Dr. Eugenia (Jenny) Kardaris became a dentist because she wanted to help people and wanted to eliminate oral disease.

To achieve this, Dr. Kardaris has invested a great deal of time in further education. She keeps up-to-date by annually attending leading dental seminars. She also uses the latest in advanced technology, as she believes this is important in giving the best care possible.

She has served as both a researcher and instructor at several medical institutions including Northwestern University and Washington University.

Dr. Kardaris is one of a select few doctors with hospital privileges at Mercy Hospital, which provides her the ability to continue treatment for any of her patients that have been admitted.

General philosophy

For Dr. Kardaris, the most important factor in being a dentist, is caring about her patients, and in her own words, “not just their teeth but as humans too!” She takes the time to listen to her patients and to explain everything so that they really understand. As a result many of her patients say she is kind, empathic and caring.

She wants to help her patients overcome their fears and help them above and beyond their expectations.


  • 1991 — Loyola University School of Dentistry
  • 1992 — General Dentistry Residency, Northwestern University/Lakeside Hospital
  • 1992 — Geriatric Fellowship,University of Illinois/Westside VA Medical
  • 1993 —Hospital Residency, Washington University Medical Center


  • Leading Physician of the World Award
  • Athena Award from the University of Missouri & Hellenic Society: Awarded for love of humanity and commitment to community service.


  • Northwestern University of Chicago (general practice)
  • University of Illinois (geriatric fellowship)
  • Washington University of Saint Louis (hospital fellowship)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Greater St. Louis Dental Society
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • International Association of Orthodontics

Community Work

Dr. Kardaris was honored by the governor of Missouri and Junior Achievement for her work with educating young people about oral hygiene.

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