William F. Schmidt, DMD, MSD, PS
“I believe in treating patients with the highest quality and most comprehensive care possible. My exceptional team is highly trained and dedicated to providing excellent care. It is deeply satisfying to work in a field where we can make a tremendous difference in people’s lives.”
Dr. Schmidt earned his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry and bachelor of science in biology from Southern Illinois University. He then completed a general practice residency. While serving in the United States Public Health Service, he continued his formal education and training in the University of Washington’s graduate program in prosthodontics. This three-year program culminated in a master of science in dentistry and a certificate in the specialty of prosthodontics. In 1981 Dr. Schmidt began his private practice in Seattle minutes away from Buien.
Dr. Schmidt stays abreast of the latest techniques and technology in dentistry, prosthodontics, and the study of dental implants. He promotes the advancement and excellence of dentistry as a mentor and advisor to a number of dental study clubs. He is a sought-after educator to raise the quality of dentistry in the community.Dr.Schmidt on Google+
Dr. Schmidt has been consistently chosen by his peers as one of Seattle’s “Top Dentists” by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Surveys were sent to dentists in the Puget Sound area asking which of their colleagues they would entrust with their loved ones’ dental care. Dr. Schmidt states, “Being recognized by fellow dentists and specialists is an honor that is particularly gratifying as I continue in my commitment to offer our patients exceptional dental care.”
Dr. Schmidt’s professional memberships include:
- Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics – past president
- Washington State Society of Prosthodontists – past president
- American College of Prosthodontists – member
- The American Prosthodontic Society – member
- Academy of Osseointegration – member
- American Dental Association – member
- Washington State Dental Association – member
Dental study clubs include:
- Southshore Study Club
- Burien Study Club
- Premier Study Club
- Summit Study Club
Dr. Schmidt and his wife Alicia have three grown sons. As a family, they enjoy extraordinary experiences hiking, kayaking, and traveling. In 2005, Dr. Schmidt was able to return to Italy with his father, who served in World War II. Dr. Schmidt feels the experience “was a unique and meaningful one for me, my dad, and my entire family.”
The Schmidt family’s commitment to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a high priority. Dr. Schmidt and Alicia have served on the CF Board for the past 20 years. In 2009, they were honored by being chosen as presidents of the annual Breath of Life Gala, which raises funds for research and development.
Dr. Schmidt’s friends, family, and office team volunteer and participate in several Cystic Fibrosis events, including the Stair Climb, the Great Strides walk, and the Breath of Life Gala. These events have raised millions of dollars for research and development, resulting in numerous advancements in therapies to improve the quality of life and longevity for people with cystic fibrosis.