Kenneth Woo, DDS - November 2019

WOO’S NEWS NOVEMBER 2019 mybestdentalcare.com

Grateful for Support ROSEY BATRES THANKS THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED HER

As Thanksgiving comes around, I can’t help but think about what I am thankful for. For the past eight years, I have been going to school to become a dental hygienist — I could only take one class each semester until recently, so I could still work and go to school — and I have had nothing but support from my coworkers, family, and my son.

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I put my son and my family into two different categories, only because I am so proud of the little boy my 10-year-old son has grown into. I joke that he doesn’t need me to care for him, but really, he’s an independent, supportive kid who understands that between school and work, his mom is busy. He gets himself up for school, completes his homework without being asked, and gets ready for soccer on his own. He makes my life easier each day, and I don’t know how I got so lucky to be his mom. But my work family makes me feel incredibly lucky, too. For the past seven years, I have worked as a dental assistant at Woo Wang Dental. I don’t see the people I work with as just coworkers; I see them as friends. I feel comfortable and excited to come to work every day.

supported me through my schooling endeavor, and I am so grateful for their flexibility.

Even better, I’m excited to come back to Woo Wang Dental in a full-time capacity once I graduate this May. And this time, I get to return as a dental hygienist! There are many exciting changes coming to our practice that I can’t wait to be part of and put my own spin on. Lastly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank my family for all they do. My son and I currently live with my parents, and their support and willingness to babysit have made my journey these past 10 years much easier. They are so understanding when I need some extra support. Because of them, I was able to work while going to school. This means I will hopefully graduate debt-free! It’s a huge burden I’m lucky to not have to bear. When I receive my degree next May, it’s going to be a surreal feeling. It’s going to be one of the most memorable moments in my life, and I already feel like I have learned so much that I can bring back to my patients.

This past August, I was accepted into the dental hygienist program at Howard Community College, after being a dental assistant for 10 years. Woo Wang Dental was so understanding about my need for a part-time schedule, and

it’s made this entire process that much easier. They have

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey. Because of you, I am able to achieve my dreams.

–Rosalbina Batres

"... I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT SUPPORT FROM MY COWORKERS, FAMILY, AND MY SON."

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