sanford nc orthodontist

Education & Experience

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Science in Orthodontics


Continuing Education

I have been actively involved in continuing education to keep abreast of the many changes and advances in orthodontic technology and innovation.

To provide you with the cutting-edge treatment they deserve, I complete much more than the minimum CE requirements to update my orthodontic knowledge.

Community Involvement

The privilege to live in a community like ours and to enjoy the things that have resulted from the efforts of previous generations carries the responsibility to give back.

Over the years, I have served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Parks and Recreation commissioner, and in my church. Additionally, it was an honor to serve on the Lee County Board of Education for 12 years.

This seems a most natural job for me, as I have been an advocate for children my entire professional career. To provide a child with an education is to open the doors of the future for every student.

Sanford & Bayboro Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Lynn Smith

For the past 50 years, I have had the great opportunity to practice orthodontics and change the lives of children and adults in my community. This opportunity has helped me grow in the awareness of those around me, and enabled me to reach out to those in need.


Your Needs, Your Treatment Plan

The intricacies of modern orthodontics are a challenge, but my passion is to provide you with very meaningful service.

The challenge of providing a mutually agreed-upon treatment plan and motivating patients, particularly adolescents, to do the things that are necessary to achieve an ideal smile is sometimes daunting.

My goal is to be sensitive to your individual needs and expectations and arrive at a successful outcome: your truly amazing smile.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists - Member
  • American Dental Association - Member
  • Lee County Dental Society - Member
  • North Carolina Association of Orthodontists - Member
  • North Carolina Dental Society - Member
  • University of North Carolina Alumni Association - Member


Outside of the Office

With the exception of my military service in the United States Air Force, I have spent my entire life in North Carolina. I’ve spent the past 50 years right here in Sanford, where I’ve enjoyed living, working, and raising my family.

My wife Jane and I were blessed with three children: Jennifer, Courtney, and Brian. They’re all married and have given us eight grandchildren. I find that being a granddaddy is the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done in my life.

At this stage of my life, I have more time to spend on my golf game. I would like to say it is improving, but that probably is not the case. Spending quality time with my grandchildren is my favorite pastime.