Meet The Doctor

Dr. Richard Smith




I was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona and am excited to call Arizona home once again. After attending Arizona State University for my undergraduate education, I went to dental school in Buffalo, New York where I graduated in 2010.

After graduating I had the honor to serve as a dentist in the United States Navy for five years. My first year was spent in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency where I received additional training in all of the dental specialties.

The next four years in the Navy took me all over the world as I served onboard two different ships, the USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD-52) and the USS ANCHORAGE (LPD-23). As part of the commissioning crew of the ANCHORAGE I had the responsibility to establish the dental department and led the combined medical and dental departments as the ship was brought to life and put in to service.

I am fortunate to continue my military service in the Navy Reserves.

Throughout school and my career I have been supported by my amazing wife, Erica. We are the proud parents of 3 daughters and 1 son. Family is everything to me, and I love spending time with them.

I approach dentistry as I approach life, with a good attitude and an open mind. I’m all about teaching the patient and letting them make an informed decision as opposed to telling them what to do. I encourage questions and want patients to understand what their options are.

My goal in dentistry is to work with people to provide quality treatment in a comfortable environment. I want to connect with patients and earn their trust.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DR. SMITH


Best dentist ever! Dr Smith is very good at what he does and cares about his patients. The rest of the staff are awesome too! I actually look forward to going to the dentist! I have had several major dental work done and everything webt smoothly! Highly recommend!

-Lindsay High


I have been a patient at freedom dental with Dr. Smith for several years and have nothing but excellent things to say about Dr. Smith and his staff. They are professional, prompt, welcoming,helpful, friendly and honest. I love this office and highly recommend it to everyone.

-Linda Treichler


Dr. Smith and staff are so wonderful. I have recommended Dr. Smith to several friends and family! I’ve been going to this office for over a year now and absolutely love it.

-Anslea Davis


Richard Smith DDS

"I encourage questions and want patients to understand what their options are. My goal in dentistry is to work with people to provide quality treatment in a comfortable environment. I want to connect with patients and earn their trust."

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