Meet Dr. Von Kaenel
“Growing up I was terrified of going to the dentist until I met a compassionate dentist who understood my fears and truly provided pain free dentistry. This particular dentist inspired me to enter the dental field and to this day I strive to provide that same level of care and compassion to my patients. I have developed a reputation as a “gentle” oral surgeon and many of my patients travel from all over Ohio just to receive my care and that makes me feel good about the treatment that I provide.” – Dr. Von Kaenel
Dr. Douglas Von Kaenel grew up a Buckeye. He was born and raised in Marion, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from Wittenberg University. He not only excelled in the classroom but he also played four years of college football where he was an all conference player. He went on to received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University in 2002. He then completed a four year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the world renowned Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. After he finished his residency program in 2006, he spent the next three years serving as an oral surgeon in the United States Navy. In 2009, after completing his military service, he joined a large group practice in Columbus, Ohio where he became highly regarded amongst patients and referring dentists. It was there he was introduced to Dr. Andrew Mullendore and the vision of East Columbus Oral Surgery Specialists began.
Dr. Von Kaenel is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and is highly trained in providing conscious sedation, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Ohio Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association and the WD Miller Local Dental Society. He partakes in continuing education courses above and beyond what is required in order to provide the highest and most up to date care for his patients.
Dr. Von Kaenel and his wife, Allison, have four children: Cole, Kaia, Quinn and Kenna. He is a sports enthusiast and loves Ohio State Football and the Columbus Blue Jackets.