Meet Dr. Lauren Smith Your Preferred Dentist in Rock Hill, SC


I have always had a strong need to help others. Since I was a child I knew that I wanted to work in healthcare; when I was 13 I decided I wanted to be a dentist. I believe that as a dentist it is not only my job to keep a person’s smile healthy, but to be compassionate and caring in the process.

I love making people smile and feel confident in their smile. I love changing a person’s outlook on dentistry and helping a phobic person feel comfortable and safe while here. I love to make a child’s first impression of coming to the dentist a positive one, and watching that child mature into a person who looks forward to seeing me.

Every day at the office is different. No tooth or person is the same. This makes my profession interesting and keeps me on my toes: I’m constantly learning and having to take on new challenges.

Every year I choose to exceed the minimum requirements for continuing education. I feel it is essential to be a well-rounded practitioner who is up-to-date on the most current techniques and technologies. I strive to provide the best possible care for my patients and know this can only be achieved by continually learning.

I’m currently enrolled in the Dawson Academy, taking courses on TMJ and occlusion. I love that I’m learning how to treat both simple and complex cases in a predictable manner.


  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, New York
  • General Practice Residency, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Summa Cum Laude and high honors in Biology
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • TriBeta Biological Honor Society
  • Provost’s Scholar
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta: International premedical honor society
  • Phi Eta Sigma: national honor society
  • Student leadership award presented by Delta Dental
  • Award if Excellence: presented by the American Student Dental Association
  • ASDS most active member award for leadership role in philanthropy
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

I love changing a person’s outlook on dentistry

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I grew up in New York and have lived in Fort Mill since 2009. My life is shared with my husband, Tom, and our dog, Shia. I love enjoying the outdoors, especially kayaking and taking day hikes.

I’m a member of Baxter Women in Business and on the board of the Salvation Army in Rock Hill. Also, once a month I volunteer with the Soup Kitchen Outreach, offering a range of dental care to homeless individuals.

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"Very Professional and caring service. I have been a patient for several years now. Every time I need help, the staff here is very quick and understanding of my needs. I really love how the technique is always painless for me. The doctors here are the best and are surrounded by a great staff." -Danny P.
"My wife and I have had the most safe, positive, pleasurable care at India Hook Dental Care. Not only are the doctors very caring and professional, but their staff also has the greatest demeanor and professional treatment of clients. We will recommend India Hook Dental Care to all our friends and acquaintances, especially those with children and there first time experience visiting a dentist." -Tony S.
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