At Kennedy Dental, we’ve had the pleasure of serving friends and families in Bellevue, NE for over 40 years. We have been treating generations of the same families for decades, and our friendly dental team enjoys catching up with the latest news from our valued, long-time patients. But we also love making new friendships and have plenty of room in our extended family to welcome new patients to Kennedy Dental.
Whether you want to improve, protect, or enhance your smile, our Bellevue, NE dentists can help you. With experienced general dentists and multiple specialists on hand at our dental practice, we offer everything from preventive dental cleanings and cosmetic dentistry to advanced dental implant placement and oral surgery.
Please take a few minutes to get to know the dentists and specialists who will be serving you, then call us to schedule your next dental appointment.
Dr. Jamar A. Anderson
Dr. Jamar Anderson attended the University of Nebraska Omaha for his undergraduate degree and received his postgraduate degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Dr. Anderson joined Kennedy Dental in 2004 and is happy to be able to make a difference in his patients’ oral health by educating them and helping them feel good about having healthy smiles.
Outside of work, Dr. Anderson sports and outdoor activities with his wife and children.
Dr. Jason J. Carpenter
Dr. Jason Carpenter attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where he graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. He went on to achieve his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2002.
With a strong desire to advance his skills in dentistry, Dr. Carpenter entered a one-year postdoctoral Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. Additionally, he has acquired over 800 hours of continuing education to enhance his professional knowledge in many things such as cosmetic dentistry, root canals, TMJ, among other things.
Dr. Carpenter’s focus is on ensuring that our patients have the healthiest smiles possible, but his true satisfaction comes from the interactions he has with his patients. He enjoys meeting new people and families every day and developing friendships, not only with our dental family but out in the community as well.
Having grown up in the small town of Lexington, Nebraska, Dr. Carpenter learned early on about the importance of people chipping in and helping others, whether it be local sports, at church, or coming together as a community following an emergent or disastrous situation.
Dr. Carpenter’s spare time is devoted to his wonderful wife Molly, and their two children Kendall and Oliver. He loves helping them with their various activities that include sports and homework, or just hanging with friends. When not with his family, Dr. Carpenter enjoys running for exercise and getting out to play a few rounds of golf.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Kampschnieder
Dr. Beth Kampschnieder is a Sarpy County native who grew up in neighboring Papillion. She attended Creighton University for both her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. Go Jays!
Dr. K has a strong commitment to advancing her skills and knowledge and is dedicated to taking courses to stay up-to-date on the latest materials and research. She is currently working on attaining a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, which involves taking over 500 hours of continuing education and passing an additional exam.
In addition to being a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. K is also a member of the American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association, and an active participant in a local Spear Study Club. Her favorite thing about being a dentist is getting to know patients and helping them achieve their oral health goals and maintain their teeth for a lifetime!
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Brad and her dog Ollie. She also loves doing puzzles, trying new recipes, and reading.
Dr. Cameron J. Thomas
Dr. Cameron Thomas earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University in 2006. He continued his education, achieving a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2010.
After college, Dr. Thomas practiced in Billings, Montana for six years as the Dental Director of the Community Health Clinic there. He received extensive experience in handling complex cases that rural practice provides and loved his time serving his community.
Dr. Thomas grew up working at Kennedy Dental, cleaning the office and instruments for his father, the previous Dr. Thomas. He purchased the practice in 2016 and has loved being back in Nebraska. He has spent many years at Kennedy Dental, growing up with many of the patients and employees and cherishes the experiences and memories he has made.
Dr. Thomas truly cares about his patients and tries to spend time getting to know them personally. He believes that oral health care is a critical component of a person's overall well-being and loves being a part of his patient's long-term health.
In his personal life, Dr. Thomas and his wife Erin have three beautiful children. On any given day, you may find him volunteering as a coach to a youth sports team, working with the youth of his local church, or playing at a park with his kids. He loves to swim, bike, boat, travel, and frequent the Orpheum Theatre with his wife. He also enjoys watching sports, and you may find him confused about who to cheer for during the Iowa vs. Nebraska game.
Dr. Afolabi O. Ogunleye
Dr. Ogunleye—or “Dr. O” as he is affectionately known by his colleagues, staff, and patients—is a graduate of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating in 2001, he went on to New York Medical College/St Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers, Brooklyn/Queens division, for a General Practice Residency.
Dr. Ogunleye’s advanced training continued for four more years at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/Harlem Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program. Upon graduation in 2006, he accepted a faculty position at the Creighton University Dental School, where he remains on the faculty.
Dr. Ogunleye is a proud New York Yankees fan and also enjoys soccer, literature, and military history.
- Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Clinical Faculty in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Creighton University Dental School
Dr. Kelsey B. Gardner LaPorte
- Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton Dental School, 2013
- Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016
- Certificate of General Surgery training in 2017
- Chief Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center 2019