Dentist – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Get to Know Dr. Areon Smith

With her academic experience, Dr. Smith looks forward to meeting patients and helping them maintain or improve their pearly whites. Nothing is more fulfilling than being able to create a positive impact in the lives of others, especially when it comes to having a smile they can be proud of. For her, the best part of her job is working with an amazing, passionate team and having the honor to serve a fantastic community.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Born and raised in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Smith was attending the second year of her undergraduate studies when she decided she wanted to pursue a career as a dentist. After shadowing her childhood dentist, she knew she wanted to help improve people’s teeth and gain their smile’s back. She also already has a natural inclination to care for others, and she understood that there was a need for both dental care and education in underserved or rural communities. Becoming a dentist would allow her the opportunity to help in an important way, so she worked her way to dental school and never looked back!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Smith first studied at Jackson State University before beginning her career in dentistry at Meharry Medical College. She earned her Master's in Health Sciences, became certified in Basic Life Support, and later volunteered at several Remote area Medical Dental Clinics. She regularly seeks continuing education to refine her skills and is a member of multiple organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • National Dental Association
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

When she isn’t at the office helping patients achieve their dental goals, Dr. Smith spends much of her time with her family and loved ones. Her hobbies involve trying new foods, staying active, kickboxing, art and photography, fashion, traveling, and just being in nature. She once even swam to a deserted island!