By: | July 15th, 2019
Nearly twenty years ago a young girl named Kaila entered my office and became a new patient of mine along with her parents. She was always pleasant, full of spunk and inquisitive. Over the years I was fortunate to witness her grow from a little girl through her teenage years and then blossom into a young lady.
As a young girl she was always engaging and we interacted well together. As she journeyed into adulthood she expressed more and more interest in the dental field of which I was only too happy to provide any assistance. I was pleased to train her and have her work in my office as a floater. She easily managed many different jobs from sterilization to receptionist.
I was delighted upon hearing that she was accepted to the dental hygiene program at Algonquin College. She worked hard through her studies, sometimes working at my office all the while a mother of three! Recently she graduated from her program and I am proud to say she is gaining experience now as a hygienist in my office.
How very satisfying to see Kaila come full circle firstly as my patient and now my hygienist. As a woman and a mother I fully appreciate the fine balancing act between family and work. I am grateful that my profession allows me to do both and the ability to help a young girl do the same.