Dr. Mark G. Smith is a long-time resident of Northern Virginia, having graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Fairfax County and Virginia Tech. He attended dental school at the Medical College of Virginia and completed a General Practice Residency at Martin Army Hospital in Columbus, Georgia. Afterward, Dr. Smith founded a dental practice in South Alexandria and practiced there for 18 years. In 2005 Dr. Smith moved to the practice in the Alexandria Professional Center. When Dr. David Pousson decided to return to his home in Louisiana, Dr. Smith took over his high-quality practice in Purcellville and is very happy to be away from the beltway.
Since finishing his residency, Dr. Smith has taken extensive training at the prestigious Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. He also has received post-graduate education in sedation dentistry, dental lasers, temporomandibular joint disorder diagnosis and treatment, dental aesthetics, dental photography, dental implants, implant restoration, and Invisalign. In addition, Dr. Smith attends many continuing education courses through his dental society memberships and other organizations.
Dr. Smith has been involved in various community and charitable activities, including the Dental Society’s Mission of Mercy and the volunteer Dental Clinic. He has treated kids from Christ Church’s “Children of Chernobyl” program and placed dental implants and performed associated surgeries in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Smith has also been a judge in the regional high school Science Fair, president of his church’s men’s group, and president of the commercial condominium association at his first office. He has often been a delegate representing Northern Virginia at the Virginia Dental Association’s annual meeting.
Dr. Smith is a member of the following organizations:
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- International Dental Implant Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Northern Virginia Dental Society
- Virginia Dental Society
- American Dental Association
- American Association for the Advancement of Science