Dr. Dan Smith grew up in California. He studied at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1986 with numerous clinical achievement awards. While in dental school, Dr. Smith earned honors in implantology and served as a school officer in clinical affairs. He volunteered to provide dental care to the underserved people in Mexico, among other places, thus beginning his career of service to others.
Dr. Smith was selected by his peers for the Top Dentist award featured in Seattle Met magazine. He is devoted to lifelong learning. Advanced education allows him to offer his patients a superior dental experience and an unparalleled level of quality care with the latest technology and advancements in dentistry. He works to provide an environment where his patients are relaxed, well informed, and aware that their dental health is his top priority. He specializes in improving smiles by using the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Dr. Smith is active with the Tacoma Implant Study Club and the Advanced Prosthetic Study Club. He is a graduate of Creating Restorative Excellence at the Kois Center, one of the country’s leading institutions of advanced dental training, where he also serves as a mentor and has achieved clinical instructor status.
Dr. Smith’s passion for dentistry is evident, as he enjoys all aspects of patient care. He says, “With modern dental techniques and equipment, we are helping patients keep their teeth for a lifetime. We focus on comprehensive care with treatment that is individualized to optimize not only dental health but overall health as well.” Dr. Smith is proud to offer comfortable and predictable results. He treats patients like he would want to be treated.
Dr. Smith has lived in Puyallup since 1986. He enjoys being active in his church and his children’s school. He spends his downtime playing golf, traveling, reading, and spending time with his two adult children, Natalie and Preston.