For over 30 years Dr. Mary Smith has committed her talent and insight to the dental community in Spokane, Washington. Her leadership and professional reputation is a catalyst for progressive dentistry. She is a spokesperson for various dental organizations including the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association and the Spokane District Dental Society.
Upon graduation from the University of Minnesota, Smith quickly established herself as a leader in restorative and preventive dental care. She has been the team dentist for the Spokane Chiefs since 1982. Recognized by her dental peers, Smith is the recipient of numerous honors. Most notably, her distinctions include the Washington State Dental Association President’s Award, the ADA’s Geriatric Oral Care Award and the Western Hockey League’s Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Smith has served as president of the Washington State Dental Association and the Washington Academy of General Dentistry. She is a fellow in the Academy of Sports Dentistry, the American College of Dentistry, the International College of Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Smith served as the 11th District Trustee to the American Dental Association from 2006-2010. In May 2013 she completed her MBA from Gonzaga University and was selected by the faculty as the Outstanding MBA Graduate of 2013.
Dr. Mary Smith continues to an instrumental voice in dental education. She speaks nationally to dental students on dental practice trends, budgeting, wealth management, and business operations. Other lecture appearances include Sports Trauma, HIPAA: Facts or Fiction, and Leadership. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Smith is the Clinical Director for the University of Washington School of Dentistry RIDE program at the Spokane Riverpoint campus. She is responsible for coordinating the 4th year clinical rotations in community health clinics throughout Eastern Washington. She organizes courses to introduce the first year students to community health clinics, sports dentistry and the dental specialties.