Doctors and Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and staff who make Kennedy Dental Group the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Anchorage.
Joshua M. Kennedy D.M.D
Dr. Joshua Kennedy was born and raised in Alaska, only leaving his home state tocomplete his degrees in biology from Oregon State University, and in 2014, his Doctorof Dental Medicine from The Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. During his time in Arizona, Dr. Kennedy also achieved a certificate in public health with dental emphasis.
Dr. Kennedy is proud to become a member of Kennedy Dental Group, transitioning from a lifelong observer to becoming officially integrated with his father’s practice.
A side note from Dr. Josh:
Although I love using my hand skills every day, my favorite aspect of dentistry is the privilege of spending time with my patients. More specifically, I enjoy my one on one time with patients who have reservations about seeing the dentist. Dental anxiety is real. Although (due to the fact that my father was my dentist) I have never personally experienced the dread associated with going to see the dentist, I know that many people, whether or not they readily admit to it, are frightened to go see the dentist. I have devoted a lot of time studying and practicing the pharmacological treatment remedies designed to cater to so many of you that are anxious to see the dentist. For me, the satisfaction of placing a beautiful and comfortable restoration in a patient’s mouth cannot hold a candle to the satisfaction that I feel when I help a patient overcome a 40 year-long hatred of dentistry. After I received my certification for Oral Conscious Sedation I asked my father if I could be in charge of special circumstance patients at our office. He was happy to oblige me, as that mentality only reinforced his own unofficial home grown Alaskan mission statement: We really do CARE.
Kerry Kennedy, DDS
Dr. Kerry Kennedy was raised in Alaska and has been practicing dentistry in this great state since graduating from Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Dentistry in 1978.
With 38 years’ experience in his field, Dr. Kennedy is a seasoned professional. He holds himself to the highest standards, pursuing excellence by attending continuing education courses across the country several times each year.
In addition to his Anchorage office, Dr. Kennedy has an office in Barrow, Alaska. He and his team are happy to serve both communities with genuine care and expertise. Dr. Kennedy enjoys all Alaska has to offer, including hunting, fishing and flying. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Beth, for 41 years. They have two daughters who live in Anchorage, and six beautiful grandchildren. Their son, Joshua, graduated with a doctorate in Dentistry from A.T. Stills University in Arizona and has been an integral part of the practice since 2014.
Over the years, Dr. Kennedy has served as both the president and vice president of the Alaska Dental Society and the South Central District Dental Society. He is currently a member of the following organizations:
- The Alaska Dental Society
- The American Dental Association
- The International College of Dentists
- The Pierre Fouchard Academy
- Dr. Joshua M. Kennedy
Melody Morgan – Hygienist
Melody has been in dentistry for over 26 years. After serving in the US Air Force, she trained as a volunteer dental assistant in Germany. After moving to Alaska she completed her Dental Hygiene degree at UAA. She works part-time in our Barrow office. Her favorite adventure is to pack up and head to the Kenai with her husband and the pets for a weekend of fishing.
Peggy Sue Garcia, Dental Assistant
Peggy Sue was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and speaks fluent Spanish. She moved to Alaska 20 years ago. She has been a dental assistant for 28 years and with Dr. Kennedy for over 8 years.
Peggy Sue has two sons, a daughter and 4 beautiful granddaughters and one grandson. She enjoys taking her granddaughters ice skating, to the movies, and doing outdoor activities.