Charles L. Smith was born in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Charleston and Morris Harvey College. He then attended dental school at West Virginia University and completed a General Practice Residency at Charleston Area Medical Center. He acquired the practice of Dr. Donzie Lilly in 1985. Dr. Smith was the managing partner at Smith and Smith Dental for 23 years, prior to the dissolution of the practice. Dr. Smith is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association®
- American College of Dentists
- International College of Dentists
- Academy of Operative Dentistry
- Charleston Dental Study Club
- West Virginia Dental Association
- Kanawha Valley Dental Study Club
- Kanawha Valley Implant Study Club
Dr. Smith has served on the Board of Trustees for the American Dental Association, representing Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia. He has also served on the Foundation Board of Directors for the American Dental Association.
He is currently serving as the president of the International College of Dentist – USA Section.
Dr. Jarrett is originally from Beckley, West Virginia. She attended West Virginia University for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2016. She then completed her general practice residency at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. There she was given the Resident of the Year Award and an Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Award. Following residency, she lived in Lexington, Kentucky and worked for a private practice in there. She is a member of the American Dental Association®, the West Virginia Dental Association, and the Kanawha Valley Dental Association.
Recently, Dr. Jarrett has moved back to the Mountain State. She enjoys time with her friends and family, watching the Mountaineers and traveling.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team is excited to meet you! When you visit our office we take the time to listen to you and thoroughly understand your needs so that we can accommodate you. Our goal is to help you achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile. Our office overlooks the beautiful Kanawha River, and we strive to ensure that it is a positive and comfortable environment where you can feel at ease. Call us today at (304) 356-5676 to make your appointment with our dentist in Charleston, West Virginia!
Patricia L. Johnson with great enthusiasm serves as office manager for Dr. Charles L. Smith. Patty graduated from Carver Career Center in 1980, and began her dental career as a certified dental assistant for Dr. Donzie Lilly. She has worked with Dr. Charles L. Smith since 1985 in his front office, where her many talents allow her to flow effortlessly throughout the dental practice. The most rewarding aspect of Patty’s career is helping to make dentistry affordable for all to create beautiful smiles for her patients.
Jovanna is from Pennsylvania and graduated from Connellsville High School in 2001. She attended WV Institute of Technology and earned an associate degree in dental hygiene in 2003. She has worked in Family Dentistry since 2004 and enjoys working with patients of all ages.
Melinda grew up in Craigsville, WV, and graduated from Richwood High School. She attended West Virginia University and West Virginia Institute of Technology and graduated from WVIT with an associate degree in dental hygiene in 1992. In the past 22 years, she has practiced in periodontics, pediatrics and general dentistry as a dental hygienist.
Jessi is from Van, West Virginia and graduated from Van Junior-Senior High School in 2012. She attended Bridge Valley Community and Technical College and graduated with an associate degree in dental hygiene in 2015. Jessi works for us as a hygienist, as well as a dental assistant and front office personnel. She enjoys discussing treatment options with our patients to help them decide what would better address their needs and seeing the end result once the patient has made their decision. Her favorite part of working in the dental field is watching the patients’ smiles transform throughout their treatment. Jessi has one son and enjoys spending time with her family in her free time.
Tara has been a part of our team since 2018 and graduated from the Carver Career and Technical Education Center with the highest honors in her class. She loves talking to our patients and putting smiles on people’s faces. At our office she makes sure that everyone is comfortable with their treatment. She is very honest with all of our clients and explains everything about their treatments to them.Tara is married with one child and in spare time she enjoys traveling.