eagleidahodental.com 151 N. StiermanWay, Eagle, ID (208) 939-4111
FROM SCARED ROOKIE TO CONFIDENT CAPTAIN
How You Helped Me Become a Better Dentist
I have a bittersweet confession to make, so I might as well get it out from the start: This will be my last newsletter for the foreseeable future. It’s been a joy sharing my life with you in this form over the past couple years, and I still plan to stay in touch with all of you in as many ways as possible. Our Facebook page (Facebook.com/ EagleDentalLLC) will be the place to go for updates and fun stories, and you can always visit our website (EagleIdahoDental.com) for information about our practice and treatments. Since this will be my final newsletter article, I want to use it to share what my experience at Eagle Dental Care has been like since I arrived. Spoiler alert — it’s been awesome. This practice has quickly come to feel like a second home to me. The credit for that belongs to the amazing team and patients who’ve made me feel so welcome and encouraged me at every turn. Truly, I could not have done it without you. When I first started at Eagle Dental Care, I was terrified and excited in equal measure. It was the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I’d spent too long working as an associate at other offices without a place to call my own. As a result, I was stuck in a rut. I knew I needed to make a change. When I spoke with Dr. Courtial about taking over Eagle Dental Care, I felt like I’d found the perfect place to hang up my own shingle. My first year at the practice was all about getting settled and establishing myself. Dr. Courtial was wonderful and gave me his blessing, for which I will be forever grateful. It can’t be easy to turn your practice over to a new dentist, but Dr. Courtial managed it with grace. Brenda and Julie, who’ve been with the practice longer than I have, were also essential in creating a smooth transition. Once I had my feet firmly on the ground, I wanted to put my personal stamp on the practice. Dr. Courtial’s style of care and exceptional patient-service values were already sterling, so I didn’t need to upgrade anything in that regard. But the office itself needed a face-lift to bring it into the 21st century. As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, the remodel ended up being a larger and longer undertaking than I anticipated, but it was worth it once we — finally — finished it up. Every compliment we receive
about the new look means the world to me, especially because there are many days when I doubted it would ever be finished.
Speaking of kind words from patients, you more than anyone have helped make me feel comfortable in my new environment. I’m beyond thankful to everyone who’s stuck with the practice, and I’ve loved getting to know all of you over the past two-plus years. I only hope we can continue to build real bonds and become even better friends.
Eagle has been just as good to my family as it’s been to me professionally. We’re thrilled to call this town home and look forward to being here for many years to come.
In short, taking over Eagle Dental Care is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. And for that, all I can say is thanks.
–Dr. Chris Thomason
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