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Dr. Charles L. Smith from Charleston, West Virginia
Charles L. Smith, DDS
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:

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.

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 Johnson
Patricia “Patty” Johnson – Office manager
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 Bounds
Jovanna Bounds – Dental Hygienist
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 Avis
Melinda Avis – Dental Hygienist
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.


Tara Richmond
Tara Richmond – Dental Assistant
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Janika Plantan
Janika Plantan – Dental Assistant
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