J. Edward Kennedy, D.M.D., M.S.

Meet Dr. Kennedy | Board-Certified Top Periodontist in Lake Mary FL

Orlando native J. Edward Kennedy, D.M.D., M.S., a board-certified periodontist, founded J. Edward Kennedy Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in 2001. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Charleston’s Medical University of South Carolina and a B.S. in Biology from Furman University. He received his Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and his post-graduate degree in periodontics from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Prior to his three-year periodontics residency, he completed a fellowship in prosthodontics at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where he also served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Kennedy is a board-certified periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is an active member of

  • the American Dental Association,
  • Florida Dental Association,
  • Greater Orlando Dental Society,
  • Central District Dental Society,
  • Academy of Periodontology, and
  • Florida Association of Periodontists.

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Educational Background

  • 2006  Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • 1997-2000 Certificate in Periodontics/Master of Science awarded 2000 University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
  • 1996-1997  Fellowship Certificate in Prosthodontics University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 1996-1997  Adjunct Faculty Appointment, Department of Prosthodontics University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 1995-1996  Certificate of Advanced Education in General Dentistry University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 1991-1995  D.M.D., The Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, S.C.
  • 1982-1986  B.S. Biology, Furman University Greenville, S.C.


Teaching Experience

  • 2009-Current Director, Central Florida Interdisciplinary Study Club, (SPEAR)
  • 2000-2003 Faculty – part-time AEGD Apopka Clinic, University of Central Florida College of Dentistry
  • 1997-2000 Adjunct Faculty Appointment, Department of Periodontics, Univ. of Kentucky Freshman and sophomore preclinical lab and lecture, Clinic coverage, Junior and Senior clerkships
  • 1996-1997 Adjunct Faculty Appointment, Department of Prosthodontics, Univ. of Iowa Pre-clinical Instructor Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics
  • 1995-1996  AEGD Resident, Department of Family Dentistry, University of Iowa Clinical Coverage, Senior Family Dentistry Clinics


Professional Associations

  • Academy of Periodontology
  • Sigma Chi International Fraternity
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • Psi Omega Dental Fraternity
  • Mid-Florida Dental Study Club
  • American Association of Dental Research
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Greater Orlando Dental Society
  • Central Florida Dental Implant Study Club
  • Central Florida Interdisciplinary Study Club (SPEAR)
  • Mid-Florida Dental Study Club

Leadership Positions and Organizations

  • 2009 -current  Dental Society of Greater Orlando, Board Member & Dental Society of Greater Orlando, DSGO Editor
  • 2009-current Founder of the Central Florida Interdisciplinary Dentistry Study Club (Spear Study Club)
  • 2007-2009 Membership Committee, Greater Orlando Dental Society
  • 2007 Dentist Day on the Hill
  • 1994-1995  ASDA  National Consultant for Membership and Marketing Services
    ADA  National Student Liaison for Student Insurance
    ADA  National Student Liaison for Membership and Marketing
  • 1993-1994          ASDA President (Student Council President) Medical Univ. of South Carolina