Meet Dr. Aaron Smith
Royal Oak Dental Group
Welcomes Dr. Aaron Smith and Family
To Our Newly Acquired Chapel Hill Location
(Formerly Pieroni Family Dentistry)
My name is Dr. Aaron Smith, and I feel honored for the opportunity to carry on the great legacy of dentistry Dr. Pieroni has established over the last decade and a half. I am humbled by the trust you have placed in this practice and am committed to continuing the same excellent service, professionalism, and quality of care as your new dentist.
I was born in Seattle, WA, and raised far and wide, wherever the Air Force needed my family. I attended Brigham Young University, and graduated with a degree in Biology. I took a two-year hiatus from my studies to serve a church mission in Argentina, where I learned to speak Spanish fluently. Shortly thereafter, I married my high school sweetheart, Kristen.
I completed dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on a Health Services Scholarship from the United States Air Force. Soon after graduation, I was commissioned as an officer and completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency in Washington, DC. Following residency, I served at Kadena AB in Okinawa, Japan and Minot AFB in North Dakota as a general dentist, treating military families and honing the dental skills I learned in residency.
Following my military service, I relocated to North Carolina with my family, and am excited for the opportunity to practice dentistry in such a beautiful place. I am committed to embracing the latest advancements in dental innovation and technology in order to provide the best possible patient experience. In the five years I served in the Air Force, I learned and adopted its core values as my own mantra: “Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all you do.” These values are the common bond among all comrades in arms, and they are the philosophy that I hold to in my practice of dentistry.
My wife and four children absolutely love living in North Carolina and are very happy to call it home! We pass our time playing sports, hiking, biking, traveling and enjoying nature together. We also love serving others in the community through scouts, sports, and church.
You should know that Dr. Pieroni and I share a very similar philosophy of providing world-class dentistry in a caring, friendly, and patient-focused environment. I pledge to continue the same level of care you have come to expect but also expand the procedures that are currently available to you. This means providing a “one stop shop” for your dental needs and offering COMPREHENSIVE dentistry to your entire family. Whether it’s basic fillings and crowns, root canal treatments, dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions or pediatric dentistry, I want to make your lives more convenient by providing these services (and more) under one roof.
I extend my warmest congratulations to Dr. Pieroni for an exceptional career (he’s earned his retirement!). I look forward to earning your trust and building a long-term relationship with each of you.
Aaron Smith, DDS