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Anderson Dentist Dentist

Garry L. Smith DDS

Garry L. Smith DDS

Dr. Smith of Anderson, Indiana graduated from Indiana University Bloomington and the I.U. School of Dentistry Indianapolis. Dentist Dr. Garry Smith is a recognized instructor for the Laser and KCP1000. He also graduated from the Midwest Implant Institute extern program. Dr. Smith opened his Anderson dental practice in 1973. Committed to holistic dentistry, safe practices, and smiling results, Dr. Smith is considered to be one of the top dentists in the State of Indiana.

Patients of our dentist in Anderson have access to higher-quality dentistry. Both offices offer cleanings, orthodontics, TMJ, teeth cleanings and general dentistry services. Dr. Smith has been in practice since 1973 and resides in Anderson with his wife, Margaret.

Name/Credentials: Garry L. Smith DDS
Practice Name: Smith Family Dentistry Anderson.

Quote or Tagline about Dentistry:
Dr. Smith's favorite thing to say is "I'm just here to be a blessing."

Your Mission Statement of Dentistry:
Committed to excellence by providing the highest level of service.

Education Detail:

  • Indiana University Bloomington: Major zoology, minor physiology (1965 -1970)
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry: Doctor of Dental Surgery (1970 - 1974)

Continuing Education Courses and/or Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Facial Aesthetics
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Association of Functional Orthodontics
  • American Association of Laser Dentists

CE: Certified

  • Gnathology
  • Air abrasion
  • TMJ and muscle function
  • Cerec (CAD/CAM)
  • Laser dentistry
  • Implant prosthetics
  • Botox and fillers
  • Clear Correct invisible aligners
  • Holistic Dentistry

Lifestyle and Hobbies:

Lifestyle and Hobbies: Teach the Bible (35 years). Duplicate bridge, reading, golf, traveling with his wife Margie of 51 years. Spending time with his daughter and granddaughter in Naples, Florida, and he also enjoys a good glass of fine wine.

Charlene M. (Charli) Steiner

Charlene M. (Charli) Steiner

Dr. Steiner graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry and received advanced education at IU with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. She also did her undergrad work at Indiana University and received a BA in Chemistry with minors in Biology, Psychology. Dr. Steiner is Invisalign® clear aligner Certified.

Beyond her education, she enjoys being active in all forms! Her main passion is weightlifting, but she also enjoys indoor rock climbing, obstacle course racing, running 5K races, and hiking. Her goals are to run at least one 5K in each month of 2020 and complete a Spartan Trifecta. She enjoys time with family including her nephew, Theo.

Dr. Steiner believes that dentistry has the power to change lives one smile at a time! Her greatest joy and desire is to empower her team to help provide comprehensive, patient-focused care in a positive, upbeat environment. She wants each patient to feel how much she cares for them in order to nurture a strong relationship as partners throughout their oral health journey.

She has an ever-evolving travel bucket list, with seeing FC Barcelona play Real Madrid at Camp Nou currently residing at the top of the list. Dr. Steiner enjoys live music and quizzing the people in her life about trivia. She also organizes bourbon tasting for her friends.

Be sure to attempt to stump Dr. Steiner in music trivia – it may be hard to do!

Dr. Knowles

We are excited to shine the spotlight on Dr. Sarah Knowles who joined our team at Smith Family Dentistry in April 2022. Dr. Knowles is an exceptional dentist who has continuously proved that she can provide you and your family with the high-quality, personalized care that you have come to know at Smith Family Dentistry. She alongside our existing team of talented doctors and wonderful dental hygienists will help ensure you receive the best care possible.

Dr. Knowles has an impressive background starting her educational career at the University of Iowa Dental School. She then continued her certification at the San Diego V.A Hospital where she completed her General Practice Residency. In addition to her academic accolades, Dr. Knowles is certified in Invisalign, Botox, and dermal fillers.

Dr. Knowles’ passion for dentistry can be seen in the strong bonds she makes not only with her patients but with members of her team. “This profession has given me the opportunity to blend science, art, and working with my hands but by far the greatest gifts are the relationships it provides,” she said. When she is not in the office providing her clients with the best care, Dr. Knowles enjoys reading and gardening as well as spending time with her husband and two sons. She and her family are big football fans as her husband is the defensive coordinator at Butler University. (Go Bulldogs!)

We are confident that the patients of Smith Family Dentistry will be in good hands with Dr. Knowles. We encourage you to get to know her if you haven’t had a chance to already. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 1(317) 578-1933.

We look forward to seeing your smile soon!

Dr. Farida Somba

Dr. Somba has an impressive background. Her educational career consists of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Tampere University: Postgraduate Diploma of Global Health, and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

Dr. Somba is committed to her craft and prioritizes dental health of those in the community she serves. Her mission about dentistry is, “providing quality dental care in a manner reflective of compassion and trust”. In addition to her outstanding educational career Dr. Somba is a member of the American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society.

When she is not in the office providing her clients with the best care, Dr. Somba is spending time with her family and enjoying outdoor activities such as walking and hiking. She also enjoys traveling and listening to music.