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Dentist in Gainesville, FL - Richard L Smith, D.D.S.

Thank you for visiting the website of Richard L Smith, DDS, your experienced dentist in Gainesville. Exceptional patient care,and a complete range of dental services - that's why our practice is recognized as one of the most professional and compassionate dental practices in Gainesville. We specialize in dentures, preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges.

Serving patients in Gainesville is the foundation of our practice. By staying abreast of the latest dental procedures, RLS Dental can provide the most advanced, personalized dental care for you and your family. You'll feel at ease with our friendly Gainesville staff, caring dentist and comfortable office setting.

This website has been specifically designed to familiarize you with our staff and office procedures here at RLS Dental. Check out our complete list of services. Browse our educational patient library or find directions to our Gainesville office and remember that you can always call or stop into our office for additional information.

New patients are always welcome. Dr. Smith looks forward to meeting you and being your lifelong partner in dental health.

Meet Your Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Richard L. Smith

    Dr. Richard Smith received his dental degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with high honors. He was commissioned by the U.S. Public Health Service, serving in Gainesville, Florida and Portland, Maine. During these years he researched the role of fluoride in the prevention of decay.


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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Many thanks for your referral for a biopsy of the “worrisome lesion” which you found! Enclosed are the results of the biopsy. Bless you, for taking care of me."
    A. E.
  • "Looking for a dentist? Dr. Smith is the one to go to as he is “Top of the Line.” He has always been great and I can’t find anything negative to say about him! Do yourself a favor and join his clientele."
    Mary B
  • "My family and I highly recommend Dr. Smith and his staff. Dr. Smith is very trustworthy. He explains everything and answers any questions you may have. He is the most skilled dentist we have ever been to and we couldn’t ask for a more compassionate, caring professional group of people to care for our dental needs."
    John F
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Smith for over 30 years. No one could be more kind, skilled, knowledgeable and empathetic! The entire team is dedicated to the patient’s dental health and comfort. Thanks, Dr. Smith, for taking care of my family."
    Rob H
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Richard Smith for over 30 years. In that time he has been outstanding in every way. He and his staff are total professionals. I hope he never retires!"
    Gary L