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 had an obsession with the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) since she was a little girl! She loves to talk about it with her patients and her favorite wrestler was the Ultimate Warrior! She has been known to wear a Wrestlemania Jersey around the office and dreams about being a WWE Diva.
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’!
Carol has been an office manager in the dental field for over 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family and friends. She loves cooking and spending as much time as she possibly can outdoors enjoying all the beautiful seasons New Hampshire has to offer!
Fun Fact: Carol has been fortunate enough to have traveled many places in the world! Her most memorable travel experience would be hiking in Europe!
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!
Felicia is originally from Vermont. She now enjoys living in New Hampshire, where you will find her hiking with her dog Lila.
Whitney is a Mom to identical twins, Damien and Jordan!
Destiny has a parrot named Tango who likes to dance. She also likes to cook for her husband and daughter.
Tina's favorite sports team is the New England Patriots. Tina is married to Patrick and together they have 4 children.
Louanne loves country music, but Beyoncè is her favorite. She began working for Dr. Kennell in 2008.
Dee's favorite summer activity is camping with her family. In the winter, you will find her downhill skiing!
Amber just loves the Lakes Region! Her favorite New Hampshire activities include: hiking, making jewelry, and practicing yoga. Amber cherishes every moment she can spend with her high school sweetheart and their three dogs!
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!
Patient Hospital Coordinator
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! She has placed first in the State YABA Championship and second in the National Pepsi Tournament!
Ryan is Dr. Kennell's nephew and is originally from Utica, New York. He obtained his Masters in Accounting from Plymouth State College. His favorite football team is the Buffalo Bills!
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!
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.
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!
Kara went to school for baking and pastry. She is such a big kid at heart that she has an adult field day every year!
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!