“Our practice strives to make a difference in our patients’ lives. Creating great smiles and a healthy functioning occlusion is our goal. I know when a young patient feels confident and proud of their smile, they will achieve more in life. What great satisfaction when we see that result!” – Dr. Larry
Dr. Larry was born, raised, and educated in Chester County, and he has been creating exceptional smiles here for the past 40 years! He established his practice in 1975 with the goal of bringing the ultimate orthodontic practice to his hometown. Creating great smiles, watching patients’ self-image improve, and achieving optimum health and functioning occlusion are still as exciting to him today as they were when he first started. Dr. Larry truly loves our community and is honored to be serving the families who live here. Find Dr. Smedley on Google+!
Dr. Larry started his destination toward a career in orthodontics by undertaking pre-dental studies at West Chester University. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from nearby Temple University School of Dentistry. Dr. Larry graduated with honors, including membership in the exclusive Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. He continued his education at Temple University, receiving his certificate of specialty in orthodontics.
Dr. Larry believes that education is a lifelong journey. That is why he has worked to become a board-certified orthodontist and continuously takes courses and seminars on the latest technologies and procedures. He participates with the Schulman Study Group, which consists of 125 of the top practices that meet yearly and share their best management and clinical ideas. Our patients benefit from the collective wisdom and experiences of shared ideas from these practices.
Dr. Larry knows that his patients deserve the best, and he strives to always provide the highest quality services. In fact, Dr. Larry has been voted by his peers a “Top Orthodontist” as reported by Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Larry also teaches at Temple University’s Orthodontic Department as a part-time clinical professor. The orthodontic residents voted him the “Best Teacher of the Year” in 2015!
In addition to his board certification, Dr. Larry participates in his continuing education as an active member of the following professional affiliations:
- Chester Delaware County Dental Society
- Pennsylvania Dental Society
- American Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Orthodontic Association
- Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Greater Philadelphia Society of Orthodontists
- Schulman Study Group
Dr. Larry and his wife, Kathryn, live in West Chester. They are extremely proud of their five children and ten grandchildren. Dr. Larry's son Christopher works with Dr. Larry as a board certified orthodontist. Dr. Larry is proud to have taught his daughter, Kendra, who has also joined the Club Smed Team!
When not in the office, you will find Dr. Larry spending time with his family. He also enjoys golfing, skiing, and traveling. He is an avid sports fan and follows local teams as well as Philadelphia sports.