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 and has practiced dentistry here since 2001. Dr. Kenney proudly offers the highest quality care to patients in all stages of life, from pediatric dentistry to advanced dental implant surgery and welcomes new patients!


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.


"The best place around. They are working on perfecting my smile with Invisalign currently!!! John, Chancis, and Brenna are the best to have in your room. They are calming, reassuring, and extremely knowledgeable of processes that have to occur to get the best smile! I’m so excited to see my outcome! Totally recommend!!"



"Dr Kenney and his assistant were very patient with me. Dr. Kenney checked on me throughout the whole process. I’ll never change locations because I love the warm feeling they give me during my visit."



"Go see Amber Mac and Dr. Kenney. I've been using these guys for years now and they are superb. Edit 12.15.23: Dr. Kenney got me in quickly and put my mind at ease. Cassie was kind and did a great job with my teeth as well!"



"This is the only dentist I will bring my children to. I trust Dr Kenney has their best interests and heath in mind. The hygienists are so kind, patient and gentle with the kids. They NEVER push them to being uncomfortable and explain everything before doing. My daughter felt confident and empowered and left with a huge smile! Thank you ginger and Dr Kenney!"



"I arrived at my appointment time. Was seen really quick. Staff was friendly, hygienist was excellent. Dr Kenney was very nice and explained what I needed where I understood. Will continue to use them."



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