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AboutOro Valley Family Dentistry

Oro Valley Family Dentistry is a Tucson based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Matthew Smith, Dr. Justin L Rider and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 520-833-5261 and experience why our patients think Oro Valley Family Dentistry is the best dentist in Tucson.

Community Work with Kids from Africa

Dr. Matthew Smith

Dr. Matthew Smith graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology in 2010. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa School of Dentistry in 2014. He is a dedicated general dentist and feels passionate about giving his patients the best care possible.

Dr. Matt grew up in small town Thatcher, Arizona where he learned about the importance of hard work, integrity, family and community. He and his wife and 4 children love hiking, camping, bike riding and swimming. They love beautiful southern Arizona and especially Oro Valley.

Dr. Matt is inspired by his dad, who was a phenomenal dentist when Dr. Matt was growing up. He was impressed with how deeply his father cared for each patient and was touched by the impact his father had on the people who received his care. His father served many dental missions all over Central America and the Polynesian islands, providing dentistry to people who did not have access to it. Dr. Matt has tried to follow in his father’s footsteps. He is grateful for dentistry and the experiences, relationships and friendships he has made because of it. He too has had the opportunity to participate in dental service missions in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Kenya. Helping other people is one of Dr. Matt’s favorite parts of dentistry.

Dr. Matt is always learning and pursuing the most current developments in dentistry. The oral health of his patients is top priority for him. Dr. Matt believes that feeling confident in your smile improves your quality of life in a drastic way. He is determined to provide his patients with healthy, beautiful smiles.

Dr. Smith in Kenya

Dr. Justin L Rider

Dr. Justin L. Rider obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale before receiving his dental degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Prior to entering private practice, he served an advanced education in general dentistry residency at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas and was also assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson for three years. In 2010, after completing an additional year of clinical and continuing education, Dr. Rider was recognized by the Air Force Specialty Code as an Advanced Clinical Dentist.

Dr. Rider’s postgraduate education provided him additional training in the areas of IV sedation, oral surgery, wisdom tooth extractions, dental implants, and orthodontics. This training allows him to provide his patients with more comprehensive treatment options in the comfort of their own dental office.

In his spare time, Dr. Rider is a volunteer and enjoys giving back to the community. He enjoys spending time outdoors while enjoying hiking, camping, swimming, and photography. Dr. Rider and his wife, Crystal, enjoy raising their young family in Tucson.


Front Desk

Carol Blythe

Dental Hygienist

Audrey Sutton, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Audrey grew up in Tucson and loves living here. As a Dental Hygienist what she loves most is building a relationship with her patients. She believes every patient is an individual and treatment should be adjusted accordingly. The most satisfying part of her job is helping patients take control of their oral health and seeing the improvements in not only their oral health but their overall health as well. In her free time Audrey enjoys exploring many activities such as gardening, crocheting and watching true crime documentaries. She is also an animal lover and has both cats and dogs.


Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Jennie is a Dental Assistant and has worked in the dental field almost 32 years. She graduated from Pima Community College in 1985. Prior to her dental career she studied social welfare. She has been working as a Dental Assistant for 26 years. The thing she loves the most about her job is not only helping and caring for people but the relationship she gets to build with her patients. She is very committed to making sure her patients feel as comfortable as possible. She enjoys working with Oro Valley Family Dentistry and helping patients receive the highest quality dental care as well as enabling them to have an enjoyable experience at the office. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching movies, swimming, volleyball, the outdoors, cooking, growing plants, and being a grandmother.

Previously known as Tanque Verde Dental