Dr. Rick K. Smith, DDS, MeCSD, Curriculum Vitae

1968-71 Leland High School, San Jose, California

1971-74 San Jose City College, California
        A.A. Degree in Biology

1974-75 University of California, Santa Cruz
        B.A. Degree in Biology

1978-81 University of Pacific, San Francisco, California
        D.D.S. Degree

2003    Credential Certification for breathing related sleep disorder by the  
        Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

2004    Board Examination of Diplomate status with American Board of Dental
        Sleep Medicine

2007    Member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and  the College of Conscious Sedation


1981-1986 Faculty, Department of Orthodontics University of the Pacific School
          of Dentistry Research Bone Anatomy and Histology.

1984-1988 Consultant Experimental Implant Surgery Team University of the 
          Pacific School of Dentistry.

1988-1990 Faculty, Department of Oral Surgery (Implant Research) University 
          of the Pacific School of Dentistry.               


1982   Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, California Intern Hospital

1983-present  Dominican Hospital, Medical Staff,Santa Cruz, California
     Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery
     Member of Head and Neck Tumor Board
     Consultant to Cardiac Surgical team

1982-1989  University of Pacific Department of Research
           Implant research team investigator/surgical consultant

1983-1984  University of Pacific School of Dentistry
           TMJ - Craniofacial Pain Workshop

2002   Certification of Procedural Sedation (Conscious Sedation)  
       Competency - Dominican Hospital Dept. of Anesthesia

2004   Implant Mentor Program Nobel Biocare
       Institute of Digital Dentistry


1975-1989  Research in Bone Laboratory 
           University of the Pacific School of Dentistry

1981-1983  Private Practice, general dentistry at the School of Dentistry
           Faculty Group Practice, San Francisco

1982- Present  Private Practice, 8030 Soquel Avenue Suite 101
      Santa Cruz, California

1997    Master Status w/Institute for Advanced Dental Technologies 
        Nd: YAG Laser 
        University of California , San Francisco

2002    Vivadent In-Ceram Certification

2003    Academy of Sleep Dental  Medicine Credential Examination

2005    Associate Fellowship Certification
        Er,Cr. YSGG Laser
        World Clinical Laser Institute


1983-1987 Santa Cruz Director, Monterey Bay Dental Society, Chairman,
          Santa Cruz Emergency Dental Service

1983-1987 Board of Directors, Santa Cruz County Special Olympics, 
          1986 Past President

1984-present Executive Board of Directors, Santa Cruz County 
     American Cancer Society

1990-1998 Board of Trustees, Soquel Elementary Union School District,
     1996 Past Board President
2005- present  Santa Cruz County Sherriff, Search and Rescue, motorcycle posse
8030 Soquel Ave.
Suite 101
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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