Dr. Smith was raised in Seattle, Washington where he enjoyed outdoor recreation and Mariner’s baseball. As an undergraduate student at Brigham Young University (BYU), Dr. Smith completed his bachelor’s degree in History in addition to the pre-dental curriculum. Following graduation from BYU, Dr. Smith moved to Boston, Massachusetts with his spouse, Madeleine, to begin his studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
During his years at Tufts, Dr. Smith made the Dean’s list, received the Endowed Prize Fund for Excellence in Periodontology and Prosthodontics, and upon graduation was inducted into the Honos Civicus Society for outstanding community service and leadership. While completing his training at Tufts, Dr. Smith also worked as a teaching assistant, volunteered as a dental provider at a community health clinic, and served as a youth advisor to teens in his local congregation.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Smith enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing with his wife and hunting with his English setter Violet.