Beverly Kennedy

Beverly Kennedy

Senior Lecturer


East Hall 102

Phone: (605) 658-5967



Graduated from Egan High School, and USD with BS in Dental Hygiene and MA in Adult and Higher Education. Been involved with teaching and private practice since 1973.

Teaching Interests:

Dental Radiology, Medical-Dental Emergencies, Pharmacology, Oral Health Education & Role of Fluoride Varnish to other Health Care Providers

Research Interests:

xylitol, dental radiology, Chernobyl nuclear accident, radium dial painters


  • Certificate, Radiology for Dental Educators, UTHSC, 1999
  • MA, Education Administration, University of South Dakota, 1998
  • Certification, Radiology for Dental Educators, UNC, 1983
  • BS, Dental Hygiene, University of South Dakota, 1976
  • Associate of Arts, Dental Hygiene, University of South Dakota, 1972

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation, South Dakota State Board of Dentistry
  • Local Anesthesia Certification, South Dakota State Board of Dentistry
  • South Dakota Registered Dental Hygienist, South Dakota State Board of Dentistry


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Nelson, Deb, Kennedy, Beverly, Regnerus, Carissa, and Schweinle, Amy. Accuracy of Automated Blood Pressure Monitors, 35. Vol. 82, Iss. 4. Chicago, Ill: Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2008.
  • Kennedy, Beverly. Occlusal Film Exposures for Children. Edited by Jan Hempl, Dawn Lagrossa, 22-26. Vol. 4, Iss. 4. Princeton, NJ: Contemporary Dental Assisting, 2007.
  • Kennedy, Beverly. New Technologies for the Detection of Early Carious Lesions. Edited by Jan Hempl, 20-25. Vol. 7, Iss. 2. Overland Park, Kansas: Contempoary Oral Hygiene, 2007.
  • Kennedy, Beverly, and Nelson, Deb. Medical-Dental Emergencies Chapter, 478-502. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2000.

Awards and Honors:

  • Meritorious Service, Clay County 4-H, 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, USD School of Health Sciences, 2013
  • SD 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame, SD 4-H Foundation, 2010
  • SD Hygienist of the Year 2000, South Dakota Dental Hygiene Association, 2000
  • Distinguished Service Award, Department of Dental Hygiene, 1988
  • Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society, Department of Dental Hygiene, 1972


  • Kennedy, Beverly. Panoramic Radiography. Presented at the SE Dental Hygiene Component Meeting, Yankton, SD. (April 28, 2016)
  • Kennedy, Beverly. Occupational Exposures to Radiation. Presented at the Dental Hygiene Alumni Dakota Days CE, Vermillion SD. (October 10, 2014)
  • Kennedy, Beverly. Comparing Dental X-rays to Radiation from Nuclear Accidents. Presented at the D-Days Alumni CE, Vermillion, SD. (October 7, 2011)
  • Kennedy, Beverly, Pollard, Marti, . Emerging Trends in Radiography: A Survey of South Dakota Dental Offices. Presented at the Poster Presentation, Washington, DC. (June 2009)