Perspective Dental
Ashley Smitherman, DDS:
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Perspective Dental
Ashley Smitherman, DDS
Austin, TX













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Kate K. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Wow! I had such a positive experience at Austin Family Dentistry. Jade, at the front desk, was super helpful and answered all my questions. She made me feel welcome. Their online website for new patients made it easy to fill out forms before I got there and really streamlined the process. Robinson did my cleaning and he was not only super friendly, but did a great job at explaining everything to me and making me feel comfortable. The dentist can be nerve-wracking for some people, like myself, so I appreciate the high-touch experience. Dr. Smitherman really listened to all of my concerns and addressed next steps. I’ve been to other dentists where it seems like they’re trying to nickel and dime you and I felt like she genuinely cared about my dental hygiene and provided me with all of my options as opposed to forcing her opinions on me. I’m really impressed by this whole experience and will definitely recommend friends here in the future.

Annelise Bretch (Source: Google)


I am by nature a very pensive and private person. Somehow they managed to make me feel so understood, comfortable and at home, I was voluntarily chatting with folks. Truly amazing. I received long overdue dental care with encouragement and comfort. Every team member was warm and considerate. I am in awe of the customer service and care provided to me. Nice renovations too. I highly recommend Perspective Dental.

April R. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Smitherman and her staff were excellent with my daughter. She is 8 and has very high anxiety and a diagnosed intellectual disability: she is a challenging kid who requires tons of patience. Dr. Smitherman met her right where she was comfortable and went one baby step at a time to get an exam and cleaning partially done. We didn’t complete the cleaning, instead agreeing to end the visit on a high note and come back quarterly. I was impressed with how she demonstrated and explained everything slowly and checked for understanding before moving forward. I would definitely recommend Dr. Smitherman for adults, children, and children with special needs.

Miranda C. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to this practice biannually for cleanings since 2017. They are absolutely wonderful here. The office itself is so nice and accommodating for anyone with anxiety about the dentist. Theyd provide noise canceling earphones to listen in on the TV screens– these have been helpful if you really hate the high-pitched zinging from instruments they use. My mouth looks brand new when I’m all done and I always look forward to coming back knowing I’ll feel refreshed immediately after one visit. My initial visit was surprising compared to those I’ve had in the past with other dentists. Dr. Smitherman informed me of any potential issues indicative from my mouth such as a sleep apnea. I was advised about bringing this to my doctor’s attention which luckily turned out to be a nonissue following a simple sleep study. I had otherwise recommended this office to a coworker who, because of Dr. Smitherman, was able to determine problems with the quality of her sleep. Dr. Smitherman also took notice to the anatomy of her mouth which astonishingly explained why she was never in her life able to roll the r’s in her native language. I went in today for my cleaning but made plans ahead of time for whitening at the office as an early birthday present to myself. I was hesitant because of issues related to sensitivity but staff were confident and assured me there would be none. The sensitivity was a problem I had with in-home strips and the reason I could never finish them out despite getting those specifically for sensitive teeth. I underwent the profesional whitening and had ZERO discomfort! The worst part of the procedure itself was keeping the tray still between a closed jaw or spitting out the gel which is a bit gooey. I was even sent home with a kit to maintain my bright smile. I cannot recommend this practice enough!

Johanna Ulloa (Source: Google)


The best dental experience I have ever had. They treated my 2 year old daughter with great care while my husband and I were been examined and had our dental cleaning done. My toddler also had a dental exam and had a great experience. They all work as a team to get things done in a timely and professional manner. I don’t usually write reviews and actually I had the appointment about 2 weeks ago. Just now, I was able to make the time to share my experience at this excellent dental office. I highly recommend this dental office, everyone is very professional and friendly.

Amanda W. from Hyde Park, Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I just moved to Austin and don’t have a dentist here yet. I ran into major tooth pain over the holiday weekend and wasn’t sure I’d find anyone to see me. They were able to fit me in 2 hours after I called and were able to get me a root canal same day. Everyone in the office is super nice and accommodating, they’ll put on whatever music you want and put a movie on the ceiling tv to keep you occupied. They’re super concerned with your comfort and try to take really good care of you. So glad I came here for my dental emergency, I’ve found my new dentist in Austin.

Erin G. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Smitherman was quick to work on me and very personable. We talked about our lives outside of patient and doctor, and I enjoyed getting to know more about her. They waived some fees today and are allowing me to spilt my payments over time so I can afford treatment. Just the type of healthcare needed in this uneasy time!

Margaret Weaver (Source: Google)


I always get the best service from a friendly staff at Austin Family Dentistry. My cleaning and X-rays went smoothly and with no discomfort. Dr. Smitherman is professional and takes a interest in you and your overall dental health. It’s nice to go to a place where you feel well taken care of. I highly recommend this place for your dental needs.

Yaquelin Cornejo (Source: Google)


This was my 1st visit here and I am so far super satisfied. I enjoyed the vibe I got from the moment I walked in. Personnel in the front was so friendly. I have really bad anxiety and I was doing pretty good. I was always having a conversation with someone there. I felt comfortable more than anything and I was made of aware of everything they were doing. I hope all my future visits are as pleasant or more and that I establish a long time dental care here 🙂

L P. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I have to say I was a little hesitant to stay here since it took over a previous practice that I was familiar with and trusted. However, Dr Smitherman and her office were very professional and kind and made the transition easier than I’ve ever had previously. The front office quickly helped me with payment questions (no insurance) and set me and my husband up with an appt right away. The technicians were friendly and well versed in their profession. Dr Smitherman was down to earth and easy to talk to about dental issues. My husband and I have found a new dentist!

Melissa R. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


This was a great experience with friendly atmosphere. They were able to give me an appointment quickly that was very impressive considering I needed the dental work right away. And the fact that they are open early helps me with my work schedule. Overall one of the best dental experiences I have ever had.

Sherry Tan (Source: Google)


I switched to Austin Family Dentistry after a terrible experience at my last office and wow! What a difference! Everybody is super nice and I really love how the staff puts a focus on educating their patients about dental health and things we can do at home to keep up home care. Look forward to coming back for regular checkups 🙂

Ashlee Brunaugh (Source: Google)


I love Austin Family Dentistry! Best dentist office I have visited. The atmosphere is always calming and warm, and Dr. Smitherman is a kind, knowledgable, non-judgmental, non-pushy dentist. The staff make me feel like part of a family. Robinson is a fantastic dental hygienist, and has a real talent for making patient’s feel at ease

Devon Adams (Source: Google)


I came to Dr. Smitherman after many years of NOT going to the dentist. She is very personal, explains things well, delivers only compassion and no shame. She’s also very responsive to making sure the experience is as comfortable as possible! I feel really listened to by Dr. Smitherman and her staff. Thank you!

Donnie Reynolds (Source: Google)


I’m one of those people who avoid going to the dentist at almost any cost. Well, I needed help and decided to get it. I got a flyer from Dr. Smitherman and decided to fight through my dental anxiety and go see her. Man, am I glad I did. Not only is she an amazing dentist, she has an AMAZING staff. I need a fair amount of work done and I was worried that I may start but abandon treatment out of nerves. I don’t think I’m going to have a problem completing my treatment plan with Dr. Smitherman. They’re awesome. I couldn’t have found a better dentist for me in Austin.

Janette Vaughan (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to this dentist for over a year now and have always been very pleased. A different dentist acquired the practice during my time as a client and the transition was hassle free. All of the staff are always friendly, helpful, and let me sleep when I come in for treatments after working an overnight shift 😉 I highly recommend this clinic!

Sarah Giessinger (Source: Google)


I’ve been going here for a while, after a recommendation. I fear (badly) the dentist, but Dr. Smitherman and the staff are always very understanding. The hygienists have all been gentle and give me options when working on my teeth. I am now doing Invisalign and go back frequently. I never have to wait past my appt time. With the location changes after their fire, and everything they have been dealing with, they still are very easy to go see. The staff and Dr have great attitudes every time and make my visits much easier.

Brianna Waugh (Source: Google)


As someone who recently had a bad experience with a different dental office, I have to say that the staff here wipes that all away. By the end of the first five minutes I was smiling , which was a far way from the tears I walked in with. They were caring, kind and most of all talked me through exactly what was going to happen. I can not recommend anyone else . Please go see Dr.Smitherman and her amazing staff !

Rachel Quevedo (Source: Google)


“Best dentist ever” is what my daughter exclaimed on the way home from her dental appointment. Everyone was so helpful and kind. They made it easy and convenient to submit paperwork online. The office is very clean, modern and most importantly goes over and beyond when it comes to safety. We felt so welcome from the moment we arrived until we left. They walked me and the kids through every step. You can tell they care about their patients! I highly recommend Dr Smitherman and her team!

Brian F. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


My 14 year old daughter and I starting attending Dr. Smitherman’s practice about 3 months ago.  I need considerable dental work and the whole staff were fantastic – highly competent, friendly, caring, and compassionate.  I highly recommend them and they were very patient with my questions and answered all of them in appropriate detail.

H. E. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been to a few dentists in Austin, and Dr. Ashley Smitherman has become my favorite by far. She inspires confidence and calm in the most nervous patients. I went in to have my wisdom teeth removed and was naturally a little anxious, but as soon as I started talking to Dr. Ashley I knew I had nothing to worry about. Her assistants are friendly and helpful, and she has the most welcoming front desk staff in town. My procedure went so quickly and smoothly I hardly believed it was over. I just couldn’t be happier with the service I received here!

Michael B. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Had my initial cleaning and consult today. Everyone I had interactions went above and beyond to make me feel welcome with friendly, engaging conversations and openly giving feedback towards any questions asked and guidance moving forward. Elena did my cleaning and could not have better words to say about her work. Very nice touch to have netflix on large screen above your head to watch to help take your mind away from the work being done. 5 stars all around. I found my new Dentist.

Kate Koch (Source: Google)


I had a wonderful experience at Perspective Dental. Kelly was amazing and cleaned my teeth, she offered helpful suggestions about my cleaning routine and was super sweet! I really enjoyed chatting with her. Highly recommend this place, I’ve been going here for over a year and I always have a great experience.

Brandon Bellah (Source: Google)


I’m new to Austin and the first thing on my list was to get back into regular dental appointments. They identified a few items that my prior dentist mentioned would be coming up soon and nothing more than that! They’re very professional and have a friendly staff. I appreciate that they take the time to explain my benefits and communicate details to help me understand my treatment plan.

Denise L. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Very impressed so far as a new patient. Everyone I spoke to while in the office was incredibly friendly and genuine and made me feel really comfortable. They went above and beyond to walk me through everything with pictures, mirrors, and xrays. I also really appreciated how they sent me a digital copy of my treatment plan that included pricing before and after insurance; total transparency.

Jorge M. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Hands-down an amazing team led by an amazing dentist!  Dr.Smitherman is quick, professional, personable, and thorough in explaining every detail; she suggested a procedure that saved me so much time/money, which was completed, and made a life-changing AMAZING difference; friends/family notice the upgrade Perspective Dental gave my smile and I’m beyond thankful to have found them!!  Def modern (e.g. decor and technology) and an overall welcoming experience each time!!

Lauren E. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


This is my first ever yelp review because I have to make sure everyone knows how great the team is at Austin Family Dentistry.  Lauren and Stephanie are so welcoming right when you walk in the door! On top of that, Robinson made me feel relaxed and comfortable throughout my entire appointment. I was nervous about a deep clean but he and Dr. Smitherman eased my worries and everything turned out great and pain free! Definitely recommend them!

Lee L. from Bellaire, TX (Source: Yelp)


We went to our first visit about 6+ months ago and had a great time!  They really address every fear a kid could have going to the dentist.  Unfortunately by the time our next appointment came around they had moved due to a devastating fire to their office.  Though this has made their once very convenient location not so close, now located in Pflugerville, we will make the trek because we have found a quality dentist we like.  AND they take our insurance, YAY!  Make sure to visit them as they are also locally owned!

Meg Bodi (Source: Google)


I just saw Dr. Smitherman for the first time and I was very impressed. From the moment I walked through the door, every staff member was friendly and professional, and overall it was a really enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend this team for anyone in the market for a new dentist’s office.

Kallie Nicolosi (Source: Google)


The best experience I’ve had at a dentist office. I arrived an hour early for my appointment because I had so much to get done that day. They got me in immediately. The hygienist was AMAZING. So funny, nice, and gentle with my teeth. Dr. Smitherman was thorough and quick with her exam, and I was out and about within an hour to finish running errands for the rest of the day. She started as a second opinion for me regarding 4 crowns another dentist said I needed (which I don’t), and she is now the only dentist I’ll go to.

Courtney C. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I had been searching for a pediatric dentist for my daughter for awhile when I came across Austin Family Dentistry.  I am elated that I found this practice. After some conversation, we started my daughter on the Healthy Start program.  She was having trouble sleeping the rough the night and breathing through her nose.  I was skeptical at first that a retainer at night would work for a young child.  I was wrong.  A couple weeks after starting her on Healthy Start, I saw an amazing change.  She was sleeping through the night more easily.  Now she asks for her retainer when going to bed at night.  And following Healthy Start will minimize the need for braces down the road?  Even better!

Kid D&D Gaming Club (Source: Google)


I don’t usually leave reviews; it’s too much of a bother, and who can trust what some stranger on the internet has to say? But this was probably the most pleasant experience I’ve had at a dentist, and it’s all down to the way they all do their jobs. From the moment I walked through the door everyone was welcoming, pleasant, and friendly. The cleaning was quick, thorough, and painless. The consult with Dr Smitherman at the end seemed more than just perfunctory, and she gave useful and informative advice. Why is it so hard for other doctors and dentists to get this right? Not really sure. But if you’re looking for a great dentist give these folks a shot. They’re doing good work.

Odaly De Jesus (Source: Google)


Dr. Smitherman is absolutely amazing. She is very thorough and caring. Despite being in the medical field myself, I am terribly afraid of the dentist. Dr. Smitherman always goes the extra mile to put me at ease. She has all these ‘new tech gadgets’ she uses to make my experience as comfortable and pain free. I would definitely recommend Dr. Smitherman to my family and friends.

Janet Allen (Source: Google)


Super friendly, very organized, clean, reasonably priced, knowledgeable and thorough! No pressure to do more than I came in for and no silly rules. I’m very happy with the dentist, Ashley. I’ve been going to dentists (and I have great teeth- just now doing Invisilign) for over 50 years and Ashley is young, but has the old style business sense of putting the customer first. Glad I found Austin Family dentistry.

Melissa Vilaire (Source: Google)


Love her, she is the best with kids as well as adults. Unbelievable patience that you would want every provider to have. I am glad to call her our family dentist. She has the best team, they are friendly and respectful. Will recommend to anyone… Thank you Austin Family Dentistry for being who you are and so loving and caring to me and my family.