About Your Dentist

Michael Smith, DDS

For over 36 years, I have had the opportunity to practice in a truly great profession. I am honored that my patients open themselves up to me, sharing their honest concerns and allowing me to help them improve and maintain their overall wellness and dental health. I am rewarded every day by the wonderful interactions I have with such a wide variety of personalities, from my great office staff to each and every patient. I am passionate about helping people!


My education has enabled me to provide only the best and most effective treatments for my patients. I attended the University of Tennessee Dental College, graduating in 1977, and completed my prosthodontic residency at the Veteran's Administration in 1981. Most of all, I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the importance of good dentistry over a lifetime.

Continuing Education

Staying informed of new information is very important for providing my patients with the greatest level of care. To keep on the cutting edge of restorative dentistry, I attend continuing education courses annually. Staying involved with the greater dental community is also a great asset, and I am currently a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontics, the Tennessee Dental Association, the Memphis Dental Society, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

Outside the Office

I was born in eastern Tennessee and raised in a medical family. I am one of seven children, and six of us are involved in some aspect of the field of medicine. I currently reside in Memphis with my wife, Rene. We have three grown children, Brandon, Anna, and Stuart, a daughter-in-law, Ashley, a son-in-law, Larry, and a daughter-in-law, Nina. When I'm not in the office I enjoy grilling and gardening.

My community is very important to me. I am actively involved in my local church, Bellevue Baptist, and participate in a mobile dental clinic, providing dental care to low income families.

Lindsey Pedersen, DMD

There is no greater joy in my day than giving my patients healthy and beautiful smiles. This is why I got into dentistry.

My Mission

I want my patients to know that I truly care about them and their well-being. Its my mission to provide quality dentistry and to help my patients achieve and maintain a healthy, brilliant smile.


Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine Davie, FL

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Pedersen has completed continuing education in new technologies in implant dentistry and evolution in Nano technology. She is also a member of the American Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Pedersen currently resides in Memphis, TN. In her free time, she enjoys running marathons, music, traveling and spending time with friends and family.