Our Team

The Team


Vickey Woods grew up in Tucker, Georgia. She has worked for Kennedy Family Dental since 1974. Vickey knows most of our patients by name, and is an integral part of the practice. She started working as a Dental Assistant to Dr. James P. Kennedy and transitioned to her current position as Office Manager. Vickey is married to her husband Charles, and they have two grown children, Amanda and Blake. She enjoys vacationing at the beach and spending time with her three grandchildren.

Kathy Cornwell grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Dental Hygiene School at Clayton State in 1984. She has been with Kennedy Family Dental since 1985. Kathy is married to her husband Mark, and her 2 children Jordan and Amanda. Kathy loves exercising and spending time in her garden.

Megann Terry grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where she graduated from Decatur High School. She attended MCG in Augusta for Hygiene school. She has been with Kennedy Family Dental for 8 years. She is married to David, and they have 2 dogs and 2 cats. She loves exploring many of the amazing new restaurants Atlanta has to offer. She considers herself a foodie!

Dr. Ryan Kennedy DMD


Born and raised in Atlanta GA, Dr. Ryan Kennedy attended St. Pius High School and University of Georgia. Dr. Ryan has been involved with his father's practice dating back to high school. During those years he got to know the patients by working as a dental assistant. Ryan was determined to be a dentist and return to treat the people of Decatur. In 2011, he completed his lifelong dream of becoming a dentist at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. 

Dr. Ryan Kennedy and his wife, Shannon, were married in May of 2010. He is an avid outdoorsman and spends most of his free time fishing, camping, and kayaking around Georgia. Dr. Kennedy specializes in restorative dentistry with an emphasis on esthetics.

Dr. James P.Kennedy DDS


Dr. James Kennedy received is dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1970. He then joined the US Air Force and served in Vietnam. Upon his return from Southeast Asia he practiced in a Decatur general dental office and shortly thereafter took over the practice. He has been practicing on North Decatur Rd. for over forty years and now lives in Druid Hills. He has three grown children in the area. His youngest son, Ryan, graduated from dental school and has joined him in his practice. Dr. Kennedy is a life member of national, local and state dental associations and has had scientific articles published in the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Journal of the Georgia Dental Association. After playing recreational tennis for years Dr. Kennedy has found there is life after tennis and devotes most of his spare time to working on his rural property near Elberton Ga. In addition to hunting and fishing on Lake Russell, he is a beekeeper and avid gardener. His hobby vineyard produces Norton grapes and some excellent wine is produced. This property and its log cabin allows his close-knit family to enjoy each other's company.