Front Office

Grace (Front Desk – Patient Scheduling Coordinator)

I have worked in the medical profession for 15 years. I am new to dentistry, but I am enjoying learning all the aspects of dentistry. Glad I have the pleasure of working with a great group here at Kennedy Dentistry. I am married with three boys. I enjoy hanging out as much as I can with my family and friends. I also enjoy clogging, horseback riding and being outdoors.

Teresa (Financial Coordinator)

I have been in the dental business for 30 years in the Knox and Anderson County area. I have worked many positions during that time which includes: assistant to the doctor and hygienists, scheduling coordinator, laboratory technician, and now as financial coordinator. I have found each position to be very rewarding. My many years in the business have allowed me to meet some fascinating people who have influenced my life and furthered my career. Dr Kennedy and I started the practice together in 2005. The community has been very supportive of the practice. We strive to meet the community’s needs with all of the latest materials and equipment. I have been married for 37 years to my high school sweetheart, and have two children and two grandchildren. I have been blessed with a Christian home and hard working, friendly co-workers. We at Dr Kennedy’s office want to make all our patients feel like family and answer all concerns in a timely and accurate manner.


Hygienists

Amanda

I have been in the dental profession for over 15 years. I started off as a dental assistant while attending high school. I then went on to ETSU and graduated as a dental hygienist in 2000. I have worked at Kennedy Dentistry for over a year and it has been a refreshing change. I have 2 daughters and have been married for 12 years. Dr Kennedy and our staff are caring and compassionate, treating all patients with respect and fairness.

Jamie

I am a Knoxville native and have lived in the Powell area for nearly 20 years. I was a dental assistant for 5 years prior to becoming a dental hygienist 16 years ago. I love working with patients and helping them keep a healthy smile. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and cooking.

Sonya

I grew up in Rutledge, TN and received my AAS degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. I have been practicing Dental Hygiene since 1994. I have been employed by Kennedy Dentistry since August 2009. I find joy in working with a team that is a cohesive unit that provides exemplary dental care to their patients. The Kennedy Dentistry Team embraces their patients with integrity and confidence providing the highest quality dental care and implementing current dental technology.

I find personal enjoyment in connecting with patients and educating the patient with the current information needed to properly care for their oral health. I strive to provide the patients with compassion, encouragement, and support to make appropriate changes to improve their oral and systemic health.

I live with my husband, Joe, and my three children - Matt, David, and Faith - in Norris, TN since 2006. I spend my free time in motion with our three children and their activities, and volunteering in the local schools and at my home church. I also enjoy exercising, especially running, but my favorite hobby is spending time with my husband and children.


Assistants

Carrie

I love working in dentistry because I love meeting new people and helping give them something to smile about. I have been in the dental profession for 9 years as a dental assistant and a patient coordinator. I am married with three wonderful children. We love to spend time outdoors such as going to the lake, camping, and playing sports.

I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work in a dental office that is so friendly, warm, and inviting.

Terry

have been a part of the dental profession since the 1970s and have seen many changes in the technological aspect of dentistry throughout those years. Along with the Kennedy dental team, I have seen one thing that has not changed and that is the human element, fear. I strive to assist the patient in overcoming those apprehensions with compassion and helping the patient transform their anxiety into a receptive, composed patient.

I am originally from Texas and lived in Michigan for 16 years. My husband and I transferred here to the most beautiful part of Tennessee in 2001. We have a son who recently married and a daughter. I was fortunate to find the best dental office to work in 5 years ago, Kennedy Dentistry. I am thankful for the atmosphere that our staff provides: caring, accommodating and enjoyable. It makes coming to work not work at all.