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. Roger Castro, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Roger Castro is a pediatric dentist who helps kiddos maintain healthy smiles in Denver and the surrounding area. He attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. That’s where he made friends with his classmate Dr. Paddy! When he finished dental school, he headed to New York City and completed his residency in general dentistry at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.
It wasn’t long before Dr. Castro realized how much he enjoyed working with kids, so he returned to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for a postdoctoral program in pediatric dentistry and even served as Chief Resident. Now, he treats children of all ages, including those with special needs. He absolutely loves his job and is dedicated to creating a fun, positive dental experience for kids and parents alike.