Doctor Directory

Samuel J McKenna, MD, DDS


Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

4.7 4.7 327 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Dental Implant Reconstruction
Facial Trauma
Facial and Jaw Reconstruction
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Skeletal Facial Deformities
(show more)

Board Certificates

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


MD - Vanderbilt University, 1983
DDS - University of California Los Angeles, 1980
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1985
Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1984


Vanderbilt Oral Surgery
Vanderbilt Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 3501A
Nashville, TN 37212

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I have already recommended this provider to others
Patient | April 9, 2018

Dr. Sam is a very good doctor!
Patient | February 24, 2018

provider appeared to adjust schedule to accommodate tooth extraction
Patient | February 20, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of attention he gave to my situation and how he included me in some of the decision-making.
Patient | February 20, 2018

All good
Patient | December 18, 2017

I would have liked to known that the procedure would result in quite of bit of swelling & bruising. That wasn't made clear.
Patient | September 20, 2017

Very professional.
Patient | August 29, 2017

my experience with Dr McKenna has been excellent. he's a caring, thoughtful and thorough provider!
Patient | August 28, 2017

He is the best.
Patient | August 23, 2017

Dr. McKenna & the residents in his office are wonderful! I would recommend his office & services to anyone.
Patient | August 2, 2017

Amazing doctor, amazing staff.
Patient | August 1, 2017

The reading materials he gave me we VERY POOR copies. The introduction said to read them over a few times, yet the pages were cut off and out of order, and some were missing as content did NOT follow from one page to the next. Some of the information was good, but ultimately useless in that many things were missing.
Patient | July 20, 2017

Dr. McKenna provided excellent care during my recent oral surgery.
Patient | June 26, 2017

He was right to the point about what would happening before, during, and after surgery! Spot on!
Patient | June 8, 2017

Dr. McKenna is very good with my daughter - answers her questions never minimizes her concerns.
Patient | June 6, 2017

It is a 3 hr. drive for me to come to Vanderbilt, but worth it.
Patient | June 2, 2017

Took time to listen and answer questions. Great service.
Patient | May 31, 2017

Dr. McKenna is communicative, kind, and thorough. His residents have a fantastic model.
Patient | May 18, 2017

He is the best.
Patient | April 21, 2017