Stephanie Kinsey, DDS, owner and founder of Palencia Dental in St. Augustine, Fla. was recently named as a Fellow with The International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA). During Dr. Kinsey’s attendance at a recent IAPA conference in Las Vegas, more than 400 professionals studied advanced technologies in occlusion, advanced restorative, aesthetic and neuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Kinsey and conference participants also studied the latest in orthodontics and arch development along with trends in scans and practice organization. They also studied, researched and shared topics to help their patients with the opportunity to change their lives through the importance of advanced dental and oral health.

Dr. Kinsey’s participation in the three-day event will help her and her practice team members attain some of the highest levels of dental training available. Dr. Kinsey is a member of The IAPA and also 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 post graduate training. Dr. Kinsey is one of only 400 dentists nationwide who have completed the LVI Fellowship.

Dr. Kinsey has also been named as a Best Dentist in northeast Florida for 2016. The designation was awarded by, a leading source of cosmetic dentistry information, dental health tips, dentist qualifications and popular dental procedures. The organization surveyed 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. She was also honored as the Best Dentist in 2014 and 2015.

Dr. Kinsey has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. She 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.

Her local practice serves patients in St. Augustine and northwest St. Johns County. Dr. Kinsey specializes in temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) commonly known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), neuromuscular, cosmetic and general dentistry. Dr. Kinsey is dedicated to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of her patients’ smiles with conservative and state-of-the-art procedures, and advanced dental medicine.

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