CARL F. ERN, DDS VINCENT M. CAFARELLI, DMD GIANNA FERRANTI, DDS JEANNINE HOLZ, DDS
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Hello, everyone! As many of you know, my name is Patricia, and I am a dental assistant at Putnam Dental Associates. I am excited to share a bit about my life with you. Originally, I am from Argentina. I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, and I lived there until I was 29 years old. Though I completed high school and college in Argentina to become a dental technician, I was given the opportunity to attend school in the United States, and I jumped at the chance.
Our daughter, Nadia, is 7 years old, and our son, Louis Jr., is 4 years old. All of our free time is spent with our children, and they have even accompanied Louis and me on our trips back to Argentina. Nadia has visited Argentina three times, and
Louis Jr. has been there twice. Our most recent family trip was in April. We spent three weeks in my homeland, visiting family, eating delicious food, and watching soccer and basketball games.
I love working at Putnam Dental Associates. I have been with the office for four years now, and it has been wonderful. When I first applied for the job and got hired, Louis and I were not planning on having any more children. Louis Jr. was actually a surprise, but he was the best surprise I have ever received. One week after I was hired, I found out that I was pregnant with my second child. I was nervous to tell my
When I first arrived in the States, my English was very poor. I had learned some English at school in Buenos Aires, but it was British English instead of American English, so I had to start over. I took classes in New York for four years while enrolled in Pace University until graduation, and I have lived in New York ever since. After school, I intended to return home to my family. However, right before I was supposed to leave, I was set up on a blind date with my now-husband, Louis, and he gave me a perfect
reason to stay. Louis and I clicked right from the start, and it became clear very quickly that he was the man I was going to marry. After 8 ½ months of dating, Louis asked my brother, who was also living in the States at the time, for my hand in marriage. Louis and I have been married for 10 years now, and we have two wonderful children together. One of the most important values that Louis and I share is family.
co-workers since it was so unexpected, but everyone was so supportive and understanding. My favorite part about working as a dental assistant at Putnam Dental is working with my patients. I love being able to help them in any way I can. This month, my family and I will be celebrating the Fourth of July by eating good food and watching fireworks. We also have another reason to celebrate: Recently, I became an official United States citizen. I love my homeland of Argentina, but I also love the United States. I am thankful that my husband and I get to share our cultures and that our children reap the benefits.
Happy Fourth of July!
Inside This Issue:
Here’s What’s Happening at Putnam Dental
Page 4 The World’s Happiest Vacations
Page 2 Relax Did You Know?
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