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Dr. Karl Smith, DDS

Periodontist, Dentist

Alexandria, VA

Dr. Karl Smith has been in dental practice for over thirty years. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1981 and immediately entered General Practice in the US Air Force Dental Corps. He successfully completed three additional years of advanced training in the specialty of Periodontics, Dental Anesthesia and Implants in 1992 at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio and Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. Dr. Smith retired from the US Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel after four years of reserve and fifteen years of meritorious world-wide active duty service in 1996. He worked in a variety of group practice locations throughout Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia before announcing the opening of his own periodontal office in the City of Alexandria, Virginia in January of 2002. After opening his Northern Virginia office, Dr. Karl Smith missed working with the patients and dentists in Southern Maryland and decided to open an office in Waldorf in the spring of 2005. Dr. Smith's colleagues describe him as a gentle, easy-going person, and people come from near and far to experience the comfort and professionalism of his office and patient-oriented staff.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Periodontist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Texas, San Antonio (Master’s)
  • United States Air Force, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Residency in Periodontics
  • DeVry University (Master’s)

Professional memberships

  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Virginia Dental Association

Awards and publications

  • Washingtonian Magazine- Best Dentists 2012-Present
  • John Pritchard Prize for Graduate Periodontal Research
  • Balint Orban Periodontal Research Award, Honorable Mention

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
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Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Filipino

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1487709846

Dr. Karl Smith's office locations

Karl A. Smith, DDS, LLC

2500 N. Van Dorn Street, Suite 128

Alexandria, VA 22302

Karl A. Smith, DDS, LLC

601 Post Office Rd, Suite 1-B

Waldorf, MD 20602

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They were the friendlist people from the second you walk in. It was a very thorough exam and cleaning, and I will definitely be keeping this place as my dental office. I saw Dr. G (?) though, not Karl Smith, butI am sure given how everyone else was wonderful, he is equally as great.
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The doctor saw me promptly, took additional xrays, and through a referal got me immediately in for a root canal procedure at a nearby facility. Dr Smith was vey kind and accomodating to my needs. I would highly recommend him. His staff even called the next day to check in.
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Outstanding professionalism all around! I will definitely be keeping him as my dentist!
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I went to Dr. Smith for a second opinion. I was so impressed with him and his staff, I switched to his office for all of my dental care.
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Doctor Karl Smith is an excellent doctor and he and his staff display a courteous and friendly attitude.The doctor took the time to explain and give me logical option.They make you feel very comfortable.I believe they care about my well being.Thisis what we need more of Care and proper service.
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Very pleased with my appointment. The office staff was very friendly and kept me updated with any delays. The techs and hygienists were careful to explain everything and the doctor was friendly and made sure I was clear about my diagnosis.
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Insightful and honest.
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I enjoyed it. Very personable and caring. Will return and recommend them.
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Excellent!!!
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Dr. Smith and his staff quickly diagnosed my problem and referred me to one of his collegues, Dr Rothman, who promptly took care of my problem. I am very greatful.
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The staff is awesome, super fun, easy to talk to/with, and the doctor is a really nice guy with a great demeanor and really smart. I'm actually ok knowing that I have to go back!
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Extremely professional office and with an excellent staff.
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His staff was the nicest staff I have ever met in any office of any type. I really liked Dr. Smith, he was very informing and caring, I would highly recommend him to anyone I knew.
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Katrina was excellent, very informative Dr. Smith eas very professional but somehow I didn't feel any sparks
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I've been to Dr Smith before and he is excellent. The wait for my appointment was not typical and due to the weather.
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