Dr. Kennedy

La Jolla Dental Team Dr. Alicia Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry as well as the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education. In addition, she has completed countless hours of advanced education relating to dental innovations and research. Furthermore, Dr. Kennedy is now a mentor within the Spears Institute, in which she provides advanced dental education and training to new dentists.

She specializes in Aesthetic & Precision Dentistry. This includes cosmetic, implant, family, reconstructive, esthetic, dentures, fillings, sleep apnea, snoring and more.

She understands that your smile is your most prominent asset!

She has been voted as one of the best dentists in La Jolla. Anyone searching for a dentist in La Jolla will be extremely pleased with Dr. Kennedy’s services and her numerous patient testimonials back this up.

Dr. Kennedy is an active and involved member of the following:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry
  • California Dental Association
  • Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
  • Faculty Member of Spears Institute, mentoring other dentists

For over twenty-five years, Dr. Kennedy has been a participant with the American Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Prosthodontics Society.




Front Office Manager
Our reliable, efficient, and continually pleasant front office manager has been in this profession her entire working career. She is extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of dentistry and excels at making patients feel comfortable.



Chris attended Southwestern College for Dental Hygiene and has held a California license since 2003. She is a proud mother of one boy in his third year of college. She enjoys reading, listening to talk radio, cooking, meditation and exercise. She is a lifelong learner and cares about her impact on all patients. Laughter and gratitude are very important to her. She looks forward to meeting you.

Kristine Kuttner


Kristi prides herself on her thoroughness and gentle touch. She has over 14 years of clinical dental hygiene experience, with an emphasis on periodontal care. She graduated at the top of her class in Dental Hygiene from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Kristi moved to San Diego with her husband in 2010. She also teaches yoga and is very passionate about bringing “Zen” felling into all of her cleanings. “My favorite thing about being a hygienist is the connection I have with my patients and encouraging them to smile with confidence.”

Maizen Tipton


Maizen has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2002. She completed her Dental Assisting school in Western Career College in Pleasant Hill, California while living in Napa Valley. In the summer of 2002, she moved to San Diego with her Navy sister who is stationed at North Island in Coronado. She loves San Diego so much that she calls it her home. She enjoys old movies, listening to old songs especially by Frank Sinatra. She is usually in the back office assisting Dr. Kennedy helping patients as much as possible making sure they’re as comfortable as they can be.

Melissa Juarez


Melissa has completed her schooling for Dental Assisting at Kaplan College with high honors. She finished her internship at our office and is now part of our team. You will find Melissa running from the front helping Linda with calls, appointments and pulling charts, to the back with Dr. Kennedy. She has been born and raised in San Diego and doesn’t see herself going anywhere else. Also, she enjoys scenic site searching, baking, and spending time with her family because family is very important to her. She is waiting for your call to get you appointed soon!