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Samuel J. McKenna MD, DDS

Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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  • 246 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

Locations (2)

Vanderbilt Oral Health
2111 Belcourt Avenue, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212


  • 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

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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.
Gave me all his attention, gave me very valuable information that I was not aware of, made me feel like I was his most important patient. He's brilliant.
July 24, 2021
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Dr. McKenna and his assistant were very through and took time to answer my question, explain their recommendation for treatment, ask if I was agreeable or had any concerns, discussed past history, etc. I was very happy to have the advice of Dr. McKenna as it was much more in depth than information previously provided. Made me most comfortable with his decision of treatment.
July 15, 2021
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Have a very good experience.
May 25, 2021
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Dr. McKenna is the consummate professional. He is a gem.
May 21, 2021
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I would recommend *Dr. McKenna to anyone. He and his assistant were very professional, kind, and caring.
May 20, 2021
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The medical resident was very helpful and spent a long time answering my questions.
November 23, 2020
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*Dr. McKenna & his staff were very attentive, good listeners, and explained everything to me very well.
November 17, 2020
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Not only is Samuel Mckenna a great doctor, but his bed side manner showed a lot of care and compassion.
August 31, 2020
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*Dr. McKenna explained everything in detail. He was very good.
August 17, 2020
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