Meet Dr. Paul McKenna

“I guess you could say orthodontics is in my genes. Both my father and grandfather were orthodontists, so I came by it naturally. What I love the most is helping people feel better about the way they look. It’s a great feeling to watch the transformation that occurs in someone who is embarrassed to smile and then after treatment feels confident enough to give the largest smile in the room.” — Dr. McKenna


  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia
  • Orthodontic certificate – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston


  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, past president
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Litchfield County Dental Society
  • Hartford Dental Society

Dr. McKenna continues to work both nationally and regionally on various committees of the American Association of Orthodontists. He is also a Certified Invisalign® Elite Provider.

Dr. McKenna has been in practice since 1981 and is a native of the Springfield area. He and his wife Karen have four children: Paul, Bryant, Alexandra, and Emily. They are involved in the Connecticut Rose Society and St. Mary’s Church.