After 46 years of changing lives in her role as a hygienist, Paula has retired. She spent the last 33 of those years working in our dental office. Over that time she has built lasting relationships with so many of our patients. We are all sad to see her leave but we are encouraged that she felt that this was the right time for her.
Paula has said that her patients are like family to her. Over the years she has shared lots of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, laughter and tears, and she feels as though she has been more than a hygienist to them but also a friend.
She has played an active role in the dental hygiene association on every level from local to national. She even served as the president of Florida Dental Hygiene Association. She loves to volunteer and will continue to do so after she retires. Beyond volunteering on foreign dental mission trips, one of her favorite things to do is to help with the Special Olympics. Paula has mentioned that one of the things that she is looking forward to in retirement is having time for more volunteer work.
We will miss Paula dearly but we are honored that she has decided to remain a patient at our office. This means that we will get to see her at least twice a year!
We will also be hosting a retirement reception for her on Thursday, April 6th at a local Winter Park restaurant, Cocina 214. We want to give Paula a proper farewell and we hope that you will join us.
Enjoy Retirement Paula! We will miss you!