Our Team

Meet the Team at the office of the #1 Rocklin dentist, Smile Quest Dental.

The Smile Quest Team

Don’t wait one more day putting off your dental issues! Our team is here and prepared to find solutions for you in a pleasant and comfortable environment. If your last dentist appointment was in the Stone Age, we suggest you call our friendly team to schedule an appointment for a complete examination. During your visit we will provide you with a personalized oral health outlook and schedule your teeth cleaning with one of our gentle hygienists. Early detection and treatment of gum disease and decay preserves tooth structure and your smile, as well as keep dental costs down. Our entire focus is to help you achieve and then maintain optimum oral health for life!

Smile Quest provides several financing options. These options include zero percent financing through health credit companies to insure that your treatments are provided when you really need them. We are on a quest to serve you and all of the dental needs of your family including general dentistry with precision CEREC same-day crowns, expert cosmetics, oral surgery (wisdom teeth extraction), orthodontics (traditional and invisalign), dental implants, dentures and prosthetics, and pediatric dental care.

Meet The Doctors

Charles Smurthwaite, DDS, MS

Charles Smurthwaite, DDS, MS

drsmurthwaiteWe think its fantastic you found us. I am Dr. Charles Smurthwaite and I want to personally welcome you to our practice. We believe that a great looking and healthy smile can improve your entire outlook on life and contribute to greater overall health. This belief has motivated me through advanced training in laser periodontal therapy, neuromuscular occlusion, and orthodontics at the Las Vegas Institute and the Strait-Wire Academy. Cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics are truly my passion. An artistic element, advanced training and the latest technologies in dentistry come together to create the perfect smile for our patients. I’m grateful for the confidence so many have placed in our team at Smile Quest Dental.

My family and I are residents of Rocklin and have a vested interest in the long term direction of our community. We are active in the community with our kids who attend local public sch95ool. It is not uncommon to see patients around town, so don’t be a stranger!

Dr. Smurthwaite is a graduate from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He received a Masters Degree in Biology from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University. He has received advanced training in Laser Periodontal Therapy, Neuromuscular Occlusion from the Las Vegas Institute and Orthodontics from Invisalign and the Strait-wire Academy.

Jeremy Starr, DDS

Jeremy Starr, DDS

drstarrDr. Jeremy Starr was born and raised in the Sacramento area. Dr. Starr completed his education at Sacramento City College, California State University Sacramento, and completed his dental education at UC San Francisco. After practicing for a time in the State of Oregon, Dr. Starr decided to come and be closer to family here in Northern California. He and his wife have 4 children, 3 boys and a little IMG_2346girl, all under the age of 9. Dr. Starr’s hobbies include playing the guitar, singing and snowboarding.

Jamie LaPierre, DMD

Jamie LaPierre, DMD

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Meet Our Staff

Administrative

triciaTricia – Clinical Administrator

Tricia has been in the dental and management profession for just over 22+ years. In addition to a strong work ethic an undeniable commitment to her four children and husband resonates in her core values. Residing in our community is certainly a plus when it comes to knowing our patients, friends and neighbors.

“I love my position with the practice as my associates have become my friends and my extended family. The doctors and staff are a pleasure to work with and the Smile Quest patients are equally the same. I look forward to providing you with excellent service.”

MelissaAMelissa – RDA/Front Office Team Lead

Melissa was born and raised in Hayward, CA and resides in Rocklin, CA. She started in the dental field in 1993 and can’t imagine doing anything else! What she enjoys most about this field is meeting new people and helping them with something she is passionate about – their dental health needs.

She is married to Andrei, and is a proud mother of 3 wonderful children. When she’s not working, you’ll find her on the sidelines cheering for her Rocklin Jr. Thunder Football player and cheerleader, watching her Oakland Raiders and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite quote: If it comes in Pink it’s even better!

stephanyStephany – Assistant Team Lead

Stephany moved to the Roseville area in 2001 from the Bay Area. She joined Smile Quest Dental in 2013 and appreciates working with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her husband, watching her daughters play sports, and going on weekend trips with her family. Her favorite hobby is scrap booking and enjoys having time with friends to get together and scrapbook her photos.

CorineCorinthia – Account Specialist

Corinthia has been in the dental field since 2003 working with Oral Surgery, Endodontic, Periodontist and General dentistry.  She is married with two wonderful children and two dogs, Snickers and Buddy. She also has a turtle named Mr. T. She has been with Smile Quest Dental since 2013 and believes this is a great place to work.

Christina – Front Office Specialist

With more than 20 years of Administrative and Customer Service experience, Christina joined Smile Quest Dental as a Front Office Specialist in October 2016. She is one of the first faces to greet you in reception. Christina says, “I love building relationships and connecting with our patients.”
Christina is a resident of Rocklin where she loves spending time with her family. She has three children and loves watching her youngest daughter who rocks at playing baseball and soccer.

tereseTerese – Front Office Specialist

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Julie – Front Office Specialist

Bio coming soon

Amber of Smile Quest Dental, the best Rocklin dentist.Amber – Front Office Specialist

Amber was a dental assistant back in 2011 and has been going to school to be a hygienist, as well as get her degree in Business Accounting since then. She joined Smile Quest in July of 2015.

Dental Assistants

jazzyWhitney – RDA/Back Office Team Lead

Whitney has been a registered dental assistant for almost 9 years and has been a Smile Quest Dental Employee for 2 years now. She loves working with the amazing team here as we all help make a difference in our patient’s life by changing their smile. When she’s not working, you can find her at the gym! She is very passionate about fitness and loves to compete in fitness competitions year round. She can’t wait to improve your smile!

angelaAngela – RDAEF2

Angela started working in the dental field in 1989, has had her RDA licenses and is a native of Rocklin. She started this dental practice with Dr Smurthwaite in 2003 and has helped build this unique dental office from the ground up!

Angela holds a particular license since 2011, called an RDAEF2 (Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions 2), that allows her to create beautiful, permanent restorations in the patient’s smile, after the doctor has removed all the decay, therefore, we like to call her position “a restoration specialist.”

If you ask Angela what she loves about working in this fantastic office, she would say, “I love changing peoples’ lives by changing their smile!”

Angela lives in the scenic foothills with her husband, daughter and dogs and she loves to study the Bible and holistic medicine.

sandySandy – RDA

Sandy has been in the dental field since 2004.  She has been with Smile Quest Dental since 2010 and loves working closely with the Doctors to create beautiful smiles.  When she is away from the office she is spending time with her husband and baby boy.

lacyLacey – RDA

Before entering the dental field, Lacey worked with children for 11 years. She recently finished her RDA Certificate program through Carrington College. Although she’s a newbie to being an RDA she loves the new change and the challenges that come with it. Her favorite part about being an RDA is working with the patients and meeting new people every day. She believes that a positive attitude and hard work is what it takes to succeed in this field. Lacey has lived in Rocklin for the past 12 years with her husband of 15 years and their two beautiful daughters. She values human connection and feels that family and friends are the greatest gift in life. She enjoys spending time with the people she loves, whether it’s a lazy day at home or a day of play at the beach.

jazzyJasmine – DA

Jasmine is the Sterile Technician at Smile Quest Dental.  She has been in the dental field since January 2015 and she LOVES working here at our office. She graduated from Carrington College in Citrus Heights, CA and will soon start courses to become a Dental Hygienist. She loves going to the movies, shopping, grabbing a Dutch Bros. Coffee, being pampered and listening to Beyoncé.

Amanda – RDAEF2

After working in a dental office in high school in 2006, Amanda couldn’t imagine doing anything else. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing a patient with a confident smile after treatment and empowering them to take control of their dental care. Amanda always looks forward to making patients’ dental experiences better. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors.

Hygienists

graceGrace – RDH/Hygiene Team Lead

Grace grew up in Redding, CA and has been in the dental field since 2001. She has been with Smile Quest Dental since 2012. Grace graduated from the Pueblo Community Hygiene Program while living in Colorado. She enjoys constantly learning what’s new in the dental hygiene field, focusing specifically on preventive care. Grace prides herself in being gentle, yet thorough.

In her spare time Grace enjoys traveling with her husband, running and spending time with family and their two pugs.

CaraKari – RDH

Kari is one of our dental hygienists. She grew up in Georgia and Washington. She went to Pacific University Oregon for Dental Hygiene where she graduated as one of the top in her class. She enjoys doing things outdoors such as camping and hiking. She also loves doing mud runs and other fun runs where she can stay active and have fun getting dirty. Her favorite thing about working at Smile Quest Dental is having all the amenities available to patients so that their fears don’t keep them from having beautiful and healthy smiles.

HollyHolly – RDH

Holly graduated as Valedictorian and President of her class at Sacramento City College. She was also honored with the HuFriedy Golden Scaler award for excellence in clinical skill. Holly is a Placer County native, and loves serving the community she grew up in. She is ecstatic to have found a team so dedicated to putting the patient’s needs first, while always providing excellent care. As a hygienist, she enjoys helping patients achieve what they value most in their smile and helping them make each visit to the dentist as pleasant as possible.

In her spare time, Holly’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with her husband. They enjoy things like: traveling, outdoor sports, exercising, playing video games, and watching football.

Stefanie – RDH

Prior to dental hygiene Stefanie worked as an RDA for 3 years until she decided to further her education in the dental field. She completed dental hygiene school at the top of her class and received the distinguished dental hygienist award. She loves what she does and strives to make every patient’s experience comfortable and enjoyable, while helping them achieve their dream smile. In her spare time she enjoys working out and doing anything to stay active. She also loves to just relax at home with her two very spoiled dogs.