We've enjoyed the stability of a solid, caring team over the years. It's made us like family in many ways, and we look out for each other's well-being so that we can be at our very best for our patients. But even the strongest teams experience change as life stages move on.
Last fall, a clinical assistant that had been with us for 15 years moved on to another part of the state. But that brought in a new team member, Kristen Johnson. Although new to dentistry, Kristen completed a certified assisting program prior to her full-time role with us. She's brought an excellent attitude to our group and has a special ability with small children.
In the fall of 2016, two of our outstanding long-time hygienists will retire. They share over 60 years in combined experience in dentistry, so they will be sorely missed. Jane Lynch and Janice Lee have cared for thousands of our patients and developed strong relationships that only come with years of service.
We've begun a careful, deliberate search for a full-time hygienist to replace Jane and Janice. We're confident we'll find the right fit for our team and our patients, and we've started that search well in advance of our September target.
Despite the inevitable change, we're always trying to improve our service and your experience in dentistry. As hard as it is to say goodbye to these outstanding ladies, we look forward to introducing you to another teammate that shares our philosophy of care and service.