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Douglas E. Smith


Dr. Smith has over 45 years experience as an orthodontist. He was a collegiate scholarship athlete and received his dental degree (DDS) at Emory University. After completing orthodontic training at Boston University, he returned home to Atlanta to practice and came to Savannah to retire. As a sleep apnea patient himself, he returned to practice in 2011, to follow his passion of treating obstructive sleep apnea, bruxism, craniofacial pain, and TMJ with oral appliance therapy. Since 2011, he has become a Diplomate in Dental Sleep Medicine by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine; the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine; and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. He is married to Dr. Cynthia Hucks-Smith & they have four children. When not working, Dr. Smith is a beekeeper. He plays tennis regularly, exercises, enjoys DYI home/garden projects and spending time with family & friends. Dr. Smith has over 600 hours of specialty training in Dental Sleep Medicine.  He is also a Certified Provider of the Pneumopedic appliances, a state-of-the-art nonsurgical upper airway remodeling utilizes a
FDAregistered DNA appliance or a mRNA appliance; a Certified Provider of Healthy Start, a pediatric focus on healthy airways in addition to beautiful smiles. He is a member of American Association of Sleep Medicine, American Association of Orthodontists, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, North American Association of Facial Orthotropics, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
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