"As a dentist, I enjoy addressing a patient's chief concern(s), and try to be as compassionate and thorough as possible to ease their anxiety while achieving the outcome they desire."
Blog Posts by Dr. Schmidt
Videos of Dr. Schmidt
- Alabama Implant Education, Bessemer, AL, Implants, 2017
- Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA, IV Sedation, 2015
- University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN, D.D.S., 2012
- American Dental Association
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
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Ratings & Reviews
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Awesome experience as always.I had been a patient on the east side location and after moving to Howard was very happy about your location on Duck Creek Parkway. I was taken into the exam area right on my scheduled time. I was called in by an employee named Katie. I was immediately impressed by her professional demeanor and explanation of what was going to happen during my appointment. We were soon joined by Dr Schmidt for the exam. He also explained what was going to happen and took the time to answer any questions I had. After the appointment I asked about a whitening products before I left. Katie explained my options and asked Dr Schmidt to again return and answer what process he would recommend. I decided which type of product I wanted and Katie immediately asked if I wanted to do a mold of my teeth to get this going. She said she was going to have it for me the next day and would call when it was ready. I just wanted you to know what an amazing team you have. I am a business owner and truly appreciate how important your employees are. I feel you are very fortunate to have Katie as an employee and she should be commended for her work ethic and going above and beyond expectations. Dr Schmidt has also shown the qualities that make him an outstanding addition to Dental Associates.
Shawn was amazing, I typically have bad anxiety to come to the dentist and Shawn and Katie helped to decrease that and made me feel comfortable.
Dentist is excellent - thorough, does quality work - personable - back his commitments.
Excellent explanation of procedure, potential side effects, and probable outcomes. Answers questions thoroughly and has a great sense of humor. Works well with Dental Assistant. Make a great team.
I had a very good experience. I was given ample time for questions, explanations of what to expect and what our next appt. would accomplish. I found the dentist and his tech to be very competant and caring. I look forward to my next appt in three weeks.
Dentist is ONE of the most caring dentists I have ever had. His assistant was also above and beyond wonderful.
He explained everything in a way I understood also made sure I was okay the whole time.
Dr. Schmidt is always very personable and approachable. I told him about the discomfort of a sharp projection on one of my teeth and he was able to sand it off in about 30 seconds - it is life changing!
Everyone at this clinic is outstanding. I have feared the dentist my whole life. Now I do not.
Dr. Schmidt is very good!
I had a great experience with Dr. Schmidt. He was very nice, great smile . He treated me with respect and explained my options. I would tell anyone to make an appointment with him.
Dentist was very nice & made me feel comfortable. Took his time & was very thorough.
He is the best dentist....... would highly recommend him
He not only spoke to me as the parent but directly to my son for his procedure
Dr. Schmidt is very personable. He answered all of my questions and gave me options.
Performed what I asked.
he is very thoughtful and friendly and heplful
Dr. Schmitt is very good, patient, takes time to discuss concerns
always enjoy going to this dentist
Dentist was condescending, unknowledgeable in treatment I required, made it sound like he was doing me a favor by squeezing me in when, in fact, there was a cancellation and thats how I got in to see him
like I said good job all around
Dr. Schmidt has been such a helpful doctor with working with my treatment plans. He is caring, listens well to meet patient needs and very knowledgeable. I hope he will be with Dental Associates for a long time.
Excellent care , concern and treatment
Dr Schmidt is very thorough and thoughtful in his exams and explanations.
I had a tooth extracted. The dentist and his assistant clearly explained what to expect. The extraction went well.
Dr Schmidt is excellent bed side manner.
Dr. Schmidt was great. This was a great first impression for me. I usually do not like dentist offices, but the staff made it a great experience.
Very kind and knowledgeable.
I absolutely love Dr Schmidt. He takes the time needed to answer the necessary questions in a way that I understand and I trust he has my best interest at heart. never feel rushed! I highly recommend him!
very good place to go
always makes you feel comfortable ...
Dr Schmidt explained the procedure and made sure I was comfortable, which made my visit much less stressful
I really like Doctor Schmidt, he is a very good Dentist
I moved my PA provider from down town to Duck Creek to follow *Dr. Schmidt! He great!
Dr. Schmidt is excellent at explaining treatments & options to make sure I am comfortable with the plan.
It was physically and emotionally a very painless visit
this dentist was wonderful dr. was exceptional he was training someone all self and did an exceptional job.
excellent experience. I dont like dental work but Dr made me feel very comfortable. what a great person. he explained to me the procedure S he was doing it.
Overall nice dentist
Explained procedure well!
Sam Schmidt is difficult to hear, very soft spoken, but very kind.
Did NOT appreciate his tone with me. Was kind of snotty is his explanation almost demeaning. He best lose the attitude!! Or hell lose a patient!
Dr. Sam Schmidt was very helpful. Explained everything before proceeding, including that the choice of treatment was up to me. I appreciated that.
No pain - very good took his time.
Dr. Schmidt explained EVERYTHING to me before he did it. In addition, she showed concern about my opinion of how the procedure went, which boosted my confidence in working with dentists.
Both Dr. Zhu and Dr. Schmidt answered all of my questions. I am 65 years old and NEVER had such good treatment from two dentist, they are really, really good, both of them, very caring.
He did a GREAT job of explaining and EFFICIENTLY fixing my issue and getting me back on the path to healing and recovery!!!
He did an awesome job! Very pleased.
The dentist did an excellent job. I was terrified and he made it less scary. He did an excellent job.
No issues, both Tara and Dr. Schmidt did a very good job of explaining my options.
Dentist spent time clearly explaining all options and allowing me the power to choose what I felt was appropriate for me. Very caring and kind dentist.
So happy with Dr. Schmidt!!!
Dr. Schmidt has an excellent way of explaining things and makes you feel very comfortable Excellent!
I was amazed at the lack of pain during my procedures.
Always GOOD with Dr Schmidt!! :) :)
Dr Schmidt if very professional, caring, friendly, thorough, and has strong communication skills.
Dr. Schmidt is an A doctor!
felt very comfortable the entire time I was there
Only had 2 appointment so far have a few more schedule.
Explained every step as he went.
I have had very bad experiences w/dentist in the past (even SLAPPED by one when I was 7 years old for wiggling to much!). These 2 dentist put me at ease right away! I trusted them! I am no longer scared to go anymore, at least w/these 2 drs. THX.
D. Samuel Schmidt had/has very poor bedside manners. I was not very pleased with him. He went on to tell me that I had not had a full circle x-ray since 2006. I told him I had, had one in Foley Alabama during the Winter months. I was having and issue that was not dealing with teeth, but We need to find out why I was having pain in my jaw area. September 22, 2017 I had a non cancer tumor removed from behind my jaw. He went on to tell me I needed to have the oral surgeon, send that x ray to him. This will not happen until this winter, and only if they still have them available. Then I had to have two fillings, I told him I did not want to have the pre-injection. He kept on that issue ,I said not I have a very high pain tolerance. Even when he start to drill, he stopped and asked me if the pain was to much, I said no. Then he said if it gets to bad I should raise my hand. I did not like being treated like a child or a person who did not understand what was happening. I am and was well aware of what was going on. I had a very stressful visit, if there would have been another dentist there I would have asked to change dentist. I am 74 years old and I have never been treated so demeaning. He Samuel Schmidt needs to listen !!!! I love my dental hygienist Carrie Cahak I have had since starting at Dental Associates.
very caring and thorough in
Had a cleaning and the dentist buffed a sharp tip off of a tooth. The hygienist was very thorough and pleasant.
Good experience. No issues.
Again, everything was excellent.
You can really tell Dr. Schmidt really cares about his patients. He really seems to love what he is doing.
no pain at all!
He was very personable.
Dr. Schmidt was clear, concise and covered options and treatment plans welll. Care was top notch.
very personal apologize for the long wait
Dr. Schmidt is very good only a little too busy.
Dr. Schmidt was very through and got me in quickly to have my tooth fixed! - he was great! Tooth feels awesome! Heather was also great, she assisted with the filling.
Dr. Schmidt is the best dr. you have
Just didnt click with this dentist. Not his fault just the way it went.
Everyone on the staff was friendly and kind.
I have never felt rushed to make a decision on what to do - especially when I had to decide abut my dentures.
Absolutely the best dentist I have ever had @ Dental Associates! Very professional Dr. Schmidt was the best!!
Dr. Schmidt provides education and information while empowering his patients to be involved in their own treatment plan(s).
The examination was quick and proficient.
I didnt feel as if anything was rushed, he was very good at laying out my options and that made my decisions easy
very helpful staff
Covered all bases
dentist took his time as I had a dizzy spell and he made sure I was feeling better before he continued. they offered to reschedule for me within a day or two but I felt better so we continued on.
Will not be seeing this dentist again and the rest of my household will not see him.
he always treats me with respect and courtesy. always explains thing very thoughrly and in a way I understandHe seems to love what he does and cares about his patients.
this dentist is fantastic!
Dr. Schmidt is the BEST dentist I have ever been to! A !!!!
Dr. Schmidt explains everything he is doing, while he is doing it, I really appreciate that. He is very kind & caring.
I have had very bad experiences in the past. I felt very confident and relaxed while I was having my filling repaired.
Doctor was amazing....amazing, compassionate and caring I am a nurse and I can very easily tell if providers are "faking it", he was not.
great doctor. referring other family and friends to him
Awesome personal experience with dentist and hygienist. Really loved the atmosphere and environment of the clinic.
I was made comfortable and the procedure was handled with care.
I liked him immediately because he made me feel less nervous
Dr. Samuel Schmidt did an excellent job!!!!!!
Dentist is very thorough and explains everything in terms you would understand.
Very impressed with the Dr
Dr. Schmidt was so thotgfful and kind. I was told about the kind of minor discomfort i may feel before admisterring the treatment. Had to have area numbed up. Made me feel at ease, and was very knowledgeable. Very kind and professional. So glad I had this done at the Howard location and getting to meet everyone there.
Very good experience
Dr. Schmidt is the best. I followed him from downtown Green Bay to the new site on Duck Creek Trail. I is very courteous, friendly, and great at what he does!!!
Dr. Schmidt was super nice and being a nervous dental patient, it was refreshing to have someone who didn't think I was being childish with my dental fears.
The dentist gave me multiple options for treatment, ultimately I didn't feel pressured into doing things I was not ready for, treatment, and things that I couldn't afford being I have a limited income.
my appointment in October, I felt rushed as it was the end of the day. everyone wanted to leave. Door was locked and waited to be left out. again only worried about the office visit cost. had to explain we have our own dental insurance plus we took out Dental Associate Insurance and I had a $30 credit. they never see we have both insurances. always need to explain.
The dentist answered all my question very well.
Dr. Schmidt answered all of my questions very relatable.
The dentist was very gentle and concerned with me not having pain. I thought he did an excellent job.
I was impressed with Dr Schmidt and his concern
Dr Schmidt takes the time to understand your concerns, explains the procedure and ensures your comfort.
I am very happy with how I have been treated.
The dentist was the first perdon i have ever been able to trust and feel comfortable with while sitting in a dentist chair
Just a great job.
I was impressed with the repair of my chipped tooth. The repair matches perfectly.
First time seeing this dentist and loved him! Made me feel at ease, explained everything and was considerate of my concerns. Great personality!
Dr Schmidt was great. He really kept me relaxed
Dentist promised a call back either next day (friday) or following monday. It has been over two weeks.
Dr. Schmidt is excellent. He always makes me feel comfortable. Explains everything to me in detail. Very professional and personable at the same time. He is a gem.
Dr. Schmidt is wonderful - I had to have my procedure with IV sedation because of TMJ & mostly I can't stand going to dentist that I physically become ill because of bad experience.
Very good guy.
Dr Smith was very nice and I normally hate dentist visits and he kept me very relaxed and explained everything to me.
He did not seem in a hurry. Also had a sense of humor.
Dr. Schmidt is very prrsonable, knowledgeable, and professional.
Dr. Schmidt was okay, tried to wait on to many patients.
Always have good experiences with Dr. Schmidt..........no complaints whatsoever!! Only when we have to pay our bill HA HA!
I had an overall great experience. The initial appointment and the follow-up within 24 hours was not just great, it was stupendous. Thanks to the dental team for doing their best (and succeeding) to help me so fast with a 24 hour turnaround for a lost filling that was exposed to the air. They cut the time I had to live with tooth pain down considerably. Thanks.
Dr. Schmidt is an excellent dentist. Kind.
His assistant was excellent too (Dr. Schmidt).
Very anxious about the pain and needle, was not made any better by the frustration of the Dr.
I looked him up before I came. I have been pleased with the dentists and personnel I've encountered. I've been coming to Dental Associates for a long time.
Dr. Schmidt has a very nice personality. He is friendly an knowledgeable.
Straight Forward, excellent approach with technical resources (X-Rays, etc.) to back up his logic case. No feeling of the attitude "Because I'm the Dentist and I say so"/
Dentist and assistant were very caring and thorough. They put me at ease.
Very good explaining my options!
Dr. Schmidt is very thorough and made my experience during my appointment pleasant.
Great dentist & assistant.
I really don't like that when u go for your first appointment there isn't even at least a cleaning. It's almost a waste of time to take off of work for that long of an appointment and nothing but an evaluation is done and xrays
It was a jokingly fun time
Excellent care & service. Dr. Samuel Schmidt is awsome & so is his staff!!
I have never had anyone explain the procedures before the treatment and I have never had such a great feeling about going to the Dentist. I always hated going to the dentist. You have changed that...Thanks
I used to be terrified of every dentist until I got my current dentist.
Dr Schmidt is a real asset for your business. Dr Schmidt and Amanda really made me feel special, and assured me thatthey will continue to be my team for future visits. Glad to have finally found a team that I can trust.
Dr. Schmidt had the best manners ever experienced from a dentist. I am 65 years old and been to numerous dentist, and have "NEVER" receive such a clear explanation as I have from Dr. Schmidt. "AWESOME."
Dr Schmidt explained everything that he did while he was working on my tooth. He was concerned about my level of pain, which was never a problem. He is a very kind and caring Dentist.
The dr gave me the choice of 2 treatment options, one less expensive than the one I chose but great to know he cared about the expense and gave me an option. Very nice and great personality as well. He made my appointment fly by and had a great sense of humor!
I was very happy with how everything was handled.
He did a great job with removing seven of my teeth. I was very nervous to get shots in my mouth and he talked me through it and every thing went great no pain at all
He was polite and thorough.
Excellent (knowledgeable & caring). EXCELLENT.
With the problem and wants in the care of my teeth my wishes were excepted. Everything was explained to me. From what might happen to what will be done in the future. My tooth care is planed for the next year.
Dr. Schmidt is wonderful~his perfect!
Dentist was understanding of my fears.
Dr. Schmidt always gives us 100% of his attention and is a perfectionist at what he does! He is by far our favorite dentist EVER! Kudos to Dr. Samuel Schmidt!
All ways good!! even though I do always start with some nerves, longest ordeal going through 3 bridges but he made it very bearable.
$80 for ten minutes and he didn't even fix anything. I left in pain, not impressed
There were no bad experiences and the doctor was very good.
I had no problem with the Doctor or Tech.
very patient and good dentist. seems to know what he is talking about.
Dr. Schmidt is the best and my favorite dentist.
everyone was friendly and competant
i really liked him and have utmost confidence in him
Had 2 teeth pulled. Dr. did not offer pain pills. I had to ask for them.
Dental assistant & dentist kept a private conversation going the whole time of my treatment.
My dentist was exceptional!
As good as a trip to dentist can get!
I'm very happy with all the help given.
Dr. Schmidt my front teeth never looked so good.
My overall experience was great! I hate having cavities filled but the dentist I saw (Schmidt?) made sure the experience was as pain-free as possible. I will definitely continue to use your services.
Although Sam appears to be one of the youngest dentists I've ever had work on me, his demeanor is excellent and this, the first procedure he's ever performed for me, appears to be of high quality.
I am very lucky to get my DDS and his assistant. They are very pleasant and work well together. It does take 2-4 months to be seen however.
I felt Dr. Schmidt was a very caring and patient dentist. I actually felt very at ease with him, which is not always my experience with going to the dentist. However, he had to completely redo one of my fillings after he did it incorrectly the first time and I'm not convinced that he did two of my other ones correctly either based on the sensitivity on one and the way the other one feels.
ratings warfare only because of the Dr not the hygenist the doctor was a 5 and hygenist a 0 so that's in between
Dr. Schmidt explains options well, provides information as the procedure proceeds (this was the first appointment for a crown) and is skillful in his work. He also has a great sense of humor and relates well.
Best dentist I ever had.
Dr. Schmidt was an excellent listener, with a very respectful attitude. What a positive experience it turned out to be.
We have been patients at your office for quite a few years.
overall very good experience Doctor and Assistant were very nice knowledgeable and caring.
I have recommended Dental Associates to others.
Due to my cleaning I had to go back in because my gum was swollen. Not OK!
The person that scheduled my appointment did not inform me of out of pocket expense. When I arrived for my appointment and minutes before the work started I was informed! No estimate was on file, so I was not informed before the appointement.
I did not find out about out of pocket cost until 5 minutes before the work was to begin. I had made the appointment 2 months ago.
I was pleased with the performance of the dentist, he is friendly and tried to fix the problem and went with a traditional filling. He was very helpful.
everyone seems very secure in knowing their job whether it be the receptionist, hygenist, dentist, scheduler..everyone KNOWS what they are doing
It was my sons first experience with Novocain the doctor and hygienist explained everything they were going to do very helpful
All I can judge on is what I was told by my son, the person that came out to talk to me only had me sign a paper. I have no idea if she was competent.
The dentist should have come to talk to me, his mother. After all, he is a minor, doesn't always understand what needs to be done and is not paying the bill.
Took about 10 seconds to do a "comprehensive" exam. Seemed to be rushing between patients.
I am 71 years old and Dr. Schmidt is the best dentist I have ever had.
Was very respectful with my questions.
Such a great dentist!
When told the area of the mouth that will be worked on, and the Parent questions, the Provider should be sure before giving unneeded anesthetic. His assistant told him there was one computer up in another area. When I questioned him about the location
Excellent communication. Very thorough.
This is the 1st time in my 50 years I had a wonderful experience and really liked the dentist. I held off going to a dentist for 8 years because of a BAD experience. Dr. Schmidt was awesome!!!
Very professional & easy to talk to. Makes you feel very comfortable.
It was all real good.
I'm a 64 year old vietnam vet and at our first meeting I thought I was doomed. Here was a 12 year old kid in a white jacket going to get in my mouth and pull a few very stubborn teeth that were totaly killing me with pain. I should know by now not to judge a book by its cover
My experience was very good. My dentist Dr. Schmidt & the assistant that worked with him was awesome!! I couldn't asked for anyone better. I really appreciated how comfortable they made me feel especially through the trauma I just had with my tooth.
He was very nice, explained my different options thoroughly and, very importantly, with no pressure. Cool dude.
I was pinched in as an emergency appt., but as stated above I feel I didn't need 2 consults. He even mentioned that the 1st appt. w/endodontist was going to be treatment but turned into consult. That was disappointing.
Dr. Schmidt seems to be a good new dentist I hope he sticks around - 7 yrs coming to Dental Associates - dentist changes annually - not how you advertise!
I was impressed with his honesty.
This dr. is great! Very nice and friendly and cares about doing a good job! Socks with sandals are still not cool! LOL!
I am very impressed with this dentist. He looked very young and I was skepticle. His knowledge and explaination of things is what made me feel very comfortable choosing him to do my treatment. He is also very down to earth.
Samuel Schmidt is very good at what he does. Cares about his patients and takes the time with them.
VERY LITTLE discomfort during extractions.
This was my first meeting Dr. Schmidt. He was very nice!
Had tooth pulled - it hurt.
Dr. Schmidt was wonderful. Would like to continue to have him as my dentist. Do not care to have the dentist I first saw.