Trailridge Family Dental - October/November 2019

Oct/Nov 2019

Happy Trails

Allan W. Stevenson, DDS General Dentist 205 W. Highway 95, Parma, ID 83660


Schedules permitting, I believe we’ll have a small window in January where all our girls will be in the house at once. On Jan. 2, one of our daughters returns from her mission in Lubbock, Texas. When she gets back, we’ll have a few days to spend as a family before she heads off to college, our other daughters return to their lives, and we’re back to one child at home. These brief periods of having everyone under one roof, I’ve come to realize, are just a fact of life as your children get older. Once you’ve reckoned with the fact that your kids grow up and have lives of their own, I think the holidays take on an added significance. Bringing everyone together is one of the magical aspects of the season, and you feel that so much more acutely when visits with the A Moment to Pause Reflecting on Another Great Year

Dr. Rigby, Dr. O-Brien, Dr. Stevenson, & Dr. Leininger

Team of volunteers

people you love most are fewer and farther in between. We stay in touch with our kids, of course, but it’s not the same as seeing each other every single day. When you have the chance to connect, a chance the holidays have a habit of presenting, you take it.

Second, to our patients, no words can adequately express my gratitude toward you. Simply put, we don’t exist without you. You choose us for your dental needs, thereby putting your trust and confidence in us. That’s a great honor and a big responsibility, and we don’t take it for granted. Every single aspect of this practice, including the services we offer, the relationships we build, and the very layout of our office, is designed with you in mind. We know you have a wide variety of choices when it comes to dentistry, and we constantly strive to be worthy of your choice. I hope everyone reading this newsletter has a chance to reflect on the past year, preferably with some loved ones close at hand. Our lives only ever seem to get busier, but that just makes the opportunities we get to slow down and look back all the more meaningful. Happy holidays! patients and provide $19,900 worth of dentistry. A special thanks to Dr. Rigby from Ustick Dental and Dr. O’Brien from Owyhee Oral Surgery and all of the other volunteers for their help! Thanks also to Lion Al Williams for providing vision screenings! –Dr. Stevenson During Stars Stripes and Smiles, our free dental day for veterans active military and their families, we were able to treat 36

Lion Al doing vision screening

I also think that, as we get older, the holidays become as reflective as they are celebratory. The end of the year prompts us to look back and think of all the things we’ve done and seen over the years. Thanksgiving makes this feeling explicit in the tradition of expressing gratitude for the people who’ve helped us and touched our lives during the course of the year. In honor of that tradition, I’d like to take a moment to share my thanks with two important groups of people. First up is our wonderful team here at Trailridge Family Dental. Thank you for all you do to make our practice what it is. Without people to work alongside, I’m just a lonely dentist sitting in an empty office. Our clinical and admin teams always put the patients first and understand that the best care comes from a place of connection and warmth. Being able to have some fun and do some bonding with all of you at Camp Ida-Haven was one of my highlights of the year. There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t think about how lucky I am to work with you.



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