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Dr. Chad Smart

Award-winning orthodontist

Dr. Chad Smart
Dr. Chad W. Smart graduated with honors from California Lutheran University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, then attended the UCLA School of Dentistry, receiving numerous academic and clinical awards.

An elected member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society, Dr. Smart graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 1996.

Dr. Chad spent two additional years at UCLA receiving specialty training in orthodontics. This specialty training focused heavily on craniofacial growth and development as well as all aspects of orthodontic theory and practice.

About Smart Orthodontic Group

Dr. Smart founded Smart Orthodontic in 2001 and is delighted that it has grown and evolved into a partnership with a growing group of world-class orthodontists, including Dr. Vincent Kokich Jr. , Dr. Timothy Quinn, & Dr. Leigh Armijo. What started as one clinic has become The Smart Orthodontic Group, a family of orthodontic clinic focused on providing the most elevated orthodontic experience in the Puget Sound area. Currenly, the Smart Orthodontic Group has locations in Gig Harbor , Tacoma, Belfair, and Tukwila.

Qualifications and Associations

Dr. Smart feels it is important to stay on the cutting-edge of orthodontics. Thus, he maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology. He is currently a member of:

  • The American Association of Orthodontists

  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

  • Washington State Dental Association

  • And the Pierce County Dental Association.

To give back to his professional community, he has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Canada, training other orthodontists in advanced Invisalign® techniques.



Dr. Chad Smart and his wife, Maria, live with their four sons in Gig Harbor. They enjoy spending time together outdoors biking, riding motocross and camping. The Smart family especially loves to ski and snowboard.