Welcome to Dr. Craig Smith's Family Dentistry

Dr. Smith takes the time to discuss your dental health and any questions you have about improving your smile. He and his team will develop an individual treatment plan to meet your needs. We believe it is important for our patients to ultimatley decide and create their dental health treatments with our guidance. We smile when you smile.

About Dr. Smith

Dr. Smith has been practicing dentistry for over 25 years and has had practices in Holland & Grand Haven since 1982. He completed his undergraduate education at Hope College before receiving his dental degree from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry.

Our Dental Services

Dr. Smith offers services to Adults and Children of all ages.

  • Cosmetic Services
  • Comprehensive Treatment Planning
  • General Exams and Check-ups
  • Restoratve Services

Make an Appointment

Please call MaryLou at Dr. Smith's Holland Office to schedule an appointment.

Or use our contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Our team

 

Dr. Craig Smith


Dentist

Member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, West Michigan Dental Association, Holland/Zeeland Dental Society.

Charmine

 Dental Assitant

MaryLou

Office Receptionist

Sandy

Receptionist & Dental Assistant.

Dental Services

We offer a wide range of Dental services. If you need further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Dr. Smith offers services to Adults and Children of all ages.


External Links:

Dentistry.com

American Dental Association

Check-ups & Exams

A patient should see a dentist on average twice a year/every 6 months. Children should begin regular dental visits as early as age one. Call one of Dr. Smith's Offices Today to set up an appointment!

The American Dental Association recommends that you, and your child, visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings; and, we would love to see you here every six months to make sure that your smile is staying healthy!

Dr. Smith will clean and polish your teeth, make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, and check for any cavities or early signs of tooth decay.

  • Oral Exam
  • Teeth Polishing & Cleaning
  • X-Rays

Cosmetic Services

Because of the great advances in dentistry, Dr. Smith is able to change the shape, color the anatomy and alignment of your natural teeth. Veneers, Bonding, Invisalign, Porcelain Crowns, and Dental Implants , make it all possible. Sometimes improving your smile can be accomplished best in one session with out any anesthesia by a simple bonding procedure. Cosmetic Dentistry can improve the appearance of your teeth and give you the smile that you have always wanted.

Whitening a smile can easily and safely accomplished by either using home tray bleaching systems provided by our office or by over the counter kits. Often patients choose a combination of both approaches which when combined provide a rapid and affordable option. 

Restorative Services

Some patients have more serious dental needs and may require more extensive treatment to revitalize their teeth. Decay, accidents, age, and other factors may leave teeth broken, crooked, discolored, or chipped. Full mouth restoration, however, gives everyone a second chance at having a youthful, beautiful grin.

  • Full Mouth Restoration

    Some patients have more serious dental needs and may require more extensive treatment to revitalize their teeth. Decay, accidents, age, and other factors may leave teeth broken, crooked, discolored, or chipped. Full mouth restoration, however, gives everyone a second chance at having a youthful, beautiful grin. Dr. Smith will work with our staff periodontist to treat your gums and identify any areas in your mouth that show signs of disease or decay. He will then formulate a comprehensive treatment plan to restructure your teeth, not only to restore their functionality, but to make them aesthetically pleasing as well. Although the process will take several appointments, the results are worth the wait. Most patients are extremely pleased with their new smile. Indeed, for many patients, full mouth restoration not only renewed the beauty and health of their teeth and gums, but also boosted their self-esteem.

  • Full and Partial Dentures

    If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, dentures may be a good option for you. Dr. Smith will customize your dentures so that they look entirely natural and fit comfortably and snugly in your mouth. Full dentures can be used to replace all of your upper and lower teeth. A partial denture, also removable, attached by clasps to the remaining dentition or attached to a crown already in place.

    Dentures are custom-made following impressions taken of your mouth. If you are experiencing tooth pain due to disease or trauma, or you have lost most of your natural teeth, it may be possible for you to receive your full dentures on the same day you have your teeth removed. The dentures look similar to natural teeth and may be removed for cleaning or sleeping.

    Dentures are not permanent and will need to be relined, refitted, or changed on a continual basis. Partial dentures can be expanded with further artificial teeth if tooth loss continues over time.

    If you prefer a more stable alternative to removable dentures, implant-supported dentures may be the best option for you. Contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith to learn more about the full range of options available for replacing your missing teeth.

  • Root Canal Therapy

    The pulp of your tooth is a stretch of nerves and connective tissue that extends from the top of the tooth down into the root. Years ago, if bacteria invaded the pulp through cracks in the enamel or an injury, a dentist would have to remove the tooth. Now, through the techniques of modern dentistry, root canal therapy allows you to save your natural tooth, which is always preferable to replacing it.

    During the root canal therapy procedure, Dr. Smith will make an opening to the root through the top of the tooth. He will then remove the pulp of your tooth to stop the decay. The canal is then shaped so it can be filled with medication and temporarily capped to prevent bacteria from further getting inside the tooth. This temporary cap will be replaced by a strong porcelain or metal crown to maintain the strength of the tooth and stop the further spread of disease. This entire procedure can generally be performed in one to two visits.

    Root canal therapy can help save your natural teeth and prevent further dental problems from developing down the road. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Comprehensive Treatment Planning

With personalized dentistry that encompasses everything from cosmetics to prevention, Dr. Smith's office offers the full spectrum of dental services. We are skilled in all facets of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, from porcelain crowns and bridges to dentures and dental implants. With our technologically advanced equipment and years of training, the staff of our office is prepared to serve all of your dental needs – whatever they may be. Contact Dr. Smith's office today to find out more about any of our procedures, or to schedule a general dentistry appointment.

New Patients

Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist; you are not alone, and our practice puts forth an extra effort to make sure that you are comfortable and happy every time you visit our practice. We are sensitive to your needs as a patient; you can always count on receiving individual attention from Dr. Smith and his staff. Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your dental health.

Your first visit with Dr. Smith includes:
A review of your complete dental and medical history forms. Complete X-rays of your teeth as necessary.
An oral exam - Dr. Smith will clean and polish your teeth, make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, and check for any cavities or early signs of tooth decay.
Once Dr. Smith has reviewed your dental and medical health history forms, and completed your dental exam, we will provide you with a dental consultation and information about any additional dental treatments you, or your child, may need. During this time, we will also answer any questions you may have. We welcome any questions you may have, and are always available to listen to your concerns.

Bring your smile; but also remember to bring these things with you to your first dental appointment:
Your completed Health History Form
Your insurance card
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining your healthy smile!

No matter what your age, visiting the dentist on a regular basis will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, and your smile bright!
The American Dental Association recommends that you, and your child, visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings; and, we would love to see you here every six months to make sure that your smile is staying healthy! We understand that you have a busy schedule, so while we like to make sure your appointments are informative; we also like to make sure they don't stop you from doing the things you love! When preparing to visit the dentist, please know that your appointment can last up to an half an hour or longer.
When it's time for your next dental appointment, please call (616) 396-6077 for the Holland Office or (616) 846-6360 for the Grand Haven Office, and our friendly office staff will be ready to help you schedule an appointment.

What should I look for when choosing the right dentist for me?
Choosing a dentist who "clicks" with you and your family is important; and, you may wish to consider several dentists before making your final decision. During your first visit, you should be able to determine if the dentist is right for you. During your appointment, consider the following:
- Is the appointment schedule convenient?
- Is the office easy to get to and close by?
- Does the office appear to be clean and orderly?
- Was your medical and dental history recorded and placed in a permanent file?
- Does the dentist explain techniques for good oral health?
- Is information about cost presented to you before treatment is scheduled?
- Is your dentist a member of the ADA (American Dental Association)?
- How often should I see the dentist?

Children, teens, and adults should all see the dentist for a regular checkup at least once every six months - that's twice a year! Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year. You doctor will help determine how often you should visit the dentist for regular checkups.

How do I schedule my next checkup?
Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental checkup at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know, and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.

Get in touch

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Contact Information

Dr. Craig S. Smith
551 West 18th Street
Holland, 49423 MI

Email: cssddspc@sbcglobal.net

Phone: (616) 396 6077
Emergency Line: (616) 335 9343

Monday - Thursday or
Friday by appointment

Leave us a message

If you would like to make an appointment or would like to contact the office of Dr. Craig Smith, please use the contact form bellow or use the telephone numbers listed to the right.

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If you have an emergency please call Dr. Smith's office immediately. If it is after business hours you may call his emergency line at: 616.335.9343


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