About Us

Dentistry Is Our Profession; People Are Our Focus

With over 93 years of dental experience at Smart Family Dentistry and 164 years in the dental profession, our dental staff will provide you and your family with comprehensive care. Contact our office today, begin with a thorough new-patient exam, and establish your roots!


Meet Your Doctor

Dr. Thomas R Smart, DDS

Dr. Thomas Smart, DDS is a Coeur d'Alene native and graduate of the University of Idaho. In 1999, after he completed his dental training at Creighton University, Dr. Smart joined his father at Smart Family Dentistry. The father and son duo worked together for six years before Dr. Richard Smart retired in 2005. Like his father, Dr. Smart is known for his gentle spirit and kind nature, allowing him to have a strong connection with his patients. From simple to complex cases, Dr. Smart demonstrates his technical skills, aesthetic eye and knowledge of the latest advances in dentistry. Dr. Smart prides himself on a practice that provides high quality dental care in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

​Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Smart actively engages in continuing education opportunities including being an active member of the Inland Empire Periodontal Study Club. He is a tri-partite member of the American Dental Association, the Idaho State Dental Association, and the Idaho Panhandle Dental Society. Dr. Smart is a past president of the Idaho Panhandle Dental Society, past trustee on the board of the Idaho State Dental Association, and currently serves as secretary/treasurer on the Idaho Dental Insurance Agency, a helpful arm of the Idaho State Dental Association.

​Dr. Smart is proud to serve the greater Coeur d'Alene community and continue what his father began building in 1973. 

Areas of Focus

Crown & Bridge
Removable Dentures (with/without) implants

Dental Participation

Dental Insurance Agency - Secretary/Treasurer
Idaho State Dental Association Board - Past Trustee
Idaho Panhandle Dental Society - Past President
Dirne Health Clinic - Past Board of Directors


BS degree, University of Idaho, 1994
DDS Degree, Creighton University, 1999
Inland Empire Periodontal Study Club Member
Comprehensive Treatment Planning Study Club Member

Info & Hobbies

Coeur d'Alene Native
Wife, 2 Children, 1 Goldendoodle
Enjoys Boating, Pickleball, Hiking & Family Time





Your team

As the staff at Smart Family Dentistry, we love what we do and look forward to taking care of our patients.  We welcome any questions you might have and always strive to make your visit as pleasant as possible for every member of your family.



Office Manager


Red Cross Dental assistant program

Holistic and integrative health

16 years at Smart Family Dentistry

22 years in the dental field

Volunteer for Havanese rescue



Born and raised in the Northwest

I am a lucky mom to two amazing daughters and I am welcoming a son in law to our family in 2021

Our house is filled with lots of barking and antics from our two Havanese rescue dogs.

My husband and I love to explore nature and take road trips

You can catch me typically walking our dogs, enjoying family time, reading, and working out.





BS/RDH degree Eastern Washington University

AS degree College of Southern Idaho

8 years at Smart Family Dentistry/9 years in dental profession



Idaho native, raised in southern Idaho

Coeur d'Alene resident since 2006

​Mother of a smart and active boy

​camping, hiking, winter sports, golfing and running
​specatator sports--football and baseball

Likes to camp, hike, do winter sports, golf, and run

Enjoys spectator sports (football and baseball)





BS/RDH degree Idaho State University

AS North Idaho College

Red Cross dental assistant program

​High school in Germany and England​

16 years at Smart Family Dentistry

34 years in dental profession



​Air Force brat

​Mom, wife, and grandma

Rhodesia Ridgeback puppy

Three rescue cats

Enjoys singing, traveling, and volunteering



Dental Assistant


3 years at Smart Family Dentistry

Prior to my employment here, I worked as an oral surgery assistant and a certified ophthalmic tech, for a combined 30 years.


I was born and raised here in good ol’ Coeur d’Alene Idaho. I’ve raised two fantastic sons and I’m the proud owner of a Cairn Terrier named Cooper, (a.k.a; Coo-Coo Bear, Coozie or “bad -dog”). In my spare time, you can find me walking the dog, hopping on my bike for a ride-along the lake or headed to the nearest hiking trail. During the cooler months, I enjoy spending time with friends and family or cozying up with a good book.



Dental Assistant


Meghan was born and raised outside of the Seattle area in a small town named Silverdale. She began her career in dentistry in 2001. Meghan has been a resident of North Idaho for 6 years and a part of the Smart Family Dentistry team for 3 years!



Meghan enjoys boating and camping with her husband and little red dachshund “Timmy” as well as cooking, gardening, decorating, and refinishing furniture.

Reviews From Our Happy Patients

Creating Vibrant Smiles For A Healthy Lifestyle


"I've been a patient for probably 35 years. I dont trust anyone else. Gentle, kind and professional. He will not do work that isn't needed and will also recommend natural approaches to oral health."

Hannah Eskelson

“I have been to 4 different dentists in Coeur d'Alene and Dr. Smart is the best by far. He is patient and kind and answered all my questions on my first visit to his office. The follow-up visit with the dental hygienist was just as pleasant. I am not a good patient, but both visits were great.”

Linda Pedersen

“Oh my gosh. I had a terrible tooth ache and I’m here visiting my sister from Wisconsin. She called and Dr Smarts office got me in and pulled a broken tooth. I had absolutely no pain at all. Everyone here is so nice and the caring. I will for sure be continuing my dental care here when I move in October.”

Renee Chaffin

Contact Us

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