Located in Port Charlotte, The McKenzie Center offers the very best in gum disease treatment and dental implant surgery
– since 1991.
Celebrating OVER 25 years
Established in 1991, by Dr. William McKenzie Jr., D.MD.,M.S., the McKenzie Center is the premier periodontal practice in Port Charlotte, devoted to restoring and enhancing your smile. Our team works right alongside your family dentist to keep your smile big, bright and healthy.
Dr. McKenzie takes pride in developing treatment that restores a patient’s ability to smile with confidence, and enjoy meals and laughter with a renewed self-esteem.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your periodontal and implant needs, and look forward to serving you.
3443 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Fri By Appointment Only
Meet our world-class staff.
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Dr. William T. McKenzie, Jr.
Dr. McKenzie is a Third-Generation Periodontist. He recieved a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida State University.
After receiving a DMD from The University of Florida College of Dentistry, Dr. McKenzie comleted a three year residency at the University of Oklahoma earning a Surgical Certificate in Periodontics and an additional MS in Periodontics.
Dr. McKenzie returned to Fort Myers and practiced with his father for a short period of time before opening his practice in Charlotte County in 1991. His practice focuses on the treatment of periodontal disease, dental implants, bone and tissue regenerative plastic surgery, and the overall periodontal maintenance of his patients. Dr. McKenzie makes every effort to help his patients retain their natural dentition and avoid dentures. He is meticulous in treatment planning & spends the time necessary to educate every patient based on their individual needs & concerns.
Dr. McKenzie and his wife, Jennifer (also a Fort Myers native) live in Port Charlotte with their two children. Their interests include lots of family time, endurance exercise, and college football. They also enjoy fishing, water sports and relaxing on the water.
As your periodontal health care professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.
To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.
We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern periodontal office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
The McKenzie Center Staff
Registered Dental Hygienist
Around the Office
A Guided Mission.
As a periodontal practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams- checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. A review of your medical history will help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health. We also emphasize the importance of periodontal home care and routine periodontal maintenance in order to slow down the progression of periodontal disease.
Educational Videos for our Patients
Teeth Whitening - Brighter, lighter, whiter...
The subconscious impact of a white smile is radiant health, happiness, warmth and invitation. Today brighter, lighter, whiter teeth have become a norm. Tooth whitening by bleaching is a successful, conservative, relatively inexpensive and safe alternative... Read Article
Smile Design Enhanced with Porcelain Veneers
In part two of the series on Smile Design, Dear Doctor takes an in-depth look at Porcelain Veneers, a superior yet minimally invasive technique for smile enhancement. We'll explain not only when they're appropriate, but also when they're not... Read Article
Porcelain Veneers - Without A Drill
No drilling — reality or ridiculous? A no-drill technique requires a second look, as new materials and concepts have created new esthetic possibilities. Reactions and opinions among dentists have ranged from absolute disbelief to moderate acceptance. This article gives hope and reasons for patients to get excited about this conservative drill-free cosmetic technique... Read Article
Cosmetic Dentistry - A Time For Change
Join us as we review the myriad of possibilities available to you for cosmetic dental change. But the biggest part is not just how your smile looks, it's how you feel when you show it... Read Article
Dental Implants - Your Third Set of Teeth
A discovery fifty years ago paved the way for one of dentistry's most exciting, natural looking and successful tooth replacement systems. Learn how dental implants might just possibly change your life... Read Article
What is Tooth Decay? - And How to Prevent It
Tooth Decay is an infection, and many people don't realize that it is preventable. This article is the first in a series about tooth decay, perhaps the number one reason children and adults lose teeth during their lifetime. Explore the causes of tooth decay, its prevention and the relationship to bacteria, sugars and acids... Read Article
Tooth Decay - How To Assess Your Risk
Don't wait for cavities to occur and then have them fixed — stop them before they start. Modern dentistry is moving towards an approach to managing tooth decay that is evidence-based — on years of accumulated, systematic, and valid scientific research. This article discusses what you need to know to assess your risk and change the conditions that lead to decay... Read Article
The Natural Beauty of Tooth Colored Fillings
The public's demand for aesthetic tooth colored (metal free) restorations (fillings) together with the dental profession's desire to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, has led to the development of special "adhesive" tooth colored restorations... Read Article
Wisdom Teeth - To Be Or Not To Be
Facts you need to know about these curiously named teeth. They are so-called because a moderate amount of wisdom is supposedly achieved at about the same time these teeth typically make their appearance. This article will review the problems associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed... Read Article
Oral Hygiene - Dental Health for Life
The best tools for maintaining your oral health and minimizing dental problems are a quality toothbrush, toothpaste, a roll of dental floss, approved mouthwash and good diet. This article cuts through the confusion with a winning game plan for oral health... Read Article
Understanding Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Have your gums ever bled when you brushed or flossed? This most commonly overlooked simple sign may be the start of silent (periodontal) disease leading to tooth loss. Learn what you can do to prevent this problem and keep your teeth for life... Read Article
The Impact of a Smile Makeover
Americans are catching on to the emotional and social importance of a healthy, beautiful smile, and they're seeking out ways to improve their smiles. Learn why and what a change could mean for you...Read Article
This article may just save your life. Learn how to notice any unusual lesions (sores or ulcers) anywhere in your mouth that do not heal within two-three weeks. Early detection is key... Read Article
Implant Overdentures for the Lower Jaw
Implant overdentures represent a major change for the dental profession and the public. The lower jaw two-implant overdenture may be considered a more appropriate starting point over regular dentures... Read Article
TMD - The Great Impostor
This "chameleon" of dental disorders manifests in a variety of ways, including joint pain, sinusitus, ear pain, tooth and headaches. The causes of TMD, its signs and symptoms and what can be done to treat this common disorder... Read Article
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