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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.

Our Values

  • Small Practice
  • Private rooms for patients
  • Great location

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