Dental hygiene has been a big part of my life for over 41 years now, almost 32 right here at Hawthorn Dental ….please don’t do the math! My son, DJ was just starting kindergarten when I started working here, and he just turned 37! Where does the time go? He and his wife made me a grandmother almost 2 years ago, so when I am not at Hawthorn Dental, you’ll find me in Carlsbad, California visiting my sweet little grandson, Dominick. My daughter, Katie has been a dentist for 7 years already. She owns a dental practice in Buffalo Grove. Needless to say I am very proud and happy that she chose a profession that I have loved for many years. I’m hoping she and her wonderful husband, Mike decide to start their family soon. And Michael and I continue to travel, have fun with friends, motorcycle, golf and enjoy life together.
We love to go up to big bear lake to walk, bicycle ride or go fishing with Michael’s grandson.
I think one day when Michael and I decide to retire, we will split our time between Chicago and California. We have 2 children in California and 2 children that live here…..hopefully more grandchildren to come. Michael has 2 grandsons, Bryson and Zander here and I have little Dominick in California.
the free toothbrushes! No, not really. Since my career here has spanned 3 decades, I have seen several generations in many of our families. I so enjoy getting caught up with everyone when they come in for their checkups. When I finally retire, I will have to take a list of phone numbers and have lunch with favorite patients to stay current!
I smile every day…..I am so thankful for the wonderful life I have been given….a lifelong career that has given me so much enjoyment from the wonderful patients I have had the pleasure of knowing all these years to the great staff that are more family than co-workers , 2 wonderful children that I couldn’t be prouder of, and the love of my life that makes me laugh every day and will always have my back. So the answer is not one thing, it is everything….