Njeri Penda

Njeri Penda, DDS



I am a compassionate professional who will take the initiative to know you first before anything else. My gentle techniques, kind heart, and outstanding attitude will give you a great dental experience. You can expect me to conduct a thorough exam to customize a treatment plan for you.


The Holy Bible guides me, and I depend on scripture as my life's manual. I love being around my loved ones, having conversations and playing games. I love to travel. My favorite vacation spots include Kenya, Canada, Colorado, and Switzerland.

Volunteer/Service Experience

Kansas Mission of Mercy, Macheo Childrens Home- Kenya, UMKC School of Dentistry Curriculum Committee, Community COVID19 Testing, JayDoc Free Clinic, Operation Smile Academy, STAHR Mentor, All Nations Breakthrough Church, Kansas City Rescue Mission Homeless Shelter, Dental Explorer's Post, Community Health Fair


I was born and raised in East Africa. I have extra-long lungs, so I can run long distances easily. I enjoy cooking, spending time with my family and friends, hiking, biking, traveling, being outdoors, and trying new things. I also enjoy dentistry, as I believe it is my God-given purpose here on Earth.

Professional Associations

American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, Heart of America Dental Society, Missouri Dental Association, Association of Women Dentists


Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition; Outstanding Mathematics Student; Chemistry and Mathematics Honors; Rinehard Foundation Scholarship, Beulah McCollumn Scholarship, STAHR Partnership, Chancellors Minority Scholarship