Dr. Edward McDonnell

Board Certified Oral and maxillofacial Surgeon 
Proudly Serving The Akron Area for 26 Years

Dr. McDonnell has been in private practice in the Akron area for 26 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University with honors with a degree in Health Science in Anesthesia and was a Certified Anesthetist for six years prior to Oral Surgery training. He graduated in the top ten of his dental school class and is a member of the Omicron Kappa Epsilon honorary academic fraternity. He completed his Oral Surgery Training at The Ohio State University and won a national award for his research. He has particular interest in Dental Implant Surgery and has placed over 6,000 implants. He has been voted one of Akron‘s top Oral Surgeons eight years in a row by Akron Magazine, Northeast Ohio Magazine and Cleveland Magazine.


University of Akron, B.S., Biology 1972-1976 Cum laude
Case Western Reserve University, B.S., Anesthesia: Health Science 1976-1979
Summa cum laude
Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry, D.D.S. 1981-1985
Ohio State University, Master of Science 1985-1989


  • Case Western Reserve: Top ten in Dental School Class
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Fraternity 1985
  • Mosby Scholarship Book Award
  • Walter Lorenz Research Award 1988
  • Akron’s Top Dentist-Oral Surgery 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


Ohio State University, Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 1985-1989

Anesthesia Experience

  • St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, OH Anesthetist 1979-1981
  • Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital 1981-1985

Active Licensure

  • Dental: Ohio
  • General Anesthesia: Ohio Dental Board
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification 2009


Comparison of Dermal Graft and Dissection in the Rabbit Temporal Mandibular Joint, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1991


  • Akron Dental Society 
  • Councilman (12 yrs.) 
  • Director of CPR (10 yrs.)
  • Greater Cleveland Dental Society
  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • United Way Torch Club
  • Morgan Allison Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Akron‘s Premier Oral Surgery Practice Since 1964. Contact us with any questions or to make an appointment.
Akron OH
Akron Office Phone Number 330-836-2882
Stow OH
Stow Office Phone Number 330-686-0224
Norton OH
Norton Office Phone Number 330-825-9941

Our office hours are Mon, Tue, Thu 8:30AM - 5:00PM, Wed 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, & Fridays 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM for all locations.