Meet Leonard H. Smith, DDS
Dr. Smith started his practice in Laser, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in 1986 in San Jose, California. He is a native of California and attended San Carlos High School and San Jose State College. He matriculated from Northwestern University Dental School. He was awarded a United States Air Force General Practice Residency in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he trained in dental specialties of Periodontal surgery, Oral and Maxillo-Facial surgery, Prosthodontics and Endodontics. He was the Dental Surgeon in charge at Wheeler AFB in Waiapahu, Hawaii.
He is a pioneer in dental implant treatment having graduated from a dental implant extended residency at the University of Pacific Dental School in San Francisco California.
Dr. Smith is a general practitioner who has completed post doctorate courses in dental specialty treatment. He now limits his practice to Prosthetic (restorative) and Implant treatment for adults. Dr. Smith has always had a philosophy that patients should be able to have all their treatment in one office with one doctor. To provide this service, Dr. Smith attends hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay abreast of the latest in protocols, materials and delivery of the highest level of dental care available.
Dr. Smith considers oral health to be an extension of a persons general health and fitness that will give them a better quality of life for the present and future. Nutrition is a life giving factor in our senior years and without the ability to chew all food groups, nutrition is lacking and ill health prevails. Dental implant treatment not only gives full chewing power back to the patient but dental implants act as bone stabilizers so there is less loss of facial bone as we grow older.
Dr. Smith incorporates digital radiographs, dental lasers, stem cell processing and conscious sedation during all of his surgeries. Patients are amazed at how little post operative discomfort there is.
Dr. Smith feels that patients need to have options to make decisions as to what treatment they wish to have. There is not one treatment for all people, rather there is usually multiple treatments to choose from to fit the patients needs and budget. We offer treatment ranging from one implant to a full mouth of 12-16 implants. The number of implants depends on the desired outcome.
Dr. Smith feels that predictable and lasting treatment is much better than a rapid completion of treatment using unproven protocols that may actually increase costs and length of treatment. There is much mis-information in the public today concerning dental implant treatment and Dr. Smith enjoys discussing these issues to better educate his patients. Doctor Smith is not limited by one implant protocol or one implant company, so he can provide an honest evaluation of the patients needs and expected results with no hesitation as to techniques that can be used. You, the patient, will make the final Choice for YOUR Health Care Needs.
Dr. Smith has trained with some of the world’s most prominent Cosmetic Dental Specialists having mentored with the prestigious Rosenthal Group in New York City. Extensive post-graduate education has lead Dr. Smith to be a mentor to other dentists for laser, cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is rapidly becoming known as San Jose area’s leading dentist for people who want Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.
• Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
• Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
• American Dental Association
• California Dental Association
• Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
• Academy of Laser Dentistry
• Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
Contact us today for your consultation with Dr. Leonard Smith. Now taking new patients for cosmetic and implant dentistry in San Jose, Calif.