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A dentist who will always be remembered fondly | READER COMMENTARY

Dr. Gary Philipp Schoppert was an outdoors enthusiast and retired dentist. (Baltimore Sun handout).
Dr. Gary Philipp Schoppert was an outdoors enthusiast and retired dentist. (Baltimore Sun handout).

He was the finest of the finest.

My family and I cherish warm memories of Dr. Gary Schoppert and hold a great deal of admiration for him. We were his patients for decades (”Dr. Gary Philipp Schoppert, a retired dentist and an anti-war activist, dies,” Jan. 5).

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His humanity was beautiful. It took him way beyond duty’s call. I recall that early on one set of Saturday and Sunday mornings, he opened his office in order to meet me there and shoot a local anesthetic into an excruciatingly painful molar, thus tiding me over till I could get dental surgery the following Monday.

My son just emailed me to say his dentists have all been amazed that the fillings Dr. Schoppert put in 40-plus years ago are still good. My daughter and son and I will miss him greatly as a remarkable person as well as a consummate professional. We’ll continue to sing his praises.

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Clarinda Harriss, Baltimore

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