About Us

At Steven W. Smith, DDS, PLLC, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

Our Mission

Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.

Dr. Steven W. Smith, DDS

Dr. Smith was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a youth, he participated in several sports such as wrestling, soccer and ballroom dancing. He also learned to play the piano which is a hobby he enjoys today. He decided that he wanted to be a dentist while he was in HighSchool. His decision was influenced by his experience getting braces. He realized how much of a difference a good smile made in his self-esteem and social life and wanted to be able to help others improve their smiles. He met his beautiful wife Kenna while in High school and was married soon thereafter. They were blessed with 3 children, Teva 20, Olivia 16, Marcus 9.

Teva is currently a Junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry, and also playing on the school's water polo team. He graduated from Dixon High School where he held the position of Senior class treasurer. While at Dixon, Teva was a student-athlete competing in the sport of wrestling while maintaining a strong GPA.

Olivia is currently a Senior at Dixon High School. She runs track and cross country and plays on the school's varsity soccer team. She enjoys soccer, reading and playing the bass clarinet for her school band. 

Marcus is 9 years old and currently working on his masters of Pokemon battling degree while completing his minor in Yu-Gi-Oh combat theory. He enjoys anything Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Bionacle, or Mario related. He has recently started a mission in Minecraft and will be involved with that for the foreseeable future.

Dr. Smith attended Salt Lake Community College for his associate's degree and completed his dental prerequisites at the University of Utah. He attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2005 and was awarded a Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2009. Following his graduation from dental school, he served 4 years as a Navy dentist before associating with a private practice in Leland, NC. He loves having his own practice in Sneads Ferry and helping those in the community in which he lives and has raised his family.

Dr. Smith has had the opportunity to become a member of the American Dental Association as well as the North Carolina Dental Association. He has participated in several continuing education courses and continues to participate in courses to remain current and on the cutting edge of new technologies and concepts in dentistry.

His hobbies include coaching wrestling, diving, racquetball, mountain biking, and being involved with his kids sports programs. He also enjoys gardening, playing piano and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Silva DDS

Dr. Henrique F. Silva DDS

Dr. Silva was born in Recife, Brazil and moved to the United States at the age of 7. He’s been an avid athlete for his entire life and was a 3-sport varsity athlete in high school playing football, basketball, and soccer. He developed a love for traveling to new places after having the opportunity to travel the country for basketball tournaments, and still enjoys traveling as much as possible today. Dr. Silva was drawn to dentistry in high school because he had a dentist who showed compassion and kindness to individuals in need.  This, along with the ability to improve the self-esteem and health of his patients, are the factors that continue to motivate Dr. Silva today. 

Dr. Silva graduated with honors from Utah Valley University with a degree in Biology.  He then attended the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry where he excelled in various areas of dentistry.  During his time at VCU he participated in the research, was a fellowship recipient, and received an award from the International Digital Dental Academy for his work with same day CAD/CAM crowns and bridges. Dr. Silva is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Association. He is passionate about continuing education and staying up-to-date on the latest innovations in dentistry.

In his free time, Dr. Silva continues to try and perfect his jump-shot and is an avid angler.  He hopes to catch every species of fish in the world, and even though he knows that’s likely not possible he likes to dream big! Dr. Silva is married to his best friend Angela and they have two children, Olivia, and Max who keep them very busy.  Dr. Silva and his family love living near the coast and being beach bums as often as possible!

Dr. Gill

Dr. Amanda Gill DDS

Dr. Gill was born and raised in Alaska but moved to North Carolina in the early 2000s with her husband and son. She attended Wake Technical Community College for her associate’s degree and graduated with honors. Next, she went on to North Carolina State University, graduating number one in her class with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Classical Studies. After finishing her undergraduate work, Dr. Gill and her family spent five years enjoying the Arizona desert. She attended Midwestern University, first obtaining her master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, followed by her Doctorate of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors both times. After graduation, Dr. Gill was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, which recognizes clinical and academic excellence.

Dr. Gill takes pride in her gentle touch and ability to connect with her patients. She loves treating people of all ages and working together to help everyone achieve their healthiest, happiest smile.

When Dr. Gill isn’t caring for patients, she loves spending time outdoors with her family. She’s also an avid baker and enjoys riding bikes - even her dog likes to ride along. She and her family love the NC coast and look forward to enjoying all it has to offer

Dr Dakota James Peachee

Dr. Dakota James Peachee

Dr. Peachee grew up in NC with his parents Jim and LaVee, and 3 siblings, James, Jennifer, and Christine. Growing up Dakota found special interest in several extracurricular activities including track & field, wrestling, painting, and fishing, although it was his track and field achievements that paved the way to a scholarship at High Point University where he studied Biology.

While attending HPU Dr. Peachee became the 2010 Jr National track & field Champion which qualified him to compete at the World Jr. Championship. In his final year he earned all-American status by placing in the top 5 at the NCAA championship finals in the 3000 meter steeplechase. It was also during his time at HPU where he found dentistry; a profession that fuses his artistic vision and high aptitude for learning with his passion for serving others.

While attending HPU Dr. Peachee met his wife, Lilla, who was a student athlete from Hungary on a full track and field scholarship. Lilla is an an entrepreneur performing business re-branding.

After graduating collage Dr. Peachee remained in North Carolina and worked as a chemist in R&D for two years until receiving acceptance to attend East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine where he graduated to become a licensed dentist. Dr. Peachee found passion in learning and performing all facets dentistry, which prompted him to become a General Dentist.

Dr. Peachee and his wife are very active and have always loved the Carolina coast so making the move was an easy choice. When Dr. Peachee is not providing dental care to the people of eastern NC, you can probably find him somewhere in the intercostal waterway fishing with his lovely wife Lilla!

Smith Dental Dr. Victoria Shirley

Dr. Victoria Shirley

Dr. Shirley was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she discovered her drive for knowledge and helping others at a young age. Dr. Shirley knew she wanted to become a dentist after experiencing first-hand how a new smile can transform lives and dedicated herself to helping others feel the same way. She worked diligently in high school and ultimately accepted a full tuition academic scholarhip to attend the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated with honors, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pittsburgh earning her B.S. in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She was blessed to have met her husband during her time there. Dr. Shirley and her husband are both dentists!

Dr. Shirley graduated summa cum laude from Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine in Arizona. She has held several leadership roles in dentistry earning awards for her entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills. She was president of the dental school student body and earned the American College of Dentists’ “Outstanding Student Leader Award” for outstanding leadership, scholastic performance, and potential for impact on the dental profession. Dr. Shirley is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Before moving to North Carolina, Dr. Shirley worked as a dentist in Pennsylvania and Florida. She has experience with the latest dental technologies, including same day CAD/CAM crowns and bridges, and prides herself in her ability to provide comprehensive dental care with her gentle touch. She enjoys connecting with her patients and helping them to achieve their smile goals.

In her free time, Dr. Shirley enjoys exercising and traveling. She maintains an active lifestyle and loves to keep moving. Her favorite outdoor activity thus far was a hiking trip to Havasupai Falls in Arizona. In her downtime, she likes to relax by going to the beach or cuddling up on the couch with a movie. She and her husband are loving their new home and are happy to be settled on the NC coast!

Dental Staff

All our professionals at Steven W. Smith, DDS, PLLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay current on the latest trends in dentistry.

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Alicia Blume

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Tiffany Dyson

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Kristine Longe

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Michelle Morgan

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Heather Reinhardt

Dental Assistant

Front Office Staff