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Samuel J. McKenna MD, DDS

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

About Samuel J. McKenna

Areas of Expertise

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


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


  • English


  • 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 was very thorough and patient. He discussed the procedure in detail, the pros and cons of either course, and showed great concern/interest with any of my questions. He was very reassuring.
October 20, 2023
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We did not feel rushed after being assessed.
October 7, 2023
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Dr McKenna is very caring and kind when he is in the room with us.
October 6, 2023
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Dr. Samuel McKenna is fantastic, caring and very knowledgeable. He's a keeper
September 18, 2023
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He was good.
August 30, 2023
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Complete satisfaction with Dr. McKenna
August 3, 2023
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All Positive
August 1, 2023
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They really listened to my concerns
July 28, 2023
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Dr McKenna is an amazing doctor. He is number 1 of all oral surgeons. Impossible to find a doctor with this skill level in Nashville area.
July 24, 2023
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