Meet Our Dentists and Skilled Staff

If you are looking for kind, compassionate dentists who offers personalized treatments near Newport Beach, CA, visit the Office of Peter T. Smrecek Jr, D.D.S. Dr. Smrecek and his team will create a treatment plan that fits within any scheduling and budgetary restrictions you may have. Dr. Smrecek truly cares about your satisfaction and your health. To learn more about Dr. Smrecek and the restorative and cosmetic treatments he offers, contact us today.

Dr. Peter Smrecek DDS

Dr. Smrecek received his Dental degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1977. After serving in the Navy Dental Corps from 1977 to 1980, he opened his practice in Orange County. Since 1999, Dr. Smrecek has been practicing in Newport Beach where he continues to help Orange County residents enhance their smiles.

Dr. Smrecek attends over 100 hours of continuing education in the latest dental technologies each year. This commitment to excellence has earned him a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor that only 1% of Dentists achieve in the United States, making him one of the top dentists in Orange County. Accumulating over 500 hours of advanced study in Orthodontics/ Orthopedics, Dr. Smrecek offers uncommon expertise in tooth arrangement, jaw alignment, and facial balance. He has also completed more than 350 hours of post doctoral training in restorative and reconstructive techniques at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental education and another 150 hours at the Misch International Implant Institute.

Presently, Dr. Smrecek maintains a state-of-the-art dental practice in the Newport Center Medical Plaza, emphasizing preventive therapy to maintain healthy smiles and the latest cosmetic and restorative techniques to rehabilitate deteriorated smiles, bringing them optimal health, function and beauty.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Orange County Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Valeria Smrecek RDA

New Patient Facilitator/ Treatment Coordinator

Val joined the team in 1995; she has over 38 years of dental experience. She graduated from a dental assisting program in San Jose, California in 1977 and received her Registered Dental Assistant license in 1981. She is a competent clinical assistant in all dental procedures. Her experience enables her to be very effective in helping patients understand their treatment plan and set priorities for accomplishing that treatment and at a pace that is best for them. Her familiarity with office policies and procedures is especially beneficial for new patients who appreciate having a facilitator to answer questions and help them feel comfortable in the office.

Terri Kerr RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist/ Periodontal Therapist

Terri joined the team in 1988 after graduating from Pasadena City College Dental Hygiene School in 1980. In addition to hygiene, she instructs patients on the causes and treatment of periodontal disease, spending time required to educate patients on appropriate home care. She provides periodontal therapy as needed, being sure patients in her care are comfortable through local anesthetic and/ or Nitrous Oxide analgesia. Her dedication has helped our patients maintain optimal dental health and appearance for their lifetime. In her spare time Terri enjoys spending time with her two children and tandem cycling around the Orange County area.

Armin Azarshahri RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist/ Periodontal Therapist

Armin joined our team in 2013 as a Registered Dental Hygienist shortly after moving from Vancouver, Canada. eh!  She graduated with honors from George Brown College in Toronto, Canada in 2009. Armin received her dental hygiene license in California immediately after arriving. Armin prides herself on providing individualized quality care for each patient while easing fears with a comforting touch.

In her spare time Armin enjoys gardening, hiking, playing tennis & traveling the world.

Katie Kirchner RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist/ Periodontal Therapist

Katie joined the team in 2014 after graduating from Cypress College Dental Hygiene School. She incorporates the patient as apart of their treatment plan and helps guide the patient to be an active role in the improvement of their oral health. She ensures patients are comfortable during their visit through the use of local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide when appropriate.
Katie enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as going to Dodger games and Disneyland.


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