David L. McKenna, D.D.S. (aka “Dr. Dave”)
A Palo Alto native, Cubberley High School graduate and life long Stanford Cardinal sports fanatic. I earned a degree in Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Then it was on to U. O. P. school of Dentistry in S. F.; where I was able to complete my childhood dream of becoming a dentist, enabling me to work with my dad, JB McKenna for 17 years.
Bringing a new meaning to “Family Dentistry” I’ve also been enjoying working with my sister, Judi McKenna Edwards. She is without a doubt a dynamic and energetic force in our practice. I’m grateful for the opportunity to team up with her providing an energy, knowledge and care which I am very proud of.
I have three wonderful children: Kelly, Holly and Mitchell. We love to play games, compete in athletics and hang out with our friends. Who knows, perhaps one (or more?) of my kids may choose to carry on the McKenna family tradition of providing high touch, high quality dentistry!
Jeuel “Joy” Espanola, D.M.D.
I’m Jeuel D. Espanola, or “Dr. Joy” to many. I’ve been with the McKenna Family for over 14 years. I received my dental degree in the Philippines in 1993 and have been practicing dentistry since 2002.
I am a member of the ADA, CDA and the Southern Alameda and Mid-Peninsula Dental Societies. I am also the resident dentist for Invisalign®.
I cherish spending time with my husband Angel, my 2 boys Brenden and Jered and our 2 long-haired dachshunds, Chelsea and Buster.
Marisa Walker, D.D.S. (aka Dr. “M” or Marisa)
A South Australian native, I began my dental career wearing many different hats. My first job after high school (many years ago) was a dental assisting position for a wonderful dentist who became a valuable mentor and continues to the day. He encouraged me to continue my education and sponsored my dental hygiene degree (1986) at the only Australian school for dental hygiene.
I practiced dental hygiene for many years in Adelaide, South Australia where I met my American husband and off we went to the US where another adventurous chapter of my life began.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology (1997) and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (2001) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and so began my addiction to Tar Heel Basketball.
I have spent the last three years practicing in Melbourne, Australia and have just recently settled in Menlo Park, where my husband, Jonathan, works at a start up and my son, Jonah goes to school at St. Joseph’s school of Sacred Heart.
Apart from basketball, I love spending time with my family, and on weekends you can find me out and about exploring my new surroundings.
Monday to Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday 7am to 2:30pm
Dr. McKenna and his staff are the best dental office I've ever regularly visited in my 59 years. I feel lucky to have discovered them. I'm part of their dentistry "family" now (I've been a patient for over 10 years, but I felt welcomed and at home on my first visit). I have 100% confidence in their skills - from the dentists to the hygienists to the bookkeeping staff and front office. I'm not even afraid of major dental work anymore, because IT DOESN'T HURT!