“Being a dentist gives me the opportunity to educate and provide life-improving care to people in my community. It is fulfilling to share in my patients’ lives, building relationships based on respect, compassion, and empathy. Working with my patients has contributed to my growth as a person: I truly value the life perspectives and experiences patients share with me. I know I learn from every conversation and am humbled by that.
I want my patients to achieve their healthiest smiles and to understand why it’s important to care for their oral health. There is a strong connection between the health of one’s mouth and overall wellness. Having healthy teeth is more than just attractive smiles: it means a proper bite, being able to fully chew our food so we can easily swallow and digest, and clearer speech. When one’s mouth is healthy, one’s body is healthier. I want both for my patients!
I know that dental care is often feared. I really enjoy the process of helping each patient overcome their dental anxiety and learn that coming to see me is a comfortable experience. My staff and I work hard to ensure that each visit is a positive experience, filled with smiles, support, and encouragement.” — Dr. Kelly Janecek
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree – University of New Mexico
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Colorado
- General practice residency – University of Utah
Dr. Janecek stays abreast of ongoing advances in dental technologies, materials, and techniques. She actively pursues continuing education, which enables her to learn and expand the options she provides to patients. By attending national and local conferences, participating in study groups, and studying journals, Dr. Janecek stays at the leading edge of dentistry.
- American Dental Association
- New Mexico Dental Association
Beyond the Office
Dr. Janecek spent most of her childhood in Santa Fe. She, her husband who’s a teacher, and their daughter share their lives with a true menagerie. The family currently has: two dogs, two cats, two guinea pigs, and some freshwater fish.
When she’s not caring for her patients’ smiles, Dr. Janecek loves spending time with her family, especially outdoors. The family enjoys hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Dr. Janecek also likes supporting her daughter’s sporting events as well as gardening, baking, and reading.
Giving back and helping others are important to Dr. Janecek. She likes to contribute to school programs and support youth in our community. She also enjoys supporting a range of animal rescue groups.