Carl Smetko, D.D.S.

Meet Dr. Smetko

Dr. Carl S. Smetko has been practicing dentistry for 47 years of which the last 38 years have been in a private practice in Santa Ana. Dr. Smetko is known for his advanced dental and cosmetic techniques, and for his continuing education in all aspects of dentistry. 

Dr. Smetko’s practice philosophy is on esthetic restorative dentistry while the scope of his practicing includes conservative treatments to reconstructions and implants, as well as hygiene and maintenance for all patients.

With his patients, Dr. Smetko is known for his caring and educational approach, his ability to get to know his patients with an emphasis on listening to each patient’s dental desires, for involving each patient in the development of their own unique treatment plan, and for his customized smile creations that optimize each patient’s facial bone structure. Dr. Smetko makes sure that both oral health and teeth alignment are optimized before cosmetic work is placed. For him, it is incredible watching the transformation people make when they feel confident about their new smile.

Today, he dedicates himself to his patients using the knowledge and skill he has developed over four decades. He creates beautiful, natural smiles with cosmetic procedures and helps his patients keep their teeth healthy for life. Dr. Smetko has been treating the third generation of patients in the same family.

Dr. Smetko is happy to be a part of the LifeTime Smiles of OC dental team. He is honored to work with Dr. Kareem Abraham and his staff.


Marquette Dental School, DDS 1968

Military, Officer in 3rd Marine Division Vietnam, 1968-1969

Esthetic Professional Residencies in Comprehensive Esthetics, Advanced Occlusion, Advanced Prosthetics, Implants and Complex Prosthodontics

Professional Affiliation

American Dental Association

California Dental Association

Orange County Dental Society


Dr. Smetko enjoys traveling with his wife, biking, hiking, open track auto racing in his ’65 Mustang Shelby, and a love of classical music of which he is trained vocally in five languages.

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