Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Michael Smith
Dr. Michael Smith was born and raised in York, NE. He joined the Naval Reserves in 1986 and served eight years during which he was deployed to serve in the 1990-1991 Gulf-War.
Dr. Smith attended Creighton University in Omaha where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree, graduating in 1996.
In addition to working full time at Dental Care Associates, he also teaches one day a week at the Creighton University Dental School.
Dr. Nichol Smith
Dr. Nichol Wilson Smith was born in Charleston, SC and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. Upon graduating from Washington High School (valedictorian), she attended the University of South Dakota and received bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry (cum laude).
Dr. Smith completed her DDS degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, in 1996.
Upon completion of Dental School, Drs. Michael and Nichol Smith joined the United States Air Force. After their residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Drs. Smith transferred to Altus, Oklahoma for two years of duty (clinical practice). In 1999 they moved to Sioux Falls and opened Dental Care Associates. In their free time, Drs Michael and Nichol enjoy spending time with their three children, family, and friends.
Dr. Chelsea Kuipers
Dr. Chelsea Kuipers was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD.
Upon graduating from Lincoln High School, she attended Augustana University where she received degrees in Biology and Spanish. Dr. Kuipers completed her DDS degree at the Creighton University Dental School.
In her free time, Dr. Kuipers enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. She also enjoys athletic events, going to the lake, and watching the Minnesota Vikings.
All three doctors are active in the community and also in various professional organizations including: the American Dental Association, Southeastern District Dental Society, Siouxland Dental & Implant Study Club and the Seattle Study Club.