Dr. Smith grew up in Memphis and attended Memphis State University. He graduated from University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1982 and Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 1987. He has been in private practice since and has held a part-time teaching position in the UT Department of OMS since 1987. He was certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 1989.
His practice and teaching position focus on preprosthetic surgery, implant reconstruction, bone grafting and wisdom tooth surgery.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Tennessee Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Tutor was born and raised in a small town in NE Arkansas where he spent most of his time enjoying the outdoors and sports. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Biology in 2007 and then went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in 2011 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree.
Dr. Tutor practiced general dentistry for a year and half in Northeastern Arkansas after graduation before deciding to return to education and attempt a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed a one year internship at UTSouthwestern/Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas in 2013. After this, Dr. Tutor completed a 4 year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA in 2018. After graduation, Dr. Tutor worked for a year and half at the Memphis VA Medical Center prior to becoming partner in our practice.
Dr. Tutor is a current member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons along with a member Memphis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a member of the Tennessee Society of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons.