Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, and Dentistry

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Office Phone:  615-343-9404
Clinic Phone:  615-322-2377

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 

1623 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232

Samuel J. McKenna, DDS, MD

Chairman, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, VUMC
Professor of Surgery, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Samuel J. McKenna completed his medical degree and residency at Vanderbilt and has been contributing since then as a faculty member, former director of the Oral Surgery Residency, and, as of June 2008, as professor and chairman of the department. His clinical interests include both vital and routine services:

  • Functional Jaw Reconstruction following Tumors or Trauma
  • Facial Trauma and Post-Traumatic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Dental Implants
  • Cysts and Tumors of the Jaws
  • Secondary Repair of Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Routine Oral Surgical Services, Including 3rd Molars (Wisdom Teeth) and Other Dental Extractions

Dr. McKenna's research has included areas such as temporomandibular joint surgery, oral manifestation of systemic disease, and virtual surgical planning in the management of skeletal facial deformities. He is an invited lecturer in the dental and medical communities at Vanderbilt and beyond.

D.D.S. Degree: University of California School of Dentistry - Los Angeles, 1980
M.D. Degree: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1983

Postgraduate Training
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Click here for a PDF of Dr. McKenna's curriculum vitae.

For referral to Dr. McKenna have your physician contact us:

E-mail: samuel.mckenna@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: (615) 343-9404
Fax: (615) 343-9397

Mailing Address
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1623 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN 37232-5225

To make an appointment or talk to a nurse: (615) 322-2377