Dr. Smith is proud to be serving the communities where he grew up. He feels a great connection to his patients and their families, and looks forward to helping each of his patients achieve the beautiful smiles they've always wanted. Dr. Smith believes in providing his patients with a high quality, comfortable, and fun orthodontic experience.
Dr. R. Scott Smith grew up locally, attending schools in the Springfield area and graduating from Longmeadow High School, Dr. Smith received his Bachelors of Science degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he was inducted into Beta Beta Beta Biologic Honor Society. He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He received his certificate in orthodontics upon completion of a residency at Tufts University.
While in high school, Dr. Smith attained the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America, qualified as a Distinguished Expert Rifleman with the National Rifle Association, won the Massachusetts Junior Rifle Championship, and placed twelfth in the United States Junior Rifle Championships. Dr. Smith is still currently a member in good standing of the National Eagle Scout Association.
Dr. Smith has held a position as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Tufts University and has been the Director of Orthodontics at the Tufts Facility for the Handicapped in Palmer since 1982. Dr. Smith has served on the Advisory Board for Springfield Technical Community College School of Dental Hygiene in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is an Elite Premier Provider for Invisalign and frequently conducts round table discussions, sharing his knowledge of Invisalign with fellow orthodontists.
Dr. Smith is an active member of the Valley District Dental Society and has served as President, Chairman of the Membership Committee, Chairman of the Ethics and Discipline Committee, Chairman of the Social Committee and CPR Committee. He also served on the Executive Committee and has been a Delegate to the Massachusetts Dental Society. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Connecticut State Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, Northeast Society of Orthodontics, Massachusetts Orthodontic Association and the Tufts Orthodontic Alumni Association.
Dr. Smith is very active civically. He serves on the Executive Board of the Pioneer Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Board of Trustees of City Stage, the Membership Board of the Springfield Library and Museum Society and is a member of the Society of William Rice and the President's Foundation for Springfield Technical Community College. Most importantly, Dr. Smith is the proud father of two grown sons, Scotty and Spencer. Spencer has aspirations of joining Dad in his practice in the future! Together they enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, golfing, tennis, baseball, basketball and just hanging out together!