Our Staff

All our professionals at Smith and Smith Smile Studio maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Ozzie E. Smith III, DDS

Dr. Ozzie completed his undergraduate education at Morehouse College where he received his BS in biology. He then went on to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry to pursue his dental degree. Since he graduated from Michigan, Dr. Ozzie has completed numerous continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry, including an Invisalign certification course and the postgraduate program in esthetic dentistry level I at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In addition to esthetic courses, Dr. Ozzie also seeks out classes in other facets of dentistry that allow him to offer a wide range of treatments for his patients including: implant placement and restoration, functional appliance therapy, straightwire orthodontics, and cerec one-visit dentistry. Dr. Ozzie splits his time between his Hyde Park office and his office in the West Loop.  Dr. Ozzie also lectures from time to time on various dental topics to his colleagues.  When Dr. Ozzie is not doing dental work, he enjoys playing music on his bass guitar or tenor saxophone, salsa dancing, as well as playing sports to maintain an active lifestyle. Dr. Ozzie looks forward to seeing you soon so that he can help you to achieve your optimal oral health.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS)
  • Chicago Dental Society (CDS)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • International Association of Orthodontics (IAO)


Patrick Smith, DMD, MPH

Dr. Patrick is a graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. After obtaining his dental degree he moved to Chicago, where he completed a general practice residency at Illinois Masonic Hospital as well a Master’s Degree in Public Health from University of Illinois Chicago. In addition, he has completed over 400 hours of continuing dental education in a broad range of dental topics.  

When he is not in the office, he works at a local community clinic providing free dental care to uninsured residents. He also maintains staff positions at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital as a part of of their mobile dentistry program, and DePaul University School for New Learning (SNL) as a part time faculty member.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS)
  • Chicago Dental Society (CDS)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD)

Tosha Coleman, Office Manager
Tosha has been in the field of dentistry for a few years. She started out in medical billing for over 15 years, with the last few years doing both medical and dental, before deciding to make the transition into dentistry full time. It is this extensive knowledge with insurance plans that allows Tosha to assist our patients in achieving the maximum from their benefits. Tosha is standing by waiting to welcome you into the Smith & Smith family.

When Tosha (with an O), is not handling her duties as the office manager she enjoys bowling, going to the movies, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

Yasmian Rahman, RDH
Yasmian graduated with her dental hygiene degree from Kennedy-King College @ UIC College of Dentistry in 2009.  She is certified by the Illinois State Dental Licensing Board in the use of local anesthesia. Prior to pursuing her career as a hygienist, she worked in the dental field for four years as a receptionist and dental assistant.

Yasmian focuses on providing the highest standards in quality patient care by utilizing strong interpersonal skills, professional knowledge, innovative dental hygiene products, techniques and treatments. Her professional goal is to keep your smile healthy for as long as possible because a healthy smile relates to a healthy body. After you come in for a visit, you will leave with not only nice clean teeth but also the tools and knowledge you need to keep them healthy until we see you again!

When Yasmian is not doing dental work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, traveling and shopping.  And did I mention shopping :-).

Erica Sanchez, dental assistant
Hello There, My name is Erica. I have been working in the dental field for eight years now, but I been with Smith and Smith for the past, three years. We have two awesome doctors and a wonderful staff.  I feel fortunate working in an atmosphere where there is laughter and fun with perfection and excellence.  I like all aspects of dentistry but I love working with my ortho patients.  It makes me feel great helping them achieve the smile they longed for. Throughout the phases of treatment the results are so amazing!

I was born and raised in Chicago, went to college in Louisiana and in my spare time I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, going to movies, concerts and of course shopping! I love Shoes!!!!!!!!!! 

Aja Williamson, dental assistant
Aja graduated from the Illinois School of Health Careers in 2010 and began her externship with Smith and Smith Smile Studio at that time.  She has been a member of the team ever since.  While relatively new to the field, she has shown an aptitude for picking up techniques and concepts quickly.   Last year she completed an advanced assistants training course at the Great Lakes Education Center in Michigan for CEREC mastery.

Aside from being a dental assistant, she is also a loving mother to her toddler son Austin.  In her spare time, she loves watching movies, taking her son on adventures to different places, and shopping.  Aja looks forward to meeting you soon!

Brian Smith, scheduling and billing coordinator
Brian joined Smith & Smith Smile Studio 2 years ago and has been a welcome addition to the team.  Since that time, he has become well-versed in some of the nuances of insurance benefits as well as being Tosha's very capable right-hand  man.  Brian has a true passion for music.  He currently also serves in the role as director of music at Covenant United Church of Christ, and was even a top 10 finalist on season 3 of BET's Sunday's Best.  Brian looks forward to meeting you at the office, and always with a smile.