Matthew McRae, Jr., DMD, MAGD

Matthew McRae, Jr., DMD, MAGDDr. Matthew McRae, Jr. has been serving the Athens community and surrounding areas with quality and professional dental services by the grace of God for well over three decades. Dr. McRae received his undergraduate degree from Fort Valley State University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry).

Dr. McRae was recently honored by Augusta University with a portrait. He was one of the first African Americans to graduate from the dental college. Read more about his story and how he led his family to include four doctors and two ministers!

Dr. McRae received his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in 1983 and his Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry in 1993. Dr. McRae loves to hone his expertise through continuing education courses. A dentist who continues his education becomes an expert, and that dentist is Dr. McRae. He has studied at the prestigious Pankey Institute, Sterling Management, and the Medical University of South Carolina for implant dentistry.

Dr. McRae’s professional organizational memberships include:

  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • Georgia Dental Society
  • Christian Dental Society
  • Clarke County Dental Society
  • National Dental Association
  • Implantology Dental Society

Dr. McRae was presented with the distinguished Alumnus Award by the School of Dentistry Alumni at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. Dr. McRae cofounded the school’s McRae-Orrington Dental Scholarship. He has also served on the school’s Foundation Board.

His community involvement includes:

  • Boys & Girls Club of America, past Board Member
  • Athens Area Human Relations Council, established Annual Scholarship
  • Athens Area Health Fairs, Exhibitor

He holds membership in social organizations including Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, and One Hundred Percenters, Inc.

Dr. McRae is an elder at Church of The Nations, where he is very active with missions. Dr. McRae annually serves individuals in Nicaragua with their dental needs. He is one of the founders and supporters of Los Playoas School in Nicaragua.

He and his wife, Barbara, have four children and many beautiful grandchildren.