Lawrence Smith, DDS, FAGD
General & Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Lawrence Smith brings over thirty years of experience to us as a practicing dentist with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. After earning his degree from the University of Michigan in 1984, preceded by an earned undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, Dr. Smith returned to the city where he was born, Oak Park, Illinois. Here, he assumed the practice of his uncle, the late Dr. Harry Brown, and continued in private practice until 2013.
Dr. Smith’s passion for dentistry is evidenced by his accumulation of over 2,500 hours of continuing education and hands-on training. Most notably, he was recently awarded the highly distinguished Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, the AGD’s terminal level of scholarship. Less than two percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada earn this award as convoked through both commitment to continuing education and academic performance criteria.
Dr. Smith’s philosophy of comprehensive dentistry and treatment with a gentle approach was molded by the renowned centers of education such as L.D. Pankey Institute, Dawson Academy, Spears Education, and Scottsdale Center. Additionally, Dr. Smith has been active in numerous professional organizations including The American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Equilibration Society, Academy of Computerized Dentistry and the Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Currently, Dr. Smith serves also as an adjunct clinical instructor at Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois and also provides consulting and directive service delivery for several Chicago area dental offices. Always one for adventure, a fun fact about Dr. Smith is that he once served as a ship dentist for the Holland America Cruise Line!
Dr. Smith and his wife, Corinne, have been married for over thirty years and are both very proud of children – Brittany and her husband Jack, Bryan and his fiancée Meara. When not involved with patient care, Dr. Smith enjoys following both professional and college sports, playing a round of golf, biking, reading, playing the guitar and flying as a private pilot.