Education:

  • Honors specialization in Microbiology and Immunology (2007), University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (2012), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • General Practice Residency (2013), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Endodontics Specialty Certificate (2016), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Master of Science (2016), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Special Professional Interests

Dr. McKenzie finds working in endodontics rewarding because of how quickly he is able to provide relief of dental pain to his patients. He also enjoys the narrow spectrum of endodontics as it allows him to truly specialize in the field.

Professional Activities

  • American Association of Endodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Endodontics Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada

Verified Patient Reviews

4.9 out of 5 (328 Reviews) (112 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

5 out of 5
November 15, 2022
Perfect
5 out of 5
November 13, 2022
I got an infection from my root canal, but it was handled fantasticly
5 out of 5
November 12, 2022
Great experience.
5 out of 5
November 12, 2022
No bad experience at all. Everyone was GREAT.
5 out of 5
November 1, 2022
Best visit for procedure ever. Root canal easier than a crown. Thank you!!!!
5 out of 5
November 1, 2022
Awsome
5 out of 5
October 28, 2022
Dr McKenzie listened to any concern I had and checked in with me during the procedure to make sure everything was going well.
5 out of 5
October 11, 2022
The endodontist and dental assistant were wonderful! The assistant sat with my son and I the entire time and were very informative of the procedure and after care. The assistant made sure we understood everything and waited with us at check out to make sure we were taken care of.
5 out of 5
September 2, 2022
Both Doctor and hygienist were very patient and kind with a 97 year old man who doesn't hear well
5 out of 5
September 2, 2022
I already am recommending your office to others.
5 out of 5
August 19, 2022
I had a total 5 star experience over both appointments I had to fix my infected tooth. Even when I called the next day to ask for Pain Meds, they were sympathetic and found something that wouldn't interact with my other meds I take.
5 out of 5
August 5, 2022
Overall a great experience. Answered all my questions and gave me honest options for treatment.
5 out of 5
July 29, 2022
I felt very comfortable even when I was very scared
5 out of 5
July 16, 2022
Seemed to be very honest and tell it how it is.
5 out of 5
June 24, 2022
Dr. Mckenzie was an excellent doctor. He treated his assistant with extreme respect which was a wonderful thing to witness.
5 out of 5
June 23, 2022
Everything Dr. McKenzie did and said exceeded my expectations. He is the most excellent medical professional I have had the pleasure to meet and receive treatment from.
5 out of 5
June 1, 2022
Dr McKenzie was excellent in greeting, listening, explaining options and possible outcomes, was very professional and kind, excellent experience.
5 out of 5
May 27, 2022
Very good experience.
5 out of 5
May 25, 2022
Dentist lets you know what to expect along the way. Thank you.
5 out of 5
May 23, 2022
Absolutely I would reccomend this facility
5 out of 5
April 18, 2022
The work was highly professional, and he is a master of his trade.
5 out of 5
April 18, 2022
Very professional and quickly put me at ease about the procedure. Always appeared concerned about my about my pain levels and comfort.
5 out of 5
April 15, 2022
Very professional. Excellent care
5 out of 5
April 14, 2022
Very good experience. Dr. McKenzie was very thorough and explained all options and alternatives and answered all questions thoroughly to assist making an informed decision. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
April 14, 2022
Great customer service. They are very engaging and knowledgeable.
5 out of 5
April 13, 2022
I would recommend others to see Dr. McKenize because his team they care about their patients
5 out of 5
April 12, 2022
Dr McKenzie and his assistant explained everything very clearly
5 out of 5
April 4, 2022
The whole appointment was top shelf customer service and care
5 out of 5
March 24, 2022
Extremely efficient process.
5 out of 5
March 14, 2022
Dr. McKenzie was very kind and thoughtful in his explanation of my situation making me feel comfortable with my decision for the situation
5 out of 5
March 8, 2022
I was very impressed with the office, receptionists, dental assistant and the Dentist, he was very kind, very professional and explained the reasons for the things that he did for me. I felt very comfortable. I would recommend to my family and friends.
5 out of 5
March 8, 2022
Everything moved along very smoothly
5 out of 5
February 25, 2022
Great dentist! Kept asking how I was doing and explained things along the way. When he told me he was almost done I was actually surprised took less time than I expected.
5 out of 5
February 23, 2022
Waking up with a tooth ache on a Friday is no fun. I went to my normal clinic and they said I needed a root canal but they could not do it and wanted me to see Philip McKenzie. My clinic called The Dental Specialists and I was told to come right over. They took me in right away and explained everything that was going to happen. I always have high anxiety when I go to the Dentist, of course the numbing part is the worst. They were so gentle and quiet that I fell asleep In the chair. Thank you to all of the staff seeing you was a good experience.
5 out of 5
February 17, 2022
I did not feel anxious or afraid
4.5 out of 5
February 17, 2022
The team was very good at what they do.
5 out of 5
February 1, 2022
He was very polite and kind throughout the entire visit.
5 out of 5
January 26, 2022
I came into my apt not really understanding everything that went into my procedure, and so I asked tons of questions before everything began. Dr McKenzie and his dental assistant answered all of my questions
5 out of 5
January 25, 2022
My Dentist was very kind, professional a good listener and mostly he asked "Do you have any questions for me?"
5 out of 5
January 13, 2022
Awesome team
5 out of 5
January 13, 2022
Great team!!
5 out of 5
December 31, 2021
This was the first great dental experience I've had, and I would trust these people do do my dental work again in the future! It went so well, and I had no complications.
5 out of 5
December 29, 2021
Always a good experience
5 out of 5
December 24, 2021
I was very happy and relieved when The Dr asked the on site oral surgeon to come evaluate a secondary condition I had which was not related to my visit. Together they came up with a recommended plan and follow up in a few weeks. I was very impressed and wasn't expecting this type of care
5 out of 5
December 24, 2021
I would absolutely recommend this office in the future
5 out of 5
December 20, 2021
Had a good experience withe the entire process
5 out of 5
December 20, 2021
Everything went smoothly
5 out of 5
December 20, 2021
Things went well
5 out of 5
December 14, 2021
Dr. Philip McKenzie is a outstanding doctor. Explains the procedure, if you have any questions, ask away. I have seen him on a couple occasions and would recommend him to anyone.
5 out of 5
December 14, 2021
Everyone who works in the clinic. They work together like "clockwork". It is a very friendly and relaxing place where they care about all patients.
5 out of 5
December 13, 2021
Very good. The procedure was done in a timely manner with no problems.
5 out of 5
December 10, 2021
I was so relaxed, I could have napped during the procedure.
5 out of 5
December 2, 2021
Made me feel at ease and provided a blanket.
5 out of 5
December 2, 2021
Everyone was very pleasant and professional and I was made at ease. Dental Assistant and Dr. Phillips were awesome.
5 out of 5
November 24, 2021
The Dr. And Assistant were wonderful. They both made me feel at ease with the whole procedure.:)
5 out of 5
November 5, 2021
I was concerned about the procedure I was to have, a root canal, but everything went exceptionally well.
5 out of 5
November 2, 2021
This doctor was very informative and caring.
5 out of 5
October 26, 2021
Yep, I'm a lifer. They are very good at what they do.
5 out of 5
October 22, 2021
Everyone made a tough experience very good! I really appreciate the entire staff and dentists! They are great professionals and excellent at everything they do and I trust them with any issue I may have in the future! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone at the Dental Specialists!!
5 out of 5
October 8, 2021
Both the assistant and the dentist were very thorough in the details related to my procedure from start to finish and follow up information as well. I appreciated all of the information provided!
5 out of 5
October 1, 2021
The dentist was very nice and made me feel at ease. I put this appointment off for a long time because I was worried about going to a dentist I didn't know and it ended up being a great experience.
5 out of 5
September 22, 2021
Both the dentist and dentist assistant were outstanding, they were able to set me at ease during the whole root canal process. I have high anxiety as well.
5 out of 5
September 2, 2021
During my procedure it was VERY quiet, I would have like to hear the dentist and assistant talk more or the music be louder. The appointment would have seemed quicker with any kind of distraction!!
4.8 out of 5
August 31, 2021
The Dr. Could explain more while procedure is in process. That would settle the patience uncertainty.
5 out of 5
August 27, 2021
Very professional. Asked me at least twice if I had any questions. I felt he was confident in his skills to handle the root canal.
5 out of 5
August 24, 2021
I feel they did a great job, didn't feel any pain And the staff were very friendly . I would recommend to others
5 out of 5
August 23, 2021
I went in dreading this root canal but it was not bad!! My care team was awesome!
5 out of 5
August 21, 2021
Excellent treatment
3.5 out of 5
August 19, 2021
Thinking back...I'm not sure if my question was answered so I could actually understand in my terms but I know he did reply "good question" but don't know if I understood his reply.
5 out of 5
August 13, 2021
Dr McKenzie and his assistant were professional, caring and efficient
5 out of 5
August 5, 2021
Dr. McKenzie and the dental assistant were a great team. The Dr. Thoroughly explained my options and the procedure. He kept me posted as he worked through the procedure and how much longer it would take. They both kept checking in with me to see how I was doing.
5 out of 5
July 27, 2021
The Dentist listened well and treated his assistant very professionally. I was impressed
5 out of 5
July 16, 2021
It was a five stars treatment! My deep appreciation to Dr. McKenzie for awesome job!!! :) I will definitely recommend Dr. Mckenzie to my friends and colleagues :)
5 out of 5
July 16, 2021
It was wonderful experience. Thank you all for your hard work :)
5 out of 5
July 5, 2021
Dr. Mackenzie was very thorough and explained everything to me.
5 out of 5
June 13, 2021
This was a very positive experience that I will use to recommend you if others are in need. I had no doubt that Dr McKenzie had my best interests in mind. It was a truly comfortable experience. No pain involved.
5 out of 5
June 13, 2021
Both dental professionals were top notch.
5 out of 5
May 22, 2021
everyone was kind and very knowledgeable about the procedure. I felt comfortable the whole time and would recommend Dr and assistant to others. I'm super happy with the results and the care I was shown
5 out of 5
May 20, 2021
The doctor and dental assistant made me feel very comfortable and explained everything thoroughly. I appreciate that because I have anxiety when I visit a new dentist.
4.2 out of 5
May 13, 2021
once i got in, dr and treatment was good. Esp because i was highly anxious after the severe pain, and was scared for treatment and exam. Dr. and assistant were great
5 out of 5
April 30, 2021
Everyone was so nice and friendly. The Dr. asked several times how I was doing and if I had any questions.
5 out of 5
April 19, 2021
Dr. McKenzie was the best specialist I have see in a very long time. His bedside manner was superb. He was extremely kind and patient and thorough. He was also very kind and patient with his assistant.
4.6 out of 5
March 19, 2021
Greatly appreciated Dr. McKenzie performing consultation and treatment (root canal) in a single visit as I live approximately 3 hour drive away.
5 out of 5
January 14, 2021
very satisfied
5 out of 5
December 7, 2020
nice job
5 out of 5
November 20, 2020
Philip was frank with me concerning the options. I really appreciated that.
5 out of 5
November 14, 2020
Dr. Royal and his team are without a doubt very caring individuals! I highly recommend them to anyone!
3.8 out of 5
October 26, 2020
More time and detail could have been spent explaining the process of the treatment (root canal) , I.e. would I need a driver, recuperation time/missing work etc.
5 out of 5
October 3, 2020
he's excellent
5 out of 5
September 30, 2020
Excellent from the time I sat down until I left the office, Thank you Dr.McKensie and assistant.
5 out of 5
September 27, 2020
I was incredibly impressed with Dr. Mackenie and the time he spent with me discussing my treatment options. I felt as if he cared about me and wanted to make sure I understood completely my options. I could not say enough wonderful things about him. It was like he was my long time dentist and he clearly spent time looking at my health hirstory. I would recommend him without hesitation.
4.2 out of 5
August 17, 2020
excellent teaming between the doctor and the assistant
5 out of 5
March 21, 2020
Excellent across the board, very grateful to get in so quickly. Impressed with the level of care.
4.2 out of 5
March 12, 2020
The pamphlet given after the root canal was very helpful.
5 out of 5
January 18, 2020
I was sent to Dr. McKenzie for a root canal. After his exam, it turns out I didn't need one at all! I was very thankful he did his own x-rays because it saved me hundreds of dollars. In addition I learned I must of had a sinus infection that cleared!
5 out of 5
December 13, 2019
great experience
5 out of 5
December 12, 2019
The doctor spent a lot of time with me going over my options, which I am glad he did. He was able to help me understand what the right option was for me.
5 out of 5
November 27, 2019
he was the one who told me all my options and didn't push me into a decision. came in for a root canal, found out I can get an extraction instead and he was very nice explaining all my options, ups and downs of all options.
5 out of 5
November 8, 2019
very pleased as the entire staff showed empathy with my situation
2.9 out of 5
October 29, 2019
I think that the Doctor is very good and did a great job, however, what I felt was missing was communication. Not only was there was very little discussion between the dr and the tech other than tools and direction, but very little if any with me as a patient. I felt like just another tooth that the doctor was working on. It would be nice if he had talked through the process steps as he was doing them or letting me know what to expect next. It turns out i required a root canal through my crown and when in there they discovered a cavity. I only knew this after they were all done. He also hit a tooth nerve in the process and there was only a brief statement about the next shot and how quickly it would work to numb things again. - I know he sees so many people but a little more care and bedside manner would be very nice to see and improve how people view him. He is a very good specialist but a bit more effort to make the patient feel like more than a tooth would make him great. Note the tech and receptionist were great!
5 out of 5
October 21, 2019
Dr. McKenzie explained step by step the process prior to and throughout appointment.
5 out of 5
August 30, 2019
If I was to rate the professionalism and care on a scale of 1-10 that this Doctor provided me with 10 being the best or highest rating he (Dr. McKenzie) would have received a "10". Excellent.
5 out of 5
August 16, 2019
my dr. was excellent!
5 out of 5
July 27, 2019
Dr was great he even talked to my medical Doctor
4.6 out of 5
June 20, 2019
Procedure seemed fairly lengthy compared to similar procedures but maybe there were more canals involved. Maybe could have explained what was being done a little more as we were going through the process. Not trying to be critical - just helpful.
5 out of 5
May 9, 2019
Excellent both doctor and assistant.
5 out of 5
May 6, 2019
Dr. McKenzie was one of the best doctors I've ever dealt with. His bedside manner was not just good it was superior!
4.6 out of 5
April 12, 2019
All went well
4.2 out of 5
April 3, 2019
wish he had talked more during the procedure. like when it would be over!
5 out of 5
March 12, 2019
My confidence level is a little short simply because I do not like going to medical/dental professionals
5 out of 5
January 18, 2019
Excellent provider in relation to novacaine and no discomfort with procedure.
5 out of 5
January 5, 2019
This was my first visit and i was very impressed with the level of service and discussion on options! Would highly recommend!