Our Magical Team
Dr. Matt Smith
Dr. Matthew Smith relocated from California in 2012, where he was fortunate to have worked alongside his father, James, a fellow pediatric dentist and orthodontist of more than forty years. Dr. Smith received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and a Master's Degree in Oncological Sciences from University of Utah. Changing career paths, he graduated from the University Of California San Francisco School Of Dentistry in 2004. After graduating in 2004 Smith was commissioned as an active duty officer practicing as an Army dentist while stationed overseas in Germany. After ending his commitment to the Army, Smith was accepted to the pediatric residency program at Children's Hospital Michigan.
FUN FACT: Dr. Matt worked as a deckhand on a salmon fishing boat in Alaska for 3 summers. These were some of the most exciting and miserable times of Dr. Matt's work experience. They did create some fine and lasting memories!
Dr. Melissa Kennell
Dr. Melissa Kennell has been practicing in the Lakes Region since 2006. Graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in psychology from Southern Methodist University of Dallas, TX, Dr. Kennell continued her education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude and in the top 10 of her class. Dr. Kennell regularly attends continuing education courses nationwide to stay abreast of the current techniques in the field of children's dentistry.
FUN FACT: Dr. Kennell loves Disney World so much that she tries to emulate the magic of Disney in her office. She wants the office to feel like the Disney World of Dentistry and create magical experiences for all of her patients!
Something you would never guess about Dr. Kennell is that she has an obsession with UFC (Ulitimate Fighting Championship)! Her favorite fighter is “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. She even keeps a life size cut-out of McGregor in her office!
Dr. Tim Smith
Dr. Tim Smith received his BA in Biology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Tim followed in the footsteps of both his father and brother (our very own Dr. Matt) to become a dentist and graduated from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He continued his training at Children's Hospital of Michigan for Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Tim is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
FUN FACT: Dr. Tim absolutely loves burritos and will drive great lengths to eat a good one. He enjoys camping, soccer, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and is an avid fan of the 49ers, Golden State Warriors, and Mixed Martial Arts.
In college, Dr. Tim wrestled for four years at the NCAA Division I level and now is a volunteer assistant coach for Plymouth State University. Dr. Tim also claims to have made up a celebratory dance called the ‘Timmy Shimmy’!
Dr. Jon grew up in central Pennsylvania playing football, baseball, and enjoying the great outdoors along the Susquehanna River. He attended Millersville University for his undergraduate studies where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology, and was the team captain for the Marauders baseball team. After his undergraduate studies he attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s dental school in Richmond, Virginia. Following dental school he took a residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA where he specialized in treating children and their families. Dr. Jon has two children Cale and Sage, and a wonderful wife Heidi, all of which love boating, hiking, and the great outdoors. Dr. Jon is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who loves working with families to improve children’s dental well-being.
FUN FACT: Dr. Jon grew up near Williamsport, PA., which is the home of the Little League World Series. Dr. Jon’s favorite food is rolled Lebanese grape leaves. He also enjoys all types of fishing, especially pike and walleye fishing in northern Canada with his friends and family.
Practice Coordinator/Clinical Team
Emily has grown up in the dental field. At the young age of two, she would bring her dolls to the dental office her Mom worked at and play dentist. Another long lasting passion Emily has carried on, is her love for bowling!
FUN FACT: She has placed first in the State YABA Championship and second in the National Pepsi Tournament!
Every member of our dental team involved in providing dental care for your child is certified in their field. Their specific duties include the ability to provide cleanings and fluoride treatments, sealants, taking x-rays, and assisting during sedations.
Lorraine has three children, Chloe, Sydney and Jack! Lorraine loves fishing with her whole family!
Destiny has two little girls, Autumn and Arianna. Her girls take joy in helping Mom manage their mini farm of pigs, ducks and chickens!
Tara had a brief move to Seattle for 3 years, we are so happy to have her back at Children’s Dentistry! Tara is big fan of New Hampshire summers! Some her favorite activities include visiting with her family, hiking, fishing, floating down rivers, movies and taking long drives on old dirt roads throughout beautiful New England!
Jessika was born to live outdoors! When Jessika is not taking care of her two horses (Alliyah and Zhivago) she makes time for her other loves: running, hiking, four wheeling, Disney, gardening and camping!
Day and her husband are from Wyoming, and chose New Hampshire as their new home so her husband could further his education at Plymouth State University. We are excited that they moved east, because Day is a great addition to our Children’s Dentistry team! When she is not practicing dentistry you will find her behind the camera, as she has a passion for photography!
Felicia’s favorite season is summer! She loves being on the lake, but also enjoys visiting our sister state of Maine’s beaches. Felicia also enjoys and appreciates all types of music!
Tina's favorite sports team is the New England Patriots. Tina is married to Patrick and together they have 4 children.
Dee's favorite summer activity is camping with her family. In the winter, you will find her downhill skiing!
Andrea is a born and raised North Country girl! The area is just perfect for all her favorite activities which include: hiking, boating and kayaking. The other loves of Andrea's life include her boyfriend and family!
Holly was a police officer in the Army for five years, thank you for your service Holly! She is a southern girl at heart, but is loving her new home in Northfield, NH. She is looking forward to exploring our NH beaches with her husband and two children.
Stephanie’s all-time favorite food is chicken wings! When she is not on the quest for finding the perfect wing, Stephanie likes to stay active hiking the great mountains of New Hampshire!
Diane comes from a very large family of nine brothers and sisters! Her own family of five children is growing as well, as she is welcoming grandchildren! Diane has lived in New Hampshire her whole life, and makes her current home in New Hampton. Diane has some other loves in her life: crafts, camping with family and friends, visiting Disney World and traveling to her favorite vacation spot, Hawaii!
Erica was one of Dr. Kennell’s very first patients, now we are so fortunate to have her on our team! Erica’s favorite season is summer! This is when she relaxes with her family at their homemade tiki hut on Lake Kanasatka in Moultonborough, NH!
Heather moved from Connecticut to the Lakes Region 18 years ago. She loves to spend as much time as possible with her husband and daughter, they particularly enjoy working on craft projects! A fun family tradition of Heathers, is spending time at her grandmother’s camp on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Brooke is a true New Englander! In the summer, she takes her dog for a hike every day! She also spends time boating and surfing. During the winter, Brooke keeps busy snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. This girl takes full advantage of the lakes and mountains our magnificent state has to offer!
Community Outreach Coordinator
Jodi loves experimenting with healthy recipes and being physically active! She enjoys training and participating in road running races! Jodi especially enjoys time traveling with her family!
Kristen is a New Hampshire native and resides with her family in Moultonborough. When she is not busy being a wife and Mom, she really enjoys listening to country music! Her absolute favorite country artist is Luke Bryan! Kristen is such a dedicated fan, that she jokes with her family that she loves Luke more than them!
Karen is a born and raised North Country girl, leaving only to pursue a career as a police officer in the US Navy(thank you Karen)! She is married and a mother to 3 children and LOTS of pets. As a busy Mom/wife, she keeps her sanity working part time here at Children’s Dentistry and as an emergency dispatcher for the State Police Twin Mountain.
Alyssa has lived in Littleton, New Hampshire her entire life! She digs camping on family land in Lyman, NH and has a love for kayaking at her favorite spot; Back Lake in Pittsburgh!