Dr. Kend graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1967 with an A.B. degree in biological sciences. He continued his education at the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1971 with a D.D.S. degree and passed the National Dental Boards and the Dental Boards of the State of California the same year.
Dr. Kend’s dental practice focuses on general, restorative and rehabilitative dental services. He has been practicing in the Torrance area for over 35 years. During this time, he has been involved in many professional study groups and associations. He is an active member of the Western Los Angeles Dental Society, the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Dentists Insurance Company and The Dentists Insurance Company Insurance Services. He is serving his second, six year term on its Board of Directors and was previously the chair of its Finance Committee. He has also served on numerous other boards and committees, including the past Chair of the Audit Committee of the California Dental Association. On the national level, Dr. Kend serves as a Delegate to the American Dental Association. In addition, he also serves as a member of the American Dental Association's Audit Committee.
Dr. Kend has completed a ten-year term on the Peer Review Committee for the Western Los Angeles Dental Society as well as a two-year term as a member of the Peer Review Council of the California Dental Association.
Dr. Kend has been married for forty-two years to his wife Laurie, a practicing dental hygienist (B.S., University of Southern California, 1971). His older son, a graduate of England’s Oxford University, resides in Los Angeles and works in the entertainment industry. His younger son graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has a graduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, was a 2005/2006 Fulbright Scholar, and currently works in the real estate industry. Outside the office, Dr. Kend is an avid runner and backpacker, and delights in being with his 2 year old granddaughter.