With Thanksgiving this week and the end of the year approaching, we naturally find ourselves reflecting on the year and the things in our lives that we are grateful for. We asked our faculty why they are thankful to be a dentist and here's what they said...
"I am thankful to be a dentist to help my special needs patients receive dental care in a comfortable and lioving environment."
Dr. Laura Witteanuer
Newport Beach, CA
"I get to help people every day and make a difference in their lives while utilizing the gifts that God gave me. In my heart, when I have done my very best on each patient with the best quality, I can go home happy and contented at the end of the day."
Dr. Glenn DuPont
St. Petersburg, FL
"I am so thankful to be part of such an amazing team. Working with a group of passionate people that you look forward to seeing everyday is an honor. It is also very rewarding see people grow professionally and personally over the years. Since I bought my practice 8 years ago, we have had 31 children born among our staff! It's very humbling to watch folks support each other and provide for a big 'work family.'"
Dr. Michael Verber
Camp Hill, PA
"I'm thankful because being a dentist has allowed me to have to make a difference for so many people. Patients lives have been improved, my employees have found meaningful careers and my family has been blessed by the results of a successful practice. Plus, it can be so joyful to form great relationships with our patients and colleagues. I am very thankful for this journey!"
Dr. Doyle Freano
"I am thankful to be a dentist because I love using my background as an engineer to help plan, design, and implement dental treatment plans which provide my patients will long-lasting quality dentistry."
Dr. Matthew Wolfe
Rochester Hills, MI
"Every single day I'm given the honor, privilege, and opportunity to help other people experience a better quality of life because of our encounter together!"
Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson
St. Petersburg, FL
"I am thankful to have the skills and ability to develop relationships with my patients. More importantly, being able to help solve simple to complex problems and improving the quality of life for my patients. Being able to give back to those in need."
Dr. Neeraj Khanna
"I am thankful to be a dentist because it is still one of the greatest hobbies that I can call a profession... We make an impact and difference in people's lives on a daily basis..."
Dr. Rajeev Upadya
Florham Park, NJ
Comment below with why you're thankful to be a dental professional...