Dr. Michael J. Smith has called Columbus home since 1982 and is a graduate of
Worthington High School. He earned is baccalaureate degree in Biological Science from California State University, Hayward in 1991. Dr. Smith returned to the Ohio State University and earned both his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Advanced General Dentistry degrees.
Dr. Smith was awarded the prestigious Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in July 2002 and completed his Mastership in 2015. Each year, he takes three times the number of courses required to retain his license in order to stay up to date on the latest techniques offered in dentistry.
What does Dr. Smith like to do away from the office?
“Tae Kwon Do has become a passion of mine. Like Dentistry, it’s very much about detail. One must pay attention to where hand and foot techniques are placed, as well as correctly assessing an opponent’s movements. Dentists are very prone to back and neck degeneration due to what we do, so exercise and strength are important to overall health.
“I have loved the martial arts since high school. My family is now known as “Team Smith”, as we all compete at tournaments off and on. Just as it is important to keep up to date on current trends in Dentistry, it is equally important to continue to study Tae Kwon Do and keep fine-tuned on forms, weapons and sparring. It is also a lot of fun!”
Dr. Smith is also a member of the Central Ohio Study Club, a branch of one of the nation’s leading dental study groups. Dr. Smith is also the dentist-on-call for the First Baptist Church Daycare in Groveport. Aside from dentistry, Dr. Smith enjoys playing basketball, golf, digital photography and church activities. Dr. Smith, his wife Lydia, a former teacher at Hanna Ashton Middle School, daughter Mikayla & son Isaac reside in Canal Winchester.