10 years?! It seems like I blinked and a whole decade flew by! My kids who were once a toddler, a newborn and a twinkle in our eyes are now a vibrant middle schooler, a thrill-seeking 5th grader and a life-of-the-party 8 year-old who keeps us on our toes! Even more mind-blowing, the first patients that I treated were young adolescents, and now they’re thriving adults with families of their own!
There isn’t enough space to say thank you to each person who has helped or encouraged me along the way, but I do have a few special shoutouts: Thank you to my family, especially my wife Stacey, who has gone above and beyond in every way possible. Whether she’s helping me dream up the next big idea for the office before she’s even had her first cup of coffee or organizing a community event, she always has a smile on her face and truly enjoys it all.
If you’ve ever been in the office you know my team keeps the ball rolling better than I could ever imagine. Each member is unique and brings something different to the table, which means they work together as one well-oiled machine. And I wouldn’t have this wonderful group of people without our office manager, Tasha. She has worn many, many hats during her time at SCO – she’s been with us since day one and hasn’t looked back! We couldn’t do it without her.
One thing I was told early on was to surround myself with people I can learn from. I have been fortunate enough to be in community, here locally and across the country, with many dental and orthodontic professionals for whom I have the upmost respect. Collaborating and brainstorming with these individuals on business ideas or patient treatment always pushes me to do better, work harder and find the best solution to the opportunities that come my way.
While 2020 definitely has not been the milestone year we anticipated, we were still excited to come together and celebrate with our annual patient appreciation party! It was a fun evening watching a 10-year throwback on the big screen underneath the night stars – socially distanced of course! Check out more pictures from our night here!
We also got to announce the winner of #SCOSlowMo contest that we (virtually) hosted all summer long! Congratulations to Liam and a big thank you to all of those who participated – it gave us something to smile at no matter the circumstances.
Once again, I can’t say thank you enough! I will always be grateful for how you trust me and my team with your families’ smiles. Here’s to the next 10!