As the son of a dentist, Dr. Kennedy grew up in the business of teeth. As a child he was a typical teen that spent time as a patient in his father’s office. He also has the experience of more than three years of orthodontic treatment, wearing braces to straighten his teeth. He is a dental patient just like you!
While attending OHSU School of Dentistry, Dr. Kennedy distinguished himself in his chosen profession. Upon graduation in 1991 with clinical and academic honors he had already established a track record of achievement and excellence. He graduated near the top of his class and receiving numerous Awards and Honors.
Awards and Honors
Dr. Kennedy has received the following awards and honors. Click the links to learn more:
- Delta Sigma Delta Award for Highest Academic Achievement
- Operative Dentistry Award
- Removable Prosthodontics Award (OHSU)
- OKU Dental Society Inductee
- Graduated OHSU School of Dentistry with Clinical and Academic Honors
Post Graduate Education at the Kois Center
One of the highlights of Dr. Kennedy’s professional career is his graduation from the Internationally Renowned Kois Center in Seattle, Washington in 2009. The Kois Center offers motivated dentists the most up to date and advanced training in both academic and clinical dentistry. To achieve this status, dentists have to commit to 27 days of education and training in Seattle. Dr. Kennedy has continued growing his knowledge by attending the annual Kois Center Symposium in July every year. The Symposium’s purpose is to provide dentists with the most current updates in dentistry. The center is one of the most technologically advanced teaching centers of its kind in the world. To ensure that all members are able to stay up to date with most current knowledge and research the center has developed the Kois Center app. The app allows Dr. Kennedy instant updates to stay at the forefront of the changes in dental knowledge. To attend you must be a graduate of the Kois center, and the attendees include dentists from North America and around the world.
Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry
In 2016, Dr. Kennedy attained another important credential: A Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The Mastership was a goal that was 25 years in the making and an achievement that only 1% of dentists will attain during their careers. To attain this Mastership status, Dr. Kennedy completed 1,100 hours of continuing education and a rigorous written exam. Proving again, that his dedication of dentistry has remained throughout his career.
A True Dedication to Dentistry
Dr. Kennedy and his team have chosen the path of continued education at the highest level and know the pursuit of excellence is a choice. Excellence can only be achieved with a unique combination of dedication, knowledge, skill and time. There are no shortcuts, Dr. Kennedy and his team strive daily to deliver exceptional results for his patients. It is this rigorous path less traveled that distinguishes Dr. Kennedy in his profession
Dr. Kennedy and his team welcomes you to join them in their pursuit of excellence.