Education and Experience
Dr. Smith earned her Doctor of Dental Science degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She also completed a two-year residency at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. in Bethel through Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Smith holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Officer Corps, and she spent five years at YKHC in Bethel before moving to Sitka to work for SEARHC.
Awards and Honors
Dr. Smith was awarded the Indian Health Service’s Excellence in Clinical Dentistry Award in 2005 and she has won several other U.S. Public Health Service awards.
Dr. Smith has medical interests in TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues, complex medically compromised patients, complex restorative dentistry, and pediatrics. She also enjoys hiking, fishing, and enjoying her two young sons.