Our Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. Smith - Family Dentist Westminster CO

Alexander W. Smith, PhD, D.M.D.

Dentist in Westminster, CO

The Family Dentist

Dr. Smith and his wife Julie have two adult children. He has a passion for photography and is an extremely talented photographer!

Melissa  (Office Manager)

Melissa joined the practice in 2018. She is a Colorado native and has been in dentistry since 1994. Her wealth of experience and knowledge bring office efficiency. She is always striving to provide the ultimate patient experience, making every patient feel comfortable and welcome. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family.  She is married to her high school sweetheart and has an adult daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. She has two granddaughters who are her world! She has a very special place in her heart for all of her rescues!


Julie  (Insurance Coordinator)

Julie began working in dentistry when she joined The Family Dentist in 2014.  She is grateful to be part of an amazing team, working together to make each patient feel comfortable and have the best experience possible.  As the Insurance Coordinator, Julie can assist you with all of your insurance needs. She enjoys interacting with returning patients, as well as getting to know new faces. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, watching her favorite Netflix shows and movies, and taking long walks to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Colorado.


Marissa  (Patient Coordinator)

Marissa has been a part of The Family Dentist since Feb 2024.  She is very honored to be working with such great people.  It is truly one big happy Family here, her relationships with patients and her co-workers. She has worked in the medical field since 2017, but she always wanted to work in dentistry.  She loves serving and helping our patients achieve great teeth!  She is a Colorado native.  She likes spending her free time working out, trying new restaurants, and traveling.  She is a full-time mom to two beautiful girls.  They keep her busy and she loves doing different activities with them.  She wouldn’t have it any other way!


Linda (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Linda has been with the practice since 2017. She was born and raised in Southern California and started her interest in the field of dentistry at a young age. She started as a dental assistant while still in high school and through college as she obtained her Biological Science degree at UCI and later her dental hygiene license. She has been a hygienist since 2013 and has enjoyed interacting with different people every day. She continues to use her science background to keep at the forefront of various research and new discoveries in dentistry. Linda enjoys sharing this information with her patients and is passionate about educating them on the link between systemic and oral health. She looks forward to providing our patients with a caring, compassionate and gentle experience. 

 In her free time, she enjoys playing mahjong with friends, planning her next travel spot, spending time with her husband and exploring new places to eat. She can also speak conversational Vietnamese.


Kayla (Registered Dental Hygienist)

She has been in dentistry since 2015. She started out working as a dental assistant, which is where she discovered her passion for dental hygiene! She loves Jesus, her 3 kids and her husband. When they aren't attending one of their son’s hockey games or traveling for hockey tournaments, they are at gymnastics with their daughter and busy running around with their 4-year-old! They love to have movie nights and go explore mountain towns in their spare time.

 She loves being a hygienist because she gets to interact with such a wide variety of patients. If a patient has had dental trauma, has high anxiety or even loves the dentist, she strives to meet people where they're at so that she can make each visit as comfortable and as easy for them as possible. She prides herself on her gentle nature, which she feels directly affects her patients in a positive way! Helping others feel comfortable and understood is one of her main goals with her patients


Kira (Registered Dental Hygienist)  

She has been practicing dental hygiene since 2017. She was born and raised in New Mexico before moving to Colorado in 2021. She enjoys getting outdoors, snowboarding, hiking and spending time with her husband and son. They have two fur babies, Aries and Dixie.

Her favorite part about her job is building rapport with her patients, making sure they feel comfortable and educating them on optimal oral health.

Kelly (Expanded Duty Dental Assistant) Bio coming soon!

Marla (Expanded Duty Dental Assistant) 

Marla has been in the dental field since 1991 after graduating dental assisting school.   She really loves helping people and educating her patients to help them have nice teeth and great hygiene.  Most of all a nice smile. Marla has been with the practice since March of 2023.  She has been married since 2000 and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  She likes to go on walks with her husband around a few lakes in Lakewood.  She enjoys going to concerts, painting, and crocheting.  She really loves spending time and having fun with her family.