Tyler Periodontics is a practice limited to periodontics, the treatment of various problems related to the gum and bone that support teeth. Our periodontists are board-certified specialists with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of all periodontal conditions affecting patients of all ages.

Kayleigh Eaves Temple, DDS, MA, MS

Dr. Kayleigh E. Temple was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Although living in the “big city,” she has roots in deep East Texas, where her dad’s family still resides. After attending college at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Dr. Temple decided to spread her wings and move to the Big Apple - New York City. There, she attended Columbia University, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the College of Dental Medicine as well as a Master of Arts in Dental Education at Teachers College. Through her many extracurricular engagements, Dr. Temple traveled to Guatemala and Cambodia to provide free dental care to underserved children as well as worked in the St. Mary’s Free Clinic in Harlem. After dental school, she returned home to the great state of Texas to complete a 3-year residency training program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she earned her Master of Science degree and was a finalist for the prestigious Kramer Scholar award. Dr. Temple relocated to Tyler, Texas in 2015 to start working at Tyler Periodontics, where she plans to continue to grow her practice.

Dr. Temple is married to Zach Temple, a Smith County Texas Game Warden, who is originally from Lufkin, Texas. Together, they enjoy running and outdoor activities with their labradoodle, Molly. Dr. Temple is a busy member of our local community through volunteering with the Junior League of Tyler, various dental study groups, and the East Texas Dental Society. She also plans to continue her global dental outreach missions throughout her career, as well.

Aly Kennedy, DDS, MS

Dr. Aly (Ricker) Kennedy was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended college at Indiana University in Bloomington. She returned to Indianapolis to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Indiana University School of Dentistry, during which time she was awarded the Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award by the ADA Foundation and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society. Dr. Kennedy moved to Texas to complete her 3-year residency training program at Texas A&M (Baylor) University College of Dentistry in Dallas, where she earned her Specialty Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree in Oral Biology for her thesis project researching oral lichen planus. Dr. Kennedy served as chief resident in the final year of her residency. During her time in Dallas, she and her husband fell in love with Texas and decided to plant their roots in East Texas.

Dr. Kennedy is married to her high school sweetheart, Dr. Kyle Kennedy, a psychologist in Tyler. In their free time, they enjoy walks with their rescue dog (Ranger), grilling out, golfing, and traveling together.