Dr. Peter Smith is a graduate of Marquette University where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology. Knowing that his goal was to attend Dental School after completing his studies at Marquette, Dr. Smith spent time at his family's dentist's office during his undergraduate studies.
Dr. Smith was accepted to the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry Degree, as well as his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. While he was attending Dental School, Dr. Smith was chosen to be a teaching assistant for the Neuro Anatomy class during his sophomore year, where he led his classmates in their studies of the human neurologic system. Dr. Smith also received the Dental School's "Award for Clinical Excellence in Comprehensive Patient Care", and the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry's "Award for Proficiency in Dentistry for Children" at graduation.
After graduation Dr. Smith completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Northwestern University Dental School. This one year program allowed him to treat many patients needing all levels of dental care, from simple restorative procedures to complete rehabilitation. Dr. Smith also gained extensive experience in Implant Prosthodontics, which has proven to be an invaluable asset in providing all types of Implant Restorative options to his patients currently. The participation in the AEGD program led to a full-time faculty appointment at Northwestern University Dental School where Dr. Smith taught the pre-Clinical and Clinical dental students two days a week, and treated his private patients in the faculty practice associated with the Dental School. Dr. Smith held the position of Chief of Dentistry at the faculty practice for two years.
St. Charles Dental has been using the CEREC System to provide one visit crown procedures for our patients, as well as using the CEREC System to restore dental implants and short span bridges. Dr. Smith is part of the Chicago CEREC Study Club and enjoys providing this state of the art care for his patients.
Currently Dr. Smith is an owner of the Partners in Care offices and practices full-time in the Saint Charles location. Dr. Smith has been with Partners in Care for 14 years and resides in Saint Charles with his wife Judy, and their three children. Dr. Smith is active in the community thru his involvement with the Saint Charles Breakfast Rotary Club, St. Patrick Parish, as well as coaching and sponsoring numerous sports teams in the Tri-city area. Dr. Smith enjoys physical fitness, slalom waterskiing and fishing.