Dental Consultant for
Specialty - Periodontics
Dr. Todd Smith is the Indian Health Service National Clinical Consultant of Periodontics, which involves treatment of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. He is particularly interested in sharing information with medical providers on the relationship between poor oral health and systemic illnesses such as cardiovascualr disease, diabetes mellitus, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Smith welcomes opportunities for discussion, and is willing to refer requests for information to the IHS National Consultants in oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, and prosthodontics. Please contact him by phone or email.
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Dr. Smith is a retired Captain in the USPHS who has been with the IHS since 1979. He became Board Certified in Periodontics in 1999. He has received the IHS National Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry and the Commendation and Outstanding Service Medals. Though he spends most of his time providing clinical care in periodontics, he also enjoys providing training in the field and teaching throughout the Phoenix Area and the IHS. He currently works full time as a civil service employee. Dr. Smith and his wife Lonni love the outdoors, music, fitness training, and their 2 grown kids.
- University of Utah BS in Psychology, 1974
- University of Washington School of Dentistry DDS, 1979
- PIMC Advanced General Practice Residency, 1987
- University of Washington Postgraduate Training in Periodontics MSD, 1993
Dr. Smith has been a staff dentist in St. Francis, SD, dental program chief in Rosebud, SD, Keams Canyon, AZ, and Sacaton, AZ, Area Periodontal Consultant in the Oklahoma and Phoenix Areas, and currently the IHS National Consultant stationed at Phoenix Indian Medical Center.
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Association
- Arizona Society of Periodontists
- USPHS Commissioned Officers Association
- IHS Toyo Shimizu Career Achievement Award
- 2 Unit Commendations in 2002
- PHS Outstanding Service Medal 2000
“Diabetes and Periodontitis” USPHS Dental Newsletter. December 2003
“Treatment outcome for IDDM patients in relation to glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibodies and serum IgG to periodontal pathogens.” J Clin Periodontol 2001. 28:550-557.
First author, "Short term responses to periodontal therapy in insulin-dependent diabetic patients." J. Periodontol 67:794, 1996.