Growing Smiles

Kelli Henderson dds (785) 856-5600
1425 Wakarusa Drive, Suite D
Lawrence, KS 66049

Meet Dr. Kelli Henderson

Kelli Henderson, DDS

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At an early age, Dr. Kelli Henderson knew she wanted to practice pediatric dentistry. Following a visit to the dentist’s office in the second grade, Dr. Henderson decided that she, too, would become a dentist. When she informed her family at the ripe age of seven, they were amused. Little did they know where her determination would take her!

Dr. Henderson formed Growing Smiles with the idea of providing the highest quality dental care to infants, children, and adolescents. She loves to work with children of all ages, including patients with special needs.

Education and continuing education

In addition to receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Dr. Henderson completed a one-year general practice residency at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. She also did a two-year pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where she was named chief resident in her second year.

Dr. Henderson and staff devote a significant amount of time to attending continuing education courses, including those sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association, Douglas County Dental Society, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (CPR).

Professional affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Pediatric Association
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • Douglas County Dental Society

Outside the office

Dr. Henderson currently resides in Lawrence with her husband Jake, her son Cooper, and her two standard poodles, Hazel and Marvin. When she is not in the office, Dr. Henderson enjoys playing with Cooper, running, reading, collecting folk art (which is proudly displayed in the office), and spending time with her family.