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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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  • 290 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

Conditions and Treatments


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


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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

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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.
Dr. McKenna is brilliant! We feel incredibly grateful that our daughter is in Dr. McKenna's care. We are not only in awe of his surgical skills, but we appreciate how he listens to our daughter and patiently answers her questions.
July 14, 2023
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June 20, 2023
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Dr. McKenna is the best!
June 19, 2023
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I had a very good experience.
June 19, 2023
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Gave me a choices of treatment. Explained choices so I understood each choice
June 15, 2023
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Great experience!
June 2, 2023
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Dr McKenna is amazing!I have complete trust in Dr McKenna.
May 22, 2023
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Everything went great
May 17, 2023
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Dr. McKenna and the treatment he and his staff provide are the best. The way I was treated by the front desk and office staff, especially those handling billing and payment matters in his office was horrible,
May 12, 2023
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