Children's Dentistry

Lakes Region

Meet the Doctors

Melissa Kennell, DDS

“As a dentist, it means the world to me to know that I am making a difference in the lives of children. Our office is a supportive and encouraging environment, where children are able to prosper, grow, and develop a passion and love for visiting the dentist. I enjoy taking in a child that is anxious and fearful of
the dentist, instilling confidence in them, and watching them grow into a good adult dental patient.” –Dr. Kennell

Dr. Melissa Kennell has been practicing in the Lakes Region since 2006. Graduating Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University of Dallas, Texas, Dr.Kennell continued her education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental
Medicine. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduating Magna cum Laude and in the top ten of her class.

Dr. Kennell regularly attends continuing education courses nationwide to stay abreast of the current techniques in the fields of pediatric dentistry and Invisalign. In addition to her membership with the American Dental Association, Dr. Kennell was the 2021-2022 State President of the New Hampshire Dental Society. Dr. Kennell was also inducted into the International College of Dentists in 2023 for her outstanding leadership during her service to the New Hampshire Dental Society. Dr. Kennell’s work with NHDS created vast improvements on the state and national level, such as increasing access to care for patients through the creation of the Qualified Dental Assistant Program (QDAP). The creation of this program demonstrates Dr. Kennell’s strong leadership and dedication to her community.

Matthew Smith, DDS

“It is endlessly fulfilling to know how much of an effect we as pediatric dentists have on our patients and ensuring we provide quality and compassionate care to our community. Children deserve to have a beautiful smile and we hope to instill a sense of care and compassion every time a child comes into our practice. We hope to make a difference in every patient we encounter and hope our education on proper dental hygiene is something they take with them throughout their life.” – Dr. Matt

Dr. Matthew Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Oncological Sciences from the University of Utah. While he began his post-graduate work in the scientific research field, Dr. Matt quickly realized that he liked to work with people rather on projects. Changing career paths, he graduated from the University Of California San Francisco School Of Dentistry in 2004 with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He earned his Pediatric Dental Certificate from Children’s Hospital Michigan in Detroit.

Dr. Matt is a member of the New Hampshire Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association, as well as board certified through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Matt grew up in the Monterey Bay Area of California. He, his wife, and their two kids have lived in Plymouth for several years. Living in northern New Hampshire, Dr. Matt loves the outdoors, including swimming, white water kayaking, biking, hiking, and playing sand volleyball.

Timothy Smith, DMD

“It is a privilege to be a pediatric dentist. I love that I can educate and treat patients, resulting in beautiful smiles and healthy mouths, all while making the dental experience special and fun. Plus, the kids keep me feeling young and enthusiastic about life!” – Dr. Tim

Dr. Tim Smith received his BA in Biology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Tim followed in the footsteps of both his father and brother (our very own Dr. Matt) to become a dentist and graduated from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He continued his training at Children’s Hospital of Michigan for his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Tim is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the New Hampshire Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Dr. Tim currently resides in Plymouth with his wife and their dog, Bessie. He enjoys hiking, snowboarding, wrestling, soccer, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and trying new foods. Additionally, he is an assistant wrestling coach at Plymouth State University, where he helps student athletes create and reach their athletic goals.

Jonathan Kremser, DDS

“Working with children, especially kids with special healthcare needs, really brings joy to my life. Kids are so joyful and really want to be helpful. Helping them to have a great experience with the dentist as a child helps to set them up for a healthy and happy relationship with their future dentist, and I find that very gratifying.” – Dr. Kremser

Dr. Jonathan Kremser attended Millersville University for his undergraduate studies where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and was the team captain for the Marauders baseball team. After his undergraduate studies, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s dental school in Richmond, Virginia. Following dental school, he took a residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he specialized in treating children and their families.

In addition to being board certified through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Kremser is an active member of the New Hampshire Dental Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Kremser resides in Moultonborough with his wife Heidi and their two children. Cale loves skiing and riding his bike, while Sage loves to sing and dance.

Dr. Kremser enjoys spending time with his kids at their sporting events and being a helpful neighbor and friend. He is passionate about all things outdoors, including canoeing, fishing, boating, hunting, fishing, and hiking with his family.