Jennifer Kunkel, DDS, FICOI
I love what I do! Being a dentist excites me because I get to connect with the people of my community in a way that meets their needs and improves their lives. I push myself and my team by learning new methods, bringing faster and more comfortable care at an affordable price. Being a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society are great, but what I am most proud of are the many 5 star reviews we receive from the people we serve.
I grew up west of San Antonio and moved to Needville in 1992. I graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2000, and in 2001, I started Needville Family Dentistry on Hwy 36 within my community.
I have a wonderful husband, Cory, and five amazing children, Taylor and her husband, Jarrod, Cortney, Kate, and Cody. I am an active member of First Baptist Church of Needville, serving as a board member at First Academy preschool, and a volunteer with both missions and youth ministry. When I am not at work or taking continuing education, I love to spend time with my family traveling, hiking, snow skiing, or just hanging out.
In 2019, I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Kampala, Uganda and serve a new community alongside Hope Speaks. I provided health services and education to the families of children with special needs. Hope Speaks is a wonderful non-profit organization in the work of transforming communities to be places where people with disabilities are celebrated and families are living to their fullest potential. It was an eye-opening and life-changing experience, and I hope to go back soon!