• About Us

  • Dr Craig Henzel

    I was born, raised and chose to live in Stark County. I graduated from Tuslaw High School in 1990 with honors, Walsh University in 1994 Summa Cum Laude and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1998. I came home to marry my incredible wife, Dawn, after much persuasion! We currently have 2 teenagers, so pray for us!

    I trained with Dr. Victor Sendax, creator of the mini dental implant, in 2004 to help the denture patients we see live a better quality of life. I became an Invisalign certified provider in 2007 to help our adult patients regain that perfect smile of their youth. Dental implants are next on my "to do" list to replace the teeth we may have taken for granted.

    I have been practicing here for 19 years and currently hold membership with the American Dental Assn., the Ohio Dental Assn., and Stark County Dental Society. I have been named to Who's Who Among Dentists and America's Top Dentists. I also served on the Phoenix Rising Board of Trustees and Walsh Alumni Board of Trustees. I also served as adjunct faculty at the Stark State Dental Hygiene Clinic for 6 years. I am also a proud member of the 22nd Class of Leadership Stark County.  I am currently a member of the Stark State Allied Dental Health advisory board. I try to support every local organization and fundraiser possible for our great community!

    I once helped coach Little League, but that was a disaster. Luckily, my son quit to focus on soccer. Kind of ironic since I played baseball through college! I now drive both of my kids to soccer matches and training all over the state of Ohio!

    I love the time that I have with my family and love what I do. Nobody loves going to the dentist, but we are all family. I have a great team to help me care for you and your family. See you soon!

  • Dr Steven Smith

    Dr. Steven Smith was born and raised in Canton, OH, attending St. Michael’s and Central Catholic High School. He spent the next four years at The Ohio State University graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Smith stayed in Columbus and earned his D.D.S. at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

    Realizing the importance of further dental education, Dr. Smith spent 2 years at Mercy Medical Center’s General Practice Residency (GPR), which he was the Chief Resident in his second year. He learned advanced training in Esthetics, Root Canals, Implants, Surgery, Fixed and Removable Dentures, and Crown and Bridge. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Dental Assn, Ohio Dental Assn, Stark County Dental Assn, Seattle Study Club, and an active Dental faculty member and the Section of Dentistry Chairman at Mercy Medical Center.

    Starting in 2016, Dr. Smith is a board member of Stark County Humane Society, the Stark County Dental Society and Chair of the Council of Membership Services committee within the Dental Society.

    Dr. Smith lives in the area with his wife Megan and two cats, Lola and Chelsea. They are both huge Cleveland and Buckeye sports fans.

  • Our Front Office Staff

  • Becky

    Becky is one of the first faces you see when arrive at Drs. Henzel and Smith’s office. She has been a part of the front office staff for a total of 13 years, after 30 years of nursing. Becky always feels blessed for the years she spent in nursing and now finds satisfaction in a different capacity as we watch our patients and families grow.

    Becky is married to her best friend for 39 years and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren, with 2 more grandkids coming in the next year. Becky loves traveling, biking, exploring, reading, her supportive church family and spending time with family and friends.  

  • Lisa

    Lisa is the other first face you may see walking into Drs. Henzel and Smith. She has been employed at the office as a front office receptionist for 17 years.  Born and raised in Canton, she is married to Dave a civil engineer for 32 years. They have two adult daughters: Kristina - a Physician Assistant who lives in Chicago, and Allison - an Intervention Specialist teacher at Minerva Elementary School. 

    Lisa enjoys traveling, sporting events and designing and making speciality greeting cards in her spare time.

  • Our Hygienists

  • Renee

    Renee has been a dental hygienist in our office for 18 years. She loves what she does and looks forward to meeting you at some time for a prophy.  Here are a few things about Renee -  she is a single mother of two teens which take up a lot of her time. When she is not wearing one of her many hats as mom, Renee enjoys fast dancing, swimming, working out, wine tasting and canning. Renee has a ton of personality and will make your visit very comfortable.

  • Kate

    Kate grew up in East Sparta, Ohio, and is a graduate of Sandy Valley high school. She received her bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from the Ohio State University, along with her EFDA training, in 2009. Kate has been with the practice ever since and she loves her job! When she is not at work, you can find her helping her husband Nick on their family farm in Waynesburg. Nick and Kate currently have over 100,000 chickens and raise beef cattle as well. In addition, they recently welcomed their first child, Sutton, in March of 2015.

  • Our Assistants

  • Amy

    Amy started working for Drs. Bates and Graham in 1983 and have worked at this office for over 30 years. Through the years that she has worked here it has been Drs. Graham and Maxfield, Drs. Graham and Henzel and now, Drs. Henzel and Smith.  Amy is a Certified Ohio Dental Assistant and has enjoyed working in the dental field these many years.

    Amy has been married to Scott for over 30 years and they have been blessed with 4 beautiful children ranging in ages from 23 to 12.

    Amy enjoys cooking, biking, gardening and taking care of her family.

  • Adrienne

    Adrienne has been with our dental team since May 2012 and brings with her 17 years of dental assisting experience. She received her education from Fairless High School and R.G. Drag Career Center as a Certified Dental Lab Technician but fell in love with the dental assisting career after getting her first job as an assistant. In 2003, Adrienne furthered her education and became certified through the Dental Assisting National Board. Along with assisting the doctors with patients, Adrienne is also cross-trained to work our front office. She says the most rewarding aspect of her job is being able to help patients have the utmost positive and pleasant experience when they visit our office.

    When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband Rodney, 9 year old son Ryan and their pets, Poseidon, Apollo and Odin; 2 cats, Tabby and Emolga.