Dr. Dan McKinney

We strive to guide our patients along a path of optimal dental health by delivering the highest possible level of care in a friendly, safe, and comfortable environment.

Welcome to McKinney Dental, A tradition of Trusted And Total Dental Care For The Entire Family

Conveniently located on the beautiful North Side of Madison, WI, across from Warner Park and The Mallards Stadium, McKinney Dental has had the privilege of supporting the oral health needs of individuals and their families in Madison and its surrounding communities. Founded in 1961 by Dr. Clayton McKinney, Dr. Daniel McKinney continues a tradition of kind, trusted and proactive dentistry.

A proud alumni of UW-Madison (Go Badgers!) and a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, Dr. Daniel McKinney, who prefers to be called Dr. Dan, blends timeless characteristics of personalized, unhurried and non-judgmental care. From preventative family care to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, using the most up to date technology, our patients receive the best care in a timely manner.

Total family care

McKinney Dental is here for you, your family and friends to help guide you to your optimal oral health.  From oral surgeons to endodontists, Dr. McKinney maintains excellent relationships with Madison’s top specialists to make sure your oral health is top priority and you have the best care possible provided to you.

  • Preventative Services are fundamental to your overall health, function, smile and beauty.  Preventative services include, but not limited to, dental hygiene appointments, dental exams, digital x-rays and dental sealants.  The American Dental Association recommends patients be seen every 6 months for preventative services.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family! Call us at (608) 249-6511 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dan.  For our patients who do not have dental insurance, be sure to ask about our affordable in-house savings plans and financing through CareCredit®. Your comfort with all aspects of the dental visit is our priority.


Smile enhancement can have dramatic results on your overall appearance; even the smallest step can boost your confidence, and self-esteem, and make you want to smile more. With modern advances in dentistry, cosmetic procedures can range from a basic color correction to replacing missing teeth, and everything in between.

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Restorative dentistry refers to any dental procedure that repairs or replaces a tooth. Restorative procedures include cavity fillings, root canals, and even dental implants. There can be two goals in restorative dentistry: to restore the function of the teeth and to restore the appearance of the teeth.


Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It’s typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden. It starts with swollen, red, and bleeding gums.


Proper oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and gums. This includes daily brushing and flossing. In addition, you should see your dentist regularly for dental exams and cleanings. Preventative dentistry gives you the best chance for a beautiful smile and long-lasting oral health.

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