Katherine Smith, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Smith knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a dental career. With dentistry, Dr. Smith gets to have the time and energy to devote to her family, while still pursuing her passion to serve and care for others. Dr. Smith was drawn to Periodontics, in particular, because of the surgical and artistic aspect of it, as well as the fact that it is very evidence-based. She is committed to educating patients and helping them to achieve their oral and systemic health goals.
EDUCATION, RESEARCH & TEACHING
University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics – Certificate in Periodontology
University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics – Masters in Oral Science
University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics – Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
University of St. Thomas – Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) and Bachelor of Arts (Spanish)Dr. Smith is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. This signifies that she made significant achievements beyond the mandatory education requirements of the specialty of Periodontics and Implantology.
While in her Periodontal residency, Dr. Smith completed a Masters research project and successfully defended her thesis investigating the possible link between obesity and peri-implantitis (gum disease around implants).
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery
ADVANCED TRAINING & SKILLS
Dr. Smith invests a significant amount of time in continuing her education and expanding her knowledge. She feels it is very important to stay up-to-date with the emerging technologies as they apply to periodontal management and implant dentistry.
- Soft tissue grafting
- Esthetic periodontal surgery
- Dental implants and pre-prosthetic surgical therapy
- Extractions and bone grafting
- Traditional periodontal treatment
- Surgically-accelerated orthodontic treatment (Wilckodontics)
- IV and oral conscious sedation
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
MEMBERSHIPS & POSITIONS
Professional Affiliations – National
American Board of Periodontology (ABP)
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
American Dental Association (ADA)
Midwest Society of Periodontology (MSP)
Professional Affiliations – State
Minnesota State Dental Society
Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Professional Affiliations – Local
Minnesota District Dental Society
Spear Study Club
Outside of the office, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. When they are not busy with kid activities, they enjoy exploring the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (and other area parks), biking, going on family walks, and travelling.