Location: Swope Health Independence

Patients should know…

I look forward to providing care to the people in the Kansas City community at Swope Health’s Independence location.

A certified yoga teacher, Dr. Pellegrino says she also looks forward to integrating relaxation and mindfulness techniques into her work as a dentist, making her patients’ dental experience more enjoyable.

Education

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Missouri Southern State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. She then received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri—Kansas City in 2015.

Experience

Joined Swope Health in May 2021. Prior to Swope Health, over the last five years, Dr. Pellegrino has served in public health as a general dentist at Ben Archer Health Center located outside of Las Cruces, New Mexico. This clinic serves agricultural industry workers and underserved populations.

She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, New Mexico Dental Association, Southwest District Dental Society and looks forward to transitioning to membership within the Missouri and Kansas chapters.

Background and passions

Dr. Pellegrino was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and moved to Saint Charles, Missouri in 1995. Go Cardinals!

She is excited to move back to Missouri to be closer to her family in Kansas City, Springfield and Lake Saint Louis, MO.

She enjoys her free time in the many local restaurants, music venues and parks this gorgeous city has to offer.