Michael Smith DMD, LLC
Dentist in Belleville, IL

Meet the Team at Michael Smith DMD LLC

We have been serving patients in Belleville and surrounding communities with quality oral health care for 40 years. Dr. Michael Smith has established and warm and friendly environment staffed with an amazing team that puts your needs first.

Our staff has decades of combined experience in dentistry, each with unique talents, and many have been with us for more than 15 years. We work hard together behind the scenes to bring you a seamless, stress-free dental experience. Above all, we know how to make your visits pleasant and enjoyable; we love sharing a laugh, a smile, or listening to what your kids have been up to lately. We treat teeth, but most importantly, we treat people.

We all look forward to welcoming you to the office of Michael Smith, DMD, and getting to know you and your dental needs. Please call us at (618) 235-5141 to schedule an appointment to meet us, but until then, please get to know the wonderful people who will be serving you.

Dr. Michael T. Smith

Dr. Michael Smith was raised in New Melle, a small town in Missouri. He attended St. Louis University High School, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and finally SIU School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2011. Dr. Smith joined Dr. Feder in 2013 as an employee and decided to invest his future in Belleville by purchasing the office in 2017.

He joined the Illinois Army National Guard in 2008 and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel serving as the Illinois State Dental Officer. Dr. Smith spends his duty weekends in Springfield, Illinois screening soldiers from across the state for dental problems and administrating the national guard’s statewide dental health program.

Dr. Smith enjoys spending time restoring his 1860s home, where he lives with his wife and children. He is also interested in fitness, healthy eating, woodworking, automotive repair, and meeting the office’s IT needs.

Dr. Snowber Fazili

Dr. Snowber Fazili graduated from Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2008. With over 10 years of clinical experience in private and public health care settings, she is committed to provide comprehensive and high quality dental care in a kind and caring environment. Dr. Fazili’s treatment philosophy is based on disease prevention and education enabling patients to make informed decisions about their oral health.To stay current on the latest advancements in dentistry, she takes continuing education courses throughout the year. Dr. Fazili lives in Brentwood, MO with her husband and two boys. 

Dr. Nick Ridenhour

Dr. Nick Ridenhour was born in Ballwin, Missouri, a city about 30 minutes from St. Louis. He attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he obtained a Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine. Afterwards, he attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating in 2021. 

Dr. Ridenhour returned to his hometown to contribute to the dental health of the St. Louis community and surrounding areas. Dr. Ridenhour joined Dr. Smith in his practice as an associate in June 2021. He works in Belleville Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and works parttime at a practice in St. Louis on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Dr. Ridenhour lives in St. Louis with his wife and eight-month-old son. In his free time, Dr. Ridenhour enjoys spending time with his family above all else. His interests include hiking, fitness, reading, football, and doing projects around the house.

 

Dawn

Office Manager

Dawn is trained as a certified dental assistant and also helps patients as our office manager. She enjoys working in our dental practice, where we genuinely care about our patients and a staff that works hard to provide excellent care and the best possible experience for everyone who walks through our doors.

A native of Belleville, Illinois, Dawn has been with our dental team since 2001. In her free time, you’ll find Dawn spending time with family and hiking, camping, and crafting.

Carol

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Carol has been providing expert dental hygiene care to our patients since 1981. She grew up in Granite City, Illinois and attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Carol loves helping our patients and learning about their families, many of whom have become friends over the years. She also enjoys working with such a fantastic team of professionals.

Carol and her husband Gary have been living in Maryville for 35 years, and she values spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. In her free time, you might find Carol traveling, boating, baking, or reading.

Laura

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Laura attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she received an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Education from SIU-C.  

A valued member of our dental team since 1982, Laura loves helping patients understand the value of their oral health and helping them achieve it through their routine visits with us. She enjoys the one-on-one time she spends with her patients and getting to know them as people.

In her free time, you’ll find Laura baking, reading, babysitting her grandchildren, and spending time with family and friends.

Cheryl

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Cheryl received her dental hygienist training at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and has been a member of our team since 1988. She loves the fun, energetic atmosphere of our office and enjoys meeting new patients and helping them with their oral health.

A native of rural Mascoutah, IL, Cheryl enjoys country line dancing and spending free time with her family and pets.

Shannon

Dental Hygienist

A graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, we welcomed Shannon to our dental team in 2001. As one of our skilled hygienists, she enjoys educating our patients about their oral health and making mouths happy.

After hours, you’ll find Shannon spending time with her family and watching her kids play sports.

Nikki

Dental Hygienist

Nikki

Dental Assistant

Katherine

Dental Assistant

Katherine is a native of Freeburg, Illinois and joined our dental practice in 2011. She received her assistant training at Advanced Dental Careers and enjoys her co-workers and getting to know our patients.

Outside of work, Katherine likes to spend time with her family.

Beth

Dental Assistant

Beth received her dental assistant training at Advanced Dental Careers. She has been working with Dr. Smith and Dr. Feder since the end of May 2014. Beth loves interacting with our patients and is happy to be working in a profession where she can help people.

A native of New Athens, Illinois, Beth currently resides in Smithton with her husband Lucas, and their Old English bulldog named Tonka.

Maria

Front Desk Coordinator

Maria attended Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville where she received her Associate of Applied Science degree. She is a native of Collinsville, Illinois and has been with Dr. Smith and Dr. Feder since 2015. Maria loves working with her patients and our team to provide the best possible dental experience and ease any fears or concerns they have with each visit.

Outside of work, Maria loves to take her kids kayaking and camping and also enjoys gardening and landscaping.

Brianna

Dental Assistant

Brianna attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), where she studied biological sciences. She has been with our dental practice since 2017 and enjoys working with people she can learn from, and who will push her to take on new and challenging opportunities

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Olivia

Front Desk

Olivia joined our dental team in 2019 and is one of the smiling faces you’ll see at our front desk. She loves meeting and getting to know our patients and helping soothe their anxiety about dental visits. Olivia also values working with such great coworkers.

Olivia was born in Mount Vernon, Illinois, and in her free time, she loves cooking, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends and family.

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The dental team has taken all the necessary measures to keep everyone safe due to the COVID pandemic

Everything was great, as usual. I'm always pleased when appointments are on time and the dental team has taken all the necessary measures to keep everyone safe due to the COVID pandemic. The staff is always courteous as well.

- Darcie R.

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