Dr. Sheppard McKenzie IV

Dr. Sheppard McKenzie is a native of North Carolina and was raised in Raleigh, NC. He is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

He graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill in 1999 with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. He earned his D.D.S degree with honors from UNC School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill in 2005 where he was selected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honorary society based on his scholarship and character.

In addition, the American Academy of Periodontology recognized Dr. McKenzie in 2005 for his outstanding achievement in Periodontics. In 2008, Dr. McKenzie earned his Masters of Science in Periodontology as well as his Certificate of Advanced Study in Periodontology from UNC School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. Dr. McKenzie’s three-year residency emphasized dental implants, bone grafting, periodontal regeneration in the treatment of periodontal disease, cosmetic surgery, and soft tissue grafting. Dr. McKenzie joined Raleigh Periodontics in the spring of 2008. He previously served on Executive Board of the Raleigh-Wake county Dental Society as Editor.

Dr. McKenzie has been married to his wife, Katie, since 2002, and they had their first child in April of 2009. At the end of 2011 they added twin girls to their family. They moved back to Raleigh in 2005 and are members of Christ Episcopal Church. Dr. McKenzie is an avid Tarheel fan. He also enjoys fishing, golfing, skiing, reading, hunting and running. In addition, he and his wife like to travel to and enjoy the North Carolina outdoors.

Organizations and Societies:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • NC Society of Periodontics
  • NC Dental Society
  • Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society
  • OKU National Dental Honorary Society at UNC at Chapel Hill


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