Meet the Doctors

Our expert team in dentist care here at Smith Family Dentistry in Charleston, WV.
Dr. J Christopher Smith and Dr. Richard Duff Smith have a long tradition of family dentistry. As a family owned and operated dental office in Charleston, West Virginia, they have many years of combined cosmetic and general dentistry experience. They are dedicated to providing excellent, comprehensive dental services, ranging from routine oral care to dental implants and veneers with the use of the latest technology. The doctors and staff are entrusted specialists providing dental care in a friendly and professional environment. 

J. Christopher Smith, D.D.S.

Picture of Dentist Dr. Chris SmithDr. J. Christopher Smith was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. Chris is the son of Dr. Richard Duff Smith and grandson of Dr. Ralph S. Smith. Chris is a 1993 graduate of Charleston Catholic High School. Following his time at Charleston Catholic, Chris continued his education at Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in food science technology in 1997. Chris completed his dental degree at West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2001.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, West Virginia Dental Association, Kanawha Valley Dental Society, Charleston Dental Study Club, Academy of Operative Dentistry and the International College of Dentists. In 2018, Chris is serving as the President of the West Virginia Dental Association.  Currently, he is the 112th doctor to earn the title of President. During his free time, Chris enjoys playing golf, traveling, skiing and fishing. Chris and his wife, Sarah, a dental hygienist, have two children.


Richard Duff Smith, D.D.S.

Dr. Richard Duff Smith is a second-generation dentist born in Charleston, West Virginia. Duff is a graduate of Greenbrier Military School and Virginia Tech. He attended the University of Maryland and completed dental school and a master's degree in anatomy at West Virginia University. He began practice in Charleston by joining his late father, Dr. Ralph S. Smith, in 1977. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Dental Association, West Virginia Dental Association, Kanawha Valley Dental Society, Academy of Operative Dentistry, International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. He is married and has three sons; the eldest is Dr. J. Christopher Smith. He and his wife, Kathy, have four wonderful grandchildren.

Contact Your Local Charleston Dentists Today!

Smith Family Dentistry is a trusted source of excellent dental care in the Charleston, Teays Valley and Hurricane, West Virginia areas. We provide a variety of treatments to patients of all ages! If you are interested in exceptional care in a friendly, professional environment, feel free to check out our various treatment options, such as general and cosmetic dentistry and dental implants, or schedule an appointment online. Your Charleston dentists look forward to your visit and giving you a reason to truly smile about!