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Dr. Gilbert E. Smith

Gilbert E. Smith DDS

Dr. Gilbert E. Smith received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1989 from The University of Michigan. Prior to Dental school Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from New Mexico State University. After Dental school he continued his training by completing the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. He then continued his military service as a dentist at Plattsburgh Air Force Base until 1992 when he started a dental practice with Dr. Linda D. Shepard.

Dr. Smith has a variety of interests outside of work. He enjoys golfing, biking, hiking, skiing, and many other outdoor activities.

Professional Organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Fourth District Dental Society of NYS

Linda D. Shepard DDS

Dr. Linda Shepard grew up in Midland, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate studies and matriculated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She graduated in 1989.

Dr. Shepard lives in Peru with her husband Jeff Rushby. Jeff is originally from Port Henry and runs his own heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning business in Plattsburgh. Linda and Jeff have two four-legged children: a beagle named Blu and a cat named Cleo. When Jeff and Linda aren’t busy with their kids, they train for triathlons. Linda is a three-time Ironman and Jeff has completed six Ironmans. Linda also enjoys running marathons and cross-country skiing especially during hunting season when she becomes a widow to the season. Both Linda and Jeff are hard workers so they never see themselves retiring although when that time comes, they can’t ever imagine leaving the North Country.

Professional Organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Fourth District Dental Society of NYS