Dental Staff

Meet the Staff

Below are a few brief descriptions that we designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials, and work experience.

Dr. Gene Smith, DMD

Columbia, SC Dentist

Smith Family Dentistry

Practicing in the Midlands since 1991, Dr. Smith serves his community with integrity, character, and honesty. With compassion and a Dr. Smithlistening ear, Dr. Smith and his staff provide their patients with the best possible options to treat their dental needs, while making patients feel right at home. Dr. Smith updates and integrates the latest dental technology into his practice to ensure the best treatment.

Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Upon completion of his dental degree, he completed a two-year general practice residency at MUSC Hospital.

Dr. Smith is a family man. He and his wife Rose have 2 children, Julianna and Hampton. He serves his Columbia community not only by treating their dental needs, but also by coaching the Hammond football team. Most importantly, he loves his alma mater. Go Tigers!  

Dr. Smith has been selected as a Top Dentist in the Greater Columbia Area for the last several years.  He is a member of the American Dental Association and the South Carolina Dental Association.


Patient Service Coordinator



Amy is that friendly voice on the phone and the welcoming smile at our front desk. She is a problem solver, and nothing rattles her.  She looks forward to helping you, as she sincerely cares about our dental family – our patients and our staff. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and daughter.




Heather, our Registered Dental Hygienist, brings 18 years of experience to our dental team.  She has a special ability to put each patient at ease and to encourage everyone to maintain healthy and beautiful smiles.  In her spare time, she is an avid gardener and crafter.  Her artistic ability can also be seen in the décor of our office.  Her husband and two young sons keep her life full of fun.