👉 We’re baaaack! 👈 and are so happy to return to our normal business hours! We’ve missed all our patients’ smiling faces and look forward to seeing each and every one of you. We appreciate your patience during this time, as we are having to call our entire patient database to reschedule everyone’s appointment. This takes quite some time for our team, so please know that you WILL be receiving a call from us to reschedule as soon as possible! We are also scheduling patients for longer appointments to allow us to completely sterilize the area in between patient appointments. Our priority is always, our patients and team’s safety.
When we call you, we’re going to have a brief questionnaire that we have to go through to ensure we keep our office safe for our patients and our staff. Once you are scheduled, and arrive at our office for your appointment, we ask that you call us to let us know you are here. We will then come out to the car, take your temperature and go over the same questions from our phone call. You’ll be given hand sanitizer and walked directly to the chair for your appointment.
Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you in person! ❤️🥰
As many of you know, I was gone for a chunk of time during the summer. I joined one of my good friends for an epic adventure riding bikes down the continental divide. I had no idea what I was in store for. I bought a bike-packing bike and equipped it to carry all my gear for the six-week gravel/dirt/trail ride. I knew it was going to be tough and physically challenging. I knew the scenery would be spectacular. What I didn’t know was how much I would enjoy the simplicity of getting from point A to point B each day, the power that each turn of the pedal had as it moved me forward, and how free I felt. I lived in the same clothes for six weeks. We rode 30 to 40 miles a day on roads far from civilization. We met people along the way which reaffirmed my faith in the human spirit, people who gave freely of their time and places ….asking nothing in return.
The best part of the adventure, however, was the fact that I could actually do it. In the past 25 years of providing dentistry in Redmond, most of my vacations were 7 to 10 days long. This year, however, I was leaving my practice in the hands of my son, Jed. He held down the fort while I was gone, and he did it with great ease and confidence. I know many of our patients saw him during the summer months and loved his skill, easy laugh, and gentle demeanor. What I learned when I got back from my trip was that I could let go and hand off my practice to Jed with the confidence and assurance that he would continue to provide each of our patients with great care and compassion.
To that means, on October 1, Jed became my new boss, and I have assumed the role of senior associate and part-time greeter. I couldn’t be happier for Jed as he takes over the reins. He will continue to offer a wide range of superior dental services. He is an unbelievably capable and attentive clinician. As for me, I still have a job and plan to work a couple of days a week. I will take more time off, however, to travel and volunteer.
Oh, and I still have the other half of the continental divide to ride.