Apparently… everything is new! 😄 It is hard to believe that we have arrived at the start of 2022, and the pandemic is still a topic of conversation. It’s a new year and a new world, and for me, this has led to a new office. 2020 saw us in a mandated shutdown for nearly three months. In order to reopen, we had to completely revamp our office space, our office procedures, and our use of PPE. This was a very challenging process as you might imagine.
Once the dust settled, a series of conversations with Drs. Dobie and Rollins in Guilford led to the decision to join forces. Was it hard for me to leave my office of over 30 years? Yes it was! But the benefits definitely outweigh any of the necessary changes. This is how we manage our new arrangement… they exclusively treat their patients and I exclusively treat my patients, but we share space, resources, and team members. It’s been a match made in heaven. It’s not often that you can find three like-minded orthodontists, bring them together in an office setting, and have such a good outcome as we have! 😍
In addition to a giving a big shoutout to my new team, I have to give a lot of credit to my orthodontic family as well. Not only did they live through the pandemic shutdown and all that that entailed, but they made the move with me to this new space. Granted, it was only a move of 1.2 miles, but the move was a big one in comfort level, because they too had to (find 😅 and) adjust to a new space and a new team. I think we have all adjusted magnificently!
I look forward to continuing to practice this way for many years to come. 💗💗💗