- Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Scott C. Smith, DDS is an Assistant Professor in the department of Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He graduated from LLUSD class of 2009 and received certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist in 2013 from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Smith is currently the course director for Dental Emergency Diagnosis and Treatment and Etiology and Management of Dental Caries. He lectures regularly on tobacco cessation and motivational interviewing for pre-doctoral and international dental students and dental hygiene students and establish the LLUSD clinic protocol for helping patients to quit using tobacco.
Prior to dentistry, Dr. Smith served as an assistant pastor in Hermiston, Oregon for 2 years and an associate pastor for Jr. High Ministries at Loma Linda University Church in Loma Linda, California for 4 years. During his ministry at Loma Linda University Church, Dr. Smith regularly had over 100 Jr. High students attending Sabbath School and was fortunate to be featured baptizing a young woman in an article on longevity in the November 2005 issue of National Geographic.
Dr. Smith is married to a dermatologist, Dr. Andrea Bassham-Smith, and together they enjoy travelling, hiking and scuba diving in their free time.