Dr. Smith is a 30-year resident of the Kalamazoo area. He attended Western Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in biology and finished his Doctorate of Dental surgery in 1979 from the University of Detroit. Originally from the east side of the state, Dr. Smith fell in love with the area while attending Western as an undergraduate, and vowed to return upon completion of his doctorate, never regretting his decision.
Dr. Smith and his wife Michele have three children, Jessica who is a marine biologist training dolphins and sea lions. Their son Colin completed an associate’s degree in automotive technology and is contemplating a career in the armed services and their daughter Shelby is attending college in Florida, majoring in herpetology (reptiles).
Dr. Smith has several interests; skiing, hunting, paddle tennis, golf, travel, fishing photography, but his passion is sailing. He is a world-class ice-boater, and an accomplished sailor, having completed more than 50 Mackinac races and is currently racing the Olympic class, Star sailboat.
Professionally, Dr. Smith is an excellent family dentist, and he continues to expand his knowledge through active membership in the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society, the Academy of Computerized Dentistry and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.