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Meet Dr. Williams

Dr. W grew up in southern Idaho the youngest of 5 kids. As the grandson of a dairy farmer he spent much of his time raising cattle on his uncle’s land and tending to the apple orchard, garden, and yard with his dad.

While he played as many sports as he could, his passion was football. He was affectionately dubbed “Beast” by his coaches and unaffectionately dubbed “snowplow” by opposing players.

His parents appropriately discouraged such “barbaric” activities and encouraged Dr. W to learn the finer arts and academics – so he focused on school, art, and learned to play the guitar, violin and piano (thanks mom). As a result he developed a rather unique reputation as the hard-hitting, yet considerate, artist.

After high school class he attended BYU-Idaho where he earned a degree in Biology and Chemistry. He continued to round out his skill-set with diverse classes and activities before meeting his wife, a graduating nurse, who supported him on his way to dental school.

Dr. Williams earned his dental degree from the University of Iowa where he learned the true meaning of Midwest hospitality and has since wanted to pay that forward to everyone he meets. After a wonderful dental education he moved his family to Colorado to specialize in Orthodontics and earn a Master’s Degree in science and a professional certificate in Orthodontics.

Since that time Dr. W has lived in Idaho, Oklahoma, and Tri-Cities, WA where he had been practicing orthodontics. He and his wife have 4 wonderful daughters (c’est la vie to his football heritage). In spring of 2017 they had a boy – Weston – to whom he hopes to endow his love for football. Dr. W enjoys playing tea and story time with his daughters, watching movies and sports with his kids (if they let him watch sports), fantasy football, life-long learning, giving back to the community, and he and his family are very excited to be Spokanites for life.

Meet Dr. Smith

Dr. Gerald Smith grew up in Spokane and is proud to be a third-generation resident. He began working in his father’s small business at age 7, undertaking every job from filling candy machines and janitorial to front desk customer service. Hard work and a passion for excellence and service were instilled at a young age. These traits have served Dr. Smith well in his professional career.

Dr. Smith is dedicated to creating beautiful smiles for each patient – every person is a little different and every smile is tailored to their individual needs. If that sounds a lot like different members of your family, that is why we treat you like family!

His professional education began at the University of Washington with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree followed by a four-year Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors. He then completed his orthodontic residency program at the prestigious University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dr. Smith earned a Master of Science degree and published his research in the world’s leading orthodontic journal. Dr. Smith’s passion for orthodontics and his quest to provide the best possible care for his patients led him to become one of the top 25% of orthodontists to complete the rigorous requirements of Board Certification by the American Board of Orthodontics, the highest level of professional achievement.

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Meet Dr. Rawley

Dr. Jeff Rawley was born in Fairfield, California, and raised in Portland, Oregon. He earned his bachelor of Science in 2013 from Oregon State University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. After graduation, Dr. Rawley spent three months cycling across the country to raise money for a traumatic brain injury foundation in honor of his mother, who passed away in 2011 from a brain aneurysm. Dr. Rawley’s adventure totaled 4,200 miles, and he was successful in raising $18,000. In 2016, Dr. Rawley began his dental education at Oregon Health and Science University, where he graduated at the top of his class in 2020 with his Doctor of Dental Medicine. In 2022, he graduated from Oregon Health and Science University with honors, earning a certificate and Master of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. While at Oregon Health and Science University, Dr. Rawley was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Dental Honor Society – Delta Chapter, where he earned the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society Outstanding Scholar Award.

Dr. Rawley is an Invisalign Certified Provider and holds memberships with the American Association of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association. He has advanced training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, including the use of TADs, diode laser treatment, clear aligner therapy, 3D printing, twin and self-litigating brackets, direct and indirect bonding, headgear, and functional appliances. He also has extensive experience treating comprehensive adult and adolescent cases, phase 1 early treatment, and managing cleft lip and palate patients.

Dr. Rawley is passionate about giving back to his community and volunteers with Compassion Clinic, OHSU Sealant Day, and Give Kids a Smile. When he isn’t providing patients and deserving individuals in his community with exceptional orthodontic care, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, exploring the great outdoors, snowboarding, mountain biking, road cycling, rock climbing, and cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers. Dr. Rawley is always open to new adventures and exploring new areas.




What I like best about working at Hi 5 Orthodontics: I get to be surrounded by smiles all day long and it really does not get any better than that! I love that I belong to a team that makes “happy” the goal of every day, and that is contagious.


What I like best about working at Hi 5 Orthodontics: I love being able to meet our new patients, capture photos through their journey and getting to see their smiling faces at the end.


What I like best about working at Hi 5: Hands down the best thing (so far!) is working with this amazing team! There is not one day that goes by that I don’t learn something new from any one of our team members, and everyone is incredibly generous with their sharing of experience and knowledge! It is an amazing thing to come to work every day and experience so much camaraderie. I feel very lucky to be a part of this team!


What I like best about working at Hi 5 Orthodontics: I love the fun atmosphere! And I love being able to work with people that truly love their job and the best patients in the world make it a great place to be!


What I like best about working at Hi 5 Orthodontics: Ever since I started working at Hi 5, I was welcomed like family. Seeing the progression in not just the patients teeth, but the patients themselves, makes this job so rewarding! People come in saying they hate to smile, and by the end of their treatment they can’t STOP smiling!! I love working for Hi 5 and the amazing, uplifting, and fun environment I get to be a part of!


What I like best about working at Hi 5 Orthodontics: I LOVE my Hi 5 family! It is a wonderful feeling to come to work with people you love and enjoy! I mostly work outside the office and seeing our patients at events is such a blast! I love being able to interact with everyone. Being in a place where we make smiles more confident is the best place to be!


What I like best about working for Hi 5 Orthodontics: I get to be part of the changes that happen from the exam to when the braces come off. There is this wonderful transformation and the change in self-esteem is exciting. It is the best field to be in and I love the people I work with.


What I like best about working at Hi 5 Orthodontics: I love working at Hi5 because of the difference we make in the community. All of the creativity and work we do is great! Everyday we get to radiate happieness and watch the patieants grow and it is such a blessing. Such an amazing place to work, and such an amazing team here at Hi5!


What I like best about working for Hi 5 Orthodontics: What I love about working at Hi5, is the fact that this crew is like a family!Everyone works so hard as a team to get the job done, it is so awesome! There is never a dull moment working with the Hi5 fam!

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