Dental Associates

Nikki L. Smith, D.D.S., M.S.

Pediatric Dentistry

Nikki L. Smith, D.D.S., M.S. Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

“What I enjoy about being a pediatric dentist is creating and maintaining healthy smiles while providing positive dental experiences for children.”


- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, D.D.S.
- Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX, Certificate of Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry & M.S. in Oral Biology

Professional Associations

- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry


Get to Know Dr. Smith

Overall Patient Rating

4.3 out of 5 (153 Reviews)
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Accepting New Patients

This dentist is accepting new patients at the following dental center(s). Click clinic's name for hours, map, photos and more.

Dental Associates Appleton - College Ave.
4660 W. College Ave
Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 730-0345

Dental Associates Greenville
N1737 Lily of the Valley Drive
Greenville, WI 54942
(920) 757-0100

Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

press-ganey-data-integrity-dentist.jpgOur Patient Rating scores represent an average of all responses from actual Dental Associates patients randomly surveyed by nationally-recognized patient experiences firm Press Ganey. Learn more about our dentist reviews.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

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Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed unedited in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more

Dental Associates Patient May 02, 2017
Nikki is an excellent pediatric dentist. She had incredible patience!

Dental Associates Patient April 03, 2017
Super Dentist-Dr. Smith.

Dental Associates Patient March 17, 2017
This is my daughter's 3rd visit with Dr. Smith and we went from zero problems to needing 4 caps on her front teeth. Dr. Smith said the comment about the caps and then began addressing the hygienist, instead of talking to me - I had to ask what she meant and had to ask a lot of questions (which were not welcomed).

Dental Associates Patient March 01, 2017
We only come in 2 to 3 times per year but Dr. Smith knows who we are and that always feels good. She is also great about offering options so that we have a say in the treatment.

Dental Associates Patient February 12, 2017
I felt rushed. no discussion about any other option. Now I need to reschedule an appointment because my son's tooth is bothering him and it needs to be pulled out now. Not after another consultation 2 weeks from now

Dental Associates Patient November 17, 2016
Dentist was patient & caring when interacting with my child. Communic. was effective & clear.

Dental Associates Patient October 31, 2016
took extra steps to ensure my daughters comfortability

Dental Associates Patient October 18, 2016
Dr. Smith was amazing! We will definitely continue to see her in the future!

Dental Associates Patient October 16, 2016
she didn't really didn't say much about my daughter's teeth. No suggestions on how I can improve. I felt that the cleaning was brief and fast.

Dental Associates Patient September 12, 2016
my daughter has heart and lung problems and dr. smith take extra time with me as I am 76 years old. she make sure that all my question are answer and all your stall make sure that Vicki has taken her med before seen as we are ask by different people and even the dr before work on her begin. I really like your staff they treat us and friend . keep up the good work.

Dental Associates Patient September 08, 2016
Dr. Smith has always been very good with my daughter and explains things to her what has to be done. Don't feel rushed at all and gives us plenty of time to answer questions.

Dental Associates Patient July 29, 2016
Dr. Smith was fantastic with my son

Dental Associates Patient May 16, 2016
Our family has decided to participate in x-rays less frequently than recommended, and we chose not to subject our son to the optional fluoride treatments until he is older. I understand that the benefits of both services need to be explained to patients/families so that we can make an informed decision. However, ONE explanation would be sufficient during the visit. Both the assistant and the dentist were extremely pushy about the topic, and rather than just accepting our answer when we declined the services, continued to bring it up throughout our visit. I believe they talked to me about it approximately 5 times during our brief visit, which came across as very judgmental and rude ("You know, if you don't have this done we can't assess the health of his mouth..."). I also had the impression that the dentist did not complete as thorough an exam on my son because she did not have fresh x-rays to look at. She never even told me whether or not she noticed any areas of concern after examining his teeth. This was our 3rd visit to the pediatric dentist here, and we have never before had a problem.

Dental Associates Patient May 13, 2016
I cannot say enough good about Dr smith she is amazing with my challenging children. she is patient and kind. she is helping them get over the fear of the dentist.

Dental Associates Patient May 06, 2016
Dr. Nikki Smith is excellent. She really cares and know how to work with my son who is autistic. She listens and makes sure he is able to cooperate and is comfortable.

Dental Associates Patient April 14, 2016
Seemed rushed overall; did not see the fluoride being applied - had to ask my 8 year old to confirm.

Dental Associates Patient March 21, 2016
Dr. Smith ROCKS! All four of our children have seen her. We will be sad when they are all too old to see her (only 1 left). She always speaks facts and is so helpful explaining what is going on to our children as well. From a mother's view, that is huge!

Dental Associates Patient January 24, 2016
My daughter loves Dr smith she Hates going to the dentist but she thinks Dr Smith is patient and kind and nice and that is why we drive so far to go to see Dr Smith

Dental Associates Patient January 12, 2016
Dr. Smith was GREAT with my kids.

Dental Associates Patient December 13, 2015
Dr Smith is awesome

Dental Associates Patient October 11, 2015
dentist explained everything well

Dental Associates Patient August 16, 2015
love Dr. Smith.

Dental Associates Patient August 03, 2015
The exam and treatment would have been fantastic, except that my daughter is very uncooperative. I would be interested in having some kind of sedation for her so that she can have a real cleaning and x-rays.

Dental Associates Patient June 16, 2015
I love that dr Nikki is so open to questions.

Dental Associates Patient April 18, 2015
She always take the time to explain me what it happens with my daughter oral health care.

Dental Associates Patient March 23, 2015
She showed photos and really took time to answer questions not just the doctor but the assistants as well were so helpful answering my questions and explaining why

Dental Associates Patient March 09, 2015
dental associates is out of network & we have come back because of the dentist and our faith in her

Dental Associates Patient February 24, 2015
Dr. Smith is a wonderful dentist! She is skilled, personable and I have confidence in her.

Dental Associates Patient February 02, 2015
The Doctor and staff interacted very well with my children. However, because my son received work from another dentist, it seemed the Doctor went out of her way to undermine his work, which I felt was very unprofessional. Furthermore, I felt belittled by the Doctor with any questions or concerns I raised. We are not planning to have our children return to Dental Associates because of the rude and unprofessional way we were treated by this doctor.

Dental Associates Patient January 27, 2015
My daughter became very afraid after a few minutes and the dentist tried to comfort her and was holding her and trying to soothe her when I got in the room.

Dental Associates Patient January 26, 2015
Dr. Smith and her assistant Ashley were both great. They took their time to explain things and were very patient with my son, who didn't want to have anything done. They helped to make him feel comfortable.

Dental Associates Patient November 25, 2014
Staff were fantastic!!!!!

Dental Associates Patient November 12, 2014
very helpful staff and swift smooth app

Dental Associates Patient October 28, 2014
Dentist and hygienist were awesome

Dental Associates Patient October 03, 2014
Don't understand why my child needs sedation. This is not covered by insurance and I was not told why he needs it. This is the 2nd time this yr. Is the treatment he is going to get necessary or a precaution? She is very good with him, just not sure on her mannerism (money hungry or no).

Dental Associates Patient October 03, 2014
No options were discussed for future treatment.

Dental Associates Patient October 03, 2014
The lady we had last time was wonderful. This lady did not have that mannerism. Very businesslike. This was my son's first appt without me in the room. Of COURSE he was apprehensive!

Dental Associates Patient September 20, 2014
We have 3 children with special needs and lots of past trauma and abuse....Dr. Smith is GREAT with them and with us. She always listens to our concerns and I believe she truly cares about our family!

Dental Associates Patient September 15, 2014
Everything ran smoothly

Dental Associates Patient September 15, 2014
good explanation of needed treatment

Dental Associates Patient August 25, 2014
Appointment went very well. They were able to see us right away. Doctor took her time with my son.

Dental Associates Patient August 11, 2014
My kids first appointment could not have gone any better than it did! It was a wonderful experience, and I am so grateful for the staff for taking such good care of her!

Dental Associates Patient August 09, 2014
so far our experience has been good.

Dental Associates Patient August 09, 2014
everyone seemed very friendly

Dental Associates Patient August 04, 2014
Dentist didn't explain why she was recommending thousands of dollars worth of work. She left her assistant to go over treatment plan and she couldn't answer our questions.

Dental Associates Patient July 18, 2014
Dentist & hygienist did a wonderful job with my daughter's first visit. She started out shy but was able to relax – even got her teeth clean. She said "fun" so it was evident the team did a great job making her comfortable.

Dental Associates Patient July 15, 2014
Dr. Smith was very patient and professional in the care she gave my daughters. She did a great job and does quality work. Very happy

Dental Associates Patient July 15, 2014
Cares about her patie ts

Dental Associates Patient July 10, 2014
Have always had good experience with Dr. Smith.

Dental Associates Patient July 01, 2014
The care from the dentist and her assistant were amazing!. Even the people back by the kids chairs were very nice. Overall I was very impressed!

Dental Associates Patient July 01, 2014
She is awesome. Very kid friendly!

Dental Associates Patient July 01, 2014
Love Dr. Smith - Very compassionate and gentle with my son.

Dental Associates Patient July 01, 2014
Friendly & good with antsy boy -

Dental Associates Patient June 28, 2014
Dentist was very caring

Dental Associates Patient May 30, 2014
Very poor dental cleaning that my son had last time

Dental Associates Patient May 23, 2014
The staff are great. Dr nikki Smith and her team are very efficient and helpful to me. We enjoy her and her staff very much. She is greatly appreciated and my daughters enjoys her very much.

Dental Associates Patient March 10, 2014
Dr. Smith always listens to my questions and answers them completely.

Dental Associates Patient March 09, 2014
I trust Dr. Smith with my children and know they are in good hands.

Dental Associates Patient March 04, 2014
1st time visiting, it was an AWESOME experience, very happy! Thank you for your awesome employees. We had gone to another peds. dentist & were VERY disappointed w/them & unhappy. So thank you for the wonderful experience.

Dental Associates Patient February 18, 2014
Patient left feeling happy and excited to come back again.

Dental Associates Patient January 20, 2014
dr smith does a great job!

Dental Associates Patient September 16, 2013
I did not get to speak to the dentist after my sons appointment was done.

Dental Associates Patient June 25, 2013
Smith seemed very understanding of the issues the children are having.

Dental Associates Patient June 24, 2013
Dr. Nikki's assistant was able to answer all questions and concern we may have prior to meeting with Dr. Nikki. Any questions or concern that was unable to be answered Dr Nikki was able to answer them right away before proceeding with any exam and treatme

Dental Associates Patient June 17, 2013
One thing that has been annoying is receiving the "report card" as I'm leaving. Both times, hygiene was checked as "fair", but I was never told how to improve. We brush her teeth twice per day and floss regularly, so I don't know what to do to get a "good"

Dental Associates Patient April 01, 2013
Dr. Smith has seen my kids for years and has always been very kind and competent.

Dental Associates Patient March 19, 2013
Dr Smith, was an amazing!! she took the time to make cameron feel comfortable and really came down to his level instead of making us all feel like we were a number.

Dental Associates Patient March 04, 2013
Just very bizarre having 4 stations in one room very distracting to a young child who is trying to figure out the where the noise is coming from and told to lay still. Should really have separate rooms or room dividers

Dental Associates Patient February 27, 2013
Dr. Smith is always very good with our children.

Dental Associates Patient January 16, 2013
Dr. Smith is very good and willing to listen and answer questions.

Dental Associates Patient January 07, 2013
She was very caring and kind with my sons who has SPD

Dental Associates Patient January 02, 2013
I was very impressed that Dr. Smith personally met us in the waiting area to address concerns. So much so we sent a thank you note!

Dental Associates Patient January 02, 2013
We were very impressed w/ Dr. Smith's patience - we sent a thank you note.

Dental Associates Patient December 17, 2012
"She is a great dentist and has a kind heart with kids". (Spoken by a 7 year old patient).

Dental Associates Patient December 06, 2012
Didn't know they were doing fluoride treatment again. Our insurance only covers 1 time a year.

Dental Associates Patient December 03, 2012
Great job explaining the procedures & tools in a way children can understand.

Dental Associates Patient November 27, 2012
Consult was very good. When we came for the filling and cap the assistant came to get my daughter said she was going to weigh her and never brought her back! Brought her back and started her treatment.

Dental Associates Patient November 27, 2012

Dental Associates Patient November 26, 2012
My kids have all seen this dentist before and we've NEVER had an issue, but this appt. was very different!! My daughter told me that this dentist was rough & rude to her and even told her that her teeth were "gross!" We will NEVER see her again!

Dental Associates Patient November 08, 2012
Son has heart condition & suggested NO but did not suggest ask cardiologist who declined use of NO.

Dental Associates Patient October 30, 2012
Dr did not talk to me about my 5 yr old do not know if she even looked at her.

Dental Associates Patient October 26, 2012
I thought the appointment was too short. it was only 10-15 mins. long. So, I am not sure how much could have been done during that time.