Lauren Smith

Dr. Lauren SmithDDS
Cosmetic Surgery, Dental Surgery, General Dentist, Pediatric, Periodontal, Sedation, TMJ, Wisdom Teeth
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Hofstra University
    • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
    • General Practice Residency, Carolinas Medical Center
    • Dawson trained dentist
  • Memberships
    • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
    • American Academy of General Dentistry
    • American Dental Association
    • Central District Dental Society
    • Dawson Study Club
    • South Carolina Dental Association
    • Tri-County Dental Society

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 am a graduate of the Dawson Academy, which focuses on comprehensive care, resolution of disease, and proper care of the TMJ, occlusion, and airway. I love treating both simple and complex cases in a predictable manner.

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 love being involved in helping the community. Once a month I volunteer with the Soup Kitchen Outreach, offering a range of dental care to homeless individuals.