Our Team

Dr. Daniel W. McKinnon


After successfully earning his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Marquette University College of Liberal Arts, Dr. McKinnon was accepted into the Marquette University School of Dentistry. He graduated in 1989, then went into private practice and became part of McKinnon Dental’s legacy of over 60 years of dental excellence.

Dr. McKinnon is a graduate of the Pankey Institute clinical studies at levels I and II. He also attended advanced courses early in his career, attending Northwestern University School of Dentistry for Periodontal Tissue Management I, II and III from 1990-1993.

In 1994, Dr. McKinnon became an Associate Fellow in the Academy of Implant Dentistry through the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. McKinnon became Invisalign® Certified in 2006, along with the entire team at McKinnon Dental. Dr. McKinnon is also a member of the American Dental Association®, the Wisconsin Dental Society and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and Outagamie Dental Society. In 2011, Dr. McKinnon became an Associate Fellow World Clinical Laser Institute member as well. Dr. McKinnon and his team spend 50-60 hours a year attending dental conventions and continuing their educations to better help their patients. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. It is also worth mentioning that Dr. McKinnon has received Talk of The Town and America’s Top Dentist awards from 2011 through 2020.

Dr. McKinnon married Sandee in 1994 and is the father of three children: Tyler, Kaitlyn and Quinn. He and his family live along the shores of the Wolf River. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends and boating, fishing and scuba diving—anything involving the outdoors.

“My goal has always been to provide compassionate, ethical oral healthcare that contributes to the overall health and happiness of my patients. I am proud of my mother and father for the love and guidance they have always provided! I am proud to have followed the footsteps of my father, whom I will always consider a better dentist, father, and man than I could ever hope to be!”

Meet Our Team

Our dental team is compassionate and fun! We will go above and beyond to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your appointment with our dentist in Appleton, Wisconsin. We invite you to contact McKinnon Dental at 920-739-1181 today to learn more about our team and to schedule an appointment with Dr. McKinnon.

Lori Bedat-Smith

Patient Coordinator

For Lori, spending more than 15 years in the dental field is so much more than a job. It’s a way of life! She finds the most enjoyment in getting to know her patients. It is her goal to make each patient feel comfortable and at ease from the moment they walk through the door. She loves being a part of a small and busy practice that’s like being a part of another family!

Lori has two great children, one son and one daughter, and one grandchild with another on the way! In her free time, her greatest hobby is spending time with her family.

Sandee McKinnon

Office Manager & Registered Dental Hygienist

Sandee has been with the practice for over 27 years. Though she initially completed a bachelor’s degree in business and fashion from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1985 and worked in retail, she earned her degree in dental hygiene in 1999 and never looked back. Her favorite part of maintaining the business aspect of the practice is the relationships she has built with the patients over her tenure here. Sandee allows Dr. Dan to focus on the clinical aspect of the practice because of her mastery of the business aspect.

Sandee has three awesome kids with Dr. McKinnon. Running helps her to stay centered. She has run well over 100 marathons. She has run a marathon in every state and on all eight continents (New Zealand being number eight) and all Abbot World major marathons. She has also won an award from USA Track and Field.