Meet Our Doctors
General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Care
Our job is to make you smile!
We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team. Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care.
Dr. Michael Smith
Combining general dentistry skills with a sense of humor and a dedication to his patients’ comfort, Dr. Mike keeps his patients smiling.
Dr. Michael Smith was born and raised in a small town in Nebraska. He joined the Naval Reserves in 1986 and served eight years including a deployment in 1990-91 in the 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.
Because Dr. Mike believes in giving back and providing direction for new dentists, he teaches one day a week at the Creighton University Dental School. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. He enjoys early morning work outs, the outdoors, and is an avid Husker fan.
Dr. Nichol Smith
Bringing her passion for dentistry and eye for detail to the practice, Dr. Nichol appreciates the results and patient reactions she receives from performing functional yet esthetic dental procedures.
Dr. Nichol Smith was raised in Sioux Falls, SD. After graduating from Washington High School (valedictorian), she attended the University of South Dakota and received her 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 where she met Dr. Mike.
Drs. Michael and Nichol Smith joined the United States Air Force determined to give back to their country. In 1999 the dynamic dental duo moved to Sioux Falls and opened Dental Care Associates. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with their three children, family, and friends.
Dr. Chelsea Kuipers
As a caring and compassionate person you can guarantee Dr. Kuipers will make you and your family’s dental care a priority. She takes pride in getting to know her patients and their families while giving them the quality care she extends to her own family.
Dr. Chelsea Kuipers was born and raised in Sioux Falls where she graduated from Lincoln High School and Augustana University with degrees in Biology and Spanish. In 2010, Dr. Kuipers completed her DDS degree at the Creighton University Dental School and joined Dental Care Associates.
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.
Dr. Lauren Booth
Keeping her patients at ease and comfortable is a personal mission for Dr. Booth. She is passionate about providing outstanding dental care that any patient can leave smiling about.
Dr. Lauren Booth is the newest dentist to join the practice. She is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and received her Biology and Business degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix (Magnum cum Laude). She then returned to Omaha where she received her DDS from Creighton University School of Dentistry. While at Creighton, Dr. Booth held multiple positions, including Vice President, of the District 7 ASDA (American Student Dental Association).
Dr. Booth enjoys an adventure. You will find her running, hiking or exploring with her Aussiedoodle, Duke, waterskiing, playing volleyball or golfing.
Registered Dental Hygienists
Front Office Team
As a team, we are especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home. We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak openly with you about possible treatments, as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.
Our goal is to alleviate the anxiety that can be associated with dental care. We understand some patients may feel nervous about their dental visit, so through building a foundation of trust we can provide a relaxing and positive experience.
We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment today!
720 North Sycamore Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
Monday - Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 2pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Please contact us for a personalized consultation.