Dr. Randy L. Smith is both a remarkable dentist and a remarkable man. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, Dr. Smith decided it was time to return home to Phoenix to start both a dental practice and a family. Since 1988, Dr. Smith has been providing families in Arizona with unsurpassed quality dental care and loving every minute of it.
Dr. Smith has truly devoted his life to serving others. He, his wife of more than 38 years and his two grown children all participate in numerous charities doing outstanding humanitarian work for those less fortunate. For more than 20 years, he has worked with the Flying Samaritans as a part of their dental team. Through this organization, he travels to Baja California to give crucial dental care to communities in crippling poverty. For many years, he has also served the local Phoenix community as St. Joseph’s Hospital’s WellCare Foundation’s Dental Director and practitioner. These and other charitable endeavors, including extensive volunteer work as at John C. Lincoln’s Children’s Dental Clinic, have earned him The Presidential Medal for Volunteerism and The WellCare Foundation Compassionate Volunteer Award.
When Dr. Smith isn’t hard at work serving his fellow man in some way, he spends his time playing golf, cycling, SCUBA diving and snorkelling. More than anything, Dr. Smith wants to make sure others are happy and healthy. This is truer than ever when it comes to his patients!
After graduating from Arizona State University, Dr. Kovacik received his dental degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He also holds a Master of Public Health from the Arizona School of Health Management and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency from the Lutheran Medical Center at the Maui Oral Health Center. Dr. Kovacik will be awarded a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in the summer of 2018.
Dr. Kovacik believes community leadership and continual professional development are the hallmarks of a good dentist. He is currently an active board member of the Central Arizona Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Kovacik was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Leadership Exploration and Development Program with the Arizona Dental Association. He also served as Adjunct Faculty at Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Kovacik lives in Phoenix and focuses his philanthropic efforts on helping underserved individuals in the area. His volunteer activities include the Arizona Mission of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Kovacik likes to take advantage of the amazing Arizona environment by hiking, backpacking, and mountain biking. He also has a passion for traveling and has lived in several different countries throughout his life. Lastly, Dr. Kovacik loves animals, especially his own rescue Myska!