Dr. Tharon
Tharon L. Smith, DDS, MS
Coming from the blazing Arizona heat, Dr. Tharon Smith and his family are happy to be settled here in Utah. The outdoors is where Dr. Smith’s passion lies, whether it is feeling the crisp winter air whooshing past him while snowboarding on the slopes or an adventurous fishing trip. His other passions include hiking, hunting and playing basketball, tennis and golf. He loves when his wife and three children join him on his excursions.

At Peak Orthodontics, Dr. Smith’s passion shows through in his belief that orthodontic treatment can be a fun and rewarding experience. Lifelong learning is important to him, and he continues to attend advanced seminars and continuing education courses. Combining today’s orthodontic science and his artistic creativity, Dr. Smith is able to offer solutions to even the most challenging dental conditions .Dr. Smith is an orthodontic specialist, which means that after receiving his dental degree from The Ohio State University, he completed an advanced university training program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University and graduated first out of 105 dentists. There is no question that he possesses the expertise to not only straighten teeth but correct irregularities of the bite and jaws. He is thankful for the opportunities to create long-lasting smiles and bring confidence to every patient.


Meet Our Team


Tiffany
Office Manager: Tiffany
Welcome to Peak Orthodontics, where smiles are contagious! As office manager, I have the satisfaction of seeing people’s lives change one smile at a time. I have had braces myself and HEAD GEAR! (It’s not that bad.)I’ve been in the orthodontic field since 1996 and look forward to many more years. I am a very social person and I am lucky that my job has allowed me the opportunity to meet some amazing new people. I am a Disneyland fanatic, so if you need someone to go with, then please take me!

I love cuddling with my three daughters and my sweet husband while watching movies. On the weekends, I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing board games or hauling our camper to the mountains for a relaxing break away from technology. A fun fact about me is that I have lived in Spanish Fork my entire life.


Samantha
Scheduling Coordinator: Samantha
My name is Samantha, but you can call me Sam! I LOVE working in the orthodontic field because I am able to see the changes we make in our patient’s lives. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me with my amazing husband and cute children! I have a daughter and a son and they’re only a year apart. I love traveling and meeting new people! I lived in the Dominican Republic for eighteen months of my life, which is where I picked up Spanish! I also enjoy spending lots of time outdoors, from horseback riding to hunting to exploring the mountains.

Payton
Insurance Specialist: Payton
Hey y’all, my name is Payton! I am originally from Texas, but I am so glad to be here in Utah working at the greatest place EVER! The dental field runs in my family; my dad is an orthodontist in Texas! Smiling BIG and seeing others do so has always made me happy. I LOVE meeting new people and hearing all about their passions and life experiences.Although teeth are fascinating, I would much rather be looking at mountains as I love exploring them. I love hiking, hammocking and doing anything and everything outside in the warm weather. I love to travel but would love to go farther than Canada, where I spent 18 months of my life. 😉

I come from a family of 10, so you already know I am a loud and happy person ready for good laughs and fun. I am excited to meet you already!


Marcie
Insurance Specialist: Marcie
Hello! My name is Marcie. I have been in the dental field for almost six years. I started as a dental assistant in 2013 and I have been lucky to be able to gain experience in most aspects of the dental world. Besides being a dental assistant, I have done orthodontic assisting, schedule coordinating, treatment planning and insurance. It has been such a great career choice for me. I joined the Peak Orthodontics team as an insurance specialist in June of 2020. I am loving it!

I am so lucky to be a mom to three amazing, beautiful daughters (one who is now an adult)! Time sure flies! We enjoy watching a good movie or Netflix series or playing cards and other games. If it is warm outside, we do what we can to get outdoors, but if it is cold, we hibernate as much as possible.


Destrilee
Head Orthodontic Assistant: Destrilee
It is an honor to be a part of the Peak Orthodontic Team, helping to create that perfect smile and confidence in each one of our patients! I have been in the dental profession since 2014. I love learning and teaching others new things, and I get to do that every time I come to work. Outside of working, I love spending time with my husband, adorable daughter, family and horses. I am a member of the Rocky Mountain Professional Rodeo Association, and I am competing in breakaway roping and barrel racing. We enjoy traveling as a family to rodeos all over the state.

Shayla
Orthodontic Assistant: Shayla
Hey! Guess what? I have never been to Disneyland or broken a bone. I’ve been in the dental field since 2018, and it has been the BEST DECISION EVER! When I am not at Peak Orthodontics, you’ll find me at home with my family, wrapped in my four Minky Couture blankets, cuddling with my cats. I am such a cat lady! I rescued my Siamese cat when he was a kitten, and I carried him in a scarf around my neck. I’m loud, crazy and always willing to try new things. My next adventure is skydiving, and I hope someday to swim with sharks.

Destrilee
Orthodontic Assistant: Kensie
Hey there! I’m Kensie. I was born and raised in Utah and absolutely love it. I have traveled to Hawaii, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, New York and more, but Utah will always be my favorite. I grew up playing volleyball, soccer and every other sport with my four brothers, and I still enjoy sports to this day. I recently started working in dentistry and orthodontics and am currently a full-time student at UVU to become a dental hygienist. I chose this career because it’s a way I can help people, and I enjoy cleaning teeth! 🙂 I love getting to know people and spending time with them. I also enjoy reading Harry Potter and any other genre of books (please give me some good book suggestions)! I grew up in North Ogden and Farmington, so I love hiking around those mountains with friends and family. My weakness is chocolate and Crumbl cookies (I’ll accept any donations), and I’m always down for an adventure to find new and beautiful places to explore.

Our Teams

American Fork
Dr. Smith
Tiffany
Whitney
Samantha
Payton
Destrilee
Shayla
Amber
Kensie
Spanish Fork
Dr. Smith
Tiffany
Samantha
Payton
Destrilee
Shayla
Kensie
Saratoga Springs
Dr. Karras
Sadie
Katy
Jennifer
Marina
Vineyard
Dr. Karras
Sadie
Katy
Jennifer
Marina