Dr. Robin Bethell
Dr. Robin Bethell received his Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the UOP Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
He served a one year residency at the UCSF/Veteran’s Administration in Fresno, CA. Dr. Bethell also completed a pediatric dentistry internship at Harvard University’s Boston Children’s Hospital.
He entered private practice in a cosmetic-style family practice in San Diego, CA and has served the communities of Fort Worth and Rio Grande Valley in Texas since 2010. Dr. Bethell has desired to live in and serve the Austin Community since he visited and fell in love with the area shortly after moving to Texas.
He spends his free time playing water polo, drawing, and exploring nature. His other interests include architecture and music.
Read about the origins of Forest Family Dentistry and the vision of Dr. Bethell here!
Dr. Richard Donkersgoed
Dr. Richard Donkersgoed attended Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and graduated with a Bachelors in Biology. He entered the work force as a Quality Control Supervisor for Campbell Soup Company of Canadaand was quickly promoted to Production Manager. Although his time at Campbell was so Mmm Mmm Good, Dr. Rick decided to follow his passion for health care. He matriculated from the University of Toronto where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS).
During his training in Toronto, Dr. Rick was a well-rounded student. He was awarded a summer internship that focused on emergency care dentistry, was elected the class social chair, and served as the Vice President ofXi Psi Phi (Dental Fraternity).
After graduation, Dr. Rick practiced general dentistry in Port Elgin, Ontario, for several years. He was mentored by two senior dentists and gained experience in all facets of dentistry. He constantly advances his education in dentistry by studying courses in sedation dentistry, endodontics (root canals), and gum surgery.
Dr. Rick recently relocated to Austin to be with his fiance and joined the Forest Family team in April of 2014. He is an active member of Texas Dental association, American Dental Association, and Austin’s Capital Area Dental Society.
In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities and brushing up on his floor routine. He’s a serious gymnast!