Meet Your Dental Care Team
We love to make you smile!
We love to make you smile!
We know that our dentist office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team. Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled. We strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications. We have years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. Additionally, we offer the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars in the industry.
As a dental care team, we are especially interested in making all of our patients feel comfortable and right at home. We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We speak openly with you about possible treatments, as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.
Our goal is to alleviate the anxiety that can be associated with dental care. We understand some patients may feel nervous about their dental visit, so through building a foundation of trust we can provide a relaxing and positive experience.
Combining general dentistry skills with a sense of humor and a dedication to his patients’ comfort, Dr. Mike keeps his patients smiling.
Dr. Michael Smith was born and raised in York, Nebraska. He joined the Naval Reserves in 1986 and served eight years including a deployment in 1990-91 in the Gulf War.
Dr. Smith attended Creighton University in Omaha where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree.
Following their graduation from dental school Dr’s Mike and Nichol joined the United States Air Force. The two were accepted into the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Offut Air Force base in Omaha, NE. Upon completion of the residency program, they went on to serve the rest of their commitment at Altus Air Force base in Ok. In 1999 the duo moved to Sioux Falls and opened Dental Care Associates.
Because Dr. Mike believes in giving back and providing direction for new dentists, he teaches one day a week at the Creighton University Dental School. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. He enjoys early morning work outs, the outdoors, and is an avid Husker fan.
Bringing her passion for dentistry and eye for detail to the practice, Dr. Nichol appreciates the results and patient reactions she receives from performing functional yet esthetic dental procedures.
Dr. Nichol Smith was raised in Sioux Falls, SD. After graduating from Washington High School (valedictorian), she attended the University of South Dakota and received her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry (cum laude). Dr. Smith completed her DDS degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where she met Dr. Mike.
Drs. Michael and Nichol Smith joined the United States Air Force determined to give back to their country. In 1999 the dynamic dental duo moved to Sioux Falls and opened Dental Care Associates. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with their three children, family, and friends.
As a caring and compassionate person you can guarantee Dr. Kuipers will make you and your family’s dental care a priority. She takes pride in getting to know her patients and their families while giving them the quality care she extends to her own family.
Dr. Chelsea Kuipers was born and raised in Sioux Falls where she graduated from Lincoln High School and Augustana University with degrees in Biology and Spanish. In 2010, Dr. Kuipers completed her DDS degree at the Creighton University Dental School and joined Dental Care Associates.
In her free time, Dr. Kuipers enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. She also enjoys athletic events, going to the lake, and watching the Minnesota Vikings.
Keeping her patients at ease and comfortable is a personal mission for Dr. Booth-Roby. She is passionate about providing outstanding dental care that any patient can leave smiling about.
Dr. Lauren Booth-Roby is the newest dentist to join the practice. She is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and received her Biology and Business degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix (Magnum cum Laude). She then returned to Omaha where she received her DDS from Creighton University School of Dentistry. While at Creighton, Dr. Booth-Roby held multiple positions, including Vice President, of the District 8 ASDA (American Student Dental Association).
Dr. Booth-Roby enjoys an adventure. You will find her running, hiking or exploring with her new husband and Aussiedoodle, Duke, waterskiing, playing volleyball or golfing.