Dr. Kevin S. Smith was raised in Oklahoma and attended college at The University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1988. His academic record was outstanding and he was inducted into the national dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Following completion of dental school with honors he was accepted into a one year General Practice Residency at the Veteran Administration in Houston, Texas. In 1989, Dr. Smith entered a four-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas-Houston. During his residency he was involved with the cleft lip and palate team and performed numerous procedures regarding cleft lip and palate. This interest in cleft lip and palate care sparked the application and entrance into a one-year fellowship at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. During his tenure there Dr. Smith participated in the care of pediatric patients and had a special emphasis in on cleft lip and palate surgery and craniofacial surgery. Upon his return to the United States in September 1994, Dr. Smith was appointed assistant professor in Oral and Maxillofacial at the University of Oklahoma.
Currently, Dr. Smith is a Clinical Professor and Residency Program Director. Additionally, he is Co-director of The University of Oklahoma J. W. Keys Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic and The University of Tulsa Mary K. Chapman Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic. Dr. Smith also is involved with the craniofacial surgery and works extensively with pediatric cranial, orbital and facial remodeling. Dr. Smith has continued his service to cleft lip/palate and craniofacial patients through his volunteer service to the Rotary International sponsored project of Thousand Smiles in Ensenada, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Dr. Smith started and ran a clinic in Tecate, Mexico for several years in combination with Smiles International Foundation. He traveled to Romania with internationally acclaimed Operation Smile. He has organized A Smile for a Child Foundation helping children with facial differences.
In 2009, Dr. Kevin Smith received the HCA Frist Humanitarian Award for helping children with facial differences. He was voted the award not only for the State of Oklahoma but also the National Award.
Dr. Smith is accepting new adult and pediatric patients for general and complex oral and maxillofacial procedures including primary and secondary cleft lip and palate surgery, orthognathic surgery and wisdom tooth extraction.