This Labor Day, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary in my private dental practice. This gives me a chance to thank all of you for your loyalty and support by both staying with me and by your referrals of colleagues, friends, and family.  I also want to thank my staff for their help in treating our patients to wonderful care; Shirley has been with me on Saturdays for nearly thirty years and Marilyn has assisted me for twenty-four years.  The remainder of our group, including Afsaneh, Karin, Amy, and Barbara have all been with us for nearly five years. That is a great achievement and the primarly reason we are all on the same page in delivering professional and personal care.

I also want to thank my wife Wendy, with whom I just celebrated our 33rd anniversary. We graduated from The Ohio State University schools of dentistry and dental hygiene, respectively, in June of 1977.  She was my only assistant/employee when we started our practice in September, 1980, and she still comes in and helps whenever and wherever she can.  I am, indeed, a very lucky man!