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

Dr. Smith is passionate about creating beautiful smiles! After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 2003, Dr. Smith attended Harvard University for his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, where he learned the art and science of dentistry from world class instructors and mentors. In 2012, he began an orthodontic residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he served as Chief Resident, providing braces, Invisalign, surgical orthodontics and cleft lip/palate orthodontics. Dr. Smith now specializes exclusively in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics creating beautiful smiles with Invisalign and braces for children and adults.

Outside of the office he loves exploring Tennessee with his wife Heidi and their five children!


Dani Gray Smyrna dentist 

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 dentist

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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