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This month we would like to recognize and congratulate our practice office manager, Carol, on her 40 years of employment in our office. 40 years is, indeed, a long time to work for the same employer and it is surely not something I take for granted. Carol actually began working for this practice before I did. In 1976, at the tender age of nineteen, Carol began working for my lifelong friend, Dr. George Morris as a dental assistant. Soon thereafter I took over the practice and the roll of Carol’s boss. Her job title has evolved over the years, but Carol has been my office manager for the majority of that time. Throughout the years, staff members have come and gone, but Carol has remained. She and I both have been witness to multiple generations of patients coming to my office for dental care. The office has grown and changed significantly since the early years and Carol has been along for the ride the whole way.
Working alongside someone for so many years allows you to share the ups and downs of daily life as well as milestones like marriages, births, deaths, graduations and various other markers. Carol and her husband, Scott, have raised two lovely daughters, Jennifer and Caitlin. She is also happy to be a grandmother to two boys.
There is something to be said for employee loyalty and Carol’s is certainly no exception. I am grateful for her tenacity and longtime dedication.
Our practice always enjoys the opportunity to recognize a member of our staff for their achievements. Oftentimes these things go without any mention at all, but we think it is appropriate to point out.
In May, one of our dental hygienists, Karla, was recognized by the California Dental Hygienists’ Association for her outstanding contribution to the Ventura County Dental Hygienists’ Association over the past year. We admire her dedication to her profession.
In June, Karla was also selected for the 2015 Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board. Instituted in 2009, the Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board is a critical element in Colgate’s well-established Oral Health Advisor Program. Twelve hygienists were named to the Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board for the year 2015. They were selected based on self nomination, recognition submitted by their colleagues, their commitment to dental hygiene and leadership within their profession. Karla was honored to participate in this opportunity in June. She was invited to attend a three day conference held at Colgate’s Global Research and Technology Center in Piscataway, New Jersey. Here, the board members met with key opinion leaders and Colgate research and development experts.
When you see Karla, please join us in congratulating her on her dedication and well earned achievements.