Meet Dr. Chris Smiley

Living a Legacy as Your Trusted Grand Rapids Dentist

Dr. Christopher Smiley is a native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Forest Hills Northern High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, and in 1986 earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Following graduation, along with his wife (Dr. Colette Smiley), he joined in practice with his father, Dr. Harold Smiley, who founded this practice in 1948.

Chris enjoys practicing general dentistry with an emphasis on restorative care. He is trained in implant placement and restoration through Nobel Biocare and is a certified Invisalign® provider.

Dr. Smiley is a published author in professional journals and has lectured nationally on evidence-based dentistry, patient-centered care, dental quality measurement, management of periodontal disease, and practice management and dental benefit plans. Dr. Smiley has been recognized for his continuing contributions to the dental profession, receiving the 2020 Evidence-Based Dentistry Practice Award from the American Dental Association and the American Association for Dental Research.

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He holds Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a past recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the West Michigan District Dental Society.

Chris and Colette are the parents of two adult daughters. He enjoys skiing, golf, and building and maintaining long-lasting patient relationships.