Kinsey, Palencia Dental staff complete professional training

Team continues local philanthropy


Stephanie Kinsey, DDS, owner and founder of Palencia Dental, and her staff recently completed continuing education training at the 32nd Annual Bernard Jankelson Memorial Lecture and International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) conference in Louisville, Kentucky, concentrating on “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Your TMD Patient.” TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder.

The dental office team attended coursework including Gateway to Airway Issues, New Medicines to Help with Anxiety, Medical Billing, TMD/TMJ, and Advancements in Neuromuscular Dentistry.

Kinsey and staff also plan to attend the ICCMO’s 33rd Annual Bernard Jankelson Memorial Lecture series in 2023. With the conference theme set as, “Stampede To Calgary,” they will participate in classes pertaining to scientific advancement and education in occlusion, neuromuscular dentistry and TMJ/TMD diagnosis and treatment.

This year, Kinsey and professionals in her office also studied with The Brady Group in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which focused on communication principles to create a patient-centered practice.

The practice has continued its local philanthropy efforts to benefit children and adults in need of health care throughout St. Johns County during the Good Samaritan Health Centers Inc. Wildflower Healthcare’s 1st Annual Putt-Putt Golf Fundraiser at Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf in St. Augustine. Kinsey donated $1,500 as a major donor hole sponsor and funded many of the golfers. In addition to donating her time and dental care to patients at Wildflower Healthcare, Kinsey serves on the nonprofit’s executive committee and is the dental director.

For more than 27 years, Kinsey’s concentration is in neuromuscular, sleep apnea, temporomandibular joint and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD), migraine pain dentistry treatments and oral surgery, along with implants and cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics, to name a few.

She is an American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Qualified Dentist. Her St. Augustine and Northwest St. Johns County dentistry practice is dedicated to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of one’s smile combining conservative and state-of-the-art procedures along with advanced dental medicine and aesthetics.

Kinsey is also a fellow with The International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) and serves as a member and fellow with IAPA’s founding organization, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. She is certified with the Florida Board of Dentistry to administer intravenous conscious sedation for patient comfort during dental procedures.

Kinsey graduated with honors in 1994 from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado, and was accepted into a general practice residency in Chicago at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center as chief resident.

Palencia Dental is an independently owned dental practice at 159 Palencia Village Drive, Suites 107-109 in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904-826-4343. For further information, go to