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After successfully earning his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Marquette University College of Liberal Arts, Dr. McKinnon was accepted into the Marquette University School of Dentistry. He graduated in 1989, then went into private practice and became part of McKinnon Dental’s legacy of over 60 years of dental excellence.


Dr. McKinnon is a graduate of the Pankey Institute clinical studies at levels I and II. He also attended advanced courses early in his career, attending Northwestern University School of Dentistry for Periodontal Tissue Management I, II and III from 1990-1993.


In 1994, Dr. McKinnon became an Associate Fellow in the Academy of Implant Dentistry through the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. McKinnon became Invisalign® Certified in 2006, along with the entire team at McKinnon Dental. Dr. McKinnon is also a member of the American Dental Association®, the Wisconsin Dental Society and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and Outagamie Dental Society. In 2011, Dr. McKinnon became an Associate Fellow World Clinical Laser Institute member as well. Dr. McKinnon and his team spend 50-60 hours a year attending dental conventions and continuing their educations to better help their patients. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. It is also worth mentioning that Dr. McKinnon has received Talk of The Town and America’s Top Dentist awards from 2011 through 2020.


Dr. McKinnon married Sandee in 1994 and is the father of three children: Tyler, Kaitlyn and Quinn. He and his family live along the shores of the Wolf River. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends and boating, fishing and scuba diving—anything involving the outdoors.


“My goal has always been to provide compassionate, ethical oral healthcare that contributes to the overall health and happiness of my patients. I am proud of my mother and father for the love and guidance they have always provided! I am proud to have followed the footsteps of my father, whom I will always consider a better dentist, father, and man than I could ever hope to be!”



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Dr. Daniel McKinnon - America's Top 50 Dentists - Appleton, Wisconsin

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