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.


"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."



"Dr. Kenney and his staff are wonderful! I have been coming here for years and they always make me feel so welcome. During any dental treatment, his assistants make sure that I am comfortable- I’m talking about blankets and rubbing chapstick on my parched lips, etc. They go above and beyond. If you see my before and after pictures you would be impressed . Can you tell I love coming here !"



"I have been seeing Dr. Kenney for over a year now and I cannot brag enough on him or his team. I have had to have extensive work done over the course of many months and I have joked that their office has become like a second home to me. I always feel so welcome and Dr Kenney does exceptional work. I have so much more confidence these days with a pretty mouth. Chantis, Sam and the other hygienists are all very knowledgeable and deliver excellent care. Harmony has been wonderful in working with me on billing options and setting appointments. I would direct anyone needing dental care to Tupelo Smiles. They are the absolute best."



"Dr. Kenney and his team did an amazing job. The atmosphere at Tupelo Smiles is incredible. They went above and beyond to see that I was comfortable throughout the entire procedure."



"This is from Kiara Crowley. I went to Tupelo Smiles for the first time today and I was very grateful. As nervous as I was, I finally recovered once I finally made it for my appointment. The whole atmosphere was beautiful and amazing. I was greeted by a very sweet young lady at the front desk. She was very welcoming with a huge friendly smile. I also got a chance to meet with an awesome dental hygienist named Chancis. She was so incredible and I recommend her to everyone who visits Tupelo Smiles. She made me extremely comfortable before and after my teeth were examined. I was even handed a cute and comfy blanket when I got chilly. She never judged me and I really appreciate her. Last but not least I was introduced to Dr. Kenney. He was very kind, informative, and professional. Overall, I had a very great experience and look forward to coming back. Tupelo Smiles definitely values their patients and helps them smile as well."



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