Kendra Novey

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Program Manager

Kendra Novey oversees the Donated Dental Services (DDS) and Give Kids A Smile! (GKAS) programs while also providing support to the Mission of Mercy (MOM) program. Kendra has over a decade of experience at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, where she played a pivotal role in enriching the lives of students and alumni. Her connection to the School runs deep, with her mother, Hazel Luton, having been a beloved staff member of the school for over 40 years. This legacy influenced Kendra's passion and dedication to her work within the dental school community. Before the School of Dentistry, Kendra was the founder of Admit One Festivals and Special Events. Through her work, she has helped numerous nonprofit organizations amplify their fundraising efforts, demonstrating her commitment to making a meaningful impact in the world. Beyond her professional endeavors, Kendra enjoys exploring new destinations. She values time spent with family and friends, and her five grandchildren that keep her young.

Vdaf Success Stories

Joan-Johnson-with-Dr.-Swanson November-2014


Fredericksburg, Virginia

J.J. needed assistance with getting the dental services she needed to improve her oral and overall health. In July of 2014 she turned to DDS for help. We were able to match her with a volunteer dentist to complete a treatment plan and a few days before Thanksgiving, J.J.’s dentures were delivered! Truly a wonderful gift for J.J. and the volunteer dentist!

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