Meet Dr. Drew

I am a proud Londoner with Maritime roots having been transplanted to Southwestern Ontario over 25 years ago when Smith Orthodontics first opened its doors.

As a specialist in orthodontics, I have treated thousands of smiles, using the most advanced techniques, tailored specifically to each person's needs and preferences.  Communication is paramount and I pride myself on taking the time to thoroughly explain all options that speciality orthodontic care can provide. What makes me smile most is the burst of self-confidence a new smile brings.

I love what I do for a living, but outside of work, I enjoy being active - from my daily workout routine, to biking to work (I like to save on gas), I try to stay in shape.  I am also an avid reader and devour books about sailing adventures (no, I don't own a boat), Ernest Shackleton (history's greatest leader) and moral philosophy (I'm partial to H. Tristram Engelhardt).  You may also hear me belting out a tune or two in the clinic from time to time - I fancy myself as quite a singer (very few agree).

I am a board certified orthodontist and I hold fellowships in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology - StFX University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery - Dalhousie University
  • Hospital Dentistry Residency - Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Master of Science in Orthodontics - Marquette University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology - Western University

Never one to rest my mind, I am currently working on a Master's degree in Bioethics from The Ohio State University.

Teaching Experience

I enjoy sharing my orthodontic expertise with the future of the profession and I am an adjunct clinical professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, where I teach orthodontics to both the dental students as well as the graduate orthodontic residents.

Leadership Experience

I have served my profession in a number of capacities, including:

  • President, London and District Dental Society (2002, 2012)
  • President, Toronto Orthodontic Club (2012)
  • President, Ontario Association of Orthodontist (2015)
  • Chair, American College of Dentists - Ontario Section (2016)
  • President, International College of Dentists - Canadian Section (2019-2022)

I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists and I am a Delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Association of Orthodontists
  • Ontario Association of Orthodontists
  • Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
  • Royal College of Dentists (Canada)
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • Ontario Dental Association
  • London and District Dental Society
  • International College of Dentists
  • American College of Dentists
  • Academy of Dentistry International
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • American Cleft Palate Society

I make my home in London with my beautiful wife Tracy and our two amazing children Megan and Matthew.

Dr. Smith and his family