sanford nc orthodontist

Education & Experience

  • Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Science


Continuing Education

I completed my orthodontic residency at UNC-Chapel Hill and obtained my certificate in orthodontics and Master of Science. My master’s thesis examined types of rigid fixation and its influence on long-term skeletal stability with orthognathic surgery. This research has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.


Board Certification

After finishing my orthodontic residency at UNC, I completed the additional work to become a board-certified orthodontist.

This required many additional hours of case preparation, oral and written exams, and case presentation to a panel of examiners with the American Board of Orthodontists. I am proud to say that I received board certification in 2012 and maintain that certification today.

Board-Certified Orthodontist in Sanford & Bayboro

Meet Dr. Brian Smith

One of the primary reasons I went into the orthodontics field was the opportunity to see what a positive impact my father, Dr. Lynn Smith, had on the many people he treated. It is such an honor to be able to provide a meaningful service to so many in our community.


You Are the Key to My Practice

In our practice, you are important. The pathway to your successful outcome starts with excellent diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment delivery.

We work hard to build relationships with you so we understand your goals, and we also work hard to educate you and your kids about the orthodontic process.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists - Member
  • American Board of Orthodontics - Diplomate
  • American Dental Association - Member
  • Lee County Dental Society - Member
  • North Carolina Association of Orthodontists - Member
  • North Carolina Dental Society - Member
  • University of North Carolina Orthodontic Alumni Association - Member


Outside of the Office

My wife Jan and I have been blessed with three children: Ginny, Mary Thomas, and Will. My free time is spent with my family or outdoors, where I enjoy mountain biking and running. During basketball season, we support the Tar Heels with great enthusiasm.

Community Involvement

I believe it is important to be active in the local community and supportive of our patients as they pursue their many endeavors.

For me, that takes the form of teaching Sunday school at St. Luke United Methodist Church, coaching youth soccer and basketball, participating as a board member with the Sanford Area Soccer League and giving talks at local elementary schools about oral hygiene and diet.

I serve as a board member with Back to Dirt Conservancy, a local non profit aimed at preserving public access greenspace and creating and maintaining hiking, mountain biking, and canoe-access trails in and around Sanford and Lee County.  As part of the conservancy, I volunteer with coaching and mentoring youth mountain bikers in our community.  

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