Dr. Christopher D. Smith, DDS

Dr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Brigham Young University. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Smith received his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

Dr. Smith was clinically ranked #1 out of more than 70 students in his dental school class. He also received an award from the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity for attaining the highest academic standing during his prescribed years of study at Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. He is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association.

Dr. Smith has a wonderful wife and five busy children that are his greatest blessing in life. He enjoys the outdoors, golf, volleyball and woodworking.


Dr. Mark R. Oblad, DDS

“It is a wonderful time to be a dentist! The latest technological advancements in materials and procedures have increased the success rates of root canal treatments and have made root canals almost always pain free. I strive to treat my patients how I would want to be treated if I was in the dental chair, and I love helping my patients save their teeth!”

Education

Endodontic Training
Fort Gordon (Augusta, GA)
Advanced Dental Training
Ft. Carson (Colorado Springs, CO)
Dental School
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Endodontics
American Dental Association

 

   

Awards and honors

  • Deans Award for Academic Excellence, Case Western Reserve University, 2001
  • Best Table Clinic, Air Force Annual Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2002
  • Bronze Star Medal for service rendered while deployed to Iraq is support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003-2004
  • Army Commendation Medal, 2004, Ft. Hood, Texas; 2006, Ft. Gordon, Ga., 2009, Ft. Lewis,    Wash.

Personal

Dr. Oblad has been married to his sweetheart, Vanessa, for the past 29 years. They have been blessed with two wonderful daughters. Dr. Oblad loves spending time with his family and enjoys sports, gardening and anything outdoors.


Dr. Aaron A. Innes, D.D.S.  

Education

Endodontic Training
Fort Bragg (Fort Bragg, NC)
Dental School
The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Professional Affiliations

Arizona Endodontic Association
American Association of Endodontics
American Dental Association

 

   

Awards and honors

  • Diplomate of of the American Board of Endodontics, 2018
  • Army Commendation Medal, Fort Bragg, 2016
  • Army Achievement Medal, 2014
  • The Outstanding Commitment to Community Award, The Ohio State University, 2013
  • National Defense Service Medal, 2013
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, 2013

    Research

Comparison of Cyclic Fatigue Resistance Amongst Conventional and Proprietary Heat-Treated NiTi Rotary Instruments (research for Endodontic Residency 20142016)

Personal

Dr. Innes and his wife, Stephanie, have five children. With his family, Dr. Innes enjoys              camping, hiking, fishing, biking, and music.


Dr. Howard Van Ness, DDS

I have served with the United States Navy for 22 years which has given me the opportunity to travel the world and to care for the most deserving patients. It has also provided me with the opportunity to work with some great colleagues with a diverse approach to dental care. I enjoy expanding my abilities through continuing education and have additional interests in forensic and veterinary dentistry.

We have been blessed with four wonderful children. My family and I love playing games whether they be video or table-top. Having managed a theater while in college, I enjoy the experience of going to an actual movie theater as well as streaming at home. I also have fun attending live sporting events and generally spending time with my family.

Education

Endodontic Training
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (General Practice Residency)
Advanced Dental Training
Naval Postgraduate Dental School – Endodontic Residency (Certificate)
Dental School
Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine (DDS)
Other Education
George Washington University  (MS – Health Sciences, Oral Biology)

 

   

Awards and honors

  • CWRU Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence (2001). Inducted as Fellow of International College of Dentists (FICD) (2014). 

  • Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards)

  • Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards)

  • Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards)

  • Army Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal

  • Navy Expert Pistol Medal

  • Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer (SWMDO) Qualification

  • Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer (FMFWO) Qualification

Personal

Dr. Van Ness is a Retired Navy Captain after 22 years of honorable service. Deployed 2007 aboard USS John C. Stennis as part of the “Surge” ordered by President George W. Bush in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Served at eleven different duty stations all over the world. He enjoys spending time with his family and attending live sporting events.