John Kenney, D.D.S., FAGD

Meet Dr. Kenney

Dr. Kenney first discovered his interest in dentistry as an undergraduate student at Ole Miss. After graduating, he went on to attend the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center for School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA. Achieving the highest honors of academic success, Dr. Kenney received the Excellence in General Dentistry award, an accolade bestowed to the top four dentists in his class of 60. After earning his doctor of dental surgery degree, he then returned to Mississippi to join Dr. Richard Caron at Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Kenney proudly offers the highest quality care to patients in all stages of life, from pediatric dentistry to advanced dental implant surgery.


Dr. Kenney is actively involved in several professional organizations and has served as the president of the Tupelo Dental Study Club for more than two years. He is an esteemed member of the following dental societies:

  • Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Mississippi Dental Association (MDA)
  • American Orthodontic Society (AOS)

Specialties and Expertise

Highly committed to bringing best-in-class care to his patients, Dr. Kenney routinely attends continuing education courses throughout each year. His diligence and dedication in clinical education have earned him certificates in a number of techniques and procedures, including Itero technology, Straight Wire Orthodontics, advanced digital 3D CEREC dentistry, ClearCorrect, Invisalign, laser dental technology, and dental implants, a procedure for which he uses the latest in advanced 3D guided surgery for enhanced precision.

Personal Interests

While a native of Shreveport, LA, Dr. Kenney is proud to call Tupelo, MS home. He and his wife, Kelly, have two children, Claire and Reeves, along with family pets that include two dogs and a cat. Dr. Kenney is extremely dedicated to his dental practice and personalizes treatment for each individual. When he is not taking care of patients, Dr. Kenney dedicates his time coaching basketball, soccer, and baseball and enjoys reading a good book, running, and snow skiing.


"Dr. Kenney & Amy G. took such great care of me today for a filling! They know dental work makes me nervous, so they always go the extra mile to make me comfortable at at ease! I absolutely love Tupelo Smiles! I can’t say enough about how great everyone at this office is!"



"We are new patients here and absolutely love it! I brought my daughter last week for her cleaning with Riley and back for a filling with Dr. Kenney and Amy this week. She was a little nervous, but said she didn’t feel a thing and wanted to always come here. Lacey at the front is extremely helpful and so nice. We also talked to Harmony. She helped with everything we needed to know and was very sweet as well. Looks like we have found our new place!"



"Best dental office I’ve been to. Amelia and Dr. Kenney took such great care of me. Their attention to detail is unmatched."



"Dr. Kenney and his team are the absolute best! They treat us like family. When I hear people talk about being afraid to go to the dentist, I always think “they must have never been to Tupelo Smiles!”"



"My kids and I love coming here! Dr.Kenney and the staff are the best!"



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