Archive for April, 2016

35 Years of Dentistry

April 1, 2016


When Liz, the Senior Associate Dean of my dental school, The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, paid me a visit last week, I started to think about how long I have been a dentist. The answer is a robust 35 years!

I graduated from dental school in 1981 and joined the Navy Dental Corps as a Lieutenant.    After three years of active duty stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, CA, I entered private practice, finding  a home in downtown Long Beach.

Yesterday I treated an eighty year old woman who has been my patient for over thirty years.  Today I treated a patient whose mom was my first patient at my Long Beach location!

Thirty-five years!



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