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Dr. Mariangela Smith

Collective Dentistry
Leading Women

Dr. Mariangela Smith

Collective Dentistry

Dr. Mariangela Smith Collective Dentistry
BY Melissa Gautier | PHOTOs BY Kelley Sweet Photography

Dr. Mariangela Smith is considered one of Katy and Fulshear’s leading women in dentistry. She has lived in the area since her childhood and feels fortunate to now serve the community where she was raised.

Originally from Lima, Peru, Dr. Smith was 12 years old when she and her family moved to the U.S. They quickly settled in Katy, Texas, where she attended school. She graduated at the top of her class from Seven Lakes High School and is excited to be back in the area with her own comprehensive dental office, Collective Dentistry. Since its opening in 2022, Dr. Smith has established her practice as a premier dental provider for the area, serving both the Katy and Fulshear communities as well as Brookshire and beyond.

Always interested in healthcare, Dr. Smith knew she wanted to be a dentist after shadowing several dental professionals. “I really like the personal connection with patients that dentistry allows,” she said. The work/life balance and skilled precision required for the job was also an attraction. “I enjoy working with my hands, helping people, and addressing their concerns.”

Dr. Smith’s Mission and Focus

Collective Dentistry makes it their mission to treat every patient with kindness, respect, and excellent care. Dr. Smith’s goal is to provide individualized dental care that’s a cut above the competition while helping patients and their families maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. “Our purpose is simple,” she said. “We want to be the lifelong dental home for patients and their families.”

Dr. Mariangela Smith Collective Dentistry

The Collective Dentistry Team

Dr. Smith and her team of five include two dental assistants, one dental hygienist, and two front desk administrators. Collectively, they want patients to feel welcome and relaxed when they walk in the door. Their modern, tastefully appointed office offers comfortable amenities that set the tone for an enjoyable appointment. The patient experience begins with a simple, efficient, and fully digital check-in and patient forms. Additionally, they offer convenient online appointment booking.

Innovative Technology, Top-Quality Care

Dr. Smith loves getting to know her patients and addressing their dental challenges. Most importantly, she is committed to making patients feel safe and relaxed while delivering top-quality dental care. She’s a firm believer in continuing education and staying on top of the latest equipment and technology in the dental field. She incorporates these innovations to best address the dental needs of her patients. The use of intraoral cameras, iTero 3D digital scanners, and digital X-rays quickly provides better and more precise diagnoses.

Certifications

Dr. Smith is certified in Invisalign, nitrous oxide sedation, and oral sedation for adults. Of all the procedures she performs, she enjoys cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign the best because it makes her patients feel better about themselves, boosting their self-esteem. “It’s nice to see patients upgrade their smile, resulting in improved confidence in social situations and at work,” she said.

Dental Membership Plan

The Collective Club is Collective Dentistry’s in-house dental membership plan. Designed for patients without dental insurance, the savings plan provides access to exceptional dental care at an affordable price. For a low annual fee, the plan covers preventive care and offers discounts on all dental services for patients enrolled.

Special Offers

Ongoing special offers can be found on Collective Dentistry’s website. Savings on Invisalign, customized sleep appliances, and comprehensive new patient specials including a consultation, iTero scanning, professional teeth cleaning, and digital X-rays make quality dental care available at a reasonable price. Dr. Smith encourages prospective patients to review Collective Dentistry’s website for more in-depth information and a complete list of services and specials.

Community Involvement

Being active and serving her community is important to Dr. Smith. Collective Dentistry is a Fulshear-Katy area Chamber of Commerce member. The practice’s convenient location between Katy and Fulshear allows Dr. Smith to participate and support both cities in various events. They’ve sponsored Fulshear and Jordan High Schools’ Athletic Booster Clubs, teacher lunches, and elementary school presentations to educate the importance of healthy dental hygiene and preventive care.

Dr. Mariangela Smith Collective Dentistry

Education and Credentials

Dr. Smith completed her undergraduate education at The University of Texas in Austin. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in human biology in 2013. She proceeded to the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After practicing several years as an associate dentist, Dr. Smith founded her Collective Dentistry practice.

Professional Associations

Dr. Smith is an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She’s also attended mission trips to Guatemala and Honduras to serve those in need of dental care. Fluent in Spanish, she can communicate with patients abroad and also cater to the local Spanish-speaking community.

Dr. Smith’s Family

In her free time, Dr. Smith enjoys traveling, shopping, and trying out new and popular restaurants (especially sushi!) in the Houston area. She loves spending quality time with her family and friends and is a regular attendee at her husband’s professional car races. An avid Longhorn fan, Dr. Smith married her husband, Austen, in 2018. He’s an ocean engineer and a Texas A&M graduate, proving that an Aggie and a Longhorn can have a successful union.

Dr. Smith and her husband are proud new parents of their infant boy, Anderson. They’re looking forward to a Destin, Florida, vacation this summer. Along with their German Shepherd, Enzo, the family has made Houston their home.

Dr. Mariangela Smith Collective Dentistry

Meet the Leading Woman
Behind Collective Dentistry

  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Membership plan
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Emergency dentistry
  • Invisalign
  • Nitrous oxide and oral sedation
  • IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal
  • Crowns
  • Online appointment booking
CONTACT

2340 Texas Heritage Parkway
Suite 500
Katy, Texas 77494