M. Veronica Punla Smith
Our professionals at Dr. M. Veronica Punla Smith's office maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to be on top of the latest trends in dentistry.
M. Veronica Punla Smith, D.D.S.
Dr. Smith was raised in Stockton California. Born in Manila Philippines, she moved to the United States as a small child. Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton in 1992. Following graduation from dental school, she owned and operated The Family Smile Center in Fairbury Nebraska for 14 years. Dr. Smith then moved to Oshkosh in 2006 where she worked as a dentist for the State of Wisconsin for seven years before taking over the practice of Dr. Loren Swanson in early 2013.
Dr. Smith takes great pride in providing the best dental care possible and is committed to advancing her expertise through continuing education. She feels that by providing state-of-the-art procedures she can achieve optimal oral health in her patient-family.
A member of the Wisconsin Dental Association, Dr. Smith believes it is important to serve the Oshkosh community with her clinical talent. She volunteers at the Tri County dental clinic. Tri-County Clinic serves the dental needs of Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet County residents who do not otherwise have access to dental care. She serves as member of the board of directors for Fr. Carr’s Place 2B and volunteers at Father Carr’s Place 2B dental clinic. She is a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish where she serves on the Parish Life Committee as well as the Environment Committee.
Dr. Smith also enjoys spending quality time with her husband, four teenage boys, and their two dogs. Quality family time includes camping, biking, kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing and boating. Dr. Smith enjoys cooking and sewing; great skills for the mom of four teenagers to have!
Our Business Department:
Greta - Office Coordinator
Greta has been with the team since 2007 and enjoys educating patients on what to expect when they visit. She prepares for your visit by gathering all the necessary information to make your appointments as time-efficient as possible. Greta loves spending time with her family, especially her 3 daughters and grand-daughter. You can find her walking, camping, boating and traveling in her spare time.
Heather - Office Assistant
Heather has been a part of our team since 2007 and enjoys working with the patients and staff at Oshkosh Family Dentistry. Heather loves going to concerts and Packer games. She also enjoys shopping and she is an avid movie-goer. She and her husband have four children including a set of twins!
Our entire business staff looks forward to meeting you and helping you feel comfortable on your first visit. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your visit, your insurance or financial questions.
Our Hygiene Department:
Vernice - Registered Dental Hygienist
Vernice earned her associates degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. She joined the Oshkosh Family Dentistry team in 1996. What Vernice enjoys most is the opportunity to work with an awesome team of co-workers and with fantastic patients. She is married and has 2 daughters, a dog, and occasional custody of her daughter's cat! She loves to spend time with family and friends, take walks and bike rides, attend fitness classes at the Y, read, travel and go out for Friday night fish frys.
Michele - Registered Dental Hygienist
Michele joined our team in 2009 and is a graduate of Fox Valley Technical College. She likes getting to know patients and educating them on proper home care so they can keep their teeth for a lifetime. She also is very appreciative of the people she works with who are always willing to give her a hand. She is married and has three children and a dog. Spending time with family and friends is her priority. She also enjoys traveling, biking, playing tennis, walking and watching her children's sporting events.
All of our hygienists take pride in attending continuing education courses to share with the rest of our team at our monthly meetings so that you can enjoy many up-to-date oral care protocols. They work with their patients and Dr. Punla Smith to gather necessary information to develop a specialized treatment plan. Our hygienists encourage their patients to use information and skills learned during their appointments for their home care regimen.
Our Assisting Department:
Chris - Dental Assistant
Chris joined our dental team since 1995. Her favorite parts of working here are interacting with patients and helping them feel at ease. She truly believes her teammates are awesome and enjoys her days at Oshkosh Family Dentistry. Chris loves spending time with her family, watching movies, shopping listening to music and going for long walks. If she can do this with her children, she is even happier.
Sandy - Dental Assistant
Sandy has been part of our team since 1989. She loves the interaction she has with patients and the opportunity to provide a positive dental experience. When she’s not at the office, Sandy enjoys gardening, reading, walking and cooking. She loves spending time with her husband and their daughter.
April – Dental Assistant
April is a 2013 graduate of Fox Valley Technical College with a passion for dentistry. She strives to provide a comfortable dental experience for our patients. April loves visiting with family and friends as well as hanging out with her two dogs and cat. She also enjoys baking, shopping, walking and dinner out.
Sandy, Chris and April are experienced assistants who have your comfort in mind as they get you settled and ready for Dr. Punla Smith's arrival. They will gather necessary information at the beginning of your appointment and talk with you about your oral health care objectives. They assist Dr. Punla Smith efficiently and carefully to ensure your continued comfort throughout your appointment.