Get to Know Robbie Smith, DDS
A North Carolina native, Dr. Robbie Smith has practiced general and cosmetic dentistry at her Wake Forest practice for numerous years, and enjoys getting to know each and every one of her patients. Whether you have been a patient of Robbie Smith, DDS for many years, or you are a new patient seeking a family dentist in Wake Forest, we would love for you to get to know Dr. Smith!
Dr. Smith and our staff at Robbie Smith, DDS make it a priority to provide each and every one of our patients with a comfortable, relaxing and, most of all, welcoming dental experience every time they visit our office. Whether you are coming in for a general teeth cleaning and checkup, or a more complex cosmetic dentistry service, Dr. Smith and our staff will take the time to get to know you! Because Dr. Smith enjoys getting to know her patients, we thought it would be fun to ask her a few questions and give our patients the chance to learn more about her! Take some time to get to know your Wake Forest family dentist, Dr. Robbie Smith, below!
1. Where were you born? Where did you grow up?
I was born in Fayetteville (military brat!) and moved to Greensboro at age 5 where I grew up.
2. Did you always want to be a dentist? What made you want to become a dentist?
I only decided to become a dentist after a childhood friend of mine who went to NCSU with me and was a year ahead of me decided to apply to dental school. He was an amazing artist and knew that there was definitely artistry involved in dentistry and thought he could make a good living being a Dentist. He actually convinced me to visit the UNC School of Dentistry (even though I seriously laughed at him) and so I did. I fell in love with the school and decided to apply, got accepted four weeks late, and the rest is history.
3. What is your favorite dentistry service to perform?
I do love the artistry involved in dentistry and I love transforming a broken smile into a beautiful smile whether through porcelain veneers, anterior composites, or simply reshaping broken, jagged teeth.
4. What is your overall favorite part of being a dentist?
My favorite part of being a dentist is helping people with extreme dental anxiety become happy, comfortable dental patients who feel safe and secure under my and my team’s care.
5. As a family & cosmetic dentist, what is one piece of advice you have to maintain a healthy dental routine from a young age?
My advice for a healthy at-home routine is to drink water throughout the day to help maintain a neutral PH in the mouth and to always brush and floss before bed.
6. What is your favorite tooth-friendly treat?
I love to slice apples with cheese as a great tooth friendly treat.
7. What is your favorite brand of toothpaste?
‘Sensodyne Pronamel’ is my favorite toothpaste currently, but my favorite old standby is definitely the original plain (no whitening or tartar control) ‘Crest’ paste. Most pastes now contain too many additives that are abrasive and cause autoimmune-like reactions in many people and could be damaging to the enamel if used too often. These added chemicals are unnecessary if you are having your routine maintenance and cleaning appointments with your dental hygienist.
8. If you could have any Hollywood Star’s smile whose would it be?
I absolutely love Jennifer Lopez’s smile!
9. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love being at home enjoying the comings and goings of my teenagers and their friends. I am also a devoted yogi, love Zumba fitness and playing golf with my husband.
10. What is your favorite quote about smiling?
“Your smile is your best accessory!”
Next time you visit our office feel free to take some time to talk with Dr. Smith and our staff! We enjoy spending time with our patients, and want to make every visit you have at our office an enjoyable one! If you are a new patient, or a regular patient due for a checkup, go ahead and schedule an appointment at our office today. Call us for an appointment or fill out our appointment request form here. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit!