Dr. A Patrick Smithwick III, or Dr. Paddy as the patients call him, is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and reached attending status at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. After graduating from Hobart College, Dr. Paddy was trained at the University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery (fun fact: it was the first dental school in the nation) where he placed in the top five percent on the National Dental Board Exam.
He continued his specialty training in pediatric dentistry for an additional two years at New York University and the world-renowned Bellevue Hospital where he was trained in growth and development, orthodontics, hospital dentistry, sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Paddy also trained at the RFK Center for the treatment of children with developmental disabilities and the Hassenfeld Center of Hematology and Oncology. While in New York, he was an integral part of the cranial facial/cleft lip and palate team at the NYU Medical Center. Phew! That was a lot of schooling!
Dr. Kemie D. Houston, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Kemie Houston is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1989 from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. She received her Master’s (MS) in Pediatric Dentistry in 1991 from Baylor College of Dentistry. She was a Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Dallas, Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas and the Denton State School for the Mentally Handicapped.
She has completed advanced training programs in general anesthesia, various sedation techniques, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Adult Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), pediatric dental trauma, care for children with special health needs and much more. Dr. Houston studied and wrote her thesis on craniofacial morphologic characteristics of spinal muscular atrophy in children with an emphasis on growth and development.