Samuel J. McKenna MD, DDS

Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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  • 294 ratings

About Samuel J. McKenna

Areas of Expertise

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    Dental Implant Reconstruction
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    Facial Trauma
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    Facial and Jaw Reconstruction
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    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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    Skeletal Facial Deformities
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    Total TM Joint Replacement


1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3701
Nashville, TN 37232


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  • Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of California Los Angeles, 1980
  • Doctor of Medicine - Vanderbilt University, 1983
  • Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1984
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1985

Board Certifications

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1987

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. McKenna took the time to answer all my questions and didn't rush me even though it seemed like everyone was a little behind in scheduling
July 10, 2020
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everything went smoothly, no complications.
June 29, 2020
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Dr. McKenna was great and listened to my symptoms and showed concern.
June 11, 2020
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I was seen and taken care in an appropriate amount of time.
June 10, 2020
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See previous comment. I didn't need or even want more than 2 minutes of Dr McKenna's time. I just didn't like being left waiting in the chair for FORTY MINUTES prior to his coming in. The office was basically empty. There was no excuse for that. All he had to do was come in, look at my mouth and agree that I was fine. Period.
May 20, 2020
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Pleased with all!
May 20, 2020
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I was really in a lot of pain and have a compromised immune system. He was so compassionate in allowing me to zoom a call instead of make the four hour drive and moving up my surgery so that pain could be relieved and life could resume much faster. Thank you, Dr. McKenna!
May 19, 2020
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Dr. McKenna provided excellent care!
May 12, 2020
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They were very detailed & listened to all my info, questions & concerns.
April 7, 2020
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