“Dr. Andy and his staff are fantastic!! I have completed my treatment and now have a wonderful smile thanks to them. I was so impressed with Dr. Andy's expertise. He made the process a positive experience for me...”

Meet the Doctor

Andrew D. Schmidt, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Dr. Andy and his wife, Terra, moved to Bellingham in March of 2007. Dr. Andy started Schmidt Orthodontics with the goal of providing the highest possible level of professional care and service and, at the same time, creating a caring, friendly and fun atmosphere for all patients and families to enjoy. Schmidt Orthodontics uses state-of-the-art orthodontic technology to help achieve this goal.

Dr. Andrew Schmidt was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. After graduating from Rhinelander High School in 1993, he attended Gustavus Adolphus College, earning Phi Beta Kappa honors and graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997.

After college, he spent a year as a United States Professional Tennis Association certified tennis professional and also took time to be a part of an 81-day Outward Bound program, where he experienced winter camping, rock climbing, white water rafting, and backpacking.

Dr. Schmidt went on to attend dental school at the University of Iowa. Some of his most notable achievements in dental school include serving as president of the dental student body and being elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a highly selective national dental honor society. After graduating with his D.D.S. degree in June 2002, Dr. Schmidt was one of five residents accepted into the orthodontic program at the University of Washington in Seattle where he earned his certificate of orthodontics and Master of Science degree in Dentistry.

At UW he mentored under and completed his research project with internationally known researcher and teacher Dr. Vincent Kokich. Points of emphasis in Dr. Schmidt’s training include interdisciplinary treatment planning, facial esthetics, and adult treatment.

During his time in Seattle, Dr. Andy also met and married his wife Terra, who is a 2003 graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Terra is a native of Washington State, growing up in Tacoma where her father has practiced general dentistry since 1977.

Dr. Andy completed his formal training in December 2004 and returned to Rhinelander to practice orthodontics with his father, Dr. Darrell Schmidt. Dr. Darrell has practiced orthodontics in Northern Wisconsin since 1974 and has taught and lectured at Marquette University Orthodontic graduate school in Milwaukee.

Dr. Andy enjoys the variety of outdoor activities that Bellingham provides. He enjoys downhill and cross country skiing, golf, hiking, biking, swimming, and many other activities. An avid tennis player, he competed during his college years on a nationally ranked tennis team and taught tennis for four summers at Tennis and Life Camps. Teaching tennis to adolescents helped Dr. Andy discover how much he enjoyed working with youth and inspired him to pursue a career where he could positively influence teenagers and young adults. Dr. Andy is eager to give back to Whatcom County and looks forward to working in some capacity with the youth of this community.