Our Staff

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Dr. Andrew B. Smith, D.D.S

Dr. Smith graduated cum laude with acclimations and awards, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated with honors. Working in dental offices and laboratories throughout his college years gave him an appreciation of all aspects of the profession.

Following graduation, he worked as an associate dentist in several well respected dental practices in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Montgomery and Harford counties. He is currently active in many local and national professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Smith has become one of only a few Cerec Mentors in the United States teaching and advising other dentists on the intricacies of Cerec technology.

Dr. Smith grew up in eastern Pennsylvania. He knew at a very young age that he wanted to become a dentist and will always be grateful to his parents for fostering his dream and encouraging him along the way. Dr. Smith values quality time with his family including his wife, sons and their dog.

Dr. Smith is passionate about your dental health and esthetics, and looks forward to welcoming you to Smith & Co. Dental Practitioners.

Your smile is our priority!

Carol Moretz

Office Manager

Carol is a qualified dental assistant with incredible experience. She feels fortunate to have worked in the dental profession for 20 years at several different positions including office management. Carol knows the answer for all of your questions and is delighted to welcome you to Smith & Co. Dental Practitioners.

Laura Pedersen

Treatment Plan Coordinator

Laura has been excelling in her professional career in dentistry for over 15 years. She joined the office team in 2011 after moving to her hometown in Maryland from Virginia. If you have a question regarding treatment, insurance or our office in general, Laura can answer everything. From the first contact, she is happy to welcome you to Smith & Co. Dental Practitioners.

Laura has three wonderful daughters that keep her on her toes when she is not at the office.

Cathleen Yost


Cathleen, a hygienist at Smith & Co. Dental Practitioners, graduated with honors from the Harrisburg, PA Dental Hygiene program in 2008. She is not only skilled at maintaining your oral and dental health, but cares about you as one of our valued patients. Prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist, she spent several years as a qualified dental assistant and thus, has a breadth of knowledge on the various aspects of dentistry unequalled in the profession.

Cathleen resides in southern Pennsylvania with her husband.

Leslie Vettas


Leslie, a hygienist at Smith & Co. Dental Practitioners, earned her hygiene degree from the Harford Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 2009. With several years of assisting in other aspects of dentistry, she has a wealth of knowledge and is highly skilled at providing excellent dental care.

Leslie lives in Edgewood with her husband.

Ashlie Toliver


Ashlie, a hygienist at Smith & Co. Dental Practitioners, has been with the practice since 2011. She is a genuinely caring individual that wants you to have the best dental experience and dental health possible. After earning her hygiene degree from Allegheny College of Maryland, she transitioned from her hometown on the Eastern Shore to Harford County.

Ashlie and her husband call Rising Sun home.

Samantha Taylor


Sam joined the Smith & Co. Dental Practitioners team in January 2011. She is a qualified dental assistant and very personable person. In addition to CPR and universal first aid, she has also been thoroughly trained in blood borne pathogen prevention. Sam will welcome you into our practice and make you feel at ease.

Soon to be married, Sam lives in Bel Air.