AJK Family Dentistry
A Great Dentist

Meet the Team at AJK Family Dentistry

From our comfortable and welcoming environment to our friendly and knowledgable dental staff, we focus on each detail to make your experience at AJK Family Dentistry memorable enough to keep coming back. 

Not everyone loves going to the dentist, but our dental technology gets you back to your life sooner, and our sedation dentistry keeps you comfortable during the process. 

We invite you to take a moment to get to learn the members of our dental team.

Dr. Adam Joseph Kennedy, DMD

Dr. Adam Kennedy attended Loyola University Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He then attended Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine for his DMD.

He also completed his General Practice Residency (Hospital Dentistry) from the University of Washington.

Special Qualifications:

  • Moderate (IV) Sedation License
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Clear Correct Provider
  • Bioclear Provider
  • Spear Study Club Member

Special Awards / Accolades:

  • Fellowship, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellowship, Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Fellowship, ADEAGies Foundation
  • Robert Dean Feder Award

Professional Associations

  • Current President of the Seattle-King County Dental Society 
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Education Association
  • International Academy of Gnathology, American Section
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Omicron Chapter

Personal Life

Dr. Kennedy is an avid runner—preferring half marathons and trail running. He is a certified running coach with RRCA (Road Runners Club of America). Lately, he loves getting into trail running more and more.

He is also a devoted musician. He grew up playing guitar and drums in various groups. While he is no longer playing live gigs, he still spends time writing and recording at home.

Dr. Kennedy enjoys educating and inspiring others to reach their smile goals. As a dentist, he provides information and care that improves the lives of our community.

A forever learner, this profession offers many opportunities to continue his personal educational journey and pass the information along to our patients to optimize their dental health.

Family Life

Dr. Kennedy's wife, Janelle, is a clinical dietitian. They recently welcomed their first child, Jack, into the world. They also have a mini-Bernedoodle named Hank with plenty of energy. They love going on hikes and traveling to the Oregon coast when possible.


Office Manager

Originally from Snohomish, WA, Tanya graduated from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 1993, where she earned her Certified Dental Assisting credential with the Dental Assisting National Board.

She has been with us for two years and in the dental field for 28 years in total.

She loves helping and caring for people and seeing the happy, smiling faces that come through the office daily. Working with dedicated people with a like-minded cause of assisting people to achieve an optimal and beautiful smile is one of her favorite things. 

When not working, she spends time with her family and friends. She works with her husband and two sons on their project car ('89 5.0 Mustang convertible). Tanya loves to travel and will take any opportunity to go on an adventure! She also knits and does many different types of crafts. Finally, she spoils her family pets (one dog, two cats, and a bearded dragon). 

Tanya loves the Seattle Seahawks and watching football!


Patient Care Coordinator

Julie started working for this practice 30 years ago; she was a dental assistant for many years, and a few years ago moved up to the front desk.

She really enjoys being able to help people. 

It is gratifying to see patients smile and to know that our office has helped them to achieve their dental needs and health.

She has lived in Washington State her whole life. Currently, she lives in Bellevue, where she and her husband raised their two sons.

Outside of the dental office, she enjoys going to concerts and the theater, as well as playing the piano, working in her garden, and beading!


Dental Assistant

Hope attended Renton Technical College and received her CDA in 1995. She has been with us for three wonderful years. 

She enjoys helping people feel comfortable and confident about their smiles.

When not working, she can be found enjoying the great outdoors by hiking, jogging, biking, and gardening. She also loves baking cakes and cookies, refurbishing antique furniture, and spending time with her lovely daughter. 

A healthy smile is just a click away.
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