Family And Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. James L. Schmidt & Associates

About Us

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!”

Dr. James L. Schmidt & Associates

Hours of Operation

Map & Directions


What are Clients Saying About Us

  • I cannot express my gratitude for your contribution in changing my life. I have been unable to wear my dentures for many years. This caused serious adjustments in my eating habit, my physical appearance, and my self confidence. People made fun of me making faces when chewing the limited food I ate. I had given up simple things like steak, corn on the cob, salads, nuts and most of all, smiles. This may seem trivial to you, but this Christmas I plan on purchasing many pounds of mixed nuts. Every time I eat them I will give a silent thanks to you for helping make it possible to eat them. It has been about 10 years since I have been able to enjoy such simple things. People tell me I look 10 years younger and have a great smile. Your contribution may have been just another day at work for you. But an uplifting life change for me. Appreciation doesn’t describe how much this means to me. Thank you and may you be blessed as I have been.
    Ernie Copeland
  • Thirty three years ago I had crowns installed on several of my front teeth, for cosmetic reasons. This year I realized it was time for a change , I went to Dr. Schmidt for a consultation this spring, and today I cannot stop smiling. Dr. Schmidt replaced the existing crowns , added 4 existing crowns on top, and eight veneers on the bottom teeth. It took 4 painless procedures to give me the confidence to smile again.
  • I felt that my comfort and concerns were the most important issue at hand! Your entire office made me feel important instead of the other way around. Thank you. I have always feared the dentist and also have an irrational fear of loosing all my teeth like my parents. To all of you, thanks, for making me feel important today. Your professional and comforting office deserves to be commended.
    Robert D.
  • Thank you for all of the work that you performed through the Donated Dental Services Program. Thank you for your continued Donated Dental Work. I greatly appreciate what you have done as well as what you have continued to do.

Contact Our Office Today