Dr. Jessica

Dr. Jessica Kennedy grew up in Yakima. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Portland, in Oregon, and later earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington in 2015.

While in dental school, Dr. Jessica developed an interest in pediatric dentistry. Immediately upon graduation, she returned home to Yakima to complete her two-year pediatric residency through NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and Children’s Village, and received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in the summer of 2017. In her second year of residency, Dr. Jessica also completed a fellowship in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) through the University of Washington.

Dr. Jessica is excited to have the opportunity to continue to serve the community in her hometown, and is delighted to be joining such an experienced and skilled team at Yakima Pediatric Dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, and visiting San Juan Island.

Dr. Jessica is a member of the AAPD, WSAPD, ADA, WSDA, and Yakima Valley Dental Society and is currently pursuing board certification with the ABPD. She has successfully completed the qualifying exam and will be eligible to take the oral clinical exam in 2018.