About Us

Michael Smith attended UCSB’s art program before following his dream to attend dental school. He graduated Marquette University Dental School in 1980. Michael moved to the Santa Ynez Valley in 1981 when he started his dental practice. Dr. Smith also worked and lectured for Dr. Robert Ibsen the founder of DenMat and creator of Lumineers.

With the combination of his love of art and a 30 year history with cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Smith enjoys helping patients realize their ideal smile. Dr. Smith has 4 children. He is passionate about surfing and playing the ukulele. You can often catch him strumming his ukulele in his office or serenading his patients when requested.


A Akahai – meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness
L Lokahi – meaning Unity – to be expressed with harmony
O Oluolu – meaning agreeable to be expressed with pleasantness
H Ha’aha’a – meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty
A A – Ahonui – meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance