I’m Dr. Patrice Smith, and very much an Island girl with a penchant for the big city. I was born and raised in beautiful Jamaica! I became a Dental hygienist by the age of 19 and quickly realized that I wanted to take my career further. So, I took my talents to the U.S. and completed additional undergraduate studies in the Big Apple (NYC). I got accepted into Dental School in 2010 and moved to the nation’s capital (Washington, DC) where I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Howard University. Immediately following, I was accepted into Orthodontics residency and two years later I became an Orthodontist. I am now a practicing Orthodontist in the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio, where I create beautiful smiles daily!
The dental profession and my amazing patients are an integral part of my life. While that is the case, I also consider myself a bit unorthodox as I do not subscribe to the stereotypes of what a doctor should be, do or look like.
I am an avid reader, blogger and travel enthusiast. Through my own experiences, I am to educate and inspire young professionals to lead a balanced, purpose filled lifestyle while on the path to financial and personal development.
Blogging has been a long time hobby of mine. I have been blogging since 2007 and some of my work can be found on my existing blogs: Climbreachachieve.net; Stu-dentdiaries.com, and other places on the inter webs like: The NEXT DDS blog and The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) blog.
I enjoy meeting new people and networking, so send me an email, find me on Instagram and let's connect!
I am The UnOrthoDoc.