Kennedy Family Dental has been meeting the dental needs of patients in the Atlanta area for more than 40 years. Drs. Kennedy are committed to individualized patient care and relationships. Part of that commitment is continuing their education and research to determine the best course of treatment for each patient based on the latest and most effective medical techniques.
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.
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.