They were able to explain what ever they had to do step by step very polite and all went well
5 out of 5
June 22, 2022
The orthodontist was very helpful with my son and was kind enough to talk to me about my daughter who previously had braces through the same orthodontist office.
5 out of 5
May 2, 2022
Went well fully explained everything
3.8 out of 5
April 11, 2022
A bit taken aback by how long he had braces on. Originally said 32 weeks with no really indication "maybe more will be needed" Ended up being a lot longer than expected. They either casually mentioned it or didn't make it seem likely at original appointment.
3.8 out of 5
March 28, 2022
The orthodontist was kind and explained what he saw. I was disappointed that I wasn't asked if I had questions or concerns. I was able to ask the assistant my questions, but it would've been nice to feel like the orthodontist had enough time to talk to me as the parent about questions/concerns I had.
3.8 out of 5
March 28, 2022
I will probably look for a clinic that is smaller and has the ability to spend more time with their patients.
3.8 out of 5
March 28, 2022
The orthodontist was kind and explained what he saw. I was disappointed that I wasn't asked if I had questions or concerns. I was able to ask the assistant my questions, but it would've been nice to feel like the orthodontist had enough time to talk to me as the parent about questions/concerns I had.
2.5 out of 5
March 22, 2022
Good experience
4.4 out of 5
March 22, 2022
Wasn't too personal. Came in and looked at his teeth. Left without saying bye.
1.9 out of 5
March 7, 2022
Will not recommend-Orthodontist explained in a confusing way and did not even answer my questions after asking the same thing multiple times. Would have much rather had the dental assistant explain things, she was very personable, knowledgable about the topic, and honest about treatment plans.
3.1 out of 5
March 2, 2022
Very informative staff
5 out of 5
January 5, 2022
The Dental Assistant and Dr.McCarthy were great!!
5 out of 5
December 13, 2021
The orthodontist has been more personable the last few visits and included me in the decisions about my care.
4.4 out of 5
November 18, 2021
Very good
5 out of 5
November 10, 2021
Very thorough explanation and listened
5 out of 5
November 9, 2021
Overall very good experience
No rating provided with comment
September 27, 2021
I felt very rushed and bullied into putting braces on my kids immediately. I wasn't given enough information about alternatives or the actual need for braces and now I regret making the decision to have braces put on both of my kids. Aside from very minor cosmetic changes I do not believe my kids actually needed braces and I was mis-led.
5 out of 5
September 17, 2021
Excellent
3.8 out of 5
September 1, 2021
He was nice. Told child to try to wear bands more, but not shaming and repeated. Kid going back to school in a week after 18m distance learning and such a ball of anxiety, this is not the time for shaming so glad he didn't do that.
5 out of 5
August 31, 2021
The Orthodontist doesn't greet me when he sits down to do his processes on me.
2.5 out of 5
August 25, 2021
Not sure the orthodontist came in the room
5 out of 5
August 22, 2021
I would recommend this orthodontist to a lot of people!
1.9 out of 5
July 26, 2021
He told me not to chew food on the side the bracket came off, but I didn't do that in the first place. I couldn't respond because they were working in my mouth, and then he was gone. I wasn't able to ask questions.
5 out of 5
July 26, 2021
Y'all are great!
5 out of 5
July 4, 2021
My son has adhd and we accidentally forgot his meds the day of the consult so he was extra difficult. They did a good job dealing with a difficult teenager.
5 out of 5
June 28, 2021
Dr. Mccarthy did a great job
5 out of 5
May 3, 2021
awesome
5 out of 5
February 15, 2021
Dr McCarthy is always so nice and patient with the kids.
5 out of 5
January 6, 2021
he's the best!
5 out of 5
December 7, 2020
Very professional. He is good.
5 out of 5
November 18, 2020
stellar and very personable - caliber team
5 out of 5
September 19, 2020
I was so impressed coming here that when my daughter needs treatment I will definitely be bringing her to this orthodontist!
5 out of 5
August 20, 2020
spoke to my daughter in terms she could understand
5 out of 5
July 15, 2020
Dr. McCarthy and his STAFF TOP NOTCH!!we made a great decision- they still do benefit discounts with you and they treat you like humans than these other Ortho places think they are so great bc they have a reputation and so they can't give % or they don't care how people's financial situation is like. Dr. McCarthys people care and work with families. BRAVO TO THEM!!!
5 out of 5
February 11, 2020
fantastic and knowledgeable doctor who is professional yet personable
5 out of 5
December 16, 2019
Dr. McCarthy is great- not intimidating at all
5 out of 5
December 13, 2019
McCarthy is an excellent orthodontist
5 out of 5
November 18, 2019
orthodontist, assistant, and staff were all extremely nice & helpful.
5 out of 5
November 9, 2019
thank
5 out of 5
October 24, 2019
really appreciate how he speaks directly to my son and asks caring genuine questions
3.8 out of 5
October 5, 2019
very pleasant visit.
5 out of 5
July 2, 2019
we loved Dr McCarthy
3.8 out of 5
June 5, 2019
the doctor did not ask if I had any questions or concerns.
5 out of 5
April 29, 2019
Dr McCarthy is always very professional yet personable. great care
5 out of 5
April 23, 2019
awesome and friendly team..
5 out of 5
January 12, 2019
That's one reason we came here in stead of a closer place to our home