Shame on me for not getting this post up on time…for not sharing the dental assistant love in a more timely manner. After all, the dental assistants that work to assure that the experience of our patients and doctors is unbelievably amazing at Family Dental Care Park Ridge would never have been negligent and forget something this important. But, better late than never. With my head hanging in embarrassment, I invite you to join me in a great big virtual thank you as we acknowledge that the first week of March (3rd-9th) was Dental Assistants Recognition Week! To be clear, at the office, we did indeed, create a celebration for our wonderful assistants, but, I feel that they deserve so much more recognized appreciation than that.
Let me tell you about the incredible assistants that help us in countless ways every single day at Family Dental Care Park Ridge.
Irene has been with us for almost 20 years! Hard for me to believe! Irene has been so important in the evolution of our business. Her compassion and dedication endear her to the staff as well as the patients. In her most recent role here, Irene is responsible for our total product inventory…a thankless and challenging position that Irene handles with grace and determination. Thank you Irene for your many years of loyal and loving service at Family Dental Care Park Ridge!
Margaret has been with us for about 15 years! Again, so hard to believe that I have been lucky enough to work with such wonderful people for so long! Margaret is like the Energizer Bunny…she never stands still. She is always moving from this operatory to that operatory to the sterilization room and then to the front desk. And while doing all of that running around, she always has a smile on her face. Margaret is like a sponge…always eager to learn any new task. Margaret is a valuable member of the team and I am ever so grateful for her loving kindness.
Laima is one of our newer members of the Family Dental Care Park Ridge team. Laima joined us when we relocated our office and we needed more assistants. Laima came highly recommended by Dr. Carolyn Demas who had had the pleasure of working with Laima in other settings. Laima is a perfect fit at our office. Her laugh can be heard frequently and is contagious. Her baking skills are out of this world. I wish we had a gym in the building to counteract all of the delicious calories that we have been taking in! Laima brings much dental assistant experience to our office and has helped tremendously in making us more organized and more efficient. Thank you Laima. We are so lucky to have you around!
And last, but certainly not least, our newest dental assistant is sweet Jesica. Jesica may be tiny in stature but she is a giant in dental assistant expertise. Kind of a mind reader, Jesica knows before the doctor knows what you want when caring for the patients. She is easy going, never stresses and willing to do anything asked of her. Jesica makes working at Family Dental Care Park Ridge even more special. Thank you Jesica for bringing your talents and light heartedness to the office!
Four spectacular women without whom we would be nothing. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for making everyday at Family Dental Care Park Ridge a joy!