Dr. Kennedy

Dr. Patrick Kenney started Kennedy Dentistry in August of 2005 and has been bringing quality service to his community of Powell, TN ever since. 

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from University of Tennessee at Knoxville, then went on to receive my Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis. My late wife Kelly Ballard was from Powell, TN and convinced me to choose the Knoxville – Powell area due to its wonderful people, beauty, and proximity to our families. I have since remarried to my beautiful wife Sara and we are raising two wonderful daughters, Taylor and Charlotte.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, especially outdoors. We enjoy hiking and swimming and I have recently taken up mountain biking.

Dr. Stansbury

Dr. Trent Stansbury joined Kennedy Dentistry in March of 2015.  He claims Johnson City, TN as home, however he had the unique privilege of living all over the world in his youth.  His father, a retired Army aviator who flew the UH-60 Blackhawk and UH-1 Huey helicopters, was stationed overseas in Heidelberg, Germany and Singapore, Singapore during his childhood.  This experience provided a lot of insight into different cultures, ideals, and experiences at a young age.  After retirement from the Army in 1995, his family retired to Johnson City, TN where Dr. Stansbury attended Science Hill High School and graduated as Salutatorian.  

After high school, Trent attended the University of Tennessee here in Knoxville to obtain his BS in Biochemistry and Cellular/Molecular Biology, Summa Cum Laude.  His Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree was obtained from the University Health Science Center in Memphis, after which he participated in a general dentistry residency program at UT Medical Center.  The residency program was an excellent experience in which he not only furthered his clinical skills in dentistry, but also received advanced training in dental implants, implant restoration, rehabilitation of complex cases, and treatment of compromised individuals in an OR setting.   

After his residency, Dr. Stansbury worked for the next 6 years in a Kingston, TN general dentistry practice with a focus on both adult and pediatric dental care.  He is very comfortable and enjoys working on children of all ages.  Each year Dr. Stansbury commits countless hours expanding his dental knowledge through CE courses across the country to update both procedural and technical aspects of his profession to better serve each patient.

In my free time, I enjoy almost anything outdoors.  I am an avid hiker, skier - both water and snow, and traveler.  I met my wife, Tabitha in high school when I asked her to prom our junior year and never looked back.  We have two beautiful children in our growing family.  Taylor, who is a splitting resemblance of myself when I was younger, was born in 2012 and Trevor, our newest addition, was born late last year in 2015.   

I look forward to serving the Powell community and fulfilling each patients dental care here at Kennedy Dentistry.  We will strive to make your visit to the dentist as calm and stress free as possible and utilize a wide range of technology to assist in educating you as the patient to all your restorative options and needs.  I hope that our compassion for our patients and dedication to our profession is ultimately evident and create a comfortable atmosphere during your care.  I thank you in advance for your interest in our practice and look forward to meeting you, gaining your trust, and treating your dental needs.

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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.


I have been in dentistry for 2 years. Although dentistry is somewhat new to me, I have over 14 years experience in finance and accounting along with 6 years experience in a medical background. Working in dentistry is the most rewarding job I have ever had because I love getting to know our patients and helping to make a beautiful smile fit into their budget.  I enjoy helping our patients with their financial needs and treatment concerns, and I am always glad to discuss fees with our patients before treatment begins and inform our patients that flexible financing with monthly installments with no interest charges can be arranged to better afford their treatment, if needed.  I am dedicated to helping each patient who visits our office have a great experience!

I am newly married.  My husband and I have 5 amazing children – Cody, Austin, Hailee, Tyler, and Corbin.  We are a very busy family who enjoy spending time at the lake and having cookouts with our friends and family.  We recently bought a new house and enjoy spending time together remodeling it and giving it our own style.


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.



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.


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.


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.


I graduated from Hiwassee College Dental Hygiene program in 2013. I have a strong passion for helping people. Giving people a reason to smile is an amazing feeling. I love working for Kennedy Dentistry; everyone in the office is so great to be around.

In my time away from the office, I enjoy showing Quarter Horses. As a youth, I traveled the nation with my mother showing horses. It was a great experience I will never forget and I am forever thankful to my parents for helping me pursue my dreams. I also have a Welsh Corgi named Myles that I love very much. In the summer, I take Myles out on the boat for adventures and to play fetch.



I have been a dental assistant for eight years, including the past three years at Kennedy Dentistry. I have a background in pediatrics and orthodontics as well as my current position in general dentistry. What I love about dentistry is meeting lots of people and making them feel comfortable with their dental experience. We have an amazing team at Kennedy Dentistry; I love being a part of this family!

When I am not in the office, I am enjoying my family. I’m married to my high school sweetheart of 13 years and we have two beautiful daughters and two big, lovable dogs. We are always outdoors hiking, camping or on the lake!


I 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.


My name is Sarah Queener,  I am a Registered Dental Assistant here at Kennedy Dentistry. I received my RDA license in December of 2015 and truly enjoy what I do. Knowing I get to help people have a better, healthier smile is what I love most about my job, and of course the amazing staff I get to work with. When I'm not in the office I enjoy being outdoors, the gym, and spending time with friends and family. Family is the most important thing to me.  We are currently expecting our first, due in January 2017. I'm looking forward to starting this new chapter of my life and all of the adventures to come.


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.


I have been a dental assistant for ten years. Dentistry is my passion, whether it is chair side assisting with the doctor or working at the front desk. My favorite aspect of dentistry is dental implants. I am always striving for the next level of learning and expanding my functions. I really try to go the extra mile for our patients to help coordinate treatment and answer questions about insurance benefits. Dentistry has come so far over the last 20 years that it should not have to be a bad or painful experience. I try to help change the way people feel about dentistry and I am confident in the quality of dentistry that our doctors recommend and perform. Our dental hygiene team is, by far, the most educated and experienced that I have met. I am blessed to be a part of such an exceptional dental team.

I am a Knoxville native and I am grateful to live in this beautiful city. I am married with two children, a nine year old daughter and a five year old son. Outside of work I enjoy hiking, traveling, and activities with my church.