In 1974 after completing my general practice residency I began seeing patients at 1374 Willamette, Suite 4. In 1985 we moved into our new office at 622 East 22nd Ave, Suite B where I have continued to practice. I have been very blessed to have been able to practice now for more than 50 years. A huge part of that blessing is seeing you, my patients. I have had the great pleasure of seeing my practice grow up with me and have several generations (in one case 5 generations) of family as patients who have been with me for decades. And yes I continue to see patients who started with me during that first year. Another reason for my success has been my wonderful staff who have taken such good care of each of you and also me. It has been difficult to have some of them move on with their careers or retire. It has been my good fortune to have had many of them work with me for multiple years and even decades.
Some of you have asked over the last few years when I plan to retire. I did turn 75 earlier this year. I still love seeing all of you but my answer has always been that I needed to find someone who would replace me and continue the comfortable and compassionate care that I have tried to provide. I have interviewed a number of potential dentists who were interested and finally have found one who I believe will continue in the same vein as you have experienced. There will be some changes of course but most of the current staff plan to continue and so there should be no lapse in your care. The new dentist joining us is Dr. Vilija Hudson. There will be more announcements coming about Dr. Hudson in the future. I plan to retire from regular clinical practice later this year. I look forward to seeing you over the next several months as we prepare for this transition.