A native of Rapid City, Dr. Kirsten Kennedy graduated from St. Thomas More High School, attended SD School of Mines and Technology (degrees in Industrial Engineering and master’s in Biomedical Engineering). She also completed her dental education at the University of MN School of Dentistry.
To further her education, Dr. Kennedy completed a residency in Seattle, WA, receiving expertise in the treatment of patients with special needs, medically complex cases, sedation, and hospital dentistry. The most rewarding component of this experience was addressing, maintaining and caring for the oral health of those undergoing cancer treatment, transplants, and systemic disorders.
Dr. Kennedy has participated in mission trips to Guatemala along with events at home such as Mission of Mercy and Give Kids A Smile. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, cooking, crafting and spending time with her husband and cat. She is happy to be back in Rapid City and will assure that you have a great experience in our office.
After 33 years in the dental field, I have decided to retire from clinical practice. In the future, I will be spending time with my family and enjoying my 3 beautiful granddaughters.
Your continuing care is important to me. As such, I am thrilled to report that Dr. Kirsten Kennedy, will be taking over for me at the office. Dr. Kennedy graduated from the University of Minnesota and completed a residency program at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She joined our practice, Dedicated Dental Solutions, in 2016 and is ready to assist you in maintaining your smile. I personally know she is a caring and honest person, and will continue to provide the same care you have received from me.
I have personally overseen every aspect of this change. The same friendly staff you have come to know is looking forward to seeing you again and providing the same personalized, professional care. Your scheduled appointments will not change. If you have dental insurance it will remain the same. It’s been my pleasure and honor to serve as your dentist over the years. I’m sure Dr. Kennedy will carry on our tradition of quality care and excellent customer service.
Dentistry and your friendship has been such a gift! I count you each a blessing and wish you the best in the future.
D'Jonna Sewell, DDS
Dedicated Dental Solutions