Get to know Donald Schmitt, DDS, MSD, and certified prosthodontist.
He’s an implant specialist and an expert in prosthodontics, all in one.
Dr. Donald Schmitt is a board-certified prosthodontist who originally graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He went on to specialty training in prosthodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he received his specialty certificate in 2004. There, he was a recipient of the I. Lester Furnas Award for Academics, Technical and Clinical Proficiency in Prosthodontics and the John F. Johnston Scholarship Award for Excellence in Clinical Prosthodontics. He also worked as a clinical instructor in prosthodontics for three years at the university and completed his master’s degree in dentistry with a focus in advanced prosthodontics and dental materials.
After receiving a specialty certificate in prosthodontics, Dr. Schmitt went on to serve for four years in Anchorage, Alaska with the US Air Force. During his service, he was chief of prosthodontics at Elmendorf Air Force Base and provided prosthodontic dentistry for active duty members, including dental implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthodontics, and forensic identification. In 2008, Dr. Schmitt received a master’s degree in prosthodontics and finished the certification process of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a four-part examination process that he began in 2004.
While in Alaska, Dr. Schmitt worked in private practice from 2007 until 2008, when he joined Dr. Douglas Phillips. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, and a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Buncombe County Dental Society, and the John F. Johnston Society. He is licensed in California, Indiana, and North Carolina.
When he isn’t assisting his patients in our clinic, Dr. Schmitt loves to have fun with his three young children. He also enjoys cooking and outdoor sports, and has even jumped in the Arctic Ocean (though no one is precisely sure why anyone would do that!)