The vision of Smile Solutions Dental Centre is to provide access to a full range of dental services of the highest quality and at the best value to our patients. Whatever your dental concerns may be, from a simple cleaning to a complete cosmetic makeover, we will work diligently to provide you with various options to fit your needs and budget.
Dr. Nathan Kennedy
Dr. Kennedy graduated from the University of Toronto in 2004. Upon moving back to BC, where he had grown up, he began working as an associate in the practice of his father, Dr. E. Bruce Kennedy, in Vancouver. After several years of developing his skills and experience under his father’s mentorship, Dr. Kennedy felt ready to step out on his own and opened Smile Solutions Dental Centre in October 2008. Despite the challenges, Dr. Kennedy’s practice has grown rapidly over the years- due in part to his broad skill set, his trustworthy and easy-going nature...but mostly his fantastic team.
He and his wife Emily have four daughters with a wide variety of interests, including Irish dance, soccer, theatre, ukulele, architecture and more, making taxiing his daughters from activity to activity his primary hobby. Though he has his hands full both at the office and at home, he remains involved in the local community, helping out with set-up at the Village Church and serving on the White Rock Christian Academy Board of Directors. If he has any spare time after all that, Dr. Kennedy’s favourite way to relax is with a good book or video game!
Dr. Jennifer Hermesmann
Dr. Hermesmann was born and raised in the lower mainland. She is an alumnus of the University of British Columbia where she completed both her Bachelor of Science degree (Biochemistry 1997) and her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2005. Dr. Hermesmann is very passionate about her work; she puts her patient care first, with the focus on developing individual treatment plans for each patient. Outside of work, Dr. Hermesmann enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also has a passion for fitness, especially long-distance running and swimming. In fact, she has completed 13 half marathons to date, with more in the schedule. At home, she loves to cook and spends time maintaining her garden composed of native plants and non-native tropical plants.
Dr. E Bruce Kennedy
Bruce has been a dentist since 1974 after graduating from McGill Dental School and before that, Electrical Engineering(1970). He has been married to Catherine since 1976, and they have four grown-up children. The oldest is Nathan, who owns Smile Solutions Dental Centre.
He is a grandfather to 7 (so far), a part-time dentist, plays hockey in the 65+ and 70+ leagues, and golds when the weather is good on Thursdays.
He was raised in an evangelical Christian family and continues in that faith and tradition to the present. Bruce and Catherine have had the privilege of working on short-term mission dental clinics in Haiti, Calcutta, Kenya, and Liberia.
Dr. Kennedy expanded his basic dental practice in South Vancouver to include orthodontics, implants dentistry, and full mouth(LVI) cosmetics. His experience overseas taught him how to help with minimal cost procedures (FDI, BPOC, SMART. etc.) appropriate to the patient's financial situation. He enjoys learning new technologies, attends dental conferences regularly, and hopes to practice for at least 5 years more.
Lisa’s passion for her career in dentistry began 33 years ago, graduating from Vancouver Community College in 1986 and developed with continued studies including her Orthodontic Module, her Prosthodontic Module, extensive training in the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies as well as the Kois Centre for advancing dentistry through science.
She began working for Dr. Bruce Kennedy in 1992 as his main Certified Dental Assistant and was privileged to be part of an amazing team for 17 years! In that time, they were always travelling extensively through North America, learning from the top dentists, dental specialists and practice management professionals about innovative, cutting edge patient care, dental technology and effective treatment protocols. All this knowledge helped to advance the clinic and staff forward into the 21st century.
She moved into office manager at Smile Solutions Dental Centre in October 2008 when Dr. Nathan Kennedy opened his clinic. Lisa believes that dentistry is first and foremost about building relationships with every person that chooses to entrust their care to us.
Lisa is a local White Rock resident who enjoys spending her free time with her daughter Vanessa, walking their dog Pebbles on the White Rock promenade, gardening, and travelling.
CDA Front Desk Coordinator
Cheyenne joined the Smile Solutions Dental team a year after its opening in 2009. Born and raised in White Rock, she wanted to work in an awesome office as it was close to her home. She graduated from Vancouver Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2000. With her strong work ethics, loyalty and warm personality, she has transitioned to the front end, where she helps to make the day go smoothly.
Outside of the office, Cheyenne lives in South Surrey with her husband, two daughters and their Boxer.
Teresa has been a part of the Smile Solutions team from the very beginning. She began working for Dr. Kennedy in November 2008, only one month after the practice opened. However, this was not the first time she had worked with him since she had previously worked for his father, Dr. E.B. Kennedy, where Dr. Nathan Kennedy had been an associate before opening his own practice. Teresa has thirteen years of dental hygienist experience, eight of those with Dr. E.B. Kennedy. She enjoys keeping up to date with all the latest technologies in dentistry by attending continuing education courses. She has also been a member of the Greater Vancouver Dental Hygiene Seminars Study Club for thirteen years.
Outside of dentistry, Teresa spends most of her time with her family – she and her husband are raising three children; son Marco and twins Julia and Sienna. She still manages to find time to go to the gym frequently though, and if she does happen to find any spare time after that, she would spend it on cooking, reading, snowboarding or traveling.
Jenni was born and raised in White Rock and is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene and the UBC Kinesiology program in Vancouver. She brings a great deal of knowledge and hard work to the office. Her fresh attitude and passion for providing oral health care and education makes her a qualified team member. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards in the profession of periodontics are truly appreciated by her patients and dental team.
Jenni prides herself in staying current with the latest research in preventive oral health care. Her professionalism and commitment is noticeable reflected in her positive attitude and delivery of care.
Jenni and her husband have recently welcomed a baby girl into their family and hope to have more in the future.
Cynthia is a graduate of the UBC Dental Hygiene Degree program in 2018 and joined Dr. Kennedy’s practice in August of 2018- right after her graduation. Cynthia is passionate in providing effective patient-centered hygiene care with her up-to-date knowledge and skills while gaining experience as a healthcare professional.
Cynthia was born in Vancouver, but has mixed nationality between Taiwanese and Korean. Besides English, she can also speak Mandarin and Korean fluently, and is willing to utilize her communication skills when delivering care.
Outside of the office, Cynthia works part-time as a math tutor since math is her most confident subject and she enjoys teaching math to students. She also likes to spend her time watching movies, listening to music, shopping and traveling.
Manj joined the Smile Solutions team in 2019, but has been in the dental field for the last 20 years- being a hygienist for 11 of those years. Manj works hard to keep up with the latest technologies in dentistry and attends conventions and study clubs throughout the year.
Manj moved here from the U.K. 25 years ago. She comes from a large immediate and extended family- which keeps her very busy when she is not working. Recently, Manj had the opportunity to go on a mission’s trip to Mexico, to serve in a Women’s and Children’s shelter through a local church. In her spare time, she loves working out- including yoga and spin classes. Most of all, she loves to travel anywhere, but especially loves the Caribbean.
Megan was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and has been part of the Smile Solutions team since 2009. Prior to that, she attended CDI College where she obtained her Dental Assistant certification. When not at work, Megan finds herself transporting her two children to and from sporting events, band concerts, guitar lessons and various other activities, often with her puppy Ruby riding shotgun.
In what little free time she has left, she can be found outside enjoying a good hike (with Ruby, of course), on a nice patio, at a driving range working on her golf swing, or searching for the best nachos in the Lower Mainland.
Angela graduated from Vancouver Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2002 after working as a Community Support Worker for more than a decade. She joined Smile Solutions Dental Centre in 2013 with 11 years’ experience. Born and raised in Surrey, Angela has a long family history in dentistry as her mother was a CDA and her father was a Dental Technician in Surrey for more than 40 years!
Family is very important to Angela. She is a busy mother of two kids who loves to sing, play her acoustic guitar and write music with her husband Ryan. If she has any spare time, Angela loves to relax with a good book and a cup of tea.
Shaena is a certified dental assistant, she graduated from Vancouver community college in June 2019. She loves to travel and when she’s not in the office she enjoys hiking, kayaking, most outdoor activities or at home with a cup of tea and a good book or show.