Meet Dr. Allena Willis Kennerly
For Dr. Willis, orthodontics has always been personal!
You might say that
Dr. Allena Willis Kennerly was set for a career in dental medicine at a young age! After surviving
a near-fatal car accident as a child, young Allena suddenly found herself
in need of extensive facial restoration and orthodontic care. The treatment
program lasted until she was 16-years-old. Though it's not the kind
of ordeal you would wish upon anyone, the trials Dr. Willis endured had
a remarkably formative influence on her life.
Having experienced firsthand the restorative power of orthodontic treatment,
Dr. Willis decided to devote her vocational life to making those same
benefits available for others. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Willis
received a Bachelor of Science from Spelman College in Atlanta prior to
her post-graduate training at The University of Medicine and Dentistry,
Newark, New Jersey (UMDNJ). Later, Dr. Willis completed her post-graduate
orthodontic training at New York University. Though it's been many
years since her childhood accident, Dr. Willis still sees herself in every
patient she treats and remembers what a transformative effect a beautiful
smile can have!
Passionately grooming young people for success!
From the very beginning, Dr. Willis has had a special place in her heart
for children in need of orthodontic treatment. In giving them a smile
they can be proud of, she also looks to impart the life-lessons that have
been so important to her own success.
Some of Dr. Willis' recent achievements include:
- America's Top Dentists Award
- Mrs. DC America 2014 (2nd runner-up)
- 2014 Invisalign Premier Provider
When not taking care of patients, Dr. Willis loves traveling with her husband
and spending time with her children. At Smashing Smiles, we would be happy
to assist you. To schedule an appointment with our Washington, DC orthodontist, please
call us today at (202) 828-9110.