Ashley Smitherman, DDS
Dr. Ashley Smitherman is a native Texan from the small community Franklin. She was introduced to the field of dentistry at an early age as her mom works as a dental hygienist. Dr. Smitherman recalls fond memories during elementary school when her mom would bring her along to dental hygiene school as one of her first patients.
Dr. Smitherman received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University. She then completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and Academy of Gp Orthodontics. Always looking to keep up with the current trends and innovations in dentistry, she has completed over 100 hours of continuing education courses within the past year.
Dr. Smitherman currently resides in Austin with her wife, Charlsie, and their son, Parker, and daughter Reid. She enjoys spending time with her family, whether it’s watching her niece and nephews play sports, getting into a “friendly” game of dodgeball, hiking, or spending time at the lake.
Dr. Jake Duong
Dr. Jake Duong is committed to life-long learning and professional development through continuing education. In his pursuit of searching for the best possible care for his patients, Dr. Jake has sought out and received his certification in oral and IV sedation. He also received an implant certification from the University of Miami School of Medicine’s Implant Dentistry Continuum course which was taught by Professor Arun Garg.
He is currently a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Capital Area Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Texas Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Jake earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1996. Continuing his education, he earned his dental degree from the same school in 2000. There, he also completed a one year residency, which is where he received training in soft tissue management and implant placement. Dr. Jake has owned three general practices throughout his professional career. He has discovered over the years that his passion lies in extracting wisdom teeth, which is why he is excited to be joining the Austin Family Dentistry team. He looks forward to bringing his energy to the Austin area where he can focus on providing in-house surgery services for his fellow colleagues.
In his spare time Dr. Jake enjoys working out, running, playing tennis and spending time with his family. He enjoys listening and singing to music from the 80’s.