Nicole Smith - NYU College of Dentistry Intern

Dr. Nicole Smith (as of May 26, 2009) is now practicing dentistry in San Diego, California.


New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD)-New York, NY, DDS, May 2009

University of Southern California (USC)-Los Angeles, CA, BS, May 2005

  • Majors: Dental Science and Kinesiology

  • Minor: Health Communication

Awards and Honors:

  • Esthetic Dentistry Honors Program, NYUCD, 2008-Present
  • Honors in Premium Private Practice, NYUCD, 2008-Present
  • NYU President’s Service Award Recipient, 2007 and 2009
  • Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Honor Society, Member (2000-2004), Communications Chair (2002-2003)
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha, Honor Society for Fraternity and Sorority Members, Member 2003-2004
  • Chapter Recipient and National Nominee of The Sarah Ida Shaw Award for Member Excellence,
  • Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Theta Xi Chapter, 2004

Work Experience:
Dentist, NYU College of Dentistry Dental Outreach to Honduras, Spring 2009

  • Individually treated over 50 patients during a humanitarian dental mission to an underserved area of Honduras
  • Individually performed 5 root canal therapies, 7 extractions, and over 55 restorations in a week in suboptimal dental conditions

Orthodontics and Pedodontics Intern, USC School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, 2003-2004

  • Assisted and observed doctors and graduate students in orthodontic care
  • Learned to evaluate various forms of oral and maxillofacial misalignment and restoration methods
  • Learned to evaluate oral diseases and dental abnormalities in children
  • Learned techniques and methods in treating children in the dental setting

USC East Coast Orientation Adviser, USC, Summer 2003  

  • Trained to facilitate the transition of new students and their families to USC
  • Aided students in selecting and registering for classes and administered placement tests
  • Organized student events in order to share personal college experiences with new students, answer college adjustment inquiries, and allow new students to meet

USC Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs, Administrative Assistant, Summer 2002

  • Performed general office tasks such as filing and answering phone calls of parents, students, and alumni
  • Organized and handled confidential student conduct records
  • Performed student academic and conduct checks for law school applications
  • Assisted in University projects and presentations planned by the Vice President of Student Affairs

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Class President, NYUCD Class of 2009, 2006-Present
  • Co-Founder and President of the NYUCD Cosmetic Dentistry Study Group, Affiliated with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 2008-Present
  • Student Representative for the NYUCD Alumni Association, 2007-Present
  • Student Mentor, NYUCD, 2006-2008
  • NYUCD Student Representative for the American Dental Educators’ Association (ADEA) Annual Convention in New Orleans, 2007
  • Tour Guide for NYUCD Prospective Students, 2007-2008
  • Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Theta Xi Chapter, Member (2000-2004), Nominations Committee Member (2000 and 2003), New Member Educator (2001), Presents Ceremony Head and Director (2001), Vice President of Public Relations (2002), Continuing Education Chair (2003)
  • Volunteer at a Battered Women’s Shelter in Los Angeles, 2003-2004
  • USC School of Dentistry Mobile Van, Volunteer and Dental Assistant, 2001-2004
  • Joint Educational Project, Project Director and Active Program Participant, 2000-2004
  • Recruitment Counselor, USC Sorority Recruitment, 2003
  • National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, Program Participant, 2000

Professional Organizations:

  • California Dental Association (CDA), Member, 2009-Present
  • American Dental Educators’ Association (ADEA), Member, 2005-Present
  • American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC), Member, 2005-Present
  • American Student Dental Association (ASDA), Member, 2003-Present


  • Computer:  Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Atlas,
  • CAD/CAM, Dentrix, Digital Radiographs
  • Language: working knowledge of Spanish, public speaking
  • Certifications: CPR/Basic Life Support, Invisalign, Nitrous Oxide Administration, Bioterrorism Preparedness, Infection Control