Celia, my assistant, began working at our office, 10 years ago. She was 21 years old and a year out of dental assisting school.
In the 10 years I’ve worked with Celia, I can’t remember a day where she came in with a bad mood. I’ve never heard her speak a negative word about anyone. She always comes in with a great attitude and ready to work.
When Celia started assisting me, she was fresh out of school. We were clumsy working together, but in no time, our coordination became seamless.
I would be working on a patient, struggling to get the dental material to move in a certain direction. All of a sudden, the right dental instrument that I needed, for that moment, would appear in my field of vision.
It was Celia’s way of telling me, “Hey, use this. This will work better.” And the majority of the time she was right.
Also, Celia is all about learning and trying new things. I never got any resistance when I wanted to try a new technique. Her attitude was always, “Great, let’s try it.”
After procedures, her and I would discuss things we could have done to make the procedure better and more efficient. This happened pretty frequently, even after years of working together. It was our little one-on-one meeting, trying to improve everything from technique to patient experiences.
On a regular basis, people would comment on how impressive it was to watch us work together.
There would be no verbal communication during the procedures. Just instruments and materials being handed in a fluid and graceful motion.
And when you get into that flow, time almost stops, and you feel more supported and energized.
Celia has made me into a better dentist and a better person.
Celia has moved to the far Southwest suburbs and the one and half hour drive was getting to be too much.
We will all miss Celia and I appreciate the hard work she always brought when she walked into our office.
Help me celebrate our time with Celia and her years of serving the community of Wicker Park. THANK YOU, CELIA!!!!!!! You will be missed at Dente.
Floss Like a Madman!
Emilio “Missing You” Couret