Timothy S. Smith, D.D.S. Oral Surgeon
Dr. Smith is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology. He is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He joined Mission Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a partner in 1993. As of 2013 Dr Smith and Dr Hammond alternate treating patients at Summit Dental of La Mesa once per month to remove wisdom teeth (3rd molars) and other needed extractions.
Born and raised in southern California, he received his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and completed dental school at UCLA as a Regent Scholar. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy. He completed training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Balboa Naval Hospital in 1981.
He served 20 years with the United States Navy. At retirement, he was the Assistant Director of the Navy’s largest Oral and Maxillofacial Residency program at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He has remained active in education and has been involved in the graduate program at the University of Southern California Dental School.
His special area of interest is major reconstructive maxillofacial surgery, including comprehensive implant rehabilitation, bone grafting procedures, orthognathic surgery, and temporomandibular joint surgery, encompassing arthroscopic, reconstructive, and total joint replacement. He has performed more than 1,500 major maxillofacial procedures for facial reconstruction.
The proud father of three children, he is an avid sports enthusiast, enjoying jogging, downhill skiing, cycling, and traveling for relaxation.
Dr. Smith believes surgical results are improved by taking the time to appreciate his patients’ wishes and expectations. He feels this is an essential aspect of the consultation process. Excellence in patient care is his primary commitment.
Advanced Training & Recognition
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Diplomate of the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology
Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Hospital Staff Appointments
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Organization Memberships & Certifications
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
American Dental Society
California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Academy of Osseointegration
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Diego Dental Society
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
UCLA Regent Scholar