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We are Smith Family Dentistry WV and we’d like to personally invite you to explore what makes our practice unique and special.


Here at Smith Family Dentistry, the office of J Christopher Smith D.D.S. and Richard D. Smith D.D.S., creating beautiful and healthy smiles is our top priority. Our office is conveniently located in Charleston, West Virginia. Drs. J. Christopher and Richard Smith are a father and son team working together to provide you and your family with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Whether you need a cleaning, a filling, whitening or even full restorative care with implants, Smith Family Dentistry is committed to your smile and your overall well being.

We offer comprehensive dentistry for the entire family, including routine silver and composite fillings, extractions, pediatric dental care, endodontics and treatment for gum disease. Whether you have chipped, discolored or missing teeth, we offer the most current cosmetic dental procedures to dramatically enhance your smile, such as dental implants, teeth whitening, bonding and porcelain veneers.

We take great pride in providing high-quality dental care by using the most advanced technology. We utilize digital X-rays to gather invaluable information about your dental and oral health. Digital X-rays reduce radiation exposure by 90 percent. Using an intra-oral camera, our experienced dentists can detect problems that cannot be identified through a general exam. We believe our precise combination of knowledge, skill and technology enables us to deliver optimum results for each of our patients.

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them make an informed decision about their oral health needs and treatment in a friendly environment. We encourage you to continue exploring our website to see why so many others have made Smith Family Dentistry their family's destination for high quality general and cosmetic dental care. Contact your local Charleston dentists if you would like to schedule a consultation or fill out an appointment request form online. We look forward to giving you something to smile about!

Meet the Doctors

Dr. J Christopher Smith, DDS

Born in Morgantown, West Virginia and raised in Charleston, Dr. J. Christopher Smith is a third generation dentist, following his father Dr. Richard Duff Smith and his grandfather Dr. Ralph S. Smith. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in food science technology from Virginia Tech in 1997 and later completed his dental degree at West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2001. He has been a long time member of the American Dental Association, Kanawha Valley Dental Society, Academy of Operative Dentistry, Charleston Dental Study Club, International College of Dentists, and the West Virginia Dental Association.

The oldest major honorary organization for dentists, The American College of Dentists, recently inducted Chris as a fellow, attesting to his outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society.

When he is not being a dentist in Charleston, Chris spends his free time fishing, traveling, playing golf and skiing. Chris’ wife Sarah is a dental hygienist, and together they have two lovely children.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Richard Duff Smith, DDS

Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Dr. Richard Duff Smith is a second generation dentist, son to Dr. Ralph S. Smith and a graduate of Virginia Tech. He completed dental school at the University of Maryland and a master’s in anatomy at West Virginia University. He joined his late father’s practice in 1977 and has been a dentist in Charleston ever since. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Dental Association, West Virginia Dental Association, Kanawha Valley Dental Society, International College of Dentists, Academy of Operative Dentistry as well as the American College of Dentists. Dr. Smith and his wife Kathy have three sons, the eldest being Dr. J Christopher Smith. When he’s not practicing cosmetic dentistry in Charleston he loves visiting his four delightful grandchildren.

patients say




"After recently moving back to Charleston, Smith Family Dentistry was recommended to me by a trusted friend and I was not disappointed. The level of care is top notch and I could not be more pleased with the thoroughness and quality of care I received. I was met with a professional and friendly atmosphere from the moment I walked in the door. Smith Family Dentistry goes above and beyond to make your visit comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith and his team."

Anna P

"My wife and myself, along with our 4 children have been going to Dr. Smith for 3 years now. They have the best service and staff. My kids love going to the dentist since starting here."

Justin A

"I am so impressed with the entire team at Smith Family Dentistry. They truly care about you and everyone is very professional and kind. They have done a wonderful job working with me on all my dentistry needs. I highly recommend them!"

Susan B

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