At McKenna Family Dentistry our goal is to provide the highest quality dental care for our community. See what our patients are saying about us:

"Excellent care and advice for how to protect your teeth! All the staff are friendly and helpful not just with my teeth, but in instructing my kids on how to improve their dental care!"

Steve K.
Los Altos



"The whole staff was very supportive and helpful!"

Diego A.
Mountain View

"Entire staff is very helpful and friendly in a very genuine, unforced way. The dental hygienists and dentists are always very good about explaining why brushing/flossing/etc is so important and how you can reasonably improve or manage your dental health. Overall, a great experience every time."

Charles S.
Palo Alto

"Pleasant, efficient, conscientious and professional. Dr. M is excellent, and the whole operation is “ethical”. In my experience they only do what’s necessary, and don’t “churn” with unnecessary appointment and treatments."


"Excellent service, very knowledgeable and friendly as usual! They make me feel like I am part of the family."

Stephen H.
Los Gatos

"Hardly any wait time, able to fix my unplanned chipped filling same day. Love this team."

Terri W.
Santa Clara

"Best service always!"

Marina S.
San Jose

"Wonderful people, I’ve been going there since 1988. Highly recommend because the dentists don’t over treat, and explain everything very nicely."

Harold H.
Los Altos

"McKenna Dentistry is always on top of their game and getting my teeth to be in perfect shape. Takes work, but it’s worth it."

San Carlos

"Everyone in this office is so friendly, on top of providing excellent care!"

Barbara R.
Palo Alto

"I love the pro-active preventative care. I want to maintain my teeth in the best condition that I can. I referred my boyfriend, who recently needed emergency dental care and he was so pleased with their service as well."

Leslie F.
Mountain View

"This is a wonderfully friendly, competent, compassionate, skilled, second-generation family practice. I started with the founder forty years ago and my family and I now continue with this generation."


"Friendly and top quality as always."

Marlon E.
Redwood city

"No dentist has been as passionate with my teeth and smile as the McKenna Family Family Dentistry! 100% recommended! Thank you!"

Elias C.
Palo Alto

"McKenna is the best. I got the royal treatment as usual. Between Dr. Dave singing Lionel Ritchie songs while doing my treatment and Boots (his sweet dog) cuddling on my lap to keep me entertained, I have no idea where the time went. Great fun family culture. Love my dentist!"

Anu S.
Redwood City

"Always a good time!"

James M.
Santa Clara

"Very good. Accommodated me in their schedule."

Dr. Alvin H.

"Very friendly atmosphere, from the front office staff, to the dental assistant, hygienist, all the way to Dr. Marissa. Can’t help but feel that this is a great working environment as everyone seemed to enjoy their job and working together."

Amber S.
Palo Alto

"Loved Dr. Dave!"

Sean B.

"I refer to McKenna Family Dentistry as my “dental spa” because going there is always like having a wonderful spa treatment. Everyone is so gracious and considerate and such a joy to work with."

Jean D.
Los Altos

"As always, I was well taken care of. I always look forward to seeing Judy (even under the circumstances!) The McKenna family has always been there for my husband and me with the very best dental care available."

Jo Anne Z.
Palo Alto

"Thank you so much, Kim did a great job."


"McKenna Dentistry always makes me feel comfortable and well taken care of."

Jon G.

"A good experience. As always, Dr. Dave is competent, kind and virtually painless.
Good Job!"

William A.

"Great people at all levels of staff."


"Friendly, state of the art, pain free dentistry with an automated appointment reminder system. What could be better?"

Michael H.

"My experience with MFD was as good as it gets at the dentist! Besides terrific “bedside manner” skills, I knew the entire staff was devoted to tooth health. A very careful exam was conducted by my dentist, including a check for oral cancer and possible gum problems. I felt confident that I was getting state of the art care, and at a reasonable price."

Linda R.

"My first visit at MFD was fantastic. It’s always hard to change dentists, but the team here is outgoing, friendly and was very careful to ask about my needs and desires as a patient before beginning to ensure I was comfortable and they knew and could meet my expectations up front. They were kind, outgoing, and friendly and did a great job cleaning. I would recommend this team to anyone from the patient looking for a new dentist in the area, new families to the area and to anyone who hasn’t seen a dentist for a while. This a an outgoing and friendly office who knows what they are doing. Stellar job!"

Emil G.
Palo Alto

"Good service and positive experience."


"Always the epitome of excellent customer service in every way… that’s why we travel 400 miles twice a year to see Dr. Dave, Judi and Kristi!"


"Great practice! Love everyone there especially Judy for teeth cleaning and Marissa as my dentist. Very up-to-date on all aspects of dentistry."

Barbara G.
Palo Alto

"Painless, thorough and actually fun."

Bill S.
Palo Alto

"I always learn something new when I come for my cleaning. Thanks again!"

Robert F.
San Francisco

"As always the best service ever!"

Anna U.
Menlo Park

"The staff and Marisa went out of their way in an emergency with time constraints. Thank you."

Susan K.
Scotts Valley

"I drive from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Palo Alto, for decades the McKenna Family and their great company has taken care of my choppers. Highly recommended!"

Steven E.
Los Gatos

"Judi is the best!! Love everyone at McKenna."

Lyla P.
Palo Alto

"Great care and advice for myself and my family for 40 years!"

Alice C.
Palo Alto

"Very Friendly and loving people! Would deff recommend to my family and friends!!"


"As in the past (I am a returning patient) the service and atmosphere at McKenna Family Dentistry is outstanding and so positive. I haven’t seen Dr. Dave in 8 years and I still feel like “Family” when I am there."

Scott F.

"I had the “Joy Team”: Dr. Joy and Joycelyn for a cavity filling. Both were fantastic and together they were amazing! They worked quickly, and kept me very comfortable. Having a good experience like this makes going to the dentist a pleasure!"

Mary Ruth Q.

"Love this entire practice. Christie is the best. Dr. Dave and his assistants too as well as the front office people. Their ultimate concern is your health and comfort."

Randee P.

"I’ve hated going to the dentist my entire life however, the team at McKenna Family Dentistry always do a great job and put me at ease. I’ve been a patient here for about five years and have never had a bad experience. My one “complaint” would be that they always want you to know what they are doing and show you what’s going on with their little in-mouth cameras, “Ah, thanks, but I’ll pass."

Rey G.
San Jose

"I had another appointment after the visit and they made sure I was done on time but left nothing undone!"

Jimmie B.

"Love Dr. Marissa. She’s the most wonderful dentist, and it’s always a pleasure seeing her for my checkups!"

Virginia B.
San Francisco

"Attentive and thorough care. Responds to questions and concerns."

Carol M.
Palo Alto

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Dr. McKenna (I've been a patient here since 1972), Dr. Dave and Judi are the BEST dental professionals on the peninsula, working with you to find the best solution for your dental needs. The staff handles all the paperwork with ease and efficiency. And you always get a little bag of "treats”!

Liz Martin