Sam McKenna, M.D., DDS, received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of California in San Diego, his dental degree from the University of California in Los Angeles and his medical degree, internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. McKenna joined Vanderbilt’s faculty after completing his medical degree and residency, and he serves as the chair of his department.
McKenna’s clinical areas of interest include secondary repair of cleft lip and palate, functional jaw reconstruction following tumors and trauma, facial trauma and reconstruction, corrective jaw surgery, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, dental implants, cysts and tumors of the jaw, and routine oral surgical services and extractions. His research includes virtual surgery planning in the management of skeletal facial deformities, and he is an invited lecturer in the dental and medical communities.
McKenna is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and he is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, the Nashville Dental Society, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.