Meet the Doctors

Smith Family Dentistry is a family dentistry for more reasons than one—not only do we serve whole families, with expertise in both child and adult dental care, but we are also a family-run dentistry, with a long history as dentists in Charleston. Three generations of the Smith family have devoted their lives to taking care of people’s teeth, and after all those years of dental care we have still held to the same principles: top rate, comprehensive dental services, at a price you can afford. Whether you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Charleston, the Smith family can help take care of your teeth with professionalism and efficacy, and in a welcoming environment!

J. Christopher Smith D.D.S

Picture of Dentist Dr. Chris SmithBorn 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, of which he is the president.

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.

Dr. Chris Smith was recently inducted as a Fellow into the The American College of Dentists(ACD). The ACD is the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through 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.


Richard Duff Smith D.D.S

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.

Come On Down To Your Local Charleston Cosmetic Dentistry!

At Smith Family Dentistry we are proud to run a family owned dentist office that has been in West Virginia for three generations, providing pediatric dentistry in Charleston for many years. With this wealth of experience and groundedness in our community, we intend to keep serving the people of Charleston and keeping their teeth healthy! Contact us at Smith Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment or to find out more about our Charleston pediatric and cosmetic dentistry.