As my journey with this wonderful group of people comes to an end, I would like to take a moment and thank every single one of our patients and our staff. It has been a wonderful four and a half years I have spent with you. From just being a dental assistant student waddling around with my giant pregnant belly, to the adult and leader I have grown in to today, I have always been support by patients and staff alike. It is hard to even imagine what my life will be like without all of you in it on a daily basis. However, it is time for me to continue my growth and move on to my dream of being a dental hygienist.
I am so very excited that after a year of working my tail off and trying to re-take classes (because apparently they expire!!!), I have turned in all applications to Temple College and Austin Community College dental hygiene programs! I should know if I am accepted in to either program by mid-March. And don’t worry, you all will still see my smiling face until I absolutely have to run off and even then at our community outreach events! I hope to see many of you at this year’s Ovarian Cancer run, and if you feel like getting an extra run in there’s the Temple College Dental Hygiene Tooth Trot 5K! Dr. Cronin and I just attended that run this past weekend in the freezing cold! It’s a bit of a drive for all you Austinite’s, but if you happen to want a change of scenery it’s a good cause to support.
Anyway, I will obviously be keeping in touch with my 12 Oaks family when I do finally depart on this adventure, and who know, maybe there will be a spot back here for me on the other side of the office!
Written by Tara Fuller