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Dr. Helaine Smith

San Francisco, California
Dr. Smith, a Boston, Massachusetts cosmetic dentist, has combined a dedication to patient care, volunteerism, and business acumen since beginning her dentistry career in 1991. She is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Las Vegas Institute graduate, and she recently completed an... Full Bio
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Successful Smiles Blog Has Moved by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I'm very happy to announce that my Successful Smiles blog is now residing on my Website at: www.helainesmithdmd.com/blog. Please update your RSS reader and head on over! ... Read on »
You Are Not "Superficial" for Wanting a Better Smile by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health A few weeks ago someone posted to me on Twitte r that cosmetic dentistry is for people who are "superficial." And just recently, someone posted on another dental blog tha ... Read on »
Back from vacation and feeling good by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I've been quiet of late. I attended an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conference and then went on a much needed vacation. Now I'm back and as always with vacation ... Read on »
I Love My Dentist Story Contest Winners by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I have really enjoyed reading people's stories about why they love their dentists, so it was really hard to choose three winners -- because all of the stories were so good! Ho ... Read on »
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Sex! Mentioned in Boston Globe Article by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The Boston Globe ran an article about social media in its Sunday, April 26 edition. In his article, " Increasingly, marketing isn't just one-way street," reporter Scott Kirsne ... Read on »
Eight Year Old Boy Loves His Dentist by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Today is the last "I Love My Dentist" story. I saved this one for last because it's written by Aidan Thomas Hornaday, age eight. According to Aidan's mother, Aidan talked abou ... Read on »
Public Speaker Loves Both Dentists by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health When you need more extensive dental work, such full mouth reconstruction, you may have to see a cosmetic dentist who specializes in more advanced procedures. Celia Milton is o ... Read on »
Comedian Nancy Lombardo Loves Her Dentist by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I'm often asked by patients if getting their teeth fixed is "vain" -- even when their teeth present serious health issues and/or it's uncomfortable for them to eat. Havin ... Read on »
West Roxbury Transcript Features I Love My Dentist Story Contest by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health As many patients have explained through their stories this month, going to the dentist is a postive act because you're taking care of your health. And that is exactly the ... Read on »
Today's Love My Dentist Story: Short and Sweet! by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Kama Linden, vocalist in New York City, writes, "Dr. Maitreya Padukone is the best dentist. If you don't need a procedure he won't do it. He is fun, he is interesting to talk ... Read on »
California Dermatologist Explains Why She Loves Her Dentist by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Dentists form relationships with many other medical professionals and because one is in the "trade," you carefully choose those professionals to whom you send clients. I ... Read on »
Thank You for the Wonderful Dental Love Stories! by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I have had a few people ask me, "Why are you posting stories about other dentists on your blog? Why do you want to give press to your competitors?" As I said in my origin ... Read on »
Patient Loses Fear of Visiting the Dentist by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Millions of people across the U.S. are terrified to visit the dentist -- I know, because I often receive email from prospective patients telling me about their trauma. So ... Read on »
Canada Has Wonderful Dentists, Too by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Wilf Seymour, Executive Chef for Canada's Wonderland, lives in Toronto, Canada, and writes to say that you "won't find a better dentist in the world," than Dr. Jay McKenzie, o ... Read on »
Patient Receives Spa Treatments at the Dentist Office by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health You can find lots of articles about dental practices that also offer day-spa type treatments such as massage or aromatherapy. (My Boston-based practice is dental spa, for exam ... Read on »
Dentist in Indiana is "Better than Dentists in NY"! by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Sheryl Matthys, Founder of Leashes and Lovers (an online networking/friendship/dating site for dog lovers!) "loves, loves, loves" her dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Mader in South Bend ... Read on »
Patient Drives 200 Miles to See His Dentist by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Finding good service providers, such as doctors, plumbers, and even auto technicians, can take some work. When you find a good person, you want to hang on to them -- forever. ... Read on »
Dentist Helps Patient Out of "Dark Cave" of Oral Health by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Randi, front office coordinator for Dr. Eric Vanek, sent in this patient testimonial from Robin MacDonald in Santa Ana, California: "Dr. Vanek helped me emerge from a dark ... Read on »
Tell Me Why You Love Your Dentist -- And Get Featured on This Blog! by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I noticed awhile ago that many people post on Twitter that they're either afraid to visit the dentist . . . or even worse, that they hate their dentists. (You can read my ea ... Read on »
I Get to Meet David Meerman Scott by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I've been a fan of David Meerman Scott since I first read his book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR. So imagine my thrill when I finally got to meet him last week at th ... Read on »