Meet Dr. Joseph Smith
Dentist in Wexford, PA
Dr. Joe is a 1983 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He then continued on at Pitt’s Dental School where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine. Upon graduation in 1987 Dr. Joe moved to Wexford to open his practice on Brandt School Road in Franklin Park where he has practiced for the last 33 years. His sister Dr. Karen Smith Saundry joined him a year later in 1988.
Dr. Smith is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) as well as the Pennsylvania Dental Association. He served as president of the North Pittsburgh Chapter of the PDA for 3 years in the 90’s. Dr. Smith is also a member of the International Dental Implantology Association and has earned his Fellowship in that organization. He began placing dental implants and performing dental bone grafting procedures in 2017 after extensive training with Dr. Arun Garg and his surgical team based out of Miami, Florida. Dr. Smith spends 10 days a year at there dental clinic/surgical training center working on his skills with implant placement and advanced bone grafting techniques. Dr. Joe has served as the president of the North Allegheny Wrestling Association from 2010-2015. He is presently a member of the Board of Directors for the Pitt Wrestling Club (University of Pittsburgh wrestling team).
Dr. Joe is also a charter member of the 100+ Caring Men for Pittsburgh, a new organization which raises funds specifically for local charities in the Pittsburgh area.
Dr. Smith is married with 2 sons. His wife Darlene is a 1986 graduate of Pitt’s Dental Hygiene program and works in the office as a hygienist and part-time office manager. Their oldest son Jake earned his Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Tech University in 2016 and works for an athletic helmet design company (Winpact) in Leesburg Virginia. Jake lives with his wife Carly (Brailer) in Atlanta Georgia where she is studying to be a Physician’s Assistant (PA). Dr. Joe and Darlene’s youngest son Zach graduated from Pitt with a degree in Chemistry in May of 2020 and moved to Denver Colorado where he works for a fiber optics company, Atlas Consulting.
Dr. Joe is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys kayaking, hiking, fishing, and archery hunting at his cabin on the Clarion River. He is a big fan of high school and college wrestling and is a regular in the stands at North Allegheny football and lacrosse games. And even though he is an old guy now, he still enjoys hitting the gym at the Oxford Athletic Club 3 or 4 times a week.