Meet Elizabeth Smith, DMD
Dr. Smith is a Washington native. She grew up on Mercer Island as the youngest of five siblings. Through her family she was introduced to dentistry at a very young age. She began working in her father's practice at the age of twelve and by the time she was 18 she was working as her sister's dental assistant. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors in Biology in 2008. Shortly thereafter she moved across the country where she earned her Dental Medicine Doctorate in 2014 from the Medical University of South Carolina. Although she loved the time she spent in South Carolina she was ready to come home to Washington after graduation. Working as a temporary dentist in a variety of practices after graduation allowed her to gain experience with different types of offices and materials.
Prior to attending dental school she went on mission trips to Jamaica, Uganda, and Kenya. She also volunteered locally at the Union Gospel mission dental clinic. During dental school she was able to volunteer in the Give Kids a Smile Day, The Special Olympics dental booth, and at Our Lady of Mercy Dental Clinic. Since graduating she has been able to work with International Smile Power to provide the residents of tent city with much needed dental care. The experiences of providing dental care at home and abroad are extremely different, yet both have strengthened her passion for providing high-quality care under varied circumstances.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, The Seattle King County Dental Society and The Comprehensive Treatment Seminars Study Club.
In 2014 she and her husband Mike were blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Emma and in 2016 they were blessed again with a handsome little boy named M.J. Though most of her free time is now spent with her children she also enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, swimming, and painting.