Meet Dr. Jake Smith
Jake Smith originally hails from Mount Lake Terrace, Washington, but hardly considers it home. Due to being the son of an Air Force dentist, his childhood also included stints in Idaho, Guam, Texas (twice), Mississippi, and Alaska. Jake completed his first year of college at the University of Texas at San Antonio, followed by a two year church mission to Chicago, Illinois, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish and was able to finally check Wrigley Field off his bucket list.
Following his missionary service, Jake completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. In his final year there, he married his sweetheart, Erin, and was accepted into dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Following in his father’s footsteps, Jake accepted a United States Air Force dental school scholarship for his outstanding academic achievements.
After graduating Cum Laude from dental school and being commissioned as an Air Force officer, Jake and his family moved to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV where he would complete his Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency. During this time, Jake became especially adept at multiple advanced dental procedures, including root canal therapy, wisdom teeth extraction, periodontal surgery, pediatrics, and IV sedation dentistry. He would further hone these skills at his next two duty stations, RAF Lakenheath, England, and Minot Air Force base, North Dakota.
While serving “across the pond,” Jake was routinely recognized as one of top general dentists among his peers at the 48th Dental Squadron as he helped deliver excellent dental care to thousands of service members and their families. Jake and his family enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and even acquired a taste for “Fish and Chips”!
Following a brief tour of duty in the frozen tundra of North Dakota, Dr. Smith proudly completed his service commitment to the United States Air Force and in 2014 relocated to the great state of North Carolina. He is happy to report that the weather is a considerable upgrade!
Jake is thrilled to be reunited with his dental cohorts from England and is excited to provide outstanding dental care to the families of the greater Raleigh area.
In his spare time, Jake enjoys the outdoors, is a self-proclaimed foodie, and passionately follows sports, especially his beloved San Antonio Spurs. Above all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.