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E. Thompson Smith, Jr., DDS

Assistant Director of General Dentistry-Davidson County, N.C.
Clinical Assistant Professor
smiththo14@ecu.edu
252-737-7400

CSLC - Davidson County

Education
BS – Wake Forest University
DDS – University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
General Practice Residency – Baltimore City Hospitals

Society Memberships
Davidson County Dental Society
Second District Dental Society
North Carolina Dental Society
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Pierre Fauchard Academy

Biographical Information
Dr. Smith hails from Goldsboro, NC and found his way to the Piedmont Triad via his undergraduate education at Wake Forest University. Upon graduation from UNC Dental School, he completed a general practice residency in Baltimore, MD.

In 1978, he located in Thomasville, joining a solo practitioner in the care and treatment of a vast array of dental patients. The practice relocated, expanded and it now has four dentists and five hygienists who treat patients on a daily basis.

He is married to the former Janet Johnson and they have two sons. Wingate teaches high school and coaches in the Wake County school system; Wiley recently completed an internship in music therapy at University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Grandson Brady Pfeifer lives in Springdale, Arkansas, and is an avid Razorback fan.

Dr. Smith has enjoyed opportunities to stay involved in his community. His board participation and leadership roles include the Tom A. Finch YMCA, Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce, Thomasville Rotary Club and the Davidson County Board of Health. He is an Eagle Scout and a former Scoutmaster; he still enjoys camping and being in the outdoors. In his church he sings in the choir, plays handbells, taught Sunday School, has served in leadership roles and was a youth counselor for over 25 years. He and his family have been blessed to be able to travel, with “travel with a purpose” as a major focus. Dr. Smith has participated on 13 mission teams, 7 of which involved dental and medical care.

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