J. RYAN SMITH, DMD
Dr. Smith is originally from Covington, GA. In high school, he worked for an orthodontist, sparking his love for dentistry. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia, he graduated from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (magna cum laude). He then enhanced his professional education by completing a general practice residency in Denver, Colorado.
Joining the Mountain View Dental team in 2012, Dr. Smith instantly admired the level of quality and overall philosophy of the practice. From 2012 to 2020, Dr. Smith transitioned from associate, to partner, to now ownership of Mountain View Dental. He jokes by saying “Dr. Reese told me this practice is the daughter her never had, if I don’t take care of her and treat her right, he’ll come after me.”
Continuing education is an element of practicing dentistry that Dr. Smith considers essential to provide the best care for his patients. Dr. Smith has a passion for surgery and implant dentistry. He has completed over 100 hours of hands-on continuing education in implant dentistry and has earned the status of Fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI).
Dr. Smith is a member of SPEAR, a study club comprised of local dentists and specialist who share ideas on how to provide optimal care for their patients from a comprehensive approach. Dr. Smith is also an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as the Rotary Club of North Cobb.
Dr. Smith, his wife Alec, and their three sons, Noah, Winn, and Lincoln live in nearby Kennesaw, GA. Outside the office, Dr. Smith most enjoys spending time with his family and watching his little boys play sports. Following UGA football, playing ALTA tennis, and the occasional round of golf are other pastimes that he enjoys.
R. GLENN REESE, DMD
Dr. Reese is originally from a small farming community near Athens’ GA. He worked hard farming with his grandad and in construction with his dad from a very young age (8 or 9). He paid his own way through college by working summers and various jobs throughout the school year and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1976. He received his dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1980.
After serving in the United States Air Force Dental Corps, Dr. Reese opened his own dental practice in 1986. In 1997, he built a new more modern dental facility. In 2012, he brought on a part-time associate, Dr Smith, who became a full-time partner and owner in 2016.
Dr Reese is a member of the Georgia Dental Association, the American Dental Association and has been a member of several professional study clubs where general dentists and specialists support each other in the pursuit of professional excellence. Dr. Reese is a founding member of North Cobb Rotary Club, where he also served a term as president. He has also been voted Best Atlanta Dentist by his peers and is the recipient of the Service Above Self Award by the Rotary Club.
Dr. Reese works with a team of experienced and professional staff members. They attend numerous continuing education courses each year to stay current with the latest advancement in dental care for their patients.
Dr. Reese has been married to his wife, Kennedy, since 1985, and they have two boys, Hunter and Jaryd. In his time away from dentistry, Dr. Reese enjoys outside activities like hunting and fishing. He and his wife also spend a lot time following their sons’ tennis endeavors. Both sons played college tennis. Jaryd has became a teaching pro while Hunter is testing the waters on the pro circuit.
So whether you are new to the area, are in pain, have trouble chewing, have airway/sleep problems, would like to see cosmetic improvements, or are simply considering changing dentists, we hope you will consider Mountain View Dental to be your new dental home.
Give us a chance to earn your trust and respect, and in return, we hope we can give you a reason to smile!