About Us

The Team You Choose Makes a Big Difference


At Smith Orthodontics, we believe your smile has the power to change your life in so many positive ways. We can’t help the way we feel, because we see the change it makes on our patients faces, and in their lives, every day. Spending all our waking hours (and some of our sleeping ones) focused on smiles is pretty awesome. In fact, every member of our team shares a passion for making people smile.

From your first day in treatment to the day you walk out with your new smile, we want to be the best part of your day. We know it’s a privilege – and it’s one we take seriously.

J. Dempsey Smith

Dr. Smith is a native of North Carolina, valedictorian of his high school, top of his class in dental school and lauded graduate of UNC. I guess you could say he was really good in school. But we think it's his passion for people and what orthodontics can accomplish to improve their lives that really sets him apart.

After earning his specialty degree in orthodontics, he served in the Navy for four years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He lives in Durham with his wife and former high school sweetheart (yes...they are the same person you jokester, you) and their three kids.

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They’re Really Your Team

A lot of different things have to come together to provide personalized treatment and create custom smiles. That's where the Smith Orthodontics Team comes in. Every member of the team shares Dr. Smith's commitment to make your time in treatment almost as great as the day your treatment is complete.

Tour Our Offices

In Durham & Mebane, NC

We're pretty proud of our two offices. We worked hard to create an environment where kids are comfortable and adults actually want to kick back and relax. You can take a quick spin around the offices below. Then, when you come for your initial consultation, we'll give you a personal tour.