Ted Hennessey, DDS
Dentistry is what I have wanted to do professionally since I was a teenager, and the job has been more fulfilling than I ever expected it to be. I come from a family of dentists. The tradition began with my great-grandfather. Both my father and uncle took up the profession, so my sister and I became dentists as well.
I really enjoy surpassing a patient’s expectations, whether for pain relief, aesthetic improvement, or personalized care. I also love having the opportunity to meet so many people and learn about their lives. It makes me feel truly connected to my community.
Education and continuing education
I received a degree in mathematics from the University of Iowa before going to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, which I graduated from in 2006.
I believe it’s important to take courses through various programs to be able to absorb new ideas from different points of view. It helps me make educated decisions to help my patients.
Also, products and procedures are constantly changing in the dental field, and I want to stay current on treatment options to be able to ensure the best possible outcomes for my patients.
Outside the office
I am happy to make my home in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. My wife Ann and I are the proud parents of our 5 year old daughter Kerry (who is starting school this year!) and our newest addition-18 month old Cameron David.
I love the Cascade Mountains. I’m an avid hiker and I even took up skiing when I moved to Washington. I enjoy catching a Mariners or Sounders game whenever I can, and am now getting into fly fishing. I am also a board member of the Western Washington Alumni Club for the University of Iowa.