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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Stuart McKenzie, DMD, MD

Dr. McKenzie is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Tennessee Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He holds hospital privileges at Centennial Medical Center (Nashville) and Horizon Medical Center (Dickson). 

Dr. McKenzie was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Belmont University in Nashville where he studied percussion and music technology. He then headed to Boston to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University. After four years of New England weather, a return to his southern roots was in order; he received his Doctor of Medicine and completed his surgical residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

During his residency Dr. McKenzie completed research in temporomandibular joint replacement, head and neck malignancies, and oral cavity reconstruction. His clinical interests include dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, facial trauma surgery, and head and neck pathology.

During his free time, you’ll find Dr. McKenzie exploring Nashville with his wife Caroline and their four young children Mac, Virginia, Tripp, and Bo. He also enjoys playing the drums and sailing (the latter a skill he learned while in Boston). 

Dr. Matthew McLaughlin, DMD, MD

Dr. McLaughlin is excited to be back home! Born and raised in Nashville, his education and training have taken him to both Alabama and Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Exercise Science. He then followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. McLaughlin continued to Florida earning his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida and completing his residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Florida, Jacksonville.

Dr. McLaughlin is excited to return to Nashville and join Midstate Oral Surgery! He practices the full scope of oral and facial surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, corrective jaw surgery, noninvasive facial cosmetics, TMJ surgery,pathology and reconstructive surgery, and facial trauma surgery.

Dr. McLaughlin is board eligible with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Tennessee Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. McLaughlin and his wife Lauren have two sons, Thomas and Daniel. They enjoy traveling and finding new outdoor adventures! Dr. McLaughlin enjoys mountain biking and golfing in his free time. He and Lauren also enjoy spending time on the lake with friends and returning to Auburn on weekends in the fall to enjoy college football.

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