Dane Smith, DDS
Dane Smith was born in Sonoma County, California, June 14, 1946. Dane's family were ranchers and blue collar workers. Summers were spent working on the ranch or working outdoors through much of Junior High and High School years. Dane graduated from Sonoma Valley High School in 1964 and attended four years of college at Sonoma State College in Cotati, California. Application to the University of California in San Francisco for entrance into the Dental School Class of 1968 was successful. After completing four years of dental school in 1972, Dane applied for entrance into the Oral Surgery Program at the University of California, San Francisco and was accepted.
Donna and Ed Smith, Dane's parents, moved to Gold Beach, Oregon in 1972, allowing Dane and family to visit the Southern Oregon Coast. Upon graduation from the Oral Surgery Program, Dane, his wife and two daughters, Nichole and Coleen, moved to North Bend, Oregon and began practice in July of 1975.
Dane's involvement in various organizations, including the Oregon Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association and the Southwestern Oregon Dental Association led him to multiple diverse and informative people, expanding Dane's interest in furthering the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Oregon. In 1978, because of his frustration with bone grafting techniques and skin grafting techniques to augment alveolar bone to maxillas and mandibles, Dane decided to expand his practice to include the field of Dental Implantology, placing his first subperiosteal implant. Active interest in the field of Implantology led him to be involved in multiple associations and utilization of the various implant systems, which have evolved since that time.
In 1994, Dane's involvement in the arena of Dental Insurance led him to become the head of the management committee of South Coast Dental Services and an association with Roseburg Dental Service. The years following led to the expansion of Northwest Dental Services and Advantage Dental, Incorporated, throughout much of rural Oregon. Dane served on the Advantage Executive Committee from the beginning, giving him an opportunity to work with many of the dentist executive committee members from rural Oregon who were involved in these organizations at the Executive Committee level. In recent years, Dane has been active as the Chair of Advantage Consolidated, LLC, which has brought together some 300+ owner/member dentists and over 1000 contracted dentists under one organization. Dane has served as the chair of South Coast Dental Service from its inception.
Dane's outside interests as an outdoorsman led him to multiple hunting and fishing experiences throughout the United States and Canada. His interest in human potential brought him to be involved in expanding the consciousness of people to help them achieve their highest dreams and expectations.