• 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

4.8 out of 5 (247 Reviews) (53 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
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!!
5 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
3.8 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.
4.8 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.
4.9 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
4.9 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!
3.6 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.
4.8 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.
4.8 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
3 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
4.4 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!
4.9 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!
4.9 out of 5
March 12, 2019
My confidence level is a little short simply because I do not like going to medical/dental professionals
4.8 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!
5 out of 5
December 21, 2018
so great!!
5 out of 5
November 23, 2018
very kind professional and ethical Dr McKenzie
5 out of 5
October 23, 2018
Dr. was very good.
5 out of 5
September 28, 2018
Excellent communication by doctor.
5 out of 5
August 16, 2018
Dr. McKenzie is a very compassionate doctor!
3.5 out of 5
April 27, 2018
Don't get dr's. overconcern about taking antibiotics for my infection?
5 out of 5
April 13, 2018
I would definitely recommend Dr. McKenzie.
5 out of 5
April 9, 2018
Very good communications and concern!
5 out of 5
April 3, 2018
Best doctor and nurse I have ever had.