Colby  Smith, D.D.S.
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Residency Program Director (AEGD - Venice)
(310) 392-4103
(310) 392-8513
UCLA Venice Dental Center
323 S. Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


Colby S. Smith, D.D.S. is the Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Wilson-Jennings-Bloomfield UCLA Venice Dental Center. He joined the UCLA Dental School Faculty in 2009. Dr. Smith is a clinician and educator focused on the training of general dentists at the pre- and postdoctoral level and takes a special interest in improving the quality and efficiency of dental care. He is also actively involved in several local and national dental organizations.

Educational & Professional Background

  • B.S. UC Santa Barbara, 2004

  • D.D.S. UCLA, 2008

  • Certificate, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, UCLA, 2009

Research & Interests

  • Postdoctoral General Dentistry

  • Multidisciplinary Dental Training

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

  • Dental Materials

Professional Memberships

  • Apollonian Society

  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry

  • American Dental Association

  • American Dental Education Association

  • California Dental Association

  • Academy of Operative Dentistry

  • Academy of R.V. Tucker Cast Gold Study Clubs

  • American Academy of Gold Foil Operators

  • Medical Reserve Corps- Los Angeles

  • United States Army Reserve Dental Corps

  • Western Los Angeles Dental Society


  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry 2013

  • First Place Table Clinic Program, American Prosthodontic Society 2011

  • Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Award, UCLA 2011

  • Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Award, UCLA 2010

  • Robert B. Wolcott Award, UCLA Division of Restorative Dentistry, 2008

Additional Information

Courses Taught:
  • Indirect Restorations

  • Patient Management

  • Clinical Restorative Dentistry

  • Treatment Planning