Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Stephanie Kinsey knew she wanted to be a dentist since the age of 6. That’s when she saw Hermey the Elf’s heroism in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. A precocious child, she didn’t wait until dental school to start practicing–she helped classmates pull their loose teeth!
Over the years, she has transformed that childhood dream into a discipline born from years of dedication to the art, craft, and science of cosmetic dentistry.
The Science of Dentistry
Dr. Kinsey received her Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver in 1994, graduating with honors.
She was accepted into a General Practice Residency in Chicago at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
She served her residency with distinction and was honored to be invited to serve a second year as chief resident.
The Craft of Dentistry
In dentistry, as in many professions, there are some lessons that only practice can teach. Dr. Kinsey has learned many of these lessons through her 20 years of practice. Since 2005, she has been serving patients in Florida, and she’s built Palencia Dental into one of the most recognized and respected practices in the state. From Jacksonville to St. Augustine, Dr. Kinsey has been recognized for the quality of dentistry she offers.
The Art of Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kinsey also understands that dentistry is an art, especially cosmetic dentistry. She has trained with some of the top talents in the nation, attending ongoing education at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the leading institution for cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry in the country. Due to her extensive training here, she was named an LVI Fellow, an honor few dentists achieve.
She has learned how to achieve smiles that are not only beautiful, they’re functional as well, creating balanced bites to resolve temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) and related symptoms like headaches. She has also learned how to treat sleep apnea and snoring so that patients and their families can enjoy deep, restorative sleep at night.
She has also learned how interconnected the appearance of the smile and the rest of the face are, and has expanded her dental practice to offer complementary aesthetic treatments like injectables, laser therapy, scar removal, and more.
When you visit Palencia Dental, Dr. Kinsey will utilize her artistic eye as well as her experience and training to ensure that you get dentistry customized to your unique needs.
Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kinsey, A Well-Connected Professional
Dr. Kinsey remains active in the professional organizations that establish and promote the highest standards of dental practice. She also seeks ongoing training to continue improving her dental expertise. The organizations and institutions where she maintains associations include:
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Center for Occlusal Studies
- International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
- American Dental Implant Association
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- International Association of Physiologic Dentistry
If you want to learn more about how these institutions have helped Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kinsey improve the dentistry she offers to her patients, please contact us today for an appointment or call us at (904) 474-5444.