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!
Mimi Salkola (aka “Dr. Mimi”)
I have been very fortunate to have chosen a career where I look forward to coming to work every day since 1998. Seeing my patients in the office is like seeing “Old Friends”.
I grew up in San Jose and graduated from UCSF where I received many awards for academic excellence and earned a place on the Dean’s List.
I have been a long time member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Mid-Peninsula dental society. My love for dentistry shows through when I am treating my patients. I strive to be as gentle as possible while creating beautiful and “perfect” dentistry. My motto is “fun, friendly and exceptional dental care”. My goal is to make every one of my patient’s visits pleasant and enjoyable.
In my spare time I enjoy watching funny movies with my 9 and 12 year old sons. Our favorite is “Dumb and Dumber”. I also volunteer in their schools where I teach the children about dental health and help raise funds for the schools. I love music and will sing all day if I am allowed. My Karaoke parties are well known in my neighborhood. I also enjoy going to the opera with my husband and take long, long walks, especially in the rain. In addition, I can bake bread that will make a grown man cry, a skill I learned from Eske, a friend who used to be a patient in this office until he moved back to Denmark. My latest passion is hula dancing which I’ve been learning mostly from YouTube videos. Who knows…. you might just get a hula performance instead of a filling the next time you are in the office. Aloha!
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!