Meet the Doctors of Smith Dental in Smyrna, TN

Meet the Doctors

Get to Know the Smith Dental Doctors

Rob Smith DDS - Smyrna Orthodontist

Robert L. Smith, DMD

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 2003, Dr. Smith attended Harvard University for his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Working in the Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s teaching practice, he gained comprehensive dental care experience with full mouth reconstruction, endodontics, crowns and bridges, periodontal surgery, surgical extractions and implants.

After obtaining his doctorate, Dr. Smith served as the owner of two dental offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he managed three dentists and a team of support staff. In 2012, he began an orthodontic residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. During his time at Vanderbilt, Dr. Smith served as Chief Resident, managing the orthodontic clinic that provides braces, Invisalign, surgical orthodontics and cleft lip/palate orthodontics.

An American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award winner, Dr. Robert Smith has opened his own multispecialty dental practice, Smith Dental, in Smyrna, Tennessee.


Dani Gray, DMD

Dr. Dani Gray graduated from the University of Louisville in 2009 with a degree in psychology, and earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2013. Following her career at the University of Louisville, Dr. Gray served as an associate dentist at practices in St. Louis, Missouri and Clarksville, Tennessee before joining us at Smith Dental in 2015.

Dr. Gray has comprehensive dental care experience with restorative dentistry, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and emergency dental care.

Rachel Carlson, DMD

Born and raised in a small town outside Chicago, Dr. Rachel Carlson attended Indiana University on an athletic scholarship, and after completing her undergrad went on to dental school at Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine. After moving to Nashville in 2013, Dr. Carlson met, fell in love, and married Justin, a Tennessee native, and now, like many of us, hopes to never leave.

With a comprehensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Carlson is a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Dental Societies, as well as the American Dental Association. Away from the practice, she can most often be found pursuing a lifelong love of horses.

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