Dentist in Crab Orchard, WV
The staff at the Crab Orchard Dental Center is dedicated and experienced to provide quality dentistry to our clientele with convenience and comfort. They reward themselves on giving friendly and courteous care to each and every patient.
The staff undergoes continuing education seminars and training, just the same as Dr. Smith, to enhance their ability to provide quality care with confidence.
The office has two full time dental hygienists to accommodate the scheduling of appointments in a timely manner for our patients as well as for appointments that are unavoidably missed. The hygienists are certified in the monitoring of Nitrous Oxide, CPR and hold their General Supervision Permits; which allows them to perform cleanings in the absence of Dr. Smith for any reason necessary.
The dental assisting staff is also certified in the monitoring of Nitrous Oxide, CPR and the ability to perform expanded duties beyond basic care. The administrative staff is trained on Dentrix Computer Software which allows them to conduct business in an orderly and convenient fashion.
Learn more about our staff below in their individual biographies.
Michael Smith, DDS
Dr. Smith has been practicing dentistry in Raleigh County since 1991. He has served the community at his present location in Crab Orchard for the past 16 years. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Biology as well as a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia School of Dentistry.
Dr. Smith is a member and past president of the New River Dental Society, along with memberships in the West Virginia Dental Association and The American Dental Association. He takes pride in staying ahead of the advancements in the new technologies that dentistry now provides and therefore attends numerous continuing education seminars throughout each year. He also serves the Raleigh County Headstart Program by providing annual dental screenings so that the children receive proper dental treatment that is so necessarily needed.
Dr. Smith and his wife, Sandy, have been married for 20 years. He is originally from Ripley, West Virginia and she hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They met while attending West Virginia University. The family attends Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Their youngest daughter Courtney, age 10, attends Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School. Their oldest daughter Caycie, age 15, attends Oak Hill High School.
The family resides in the scenic New River Gorge area in the small community of Beckwith. When Dr. Smith is not at his office, he is usually spending time outdoors where he enjoys various activities such as golfing, biking, hiking and fishing. He also takes pleasure in traveling with his family. The family enjoys water activities and is soon to be certified in scuba diving. He also spends time relaxing at the soccer fields watching his two girls compete in their respective leagues.
Amanda and Amy are full-time dental hygienists. Both are graduates from West Virginia University Technical College and are recipients of the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award. They are board certified in professional teeth whitening and maintain a general supervision permit.
Amanda - Hygienist
Amanda graduated in 2003 and has been employed with Dr. Smith since graduation. She and her husband have been happily married for 7 years and have one daughter. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, boating and reading.
Amy - Hygienist
Amy graduated in 2007 and has been employed with Dr. Smith for over two years. She is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, photography, and scrapbooking.
Krista - Dental Assistant
Krista has worked in the dental field for about 2 years. She resides in Crab Orchard. In her free time she loves to go hiking, rafting, and four wheeling, and enjoy time with her family and friends.
Kellen - Dental Assistant
Kellen has been working in the dental field for about 2 years and has recently joined our office staff. She resides in Camp Creek, West Virginia and enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her friends and family.
Jessica has been with our office for two years as a scheduling coordinator. Jessica is a lifelong resident of Oak Hill where she resides with her husband of 13 years and her three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and sports.
Stephanie has 12 years experience working in the dental field and joined our office in 2007 as a financial coordinator. Stephanie lives in Beaver with her husband of 27 years and her two girls. She enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family and friends.