John P. Kenney, DDS, FAGD
Meet Dr. Kenney
Dr. John Kenney is a native of Shreveport, LA, and an honors graduate of Ole Miss. His early interest in dentistry came while he was a student at Ole Miss when he took time researching which health care career he was best suited for. Upon graduation from Ole Miss, he was accepted to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA, where he would spend the next four years of his life. While at LSU, Dr. Kenney excelled in his academic studies finishing in the top 15 of his class. Additionally, he was one of the few students to be awarded honors at graduation accepting the Excellence in General Dentistry Award (Top 4 General Dentists in the class of 60).
Upon graduation from Dental School in 2001, Dr. Kenney moved back to Mississippi to join the Family and Cosmetic Dental practice of Dr. John Bryson and Dr. Richard Caron in Tupelo. While practicing in Tupelo, Dr. Kenney has continued his clinical education earning certificates in Straight Wire Orthodontics, Dental Implants, the use of Dental Lasers, Advanced Digital 3-D CEREC Dentistry, Invisalign, Clear Correct, and multiple certificates from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry of which he is a Participating Member. Dr. Kenney is actively placing implants in the office while using the most advanced 3-D guided surgery system available. With the 3-D crown making system called Cerec AC, you can have your new crown ready in one visit, in less than two hours.
Dr. Kenney is actively involved in many professional organizations and has served as the Tupelo Dental Study Club President for two years. He is a Participating Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association, the American Orthodontic Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
Dr. Kenney received the prestigious AGD Fellowship award during the AGD 2016 Annual Meeting, July 14-17 in Boston. He was the only dentist in Mississippi to reach the Fellowship level in 2016.
The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession and one of the most recognized and respected credentials in dentistry. To earn this honor, Dr. Kenney completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam, and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD.
Dr. Kenney and his wife, Kelly, reside in Tupelo and they have two children, Claire and Reeves. The family also enjoys their two dogs, Delta and Prissy, and their cat Heidi. In his free time, he enjoys coaching soccer, basketball, and baseball; running, reading, and snow skiing. He is dedicated to his Tupelo Smiles practice and is committed to taking care of each patient as if they were his only one. Together with his talented and dedicated team they look forward to giving each person exceptional dental health and the smile of which they always dreamed!