Dr. James L. Schmidt is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. He completed a one-year general hospital dental residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and he is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Christa Hopp is a graduate of Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Academy of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Hopp is an associate of Dr. Schmidt’s working part-time in the practice and is also a full-time instructor in the restorative department at Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Schmidt’s practice offers a wide variety of dental services for the entire family, including general check-ups, cleanings, root planing, tooth-colored restorations, crowns, bridges, partials, dentures, extractions, and oral-surgery procedures. Dr. Schmidt also offers cosmetic dentistry options including smile makeovers
with porcelain veneers, all-porcelain crowns, teeth whitening, and tooth-colored fillings.
Philosophy of Care: Dr. Schmidt has been practicing dentistry in south St. Louis for 30 years and strives to provide high-quality dentistry in a comfortable, caring environment. “We pride ourselves on expanding our capabilities with continuing education and new technologies in dentistry,” Dr. Schmidt says.
Latest Innovations: Dr. Schmidt’s office uses state-of-the-art technologies including digital radiography and digital Cerec technology. Drs. Schmidt and Dr. Hopp have advanced training on the Cerec and can provide all-porcelain crowns and onlays in a single appointment.
Free Advice: “We help our patients with long-term tooth care by emphasizing dental education and prevention,” he says. “With early diagnosis, we can address patients’ needs and avoid future problems, which will reduce anxiety and control patient expenses. We recommend everyone reduce soda consumption and brush two to three times, as well as floss daily!”