Robert L. Smith, Jr., D.D.S. is currently serving as the Board Secretary starting July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. Dr. Smith was appointed to the Board from Mississippi's second dental district on on July 1, 2017 for a six-year term ending June 30, 2023. Previously, Dr. Smith was appointed to the Board on July 1, 2005 for a six-year term ending June 30, 2011, during which time he served as Board President, Board Vice-President, and Board Secretary. Born on January 25, 1953, Dr. Smith received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1981. After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Smith practiced dentistry in Tupelo, MS from July 1, 1981 through December 1, 1981, after which time he opened his private practice in Hernando, Mississippi. Dr. Smith's professional memberships include the American Association of Dental Boards, Southern Conference of Dental Deans and Examiners, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Mississippi Academy of General Dentistry, Mississippi Dental Association, Tri-Lakes Dental Study Club, and Memphis Dental Society.