A+ Family Dentistry - November 2019

San Diego Location: 3780 El Cajon Blvd., Unit 1

Poway Location: 12915 Pomerado Road Poway, CA 92064 Phone: 858-748-5100

Sorrento Valley Location: 6755 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite #218

San Diego, CA 92105 Phone: 619-265-2467

San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 858-421-4933

The Definition of Happiness The Happy Tooth

What Are You Thankful For?

“Thinking back on the year and all I have to be thankful for, I feel truly happy and content.”

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I’ve been looking back on this year and realizing I have a lot to be thankful for!

One of my associates, Dr. Zhang, delivered her new baby on Labor Day. I’m thankful to report that both Dr. Zhang and her daughter Emily are healthy. I’m also thankful for my team who pulled together and covered for Dr. Zhang while she was out on maternity leave. Soon, another member of our team, Kimberly, will be out on maternity leave with her new baby. She’s due in December, and right now, everything looks good for them. I’m sure we’ll be able to pull together again and keep things running smoothing while Kimberly recovers and bonds with her new baby. Another big thing I’m thankful for is that we were able to open our new location in Sorrento Valley this year! We had some delays with the opening, but the office is now up and running. Dr. Janice has been treating patients there for several weeks. It’s so exciting to see our practice grow and be able to accommodate patients in new locations. Thinking back on the year and all I have to be thankful for — the strength of my team, the success of our new office, the health of my friends and family — I feel truly happy and content. To me, happiness isn’t having life go perfectly. It’s having challenges but being able to overcome them. We face plenty of challenges at the office every day, but I know I have a great team that will be able to handle any surprises that come our way. When we first acquired our new Sorrento Valley office in May, the plan was to spend 30 days redecorating before opening for patients. Then we found out there were problems with the equipment as well as plumbing and electrical issues in the building. The planned June opening was delayed by four months as the office underwent massive construction and renovation. That wasn’t part of my plan, but it wasn’t overwhelming. With the support of my team, we got through it and successfully opened the new office in September. Life is full of challenges, and sometimes it’s really hard. Trust me, there were moments when I looked at the problems with the Sorrento Valley office and wanted to throw in the towel. Instead, I stepped back and walked away for a

while. Then I revisited the problem later and told myself, “Okay, throwing in the towel isn’t an option. So how do we fix this?” In the end, it all worked out.

After all the challenges of the year, including opening our new location, our whole team is taking some time off to spend with family this Thanksgiving. We’ll be open on Monday, Nov. 26, before being closed from Thanksgiving Day through Dec. 2. I’m thankful for the team I have, and I want all of them to be able to spend plenty of time with their friends and family during the holidays.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! May you enjoy good food, great company, and plenty of happiness as we close out 2019.

–Dr. Justene Doan

November 2019 Edition

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