Stephanie Kinsey, DDS, owner, and founder of Palencia Dental in St. Augustine, Fla. recently attended the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the professional organization’s Neuromuscular Dental Forum in April. Dr. Kinsey joined more than 200 professionals from around the world during the private summit in commentary and opinions about scientific presentations for neuromuscular dental medicine, and the latest technologies in clinical and professional interests. Lecture topics included sleep apnea, posture, dental development, neuromuscular restorative and orthodontic treatment, bite management, occlusal equilibration, TMD and TMJ treatments, holistic dentistry, swallowing, and physical therapy, among others.
“The fraternal atmosphere with professionals in private practice and from academic institutions is of great benefit to my local patients and the practice. Studies and discussions at all levels of neuromuscular dentistry, scientific advancement and education will help to change many lives through the importance of advanced dental and oral health,” said Dr. Kinsey.
The ICCMO was created as a non-commercial, not for profit organization to provide an open forum for the free exchange of ideas, practices, and research in the field of neuromuscular dentistry in an atmosphere of camaraderie and professionalism. As a society of healthcare professionals, individuals share a common interest in the anatomy and physiology of dental occlusion, jaw function, and orthopedic dysfunction, (TMJ/TMD) with resultant symptoms in the head and neck.
Dr. Kinsey supports the ICCMO as a member of the professional organization which is committed to helping dentists better treat patients using science-based technology and techniques while utilizing state of the art biomedical instrumentation. Her participation in the three-day event included some of the highest levels of dental training available.
Dr. Kinsey is also a member and Fellow with The International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) and serves as a member and Fellow with IAPA’s founding organization, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
The fellowship designations position Dr. Kinsey as a member of a prestigious peer group of professionals who work together in the pursuit of advanced dental studies, treatments, and procedures along with research in neuromuscular, clinical, and aesthetic dentistry, and practice management. The Fellow designations are distinctions awarded to dental industry professionals who have completed ongoing core curriculums and continuing dental education hours of training in advanced aesthetics and neuromuscular science, and the successful completion of a comprehensive examination. According to LVI, less than two percent of dentists attain this level of postgraduate training. Dr. Kinsey is one of only 400 dentists nationwide who have completed the LVI Fellowship.
Additionally, Dr. Kinsey is repeatedly named as a Best Dentist with the designation awarded by TopDentists.com, a leading source of cosmetic dentistry information, dental health tips, dentist qualifications and popular dental procedures. The organization surveys dentists listed online with the American Dental Association and other local dental societies for their recommendations in the recognition category. Dr. Kinsey’s patient-centered philosophy earned her placement among the top-ranked dental professionals in northeast Florida.
Dr. Stephanie Kinsey has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. Her St. Augustine office, located in northwest St. Johns County specializes in cosmetic, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), and general dentistry, and is dedicated to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of one’s smile by combining conservative and state-of-the-art procedures along with advanced dental medicine. Dr. Kinsey graduated with honors in 1994 from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado. She was accepted into a General Practice Residency in Chicago, Illinois at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she was invited to stay a second year and serve as chief resident.