Donald C. Schmitt, D.D.S.
Dentistry has long been a part of Dr. Schmitt's life as his father started the practice in 1959. This gave him the opportunity to learn from an early age the joy and satisfaction that comes from working with children.
Dr. Schmitt received his Bachelors degree at UC Berkeley and his D.D.S. at the University of the Pacific dental school in San Francisco. Dr. Schmitt completed his residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Southern California. During his residency he also worked at Miller Children's Hospital where he gained valuable experience in hospital dentistry and caring for special needs patients.
Dr. Schmitt is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The ABPD certifies pediatric dentists based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. Certification as a Diplomate by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.
Serving as Treasurer and on the Executive Committee of the Board of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry has given Dr. Schmitt a greater appreciation for the oral health needs of the children in California. The mission of this volunteer organization is to serve the public by advocating for the optimal oral health of infants, children, and adolescents. Dr. Schmitt is also an active member of Danville Rotary and serves on the Danville Rotary Foundation Board. Danville Rotary supports a variety of local causes including the Discovery Counseling Center and the Food Bank.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Schmitt has been on the faculty at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry. At UOP, Dr. Schmitt teaches dental students the unique skills needed to care for children in the dental office. It also gives him the opportunity to consult with other faculty members and to keep up to date on the latest materials and techniques being used in pediatric dentistry.
Away from the office Dr. Schmitt and his family live in Alamo with their dog and cats. They enjoy snow skiing and both playing and attending sporting events. Dr. Schmitt also coaches his son's basketball, baseball and soccer teams.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- California Society of Pediatric Dentists
- American, California, and Contra Costa Dental Associations as well as participate in study clubs.