Dear friends and patients,
The past couple of years have been eventful for us here at the practice. Dr. Page and I wanted to make sure we kept you updated on the latest happenings and what they mean for you.
I was recently involved in an auto accident, affecting my neck and shoulder, decreasing my range of motion. This, coupled with a knee replacement that has to be revised, has prevented me from practicing dentistry.
I was considering two treatment options: 1. Four-disc neck fusion with slim chance of ever practicing dentistry again, or 2. A new type of physical therapy at my home away from home, The Carrell Clinic; I have chosen the latter. Unfortunately, we are still in a holding pattern, but I feel like I am making progress. I desperately miss my profession and our wonderful patients.
I’ve been so thankful that the practice is in the very capable hands of Dr. Page. She has been incredibly kind and supportive. We talk often and she has been a rock and a pillar of strength in my recovery. I am so fortunate to have met someone of her skill and moral integrity. Dr. Page’s reputation, skill, and attention to detail are unparalleled. She understands how important it is to me that we extend our legacy of providing our dental family with informed and affordable dental care. In addition, Dr. Page’s education & experience are the reasons we are now able to offer pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, periodontic care and sedation dentistry. Dr. Page has completed almost 1100 continuing education hours. She will soon be receiving the MAGD (Mastership of the Academy of General Dentistry) award; an distinction only 1% of dentists have. We have spent many hours together discussing our mutual philosophies. The dental consumer has many choices.
Having been approached many times in the past by corporate entities that are becoming more prevalent in medicine and dentistry, I realize I cannot practice my profession controlled by production and dollar quotas. Dr. Page has also had many chances to move in other directions and practices. Fortunately, we are kindred spirits, in our approach to our profession. She has become a loyal and trusted friend. Her credentials and skills are numerous, and she is my personal family dentist. I owe my very nice smile to Dr. Page. I am confident that you will come to trust her as you have honored me over the years.
I miss everyone and will return as soon as I am physically able. Thank you for your support. Dr. Page has included a note to you as well.
Rick G. Miller, D.D.S.