Morley J. Smith, DMD
As a young boy, our family dentist's work intrigued me and I and found the profession truly fascinating. Our dentist created such a comfortable atmosphere, with each visit being easy and pain free. I want to give my own patients that sense of comfort and stability, knowing that each time they visit our office, they will have an excellent dental experience.
I graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in medical biology. After completing my undergraduate work, I attended the University of Oregon Health Science Center where I obtained my Doctorate of Medical Dentistry. I practiced general dentistry for a time before beginning a residency program in periodontics at the University of Washington to achieve my specialty certification.
Our office has provided continuing education for general dentists in our community for over 16 years, consisting of in-office seminars as well as comprehensive seminars for dentists and hygienists. Dr. Price and I also take numerous continuing education courses throughout the year. In particular, we participate in the renowned Scottsdale Spear Dental Education Center where we initiated a study club to analyze complex interdisciplinary dentistry.
In Phoenix Magazine's annual "Top 100 Dentists" issues, I have been listed as a "Top Dentist" chosen by my peers in the Phoenix area each year since 2003.
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Arizona Dental Association
- Central Arizona Dental Association
- Arizona Society of Periodontists
Dr. Price and I have a very dedicated, caring, and professional staff. Most of our staff have been here for many years; some over 25 years. The reason we have been able to retain staff for so long is because we try to create an environment for nurturing professional growth and dealing with patients in a compassionate, caring manner.
Why I Love My Job
My ultimate goal is to help my patients retain their natural teeth for a lifetime. I believe my colleagues, my staff, and I provide an essential service that improves the quality of life to everyone who comes to us for help. When saving a tooth is not possible, I offer the most up-to-date alternative treatment options such as dental implants. Using this technology, we help our patients live much happier, healthier lives.