About Your Dentist

Robert Smith, DDS

Dr. Robert Smith loves living and working in Hernando since 1982. He is proud to serve the community in many ways in addition to dentistry. Throughout his career, he has placed emphasis on relationship and service to others. He has a unique perspective on how care should be delivered to his patients. He has served in leadership positions in different and very important organizations. He has been married to the former Betty Byars of Grenada, MS for forty-seven years. They have one son named, Trey.


· Associate of Science, Northwest Jr. College, Senatobia, MS 1973

· Bachelor of Science in Biology from Memphis State University 1977

· Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Tennessee 1981

Professional Honors/Accomplishments

· Life Member in ADA and MSDA

· Listed in America’s Top Dentists 2005 to present by Consumers Research Council of America

· Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy

· Fellow in Academy of General Dentistry

· Fellow in American College Of Dentists

· Lobbyist in Washington, DC for American Dental Association for Mississippi

· Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners 2005-2011, 2017-2023

· Southern Conference of Dental Deans and Examiner

· CDCA Examiner since 2011

· CITA Examiner since 2005

Community Honors/ Accomplishments

· Northwest Community College Alumnus of the Year 1996

· Northwest Community College Board of Trustees 2012-2013

· Silver Beaver Boy Scout Award, Chickasaw Council 2008

· District Award of Merit by Boy Scouts Northwest MS

· James E. West Award by Boy Scouts of America Chickasaw Council

· Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian Award (37 years of perfect attendance)

· Former President of Hernando Rotary Club

· Northwest Community College Foundation Board President 2008-2012

· Gideons International since 1989

· Past President of Rotary Club of Hernando

Hobbies and Interest

· He likes golfing, hunting and spending time with his family.