Meet Dr. John Smith
While traveling the world in the interests of his profession and patients, Dr. John Smith prefers to practice orthodontics in the same area in which he grew up: Central Florida. Having earned his B.S. degree in Zoology from the University of Florida in 1971, Dr. Smith went on to receive his D.D.S. degree in 1975 from Emory University. Graduating first in his class and earning the distinguished Alpha Omega Scholastic Award, he was elected to “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities,” and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Scholastic Society.Perhaps the most notable achievement in Dr. Smith’s career came after he received his Master’s Degree in Dental Science (M.S.D.) from the University of Washington. His graduate work in implantology gained him the coveted Milo Hellman International Research Award presented each year by the American Association of Orthodontists for the most outstanding orthodontic research. After graduating from the University of Washington, Dr. Smith became interested in another area of orthodontics, “invisible braces.” Dr. Smith, working with five other noted orthodontists, helped pioneer the research that led to the development of invisible braces. Over the years, Dr. Smith has taught the theory of invisible braces to thousands of orthodontists throughout the world.
Since his initial work with invisible braces in 1980, Dr. Smith has been an innovator in several other areas of orthodontics. He has lectured throughout the world to thousands of orthodontists seeking creative new ideas to better serve their patients. He currently lectures on Insignia computer designed braces, temporary anchorage devices (TAD’s), office efficiency, improving staff relations and treatment protocols for unique orthodontic appliances. Dr. Smith is the author of numerous professional publications in orthodontics. He holds membership in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Lingual Orthodontic Association (ALOA), the Florida Society of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society.
Is there life away from the dental chair for Dr. Smith? Along with fun activities such as fishing, boating, scuba diving, snow skiing, traveling and reading. “Bob” loves to spend time with his two grown children.